The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more. Whether you are pursuing a private, public or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston, MA
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, MA
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
Will be recorded
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