OpenStack At Cloud Expo 2012 West

The OpenStack Foundation is the proud Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2012 West! If you’re in California for the event this week, please join the Foundation and the many members of the  OpenStack Community in attendance. If you can’t make it, follow the developments via twitter and of course follow openstack on twitter for general OpenStack information.

Already this morning, we’ve seen some big OpenStack news, including two announcements from RightScale regarding their sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation and their partnership with Rackspace, and the acquisition of OpenStack supporter Vyatta by another recent OpenStack supporter (and Foundation Sponsor), Brocade. We also have some big OpenStack users speaking at the Summit this week, including Cisco WebEx, eBay and PayPal.  As the conference continues, I’m sure there will be other interesting developments.

Below you’ll find a list of OpenStack sessions to attend, and don’t forget to visit the OpenStack booth to learn how your organization can plan and implement successful, effective cloud environments.

You can also visit openstack.org/start to get started down your own OpenStack path today, and openstack.org/join to join the Foundation.

Monday, November 5

Opening Keynote: Open Cloud – Place Your Bets!

  • Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation 12:30-1:15pm, General Session Room – Ballroom A-H

Case Study Session: Open Cloud at PayPal

  • Saran Mandair, Sr. Director, and Anand Palanisamy, Architect/Technical Lead, Infrastructure Engineering, PayPal 2:10-2:55pm, General Session Room – Ballroom A-H

Conversation, demo and information

  • OpenStack and Community representatives
Welcome reception, Expo Hall, OpenStack Booth #603; 10:00am-12:30pm and 3:00-6:00pm

Tuesday, November 6

OpenStack Folsom demo

  • Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation Demo theater, Expo Hall booth #853; 11:00-11:20am

Conversation, demo and information

  • OpenStack and Community representatives
Expo Hall, OpenStack Booth #603; 10:00am-12:30pm and 3:00-6:00pm

Wednesday, November 7

General Session: Powered by OpenStack User Panel

  • Panelists from Cisco WebEx, eBay and PayPal, moderated by Chris C. Kemp, CEO, Nebula 11:45am-12:30pm, General Session Room – Ballroom A-H

Breakout Session: Making Money in the OpenStack Ecosystem

  • Boris Renski, Co-founder and COO, Mirantis 2:10-2:55pm, Room M1

Conversation, demo and information

  • OpenStack and Community representatives
 Expo Hall, OpenStack Booth #603; 10:00am-12:30pm and 3:00-6:00pm

Thursday, November 8

Conversation, demo and information

  • OpenStack and Community representatives
Expo Hall, OpenStack Booth #603; 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:30-5:00pm

OpenStack Community At Cloud Expo 2012 West

Please attend these sessions from the OpenStack Community!

Sessions by OpenStack members, sponsors and supporters Akamai, AT&T, Broadcom, ComputeNext, Dell, enStratus, HP, Intel, New Relic, Nimbula, OW2, Red Hat, SoftLayer, SUSE, UShareSoft, VMware, and Vyatta are also scheduled.

Keynote: The Ever Changing Cloud

Lew Tucker, Cisco; Thursday November 8, 9:05-9:50, General Session room

How Private PaaS Can Take You From Code To Cloud In 45 Minutes

Diane Mueller, ActiveState; Wednesday November 7, 2:10-2:55pm, Lafayette room (Hyatt)

Elastic Cloud Infrastructure: Why the Enterprise Wants It

Troy Angrignon, Cloudscaling; Thursday November 8, 1:40-2:25pm, Room M2

OpenStack Momentum: Adopters Speak Up

Mike Fountaine, Dell and Bennett Bauer, DreamHost; Wednesday November 7, 2:10-2:55pm, Stevens Creek room (Hyatt)

CEO Power Panel: There’s No Business Like the Cloud & Big Data Business!

Chris C. Kemp, Nebula, Inc.; Tuesday November 6, 7:00-7:30pm, General Session room Interacting with a Cloud

Gabriel Hurley, Nebula, Inc.; Tuesday November 6, 6:10-6:55pm, Room M1

Beyond the Hype: Understanding Cloud Security for Your Application
Bryan D. Payne, Nebula, Inc.; Wednesday November 7, 5:10-5:55pm, General Session room

Cloud Application Black Magic

Wayne Walls, Rackspace; Monday November 5, 2:10-2:55pm, Lafayette room (Hyatt)

This is Your Career. This is Your Career on OpenStack

Niki Acosta, Rackspace; Monday November 5, 4:25-5:05pm, Room M1

Scaling the Cloud

Brian Jawalka, Rackspace, Monday November 5, 5:10-5:55pm, Lafayette room (Hyatt)

Keynote: An Open Cloud Discussion

John Engates, Rackspace; Tuesday November 6, 9:05-9:50am, General Session room

Network Virtualization – Amplifying the Power of Cloud Computing

James Meredith, Rackspace; Tuesday November 6, 2:10-2:55pm, Room M2

General Session: The IT Talent Shift – Preparing Your Enterprise IT Talent for the Cloud

Lisa Larson, Rackspace; Wednesday November 7, 9:55-10:40am, General Session room

Storage Performance in the Cloud

Nelson Nahum, Zadara Storage; Monday November 5, 5:10-5:55pm, Room M3

OpenStack In The Expo Hall

Please visit the following booths for more information on how the Community supports OpenStack software:

Platinum and Gold Members

AT&T 921

HP 421

Rackspace 301/309

Red Hat 509

SUSE 715

DreamHost 926

VMware 209

Supporters

ActiveState 1020

Akamai 514

Cloud Cruiser 829

Cloudscaling 922

New Relic 415

OW2 915

SoftLayer 201

Vyatta 609

Zadara Storage 732

 

Mark Collier

COO, OpenStack Foundation

@sparkycollier