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"Enterprise IT Strategies"

Panel: How did we bring OpenStack to my Enterprise.

This is a Panel discussion with Enterprise OpenStack deployments at Enterprise environments. We will have on-hand Lead Architects from institutions such as MIT, TradeStation, Intel, BNP Europe & others who have successfully brought OpenStack to their Enterprises within the last 6 months. We will take note to gather the experiences of folks who have brought OpenStack to their environments in 2014.


Moderator: Somik Behera, Founding Core Developer - OpenStack Neutron & Product Line Manager, VMware.

Panelists: Panelists will be Lead OpenStack Architects from a variety of Enterprises that are using fully OpenSource, commercial distro or OpenSource OpenStack with specific vendor plugins.

Speaker Bios

Somik Behera

Somik Behera is one of the founding members of the OpenStack Quantum (now Neutron) project and was a Founding Core Developer on the Quantum project. Somik currently works for VMware/Nicira, helping accelerate adoption of Network Virtualization in Cloud environments and enable large scale Public and Private Cloud deployments using Open Cloud Technologies and VMware NSX Network Virtualization platform.

Prior to Nicira, Somik spent 6 years at VMware, where he was a founding member of VMware CapacityIQ 1.0 product line and vCenter Operations "1.0" product lines. 

Somik was also a key contributor to VMware ESX Server/vSphere, VMware Server and  vCenter WebAccess products.

Somik graduated in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and completed graduate work in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.




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Somik Behera

Product Lead, OpenStack Networking - VMware/Nicira

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