April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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You Can Build Your OpenStack and Consume it Too

The power of the community is what makes open source initiatives extremely transformational—like OpenStack. On the other hand, enterprise users who are looking at adopting this solution need to go through a steep learning curve and deep transformation of their internal team structure. The power of OpenStack is actually greatly amplified by the ecosystem of vendors around it that look at important aspects like support and hardening as well as augmentation of specific aspects (e.g. scalability and performance) that are needed in production environments bringing the most value to users. Join Rackspace and PLUMgrid product specialists to learn how we jointly enable our Private Cloud enterprise users to consume OpenStack and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as ONE solution that brings comprehensive security, scalability and performance and a rich set of operational tools.

What can I expect to learn?

Lessons learnt enabling enterprise users adopting OpenStack, key benefits of joint solution.

Thursday, April 28, 4:10pm-4:50pm(UTC -5)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Valentina Alaria has been part of the OpenStack community for 5+ years and has worked with 100s of users throughout their journey of learning, designing and deploying OpenStack-based cloud solutions.  A product innovation strategist and technology evangelist, Valentina has 10+ years experience with Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure and has been involved with SDN since the early days... FULL PROFILE
Bryan Thompson is a Sr. Director of Product Management at Rackspace and leads the product team for Rackspace Private Cloud.  Prior to joining Rackspace, Bryan served as VP of Product management at Tier 3 and held product and technology leadership roles at Limelight Networks and  He brings over fifteen years of experience in technology building, deploying and operating... FULL PROFILE