May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

Helping Customers Migrate Workloads from Amazon Web Services to an OpenStack Private Cloud

IT organizations are implementing and defining their strategy around which cloud is most appropriate to host what workload. However, a cloud-first strategy and a desire to consume infrastructure as a service has led to many workloads being deployed on clouds that may not be the ideal choice. With many facets to the financial costs of hosting workloads including physical compute/networking/storage resources and human expertise, we have found that many customers are seeing significant savings when they migrate their long running or always on workloads running in public clouds back on-premises.

This session focuses on how an OpenStack private cloud has distinct cost advantages over an AWS given certain workload requirements.  More specifically, we’ll highlight a customer use case leveraging Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat in the data center of their choosing to host their heavy utilization and high network bandwidth workloads with significant cost savings compared to AWS.

What can I expect to learn?
  • How the analysis was performed
  • Considerations in technological differences
  • Migration strategy
  • Life after migration
Thursday, May 11, 2:20pm-3:00pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tags: CxO Enterprise UX
Daniel Sheppard is a seasoned product manager with  15 years of experience in technology and product development. Daniel holds multiple certifications in project management and has his MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business.    Daniel has worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startup and is aware of the unique challenges these environments phase with... FULL PROFILE
Rackspace, Enterprise Private Cloud Specialist for OpenStack
Ryan Nicol, Enterprise Private Cloud Specialist for OpenStack, is a certified AWS and OpenStack Solutions Architect with Rackspace #1 cloud company. Over the past 5 years he’s partnered with field sales teams in North America to help deliver OpenStack powered private cloud solutions as-a-service to enterprise IT organizations in the data center of their choosing. Ryan resides in Columbus,... FULL PROFILE