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:
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:
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.
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.