April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me: Customer Experiences with Openstack, and How to Make it Better

In the three years since OpenStack was declared “ready for business," its growth curve has been phenomenal, but adoption has not  been without growing pains.

We have enlisted this panel of OpenStack experts from software, hardware and services to discuss the real world challenges they have encountered in their actual customer implementations. We will also hear from them ideas and recommendations for where OpenStack needs to improve, and what OpenStack adopters can and should do to maximize their chances of success.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should expect to learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before them, i.e. our panelists, and leave with a concrete lists of Do's and especially Do Not's.

No OpenStack distro has yet reached a maturity level to be thrown over the fence to a customer. Attendees, whether vendor or operator, will get a better sense for how the transition (i.e. deployment) should be managed.

Monday, April 25, 5:30pm-6:10pm (10:30pm - 11:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Ashish Mukharji is Director of Business Development at Midokura, where he is responsible for driving partnerships across hardware, software and services. He previously worked for O'Reilly Media, AMD, and Sun Microsystems, where he was product manager for StarOffice, aka Ashish is an enthusiast of behavioral economics, and TA'd Dan Ariely's _A Beginner's Guide to... FULL PROFILE
Redapt, Inc.
Possessing a deep technical knowledge in the public and private cloud space, Mark is responsible for optimizing Redapt’s private and hybrid cloud solutions as Chief Technology Officer. Mark continually balances the ecosystem of technology, products, services, and automation with customer requirements for scale, reliability, and performance. Prior to joining Redapt, Mark was VP of Cloud... FULL PROFILE
Frank Rego has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry including stints at Intel, NEC, Toshiba and since 2005, SUSE Linux. Frank was part of the team at Immunix that developed the AppArmor security technology for Linux. As Business Development Manager at SUSE, he works with technology partners to define and bring to market solutions around OpenStack private and public cloud computing. FULL PROFILE
Product Management and Strategy, NetApp
Rob’s involvement with OpenStack dates to the origins of the community in 2010. He founded and continues to lead NetApp’s efforts in this area. He’s been engaged as an architect of deployments and an ATC (technical contributor to the community), serves as NetApp’s OpenStack Foundation representative, and is a regular speaker at OpenStack Summits, conferences and user... FULL PROFILE
Takahiro Kojima is a manager of platform software development, Fujitsu.He has been working on software design and management of Fujitsu proprietary HA clustering software and private cloud management software for 15 years. His interest and expertise are in high availability and disaster recovery of enterprise system. Recently he has got involved in a customer project of brand-new private... FULL PROFILE