Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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How Four Superusers Measure the Business Value of Their OpenStack Cloud

Businesses care about outcomes — not so much about the specifics of your technically-beautiful OpenStack cloud implementation. This mismatch of priorities often results in "orphan clouds" — clouds that have no tenants, and no buy-in from business leadership.

How to avoid this impasse? Simple: You need to make sure your cloud is delivering measurably beneficial outcomes. How? we've asked the experts: four OpenStack superusers (each with at least a year's successful experience running OpenStack at scales of 100 to 1,000 physical nodes); we've  extracted concrete business value metrics, and learned what practices made these users' OpenStack implementations wildly successful.

You can benchmark your own cloud efforts against these metrics, use them to justify an OpenStack project internally to your CXO and demonstrate value to tenants to grow internal adoption. Our superusers will share lessons learned, so you can copy their best practices and avoid their mistakes.

What can I expect to learn?

Users will learn how to justify OpenStack within their organization, and how to seek executive sponsorship. They will also be able to explain success to tenants to grow the use of their private cloud. Specifically they will learn:

  • The most important business metrics for cloud performance
  • How four superuser OpenStack projects have fared in terms of these benchmarks.
  • Best practices to maximize these benefits
  • Pitfalls to avoid
Wednesday, October 26, 5:05pm-5:45pm (3:05pm - 3:45pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
NFV Specialist & Co-Founder Aarna Networks, Inc.
Amar Kapadia is a NFVI specialist and co-founder at Aarna Networks, an open source NFV company and an author of the Understanding OPNFV book. Previously, he was head of product marketing at Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company and an author of the OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) Essentials book. Before Mirantis, Amar was at EVault, where he helped build EVault's public cloud storage,... FULL PROFILE
Mirantis Inc
Kamesh is the Vice President of Product Marketing at Mirantis where he works to define, drive, and deliver comprehensive joint go to market activities, content marketing of Mirantis products, and Mirantis Unlocked partners in the OpenStack ecosystem.  Kamesh has a deep knowledge of the cloud marketplace and the OpenStack ecosystem along with a rare mix of entrepreneurial/start-up experience,... FULL PROFILE