April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Panel: Pros and Cons of Various OpenStack Consumption Models


Join us for this panel where we discuss the various ways in which organizations can reap the benefits of OpenStack. The panel will discuss the various consumption/delivery models - available from various suppliers like EMC, RedHat and Platform9 - such as appliance, software only and OpenStack as a service. We will discuss the pros and cons of each model and the questions each organization should ask before they embrace a particular model.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about the various ways they can deploy OpenStack to create and manage their cloud infrastructure. What are the challenges, pros and cons of each of these deployment models. What model suits them the best.

Monday, April 25, 11:15am-11:55am (4:15pm - 4:55pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Red Hat
Jonathan Gershater has worked in high-tech since 1996, and is primarily focused on cloud and telco/nfv. He has experience with VMware, KVM, HyperV, AWS, and OpenStack technologies. At Red Hat since 2013, Jonathan focuses on technical marketing and competitive differentiation for Red Hat’s OpenStack distribution. At OpenStack Summit Vancouver (May 2015), Jonathan presented "AWS compared to... FULL PROFILE
Director of Technology at Platform9 Systems
Prior to joining Platform9 in 2015, Cody was the lead cloud architect at General Electric, where he built one of the world’s largest private clouds based on VMware vCloud Director spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. With more than 15 years of IT infrastructure experience across multiple industries, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, particularly as an enterprise IT... FULL PROFILE
Emerging Technology Team
VS Joshi is a Storage and Data Management industry professional with 12 plus years of experience with Compaq, NetApp and EMC. VS Joshi has written multiple articles in industry publications about varied topics ranging from Object storage, Information Life cycle management, autoprovisioning, OpenStack etc.  He is a frequent speaket at various OpenStack events talking about the various... FULL PROFILE
IDC Research Director
Ashish Nadkarni is an Analyst and Research Director within IDC's worldwide infrastructure practice, which includes research on servers and operating environments, storage systems and software, and networking infrastructure for enterprise and cloud data centers.  As a part of IDC’s Storage, Ashish oversees research on software-defined storage, storage for Big Data and Analytics, Data... FULL PROFILE