An OpenStack Community Event. September 16, 2014 in Mountain View, California.
If we’ve automated so much, how come we still need humans to run the cloud? Cloud has automated compute, storage, and some networking -- only it’s not enough. A key barrier to the next level of automation is policy, so networks can properly metabolize business logic, compliance, and cost optimization. Now, the OpenStack Congress project is aimed squarely at this problem.
Sameer Dholakia, Mårten Mickos, Alessandro Perilli
As open source makes cloud both free and frictionless, does it need to be a winner-take-all game? Big proprietary platforms are fueling the cloud arms race, as open source cloud projects are tacking between innovation and alliances. Kumbaya is boring, but is it necessary to get cloud right? Or does innovation mandate competition at all costs?
Brian Gentile, Jonathan Donaldson, Alex Freedland
When it’s free/libre/gratis, who gets to keep the money? Open source software is now norm, not a niche. Its broad adoption as a defacto standard has exposed enormous unexploited inefficiencies. The breadth of OpenStack adoption will create new forms of monetization, even if you don’t know what they are. Giving up on finding “the next Red Hat” or the “next Cloudera” might mean you’re looking in the rear view mirror.
Chris Kemp, James Staten, Jo Maitland
OpenStack can solve cloud problems and datacenter problems. Can it do both? Skeptics ask that it first prove itself useful for today’s enterprise infrastructure. But that could be too backwards-facing, with today’s enterprise infrastructure focused on yesterday’s problem. Can OpenStack succeed without more enterprise adoption? Or is enterprise infrastructure destined for slow death unless it makes its cloud bets on OpenStack?
OpenStack in the Enterprise Plenty of technology companies and service providers run OpenStack in production today, yet enterprise adoption is in its early days. 2014 has been touted as the year of OpenStack in the enterprise – but why? What is the golden use case for OpenStack in the enterprise?
Stacking up against open alternatives OpenStack may be the most talked-about open cloud platform, but it is not the only one. See the founders of competing platforms come head-to-head with OpenStack fans for a lively discussion.
Build vs. Buy Early days, OpenStack was all DIY. Today OpenStack distributions are slowly gaining traction. Hear from OpenStack users on both sides of the adoption spectrum to go deep with the pros and cons of their strategies.
OpenStack for NFV SDN triggered disaggregation between hardware and software in traditional datacenter networking. NFV is now doing the same for telco networking. Carriers are embracing OpenStack as a platform for NFV workloads. Will the community be able to deliver on technology that bridges the gap in requirements between enterprise and carrier grade networking?
Is OpenStack Networking Really Broken? “Neutron isn’t working” has been a prominent theme in many community discussions. But what does it really mean and what are the alternatives?
Will containers eclipse hypervisors? Dev and test remains the top use case for OpenStack today, and developers don’t want to bother with OS versions and hypervisors. Application-centric packaging using container technologies like Docker is widely embraced by the OpenStack community, with some arguing it threatens traditional OS virtualization.
Emerging Trends in OpenStack OpenStack started as two, focused projects. It evolved into an open sandbox for infrastructure commoditization. Trove, Storyboard, Murano, and Designate are all battling for community mindshare. What are the most promising projects and trends in OpenStack today?
Training In addition to all the above topics, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a half-day OpenStack training, run as a parallel track and delivered by hands-on OpenStack practitioners.