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Towards an Open Cloud Exchange

Today’s public cloud is dominated by a small number of massive clouds each operated and controlled by a single provider. Each of these public clouds has adopted a variety of techniques to maximize incompatibility and lock customers into their cloud.

For the last three years, the Mass Open Cloud (MOC) has been developing and deploying an Open Cloud Exchange (OCX): an alternative model of a cloud where many stakeholders, rather than just a single provider, participate in implementing and operating the cloud. We’ll describe what we have learned about secure hardware sharing and how a large-scale open cloud based on OpenStack can work, and discuss some of the significant use cases for an open cloud, namely: a true CD for open-source projects, an ecosystem of cloud services, and a public platform for AI development.


What can I expect to learn?
  • What an Open Cloud Exchange is
  • What we have learned about secure hardware sharing and how a large-scale open cloud could work
  • Some of the significant use cases: True CD for open-source projects, an ecosystem of cloud services, and a public platform for AI development
Wednesday, November 14, 3:20pm-4:00pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Massachusetts Open Cloud
Kristi Nikolla is a Software Engineer at the Mass Open Cloud (MOC) where he leads the Mix&Match project and manages the authentication system. He is a core developer of the OpenStack Identity service (Keystone) and provides OpenStack and Python expertise in day to day operations of the MOC. FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's CTO Office. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors, a Python Fellow and past member the OpenStack Technical Committee. Monty is the PTL of the openstacksdk project and... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Currently Director of Engineering for Boston University Research Initiatives at Red Hat FULL PROFILE