Thousands of delegates from more than 60 nations will gather in Germany to map the future of open source cloud computing
BERLIN, September 5, 2017— Berlin will host thousands of cloud computing experts from more than 60 nations for the OpenStack Summit 13-15 November 2018 at the CityCube Berlin. This will be the first time the must-attend open infrastructure event will be held in Germany, home to users like BMW, Volkswagen, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Amadeus and SAP.
The OpenStack Foundation represents a community of more than 80,000 members and 667 supporting companies in 187 countries around the world, and Germany is among the top ten countries represented by OpenStack Foundation membership. The biannual OpenStack Summit—held previously in cities like Paris, Tokyo, Vancouver, Boston and Barcelona—will draw thousands of developers, operators, cloud architects, business unit leaders and CIOs.
Felix Hupfeld, CTO of Quobyte, an OpenStack software storage vendor, said that “Berlin is home to quite a few OpenStack early adopters, experts and power users. After having been guest to many great Summits around the world, we are happy to finally welcome the community to Berlin! This event will bring a lot of energy into the German OpenStack community.”
The OpenStack ecosystem in Germany is very strong, ranging from independent consultants including B1 Systems to major service providers such as Deutsche Telekom. Data sovereignty and regulations such as GDPR are driving the OpenStack public cloud market in Germany, and there are six public cloud availability zones operated in the country by City Network, Deutsche Telekom, Enter.IT, teutoStack, Cloud&Heat and vScaler.
OpenStack Summits help IT leaders plan their cloud strategies while sharing real-world experiences operating or consuming OpenStack clouds. During the multi-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear keynote presentations featuring innovative use cases and live technology demonstrations. They can choose from hundreds of sessions and hands-on workshops for every experience level and organisational role and participate in numerous networking opportunities.
“Previous OpenStack Summits in Europe—Paris and Barcelona—showcased some of our most active community members and some of the most innovative applications of OpenStack,” said Jonathan Bryce. “Today, Europe remains among the fastest-growing regions for OpenStack, with use cases covering every facet of agile infrastructure. At the Berlin Summit, attendees will learn how German companies and users across Europe are using the software for edge computing, composable services and containers. They will learn why OpenStack has become the de-facto standard for open source public and private cloud.”
The Road to Berlin: Next Stop, OpenStack Summit Sydney
Prior to coming to Berlin, the OpenStack Summit will convene 6-8 November 2017 in Sydney, Australia, and 21-24 May 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. In Sydney, attendees from more than 50 countries will gather to hear speakers from American Airlines, China Railway, Saudi Telecom, Commonwealth Bank, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sprint, Adobe Marketing Cloud and Tencent (which uses OpenStack to power WeChat).
View the full schedule, follow updates and register to attend OpenStack Summit Sydney at https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/. Members of the media can contact [email protected] for information about event registration.
OpenStack is the most widely deployed software for public and private clouds, with more than 5 million compute cores in production. It has become a standard for private clouds and is also available via dozens of public cloud providers globally. 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 80,000 members 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.
Speakeasy Strategies for the OpenStack Foundation
e: [email protected]