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OpenStack Summit Berlin Showcases Users, Momentum in Open Infrastructure, Cross-Community Collaboration

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Agenda preview includes BMW, Oerlikon, Ocado Technology, Oath highlighting use cases such as edge computing, CI/CD and AI in Berlin  

AUSTIN, Texas — August 1, 2018 — BMW, Oerlikon, Metronom, Ocado Technology and Oath are among the OpenStack users slated to share their innovations and best practices at the upcoming OpenStack Summit Berlin, November 13-15. The event is expected to draw thousands of CIOs, cloud and data center operators, software developers and open source proponents to collaborate on turning open source software into open infrastructure.  

At its May summit in Vancouver, the OpenStack community demonstrated in keynotes and hundreds of sessions its ongoing evolution to meet the needs of users solving specific open infrastructure problems by integrating technologies from a diversity of projects and foundations.  

The goal of the Berlin Summit—and the subsequent Summit to be held in Denver the week of April 29, 2019—is to facilitate collaborative efforts to build the open infrastructure that users need to support emerging use cases in edge computing, continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD), artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC) and more.   

The Berlin Summit will mark the first time the OpenStack Summit has been held in Germany, which is a Top 10 country in terms of OpenStack community membership and ranks third in terms of respondents to the 2017 OpenStack User Survey. The OpenStack ecosystem in Germany ranges from independent consultants like B1 Systems to major service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and large enterprise users like BMW and Volkswagen. Data sovereignty and regulations such as GDPR are driving growth in the OpenStack public cloud market in Germany; currently there are six public cloud availability zones operated in the country by City Network, Deutsche Telekom, Enter.IT, teutoStack, Cloud&Heat and vScaler.  

The full agenda for the OpenStack Summit Berlin will go live August 13. The following sessions are confirmed:

  • BMW will discuss the CI requirements for software projects at BMW like autonomous driving and how they use Zuul to develop software at scale.
  • The technology team from Ocado, the world’s largest online-only supermarket based in the UK, will share how it relies on OpenStack for minimal downtime in powering its robot-managed warehouses.
  • Oerlikon ManMade Fibers is a machine manufacturer for the textile industry. They will detail their OpenStack-based edge computing architecture, focusing on how it enables their customers to produce millions of tons of man-made fibers. From geotextiles to fibers so thin that a single 15kg bobbin of them would stretch from Earth to the Moon and back.
  • Metronom, the IT supplier for Metro AG, a wholesale business operating in 25 countries, will share its experience with OpenStack and how open source has had an influence on its internal culture.
  • Oath upgraded its OpenStack environment from Juno to Ocata with almost zero impact on its customers. At the Berlin Summit, the Oath team will lead an upgrades workshop to address one of the most common challenges shared by OpenStack operators.
  • The OpenStack Foundation will provide an update on its strategy as well as sessions on the projects hosted by the OSF—Airship, Kata Containers, OpenStack, StarlingX and Zuul.
  • Additional sessions will emphasize numerous open source technologies relevant to infrastructure operators, including Ansible, Ceph, Docker, Envoy, Istio, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, ONAP, OpenStack, OPNFV, Spinnaker, Tungsten Fabric, Zuul and many more.
  • A number of collaborative sessions will be offered at the Forum, where open infrastructure operators and upstream developers will gather to jointly chart the long-term future of the OpenStack project and discuss topics ranging from fast-forward upgrades to networking models and how to contribute.  

Headline sponsors for the Berlin Summit are Canonical, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei and Intel. The Marketplace expo hall is filling up, and sponsorships are available until early October.  

“The Berlin Summit is designed to reflect our community’s mission to make open infrastructure a strong and viable option for many use cases,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “Our work will be centered around developing use cases, facilitating cross-community collaboration, fostering new projects and end-to-end testing. In hundreds of sessions and workshops, we’ll share success stories and reference architectures, defining the requirements to address common challenges and focusing on the hard work of integrating tools developed in disparate communities.”  

Dates to remember:

  • August 13: Event schedule goes live
  • August 21:  Early Bird registration deadline
  • November 13-15: Berlin Summit
  • Week of April 29: Denver Summit  

Analysts and members of the media can contact [email protected] for information about event registration.  

About the OpenStack® Foundation
The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of 90,000 individuals in 187 countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, network functions virtualization (NFV), CI/CD and container infrastructure.  


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