April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Confronting Complexity - The Number One Barrier to Enterprise Adoption

We've all heard it before. OpenStack is too complex. There are too many projects, governance procedures, and communities to keep up with. There are too many deployment architectures, tools and configurations to get started quickly. Complexity costs. It requires me to have an entire team of OpenStack professionals which I simply can't afford. In survey after survey Enterprises evaluating OpenStack site complexity as the number one barrier to adoption.

What is the OpenStack community doing to confront this complexity? What more can we do? How will this concern improve or dissipate over coming releases? With a coordinated effort, how could we make OpenStack easy understand, evaluate, and cost effective to deploy and operate?

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should expect to learn what is currently being done to limit the complexity that Enterprises describe. What more can be done, and to provide feedback or insight into additional ways to make OpenStack simple to consume.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm (7:00pm - 7:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tags: Enterprise
Kenny Johnston is the Director of Product for Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC). Kenny was a previous core member of the OpenStack Product Work Group. He brings more than five years of experience with OpenStack, having joined Rackspace from HP’s Helion OpenStack Distribution. Kenny is passionate about the importance of and challenges in open-sourced projects. Kenny lives in Leawood, Kansas... FULL PROFILE
Canonical Group Ltd
Product Manager at Canonical where I've spent the last 5+ years helping shape Ubuntu server and Ubuntu OpenStack. Previously held positions MySQL and Red Hat helping them disrupt Billion dollar encumbant enterprise software companies. Seem to be on the same path with OpenStack and Ubuntu. FULL PROFILE
Hironori Shiina has been working for Fujitsu for over 10 years. He has been working in OpenStack development team in Fujitsu for 3 years. He has been contributing to Ironic and Nova for enabling bare metal service in enterprise systems. Recently, he has been fucusing on developing highly desired features in ironic. FULL PROFILE