Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

A Workload-Centric View of OpenStack Cloud Economics Moderated by Owen Rogers, 451 Research

Industry analysts like 451 Research are enabling buyers to have transparency over complex pricing models of public clouds, including TCO. As more and more CIOs are considering hybrid cloud and key question becomes what measurements can CIOs rely on to make apples to apples comparisons between public, hybrid and on-premise private solutions?

In this session, each of the panelists will bring their POV on pricing models based on their experience operating public and/or private OpenStack clouds.

Panelists include Juniper, a provider of OpenStack Distro and networking; GoDaddy, an operator of public and private clouds based on OpenStack; Midokura, a provider of software network virtualization and OpenStack operator; 6Fusion, a provider of vendor-agnostic Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) for cloud cost optimization.

They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various OpenStack consumption models (Managed, Distro, DIY) and cost models in the context of the application workloads.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should come away with a working model to evaluating OpenStack that they can implement for their own organization. They should also be able to build up a credible defense against going “all-in” on proprietary public clouds like AWS.

Thursday, October 27, 11:00am-11:40am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Research Director
As Research Director, Owen leads 451 Research's Digital Economics Unit, which serves to help customers understand the economics behind digital and cloud technologies so they can make informed choices when costing and pricing their own products and services, as well as those from their vendors, suppliers and competitors. Owen is the architect of the Cloud Price Index, 451 Research's benchmark... FULL PROFILE
Juniper Networks
Scott Sneddon is Senior Director, SDN and Cloud at Juniper Networks where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Principle Architect at Nuage Networks, Chief Architect at Vyatta Inc, Consulting Engineer at Juniper Networks, Consulting Engineer Alcatel-Lucent, and Director of Network... FULL PROFILE
Pavonis, Principal
Building scalable and reliable infrastructure. FULL PROFILE
Go Daddy
Kris Lindgren is an operator of Go Daddy's public and private cloud.  He has been using openstack in a production capactiy since Havana.  He loves enabling others to work faster and better by using the cloud and other self-service portals.  He is also a core dev on the anvil project ( ), which allows deployers to package upstream openstack... FULL PROFILE