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The advantages of OpenStack in the enterprise are well-documented: agility, flexibility, lack of vendor lock-in, focus on enterprise applications vs. infrastructure, etc. But the reality is that despite great advancements, OpenStack remains challenging for most organizations to implement. Stories of the Fortune 100 adopting OpenStack are inspirational, but many organizations lack the resources to successfully deploy OpenStack. This is compounded by a complex ecosystem--finding your way and getting started is tough enough! This session is designed for the enterprise IT leader evaluating the merits of OpenStack and considering implementing this transformational technology within their organization. We will examine the principal methods of consumption (appliance, distribution, hosted service, etc) and the pros and cons associated with each. Attendees will leave the session with tangible action items they can take back and get started with.
Attendees will leave the session having learned:
- The 3 major ways to use OpenStack
- How to navigate the ecosystem of options
- How to evaluate in-house technical engineering capabilities
- How to integrate OpenStack with legacy IT systems
- How to create a definitive enterprise cloud strategy
This will be an interactive session designed to enable attendees to go back and implement real change within their organizations.