Boston
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details


Facing The Public: What’s Still Missing from OpenStack for Public Cloud Operators?

As OpenStack has matured, it’s emerged as the weapon of choice for private clouds. Now, in our seventh year as a community, how can we close the gap on missing public cloud features?

Enter Tobias (CityNetwork, Sweden) and Sean (Datacentred, UK), two developers from Europe both working independently at different OpenStack cloud providers. After chatting in Barcelona both realised that they’d essentially been writing the same private code to “plug the gaps” in the OpenStack toolkit in order to make it operable for a public cloud business.

In this talk, they announce the formation of the new Public Cloud Working Group and they share their combined journeys in the hope that we can, as a community, figure out how to make OpenStack the best public cloud toolkit that it can be.


What can I expect to learn?
  • What public cloud providers need from their OpenStack deployments to effectively run a profitable business.
  • Where OpenStack currently falls short for public cloud providers.
  • How we can move towards improvement.
Tuesday, May 9, 4:40pm-5:20pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
DataCentred, Lead Cloud Apps Engineer
Sean is a Rubyist and lead developer at DataCentred, an OpenStack public cloud provider in the UK. With ten years of professional software development under his belt, he's at his happiest when immersed in code. His daily work revolves around integrating OpenStack APIs into custom codebases.  FULL PROFILE
City Network Hosting AB
Senior software developer at the OpenStack based public cloud City Network, based in Sweden but with locations around the globe. More than 10 years of industry experience. Tobias main focus is developing City Networks cloud management platform - used for all our OpenStack installations - and other cool complementary features. Also spending some good time maintaining our installations. Big fan... FULL PROFILE