Openstack on Openstack - a single management API for all your servers.
Typical cloud deployments - be it Openstack, Eucalyptus etc - have a separate control layer installed and upgraded using separate tools (which might be hand-configured PXE + preseeding, Cobbler, Orchestra/MAAS, FAI etc). As a result you have two distinct provisioning systems in play, which allows for more user error and increased special cases in automation.
Using Openstack’s bare-metal hypervisor, my team are building a fully self contained cloud, where the control layer for the cloud is itself deployed and upgraded via the same cloud API.
Come hear me talk about the challenges involved in bootstrapping and operating such an environment, the benefits it can bring and what you can do with it!
Robert Collins is a Distinguished Engineer on the continuous integration / continuous deployment team in HP Cloud Services.
For the last 4 years he has been walking the fine line between development and operations. He is also a developer on the Debian project, and has contributed to many other projects, including (but certainly not limited to): bazaar, Launchpad, Ubuntu, subunit, testresources, testtools, testscenarios, testrepository, fixtures, zope fixtures, config manager, cygwin and squid.
Robert has been involved with open source development and Python for a number of years, with a "tremendous passion for high quality, well tested software". He has been described as a “Champion of test driven development”, and a “meticulous software developer”.
He lives in Rangiora, New Zealand with his wife & young daughter.