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Google, Harvard, China Mobile to Speak at the OpenStack® Summit Boston

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Public cloud service providers, telecoms, financial services companies and universities fuel momentum; users to present case studies at Boston event

AUSTIN // February 3, 2017 — Today the OpenStack Foundation announced that Brian Stevens of Google, Mercè Crosas of The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University and Junwei Lu of China Mobile are among the speakers committed to the next OpenStack Summit, the must-attend open infrastructure event, taking place May 8-11 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. OpenStack users at Bloomberg, eBay and the US Army Cyber School are also among the first round of confirmed speakers. The call for presentations is open through February 6, and the full agenda will be published in March.

More than 6,000 participants from 60+ countries are expected to attend the OpenStack Summit to discuss how open infrastructure is helping companies increase agility and save money as software becomes more strategic to their business. Headline sponsors are Intel, Mirantis, Deutsche Telekom and Red Hat.

Stevens, vice president of cloud platforms at Google, will discuss how open source is the vehicle for hybrid cloud and is also enabling new use cases such as machine learning. Crosas, chief data science and technology officer at Harvard IQSS (Institute for Quantitative and Social Science), will discuss the Cloud Dataverse collaboration with the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) to host datasets, supporting  thousands of researchers at more than 500 worldwide institutions using Dataverse, in the MOC's OpenStack cloud.

Additional featured speakers include Suneet Nandwani, senior director of cloud infrastructure and platforms at eBay, who will talk about integrating Kubernetes and OpenStack; David Aronchick, product manager at Google, who will provide an update on the Kubernetes roadmap; Jacob Rosenberg, head of infrastructure engineering at Bloomberg; Anni Lai, head of global business development at Huawei; and Chris Apsey, deputy director of the Cyber Technical College at the US Army Cyber School.

Also on the Agenda: Roadmap, Containers, NFV, New Projects and More
Summit attendees will learn about the latest OpenStack release, Ocata (scheduled for release on February 22), directly from the contributors who built it. The event also will spotlight enterprise IT strategies, cloud application development, emerging NFV architectures in the telecom ecosystem, and exciting new projects and technologies within the OpenStack community. Presentations will cover topics including: 

  • ROI case studies
  • Multi-cloud strategy
  • Next-generation telecom networks
  • Managing containers on bare metal or in virtual machines
  • Cloud reference architectures proven in production
  • Enabling application developers

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About OpenStack®
OpenStack is the de-facto standard for private clouds and is also available as a service via dozens of public cloud providers around the world.
At its core, OpenStack is an open source integration engine that provides APIs to orchestrate bare metal, virtual machine and container resources on a single network. The same OpenStack code powers a global network of public and private clouds, backed by the largest ecosystem of technology providers, to enable cost savings, control and portability.

OpenStack is a global community of more than 60,000 individuals across 180 countries supported by the OpenStack Foundation, which facilitates the development of many innovative projects in the open infrastructure space. The community delivers two software releases each year, which are Apache 2 licensed and productized by a large ecosystem of technology vendors in our Marketplace.

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