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