May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

The Past, the Present, and the Future of "OpenStack Interoperability"

If OpenStack wants to the define THE standard for open source cloud interfaces, interoperability between multiple OpenStack implementations is key. But it's also been one of the most challenging areas.

At the last OpenStack summit in Barcelona, Jonathan Bryce hosted a live demo of 16 vendors running the same workload on various OpenStack clouds (both private and public) on stage during his keynote. The demo was well received and marked a significant milestone of the community achieving the vision of OpenStack Interoperability. However, a lot more work remains to be done.

In this panel, we will have some community leaders who are deeply involved in interoperability work and large cloud customers/users join the panel and share their views on what we have done as a community in the area of interoperability, the current state of interoperability, the gaps that need to be addressed, and brainstorm on how we can address them in order to reach the next level of OpenStack interoperability.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees who care about interoperability, hybrid cloud type of issues in Openstack should attend. This panel will give some overview on what we're doing in Interop WG (formerly known as Defcore) and interoperability challenge;  and discuss what customers/users are looking for in Openstack interoperability.  

Thursday, May 11, 3:10pm-3:50pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Huawei, Head of Global Business Development VP, Huawei IT Product Line, BD Strategy
I am an IT technology professional with a passion for community and partnership building. I'm very fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley area where I obtained a graduate degree in Computer Science, and extensive training in both engineering and business from successful companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle,, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Huawei. For the last 10+ years,... FULL PROFILE
IBM, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Dr. Brad Topol is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology organization. In his current role, Brad leads a development team focused on contributing to and improving OpenStack and he has cross-IBM responsibility for coordinating its contributions to OpenStack. Brad serves as a member of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is also an OpenStack core... FULL PROFILE
Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook. Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded... FULL PROFILE
Since Dec 2018, I'm responsible for the Cloud and Storage Departments in SUSE R&D.We build and maintain the SUSE and Helion OpenStack Cloud Products, are a platinum member of the Foundation and a strong upstream contributor. I was leading the architecture, community and consulting teams in Deutsche Telekom's Open Telekom Cloud Team before. DT has been a vocal supporter of OpenStack since I... FULL PROFILE