May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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The Future for OpenStack Distributions

OpenStack offers a choice of consumption models, ranging from a “brew your own” approach from upstream code to a commercially supported enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution. Which approach is best for your business and what are the critical factors to take into account when making the right choice?

Over the past year, we’ve seen a reduction in the number of commercial OpenStack distributions to choose from. What has caused this consolidation? Should we be concerned? What is the future of the OpenStack distribution model?

This session will compare the pros and cons of choosing the “brew your own” approach or using a distribution. We’ll also explore the key things to take into account when making your decision.  This will include guidance on calculating TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), evaluating SLA (Service Level Agreement), maintenance and support requirements, skillsets and experience needed, workloads to be deployed, investment protection factors and process considerations.

What can I expect to learn?
  • How to choose the most appropriate OpenStack consumption model for your business
  • How to build a business case for an OpenStack private cloud
Monday, May 8, 4:40pm-5:20pm (8:40pm - 9:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Tags: 101 Enterprise
Mark was the global product marketing and strategy lead for SUSE OpenStack Cloud. With more than 20 years’ experience in enterprise computing, he has a proven track record for delivering high quality product management, marketing and business support.  Mark is an experienced corporate spokesperson on technology, strategy and business topics at large customer  and industry... FULL PROFILE
Pete Chadwick is Director of Product Management, Cloud and Systems Management for SUSE. Chadwick has more than 20 years of experience at global technology organizations such as IBM, US Robotics, 3Com and Novell. At SUSE, his responsibilities include comprehensive market and business analysis required to deliver go-to-market strategies for one of SUSE’s priority business areas –... FULL PROFILE