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OpenStack hits World Hosting Days 2013 in Germany!

The buzz around OpenStack among the leading service providers in Europe was undeniable at the WHD.global annual conference in Germany as exciting conversations took place at the OpenStack booth as well as onstage.

Kurt Garloff, VP of Engineering, Cloud Services for Deutsche Telekom, took the stage to talk about how DT has built their TelekomCloud Business Marketplace, a marketplace for SaaS solutions targeted at small and medium business (SMB), on top of the OpenStack cloud platform.

Folks from OpenStack companies such as StackOps, eNovance, Canonical and Rackspace met with hundreds of interested delegates at the booth over 3 days to share their expertise and answer questions.

Arturo Suarez Martin from StackOps and Sebastien Han from eNovance are the Booth MVPs (Most Valuable Persons) for this event. The OpenStack Foundation thanks ALL of our event volunteers for contributing their valuable time and expertise including Nick Barcet from eNovance; Lee Bonham, Ramon Acedo, and Bryan Beal from Canonical; Markus Mattman, Steve Helvie, Mo Das and Alexander Sommer from Rackspace; and independent event planner Marianna Raffaele.

And Dell made an announcement at WHD! They announced they’re partnering with Canonical to deliver and support Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu in the UK, Germany and China. Executives from both companies took the stage for a panel discussion outlining their vision for the partnership and the advantages of a Dell/Ubuntu solution.

All in all a great event reaching over 4000 delegates with the message – OpenStack is a powerful choice for service providers!

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