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EMEA OpenStack Day


Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

EMEA OpenStack Day

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OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud operating system for public and private clouds. OpenStack currently consists of three core projects: OpenStack Compute (code-named Nova), a scalable compute provisioning engine, OpenStack Object Storage (code-named Swift), a fully distributed object store, and OpenStack Image Service (code-named Glance), to catalog and manage libraries of server images. Launched one year ago with source code contributions from Rackspace and NASA, the community has quickly grown to hundreds of contributing developers and more than 70 participating organizations. 

Join the OpenStack community to learn more about the project, including how to get involved and make use of the technology for your organization. OpenStack community members will help personalize this initiative and provide you with the raw materials to engage with the community, become a consumer of the technology and take part in its evolution.

The one-day event will feature an overview of the technology for all audiences the first half of the day, followed by a technical deep-dive session in the afternoon. As an attendee, you should expect to:

  • Learn the history and vision of OpenStack, and why organizations across the world are backing the open source cloud platform
  • Gain a clear understanding of OpenStack technologies, including a feature overview and popular use cases
  • Learn how the open source cloud operating system fits within public and private cloud environments
  • Hear directly from organizations who are implementing the technology
  • Explore the OpenStack ecosystem, both how you can take part as a technology vendor and what product offerings are emerging around OpenStack
  • Have an opportunity to network with global OpenStack community members


8:15 - 9:00 am: Registration, Coffee and Tea

9:00 - 9:45 am: Welcome and Introduction to OpenStack

Jim Curry, GM, Rackspace Cloud Builders

  • Brief overview of OpenStack, the impetus and history
  • Overview of the open source cloud operating system for enterprises and service providers
  • The importance of an open source cloud platform for your enterprise cloud strategy

9:45 - 10:15 am: OpenStack: How Is It Being Used?

Jonathan Bryce, Rackspace Cloud Founder, OpenStack Project Policy Board

  • An overview of the OpenStack projects, features and capabilities
  • Popular use cases for OpenStack Compute and Object Storage
  • Technology demonstration

10:15 - 11:00 am: OpenStack Distributions

Jonathan Bryce, Rackspace Cloud Founder, OpenStack Project Policy Board
Arturo Suarez, COO & Business Development, StackOps
Mark Baker, Server Product Manager, Canonical
Armando Migliaccio, Senior Software Engineer, Citrix

  • What are the different distrubtions emerging around OpenStack?
  • Discussion of why users would choose a distribution over source packages
  • Examination of the role distributions play in developing open source communities

11:00 - 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: OpenStack and Security

Joshua McKenty, Founder & CEO Piston Cloud Computing Inc., OpenStack Project Policy Board

  • Why it's necessary to secure OpenStack the platform and what's running inside it
  • Security considerations for hybrid environments--running your own OpenStack cloud and connecting to a service provider
  • Securing your infrastructure environment, including auth management
  • Evaluating your options when talking to security vendors

12:00 - 12:45 pm: OpenStack Ecosystem Panel

Moderator: Mark Collier, VP Marketing & Business Development, Rackspace Cloud Builders
Armando Migliaccio, Citrix
Sam Johnston, Equinix
Dan Choquette, Dell
Bailey Caldwell, RightScale 

  • What types of organizations are backing OpenStack and why?
  • How are technology companies using OpenStack to build new products and innovate in the cloud computing industry?
  • What technologies are emerging from the OpenStack ecosystem?

12:45 - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 - 2:30 pm: What's Next for OpenStack? How Do I Get Involved?

Jonathan Bryce, Rackspace Cloud Founder, OpenStack Project Policy Board

  • How do I get involved in the OpenStack community as an individual contributor, user or participating organization?
  • How is the roadmap for OpenStack determined? How do I get involved and influence the roadmap?
  • What are the major initiatives and focus areas for OpenStack in 2011 and 2012?

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Technical Deep-Dive, OpenStack Compute

Vish Ishaya, Rackspace Cloud Builders, OpenStack Compute Project Technical Lead

  • Technical walkthrough of OpenStack Compute

3:30 - 3:45 pm: Break

3:45 - 4:45 pm: Technical Deep-Dive, OpenStack Object Storage

Chmouel Boudjnah, Cloud Engineer, Rackspace

  • Technical walkthrough of OpenStack Object Storage

4:45 - 5:00 pm : Summary and Closing Remarks

Jim Curry, GM, Rackspace Cloud Builders

Have questions about EMEA OpenStack Day? Contact OpenStack
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When & Where

The Great Halls
Stoney Street Entrance
SE1 9AA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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OpenStack is software for building clouds.

OpenStack clouds enable businesses to rapidly roll out new products, add new features, and improve internal systems while preventing technology lock-in as the only open source cloud platform that’s supported by virtually every IT industry leader. Cisco WebEx, eBay, Intel, PayPal, Sony, MercadoLibre, CERN, Comcast, Best Buy, and hundreds more rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and accelerating time to market.

OpenStack is backed by an independent Foundation and global community with more than 38,000 individual members representing 1,500 unique organizations across 178 countries. 

For more information and to join the community, visit www.OpenStack.org.

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