April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Elephant in the Room: What's the TCO for an OpenStack Cloud?

Starting with a total cost of ownership (TCO) of an OpenStack cloud, we examine the strategic tuning knobs you have available to provide the best solution for your organization. We will introduce the TCO model, as well as using standard financial accounting practices to build a basis for calculating the hidden costs of your OpenStack cloud.

The presentation will provide a basic overview of the accounting principles required, but to get the most out of the model, it helps if you share and talk through with your finance team.

What can I expect to learn?

A few months ago, for our own internal use, we started a project to calculate what it costs to run an OpenStack-based private cloud. More specifically, the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the years of its useful life. We found the exercise extremely complex and time consuming, as we had  to gather all of the inputs, decide on assumptions, vet the model and inputs, etc. So, in addition to results, we’re offering up a few lessons we learned along the way, and hopefully save the attendees a scar or three when they want to create their own TCO model.

Monday, April 25, 12:05pm-12:45pm (5:05pm - 5:45pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Red Hat, Inc.
Massimo is Strategy Director in the Management BU @ Red Hat shaping the overall cloud strategy, including the following products and solutions: - Ansible (IT automation)- CloudForms (cloud orchestration)- Insights (IT operational analytics)- Satellite (patch management and content distribution) and all other upcoming management initiatives across the company. Prior to that Massimo has been... FULL PROFILE
Director, Management Strategy
Erich is Director of Strategy in the Red Hat’s Management business unit, responsible for shaping the overall business through product strategy, M&A, AR, and PR. In prior roles at Red Hat, Erich launched their global Financial Services market and the Cloud business in the Americas. Before Red Hat, Erich ran technology for start ups, contributed to a textbook on next generation... FULL PROFILE