The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The open infrastructure landscape is changing, and so is the Summit. Now that users are integrating dozens of open source tools into a modern stack that reaches well beyond the scope of OpenStack, we’re re-organizing the event to focus on specific problem domains like container infrastructure, edge computing and CI/CD and we are focusing on the hard work of integrating all of these tools developed in disparate communities. This is the essential work of 2018 and beyond, to ensure that open infrastructure is truly a viable path for operators.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details


To OpenStack or Not to OpenStack, That is the Question

Today - the diversity of choice a CIO / Architect has to make is staggering. From programming languages, to databases, to Public/Private Cloud providers, let alone the diversity of just building an underlying, private infrastructure.

Within and outside the OpenStack community, the complexities, failures, and successes of OpenStack are parodied, leading Enterprises to wonder - should we invest?

This lightning talk outlines how OpenStack vendors "qualify" and decide to "invest" in an Enterprise for building a Private Cloud, and then outline (3-5 scenarios) where I believe OpenStack is the "right choice" and when OpenStack is the "wrong choice" (for now). 

This talk is based on personal experiences of

  • Working for Mirantis: Pure-Play OpenStack Firm:
  • Working for RedHat: OpenStack, Containers, Automation, Virtualization, Linux
  • Speaking and talking to hundreds of Enterprises


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn how to build a technical and business framework to make the decision whether to invest or not in OpenStack. 

Wednesday, May 10, 11:50am-12:00pm
Level: Intermediate
Red Hat, Cloud Solutions
Frank Wu, Red Hat is a Cloud Solution Specialist at Red Hat in New York City. His interests span hybrid cloud architectures, the application development lifecycle, and new data stores. Before joining Red Hat, he worked at Mirantis, Oracle, and several start-ups. | He is an avid world traveler, runner, and lives in NYC with his wife, two dogs, and baby boy. FULL PROFILE