SUSECON 2019 Wednesday Keynote Michael Miller and Thomas Di Giacomo
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SUSECON 2019 Wednesday Keynote Michael Miller and Thomas Di Giacomo

Ladies and gentlemen please welcome back
Michael Miller H ow about that song to get things going yeah that’s what I
thought too. so that song there’s something special
about that song I want to share with you we did a we reached out to our community
and we did a SUSECON Music parody Song Contest leading up to the event and
we got so much great stuff back you know the community members actually wrote
songs parody songs picked a song and wrote the lyrics and there were so many
fantastic ones that we couldn’t pick just one winner so so we picked two of
them and the song that we just saw it’s SUSE I love was our runner-up
winner for that contest and it comes from a community member in Wooster Ohio
senior systems admin at College of Wooster,
Roger Dilys let’s give him some applause Now I know you’re gonna want to see you
know the next one so you make sure you’re here tomorrow morning we’re going
to show you the contest winning video. Right here same time tomorrow morning
all right now I hope all of you had a good night last night I hope you had a
great day yesterday I went around and saw a lot of the activities it looked
like everybody was really soaking up a lot of knowledge and then in the evening
I think they were soaking up a lot of other stuff also at the party and so our
video crew decided they would try to help capture all that we thought it’d be
fun to play that back for you this morning so let’s roll this quick wrap-up
of day one country tune in on the grapevine spin no moonshine hanging out
and back of the jig me and my baby feeling kind of lazy crawl up in the
back country triple black home bro
drinking from a job and all we needed the biggest true that’s all right by me
we got wheeling our Seng you know that long been abused good to be country Kanna drinkin from planta car
and you might bang the I’m wheeling the whole thing you
know my longevity to be easy like Sunday no singing nah man long and it is me to
become singing oh man long country all right so I think we all had a great day one
we’re in store for a fantastic day – and to get on with that it’s my pleasure to
introduce to you Thomas DiGiacomo our president of engineering product and
innovation come on out dr. Pete hey Thomas my god oh I think I saw you
somewhere in that video yeah let string to hide so Thomas yesterday in the main
tent keynote here we had some great conversations with Nils about a whole
bunch of Technology topics at a pretty high level right of where the industry
is going in in Nils vision for SUSE and we were we followed that with a talk
from James Dayton who talked about the changing roles of IT and I think you’re
gonna take us deeper into all those topics and I thought it might be
interesting to chat a little bit about that because that that concept changing
role of IT and and being having an IT becoming more strategic and even more
impactful on business than ever before is really a topic you’re very close to
and it’s changing the role of the people as well yeah inside the ipact links
right so I mean a few years ago we used to have one job whether we were part of
the infrastructure team as a storage expert in charge of the backup it was
well defined we are not supposed to touch the network and just focus on the
storage as a storage experts right oh is that mean playing with servers and
inserting applications and OS so it was clearly defined a bit siloed you might
think as well it’s still a little bit the case today but things are changing
and we will see a lot more combination and mix of different skills and Fran and
expertise coming together in a single roller yeah moving forward and I think
that that all those different facets in the way in which IT is changing makes it
more and more interesting for people that are in the IT industry it also
makes it creates new demands and challenges from vendors like souza to to
provide the technologies that they need so what if I know a lot of people here
in the audience are our IT professionals what if we talked about some of those
specific areas and roles like let’s say operations for example what does this
mean for people that are in operations also operations change there lots as
well in the past I mean if you think about virtualization before that you
were in charge of cells and switches and stuff like that yeah with an entire
virtualized environments then the scope of your role change because you had to
manage all of that now it’s even more the case with containers and actually
your business is expecting you to your private data center as a cloud so
you need to provide self-service features to the other part of the
organization sometimes twelve parties as well interacting with your private
clouds you need to make sure that you plan for capacity as well because as an
IT operation professional you’re in charge of budgeting managing all of that
sometimes you need to bill as well as out team yeah organization go back in
charge back with Murray you are with here whatever you want to trade inside
your company yeah and so it’s creating a lot of new challenges and actually we’ve
got a good product to help with that today at SUSECON we are soon
releasing to the cloud to the OpenStack cloud version 9 that’s right which
brings the code base of the HP OpenStack and SUSE OpenStack to get all the latest
OpenStack upstream release called Rocky including things for bare metal as well
and we really improved on the lifecycle manager of that product so that’s to
make sure life easy for day zero day one day to day 2000 as well so also did
updates on all of that now OpenStack is one way to help you
with private data centers and with infrastructure we also have a great
SUSE container as a service platform products there are a lot of sessions
here at Hsu second where you could get some good feeling about what it does
based on kubernetes it’s a cumulative certified distribution and recently as
well we became a certified kubernetes service Joe yeah because the product is
one thing but we need also to work together to install that to make sure
that based on your setup and what you’re trying to do you use such kind of
technologies at best for your name to really tailor to your needs
yeah one last thing that has changed our operation as well as that’s it’s not
only about private cloud right so you’ve got workloads and data in public clouds
and as the IT experts you’re also supposed to manage all of that different
clouds different ways different visibility as well in the infrastructure
anyway yes public cloud vendors they help you you don’t have to deal with you
upgrades but still you you want to know well your things are running well they
are stored and backed up so there’s also things to be done down so that really a
hybrid cloud operations yeah scenario is probably was becoming
quite common okay and so when you started talking about kubernetes the
core I started thinking about developers
right so developers becoming more and more important as part of IT this this
emerging methodology and concept of DevOps where those those things start to
come together makes develop being a developer in an IT developer more and
more interesting I think over time and you can see you know the way SUSE
engages with developers is changing as well in fact even here at SUSECON
there’s there’s changes to what we do to more directly engage and engage more
deeply with developers I mean we have the devs own we have a dev track does a
lot of things that we can bring on top of Linux but also with containers yeah a
lot of tools processes and you should really check them out I mean the devs on
is great as a French guy devs on sounds a bit like Death Zone to me and that’s
good for developers and if you lose a couple of developers on the way that’s
not right all right so I went off script a little bit like so what’d you do with
that yeah anything let me keep going so yeah
containers are good for developers but that’s not enough so I mean if you’re a
developer you just want to focus on your codes ya want to deal with container
infrastructure and and today the life of developers can be quite easy if you use
some of the new technologies like based we have SUSE cloud application platform
based on cloud foundry right instance and we are releasing version 1.4 so it
comes with a great management platform for IT operators as well where they can
see the stereos of kubernetes together with the status of the cloud foundry
applications and then we have all the great benefits of cloud foundry for the
developers themselves they don’t have to deal with the era where the
infrastructure is going to be they just push their codes and it should run
magically and they don’t even have like it sound of that yeah
and I I find this particular point really exciting because a year ago you
and I were at SUSECON the last SUSECON talking about this convergence of
kubernetes in container orchestration with cloud foundry and micro services
and our vision was to bring those two things to
to have the power of both in a really unified converged way and we’re here now
we’ve got we are here because we do two main things so we continue eyes Cloud
Foundry and then we’re able to deploy cloud foundry services on top of any
communities yeah sue the CASP platform of astoria cloud yeah even it is so if
you’re running Rock loads in Asia or AWS or Google and you use the our Cuban IT
services you can just throw a little bit of cloud fun.we containers in there yeah
and bring the developer experience and tell the cast infrastructure the other
thing that we’ve done with the new version of to declare application
platform is to remove the legacy container scheduler of TOD foundry
because it was not Cuban artists right would have been way too simple right
well there was another one that’s working with partners that are actually
in the room IBM is a PR very strong partners of us in the Cloud Foundry
foundation as well we removed the legacy container scheduler from cloud foundry
and integrated kubernetes it’s really native cumulative native vanities it
cannot be more native than that yeah that’s great okay so we don’t we’ve
talked about operations we talked about developers we can’t forget the business
people know right so maybe we talked a little bit about the business of IT and
business processes and how those are affected by all this yeah acknowledging
the other ones paying our salaries right sure but at the end of the day let’s
that forget them and this room that we actually should focus on business
outcome yeah what’s the business value that they can do
creating differentiation reducing cost new markets new features being faster to
markets they shouldn’t care about the technology right so it’s all role as IT
professionals without developer sis admin or an engineer it’s all role to
make sure that we hide the technology from the business people we just show
them what they can do and how they can benefit from its yeah the outcomes and
if they do know about the technology that usually means something didn’t go
well yeah you know then they have opinions yeah very true
okay now yesterday Nils and I talked a little bit about or actually quite a bit
about hybrid cloud and then also multi cloud and how quite often when you start
talking about hybrid you you naturally evolve into a
discussion of multi-cloud and I know that you’re gonna you’re gonna take us
deeper into that as we promised yesterday so I’m gonna leave you to that
thank you my good I’m gonna hand you that sooner or later thank you
all right so we have a few minutes together and we cannot cover the entire
history of computing but I will take a few steps back to get to where we are
today and where this is all going but Before we jump in there I feel that I
need to do a little bit of education on a very specific topic a non-technical
topic in my role at Sousa I’m in the lucky position to travel and meet with a
lot of customers partners analysts press open source communities really all over
the world it’s great it I mean I’m getting a lot of knowledge and learnings
from that one of them is that it’s clear that in some places pronouncing the name
of our company Sousa is not that easy it’s done very differently from their
very different people so at SUSE we are customer-obsessed we
do take very seriously feedback and input from our partners and customers
including this one so we decided to act on that and try to clarify it once and
for all let’s play the video of this good morning my eager young pupils today
we’re gonna be learning about non-phonetic words what are non-phonetic
words you ask I’ll tell you some words are funny creatures not spelled like how
they sound like baloney an old Wednesday sometimes they can confound the next
word can be tricky most people get it wrong but I’ll teach you how to say it
don’t let the name confuse you it starts with su and ends with son now doesn’t
that amusia in SUSE SUSE the spelling might
illusia it’s s fu the S&T now open up your eyes ins now SUSE is a company a
worldwide want to bet with solutions for your software needs now isn’t that we
realize that it’s tricky but this use my lovely little suits are going 3 know
what I mean I hope by now that you have seen it’s not as tricky as it seems we
just how do you say it from the top I hope it helps you but I
want to check right so don’t worry I’m not going to ask you to sing the sage to
the song but I’m going to ask you to say SUSE properly right at three one two
three right great wait we might need to play the video one more time about some
people but let’s do it one last time louder please so that we feel very
Nashville as well one two three you’re doing great much better than the
kids so staying with kids when SUSE started in 1992 this is how we played
video games all alone except for people with friends nearby or with brothers and
sisters well it’s definitely something that we had to do at home with our
computers the video game consoles sitting together with us in the house
all of the power and storage available for running and storing video games came
from our own little private gaming data center that’s also how enterprise IT was
mostly organized at a time with applications and data being hosted and
used on premise all of the power of the compute and storage available to an
enterprise had to be purchased and maintained pretty much on sites and
sweet local facilities and local teams to manage private data centers then
significant technology and commercial improvements happened in centralized
computing and storage as well as in wide area networking
to achieve lower latency and higher throughputs than ever before thanks to
that after some unlined some first pirates dismayed online gaming really
took off in the late 90s early 2000 think about massive multiplayer games
like World of Warcraft for instance it was a huge leap in the gaming evolution
with many people playing together from many different places at many different
times being an online multiplayer platform became a must-have for highly
successful games that breakthrough in broadband connectivity and centralized
computing coupled with new and demon pricing models also made possible the
use of public clouds for enterprise IT now unlike players willing to share with
each other companies have not been looking at public clouds for the same
reasons it was not about sharing with other companies applications and data
started to move to public clouds to facilitate and offload the purchasing
and the management of some of the IT infrastructure and then to benefit from
public cloud services as well it reduced capex investments and shifted some of
the costs to usage based of X so this should be game over for private compute
and storage rights like it should have been the end of offline gaming when
online gaming started as predicted on the quote that you can read up there it
was done by a key player in the industry at the time and we didn’t put the name
of the person because I think it’s better if he or she remains anonymous
actually because what’s happening is that online has not removed the needs
and the market for offline gaming what’s happening is that most of the best
sellers most of the best games of the past few months got there
thanks to their single-player solo experience and yes there are a few
online only games in the list but actually most of them both have a solo
and a multi mode British pyramids because there are different cases to be
covered you want to play solo to train yourself before you can compete online
against other players or you want to benefit from a strong solid story
gaming experience we’re online elements would bring additional dynamism to its
online gaming didn’t remove offline gaming from the picture simply because
they are different use cases to be covered and that’s exactly the case for
IT public clouds is not replacing the specific needs for more localized
compute and storage they are complementary and to be used at the
right time for the right task and you’re a given context this is why edge
computing is emerging for instance that’s also why hyper scales are
proposing some of their cloud services on-premise as well now now it’s also
worth noting that you will likely benefit from using many different public
clouds to solve your needs at best like game players are using the PlayStation
the PC and Xbox networks because they find different things in there they are
also expecting to be able to play across across different platforms enterprise IT
should expect to have data and workload spot ability and flexibility across also
different multiple clouds because depending on the type of your
applications and our architecture depending on the type of your data and
its use and also depending on you your teams and skills your processes your
culture the business and the regulations you operate in compute storage and
networking infrastructure will run best either on one or more public clouds on
private clouds and actually most likely on a combination of all of that how
close it should happen and how close it should be from the user from the source
or from the destination of the data does vary it’s already the case today and it
will only become more and more the case in the future will increase needs for
security for compliance for low latency and for also large and big data and
local high performance computing that you will need on the edge for instance
at the same time centralizing and abstracting some more of your IT inside
public clouds it’s also obviously always a good thing
not rely on a single supplier not to be
completely dependent to avoid being locked in to benefit from best-of-breed
and fit for purpose and aim at interoperability this is to avoid
limiting your options and decreasing your risks and other uptime and
stability and current and future costs as well as on current and future
technologies that you might want to add underway to your tool sets that’s all
the reasons why you need to have a hybrids and multi cloud approach that
can evolve over time with your needs now while such an infrastructure strategy is
definitely key and provides the basics required to keep your ideas running and
your business growing what’s even more visible to your customers and users are
your applications and data software applications and data are critical to
your business there’s always more data to collect more data to analyze and to
efficiently use to improve your business value there’s always more applications
and features to be developed quickly to be deployed to your users to meet their
evolving needs locally application delivery and management went through the
same modernization journey that games and infrastructure did and it keeps
moving at a faster and faster pace from DevOps to continuous integration and
continuous delivery or even better progressive delivery together with
loosely coupled software architecture like micro services or tools and
technologies like containers they are all enabling you and your business to be
more cloud native enabling you to be better focused on the business outcome
and providing you with more agility flexibility and scalability than ever
before to close the loop the portability of containers is also facilitating your
hybrids and multi cloud strategy a strategy that should rav4 infrastructure
but also for the apps and for the data now there’s one topic that we cannot
avoid today in the IT industry dialog and even less when we talk about video
games actually I’m pretty sure you guessed what it is machine learning and
AI so artificial intelligence has been used
for games since decades to help define how virtual environments are reacting
how non playable characters are behaving in those worlds and based on what you’re
doing they’re humans obviously compete against each other but we also compete
against AI in those playgrounds we still have an edge in some cases because it’s
still complicated for machines to run the same way we do as humans because as
human beings we learn about the world around us by looking at role models and
partially mimicking them the machine learns by looking at specific results
from non data sets and try to predict predict new results from new pieces of
data as human beings we do a lot more than that we read we watch we listen
sometimes we talk we talk sometimes too much we smell we our feelings we have
got feelings a machine may be smart even in new situations but it is natural it
does not feel pain it does not feel joy and it doesn’t come with a built-in
survival instinct to let it know what to do if the building is on fire
anyway whatever we think about the current and machine and deep learning
technologies or more generally about AI and its future
we are concretely seeing benefits already today for our business for your
business and there’s even more to come ai is used to facilitate automations to
improve your systems by automatic decisions and updates or how best you
can under your customer requests it enables quicker results for simulation
and research in healthcare for instance and it helps you better understand your
users and customers behavior and how best to add up to them as many other new
technologies the current AI and machine learning capabilities are made possible
at a larger scale today than ever before thanks to recent innovation in
high-performance computing in specific software specific hardware coupled with
hybrid and multi cloud application and data management
and I would argue that all of that is based on open source technologies now
let me share a great example of how I breed multi-cloud IT and cloud native
software are being used by one of our very innovative customers in France the
name is blades unfortunately they couldn’t join us today at SU second but
I was talking with them last week and if shown me some of their latest very
impressive technology they have a modern cloud native game streaming solution
called shadow that’s the little box that we see on the table there they are using
the power of clouds for game compute and storage nothing is done locally and then
they are using the power of network to bring any types of games to any type of
devices that we all have from mobile phones to tablet connected TV and
laptops and they have an edge gaming device in the middle to manage all of
that that’s how descriptive you can be in
your industry leveraging the current infrastructure and application
technology based on open source now staying with our video game analogy and
looking at this shift to hybrid and multi-cloud strategies the way I’m
seeing it is that we the IT community the IT ops DevOps
even the developers we are the game players we are the ones who understand
the game and we will be critical for pushing the action into the next
dimension of engagement we heard this yesterday from James Tatum and we are
seeing it happen the role of IT is evolving we are playing a much more
exciting game than ever before one that moves a focus away from plumbing and
maintenance required to keep the IT running to more creative and strategic
elements working with partners and service providers that we trust to
optimize and accelerate our business impacts our role now is less about today
and more about tomorrow we are leaders defining shaping and using the
innovations that will differentiate our organization and make them better
make them smarter.

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