Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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The Good, Bad and Ugly: OpenStack Consumption Models

Panelist : Amar Kapadia (Mirantis), James Page (Canonical), and VS Joshi from EMC.

Moderator: Ashish Nadkarni (IDC)

In this panel, experts will discuss the pros and cons of various OpenStack consumption models. We will take a critical view of the various options that are available for building an OpenStack cloud. Is DIY the best path or are there trade-offs? Should you be concerned with vendor lock-in leveraging a distribution or turnkey model? What considerations should you take into account when deciding between these options of DIY or Distro or Turnkey? Join these experts as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with each path to a building a successful OpenStack powered organization.


What can I expect to learn?

Basic understanding of various consumption models. 

Wednesday, October 26, 12:15pm-12:55pm (10:15am - 10:55am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
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
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
Canonical, Principal Engineer
James Page is an Ubuntu and Debian Developer and previous PTL of the OpenStack Charms project. James is currently focussed on distribution and deployment of OpenStack on Ubuntu and currently works for Canonical as Technical Architect of the OpenStack Engineering team. 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