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GE Healthcare, Gap, Verizon, Bloomberg and More Speaking at OpenStack® Summit Boston in May

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OpenStack Summit Boston will bring together the open source communities and organizations developing the future of open infrastructure

AUSTIN, Texas // April 10, 2017 — GE Healthcare, eBay, Verizon and MIT will join speakers from Google and US Army Cyber School to round out the keynote sessions at the OpenStack Summit, the must-attend open infrastructure event, taking place May 8-11 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Attendees can expect to hear business case studies and metrics, technical demos including Kubernetes and OpenStack, new solutions from the ecosystem and  lessons learned from practitioners during the general sessions running Monday and Tuesday morning. More OpenStack users speaking at breakout sessions during the event include Bloomberg, China Mobile, Department of International Trade for the UK, Fidelity, Gap, Harvard, and more.

The full agenda including new featured speakers is available at https://www.openstack.org/summit/boston-2017/

Thousands of participants from 60+ countries will attend the Summit to discuss how to combine open source technologies including programmable infrastructure and container orchestration frameworks to deliver speed, agility and cost savings. At the first “Forum,” upstream developers and operators will jointly chart the long term future of OpenStack. From software development to 5G networks to high performance computing to edge computing, OpenStack provides flexible and composable infrastructure for many use cases.

Over 100 companies are sponsoring the OpenStack Summit Boston, including OpenStack users Target, AT&T, Telefonica and China Telecom. Headline sponsors are Intel, Mirantis, Deutsche Telekom and Red Hat. The expo hall is now sold out, but additional sponsorships are available for a limited time.
Additional featured speakers will include:

  • Martin Casado, general partner, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Major Julianna Rodriguez, director, and Chris Apsey, deputy director, Cyber Technical College at the US Army Cyber School
  • Jacob Rosenberg, head of infrastructure engineering, Bloomberg
  • Daniela Rus, director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Alex Polvi, CEO, CoreOS
  • Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Red Hat
  • Beth Cohen, distinguished member of technical staff, Verizon
  • Junwei Liu, assistant general manager of cloud computing products, China Mobile
  • James Curran, delivery lead, and Justin Cook, principal systems engineer, Department of International Trade for the UK
  • Elijah Elliott, cloud domain architect, Gap Inc.  
  • Justin Rackliffe, director of architecture, Fidelity Investments
  • Brian Stevens, vice president of cloud platforms, Google
  • Merce Crosas, chief data science and technology officer, Harvard IQSS (Institute for Quantitative and Social Science)
  • David Aronchick, product manager, Google

Also on the Agenda: Roadmap, Containers, Edge Computing, NFV and More
Summit attendees will learn about the latest OpenStack release, Ocata (released 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

Open Source DaysThe OpenStack community intersects with many different open source projects, and to celebrate this, this Summit will bring many of them together in a first-ever event called Open Source Days. Community members from Ansible, Ceph, Cloud Foundry, FD.io, Kubernetes, OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OpenContrail, OpenSwitch and OPNFV will offer dedicated content tracks featuring software roadmaps, user stories and important cross-community roundtables that highlight how these projects are working together to deliver open, agile and secure infrastructure options.

***Register at a Discount by Friday, April 14***

About OpenStack®
OpenStack is the 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 70,000 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. For more information and to join the community, visit www.OpenStack.org.

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