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
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
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details


The Amazon Effect on Open Source Cloud Business Models

In order for open source to continue to thrive, there needs to be some ability for the creators to profit from their projects - which is where the freemium model stands right now. However, it seems we are quickly seeing the “Amazon Effect” take hold. In essence, a huge enterprise finds an open source project it likes, commits a little code, and then packages and sells it as a their service. How will open source survive in the long run if only the big players benefit from the open source community’s hard work?


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will hear experts talk about the effect Amazon is having on the open source market and how we can work together to make open source better and prevent this trend from continuing.

Wednesday, May 10, 3:30pm-4:10pm
Level: Beginner
Sharone Zitzman  Moderator
Director of Marketing
  Sharone is the Director of Marketing for Cloudify at GigaSpaces Technologies. In her spare time she helps drive other local communities, including the OpenStack Israel community through the  OpenStack & Beyond Podcast, the local meetup group, and has established the OpenStack Global Community Facebook group and Slack, alongside the DevOps Israel community - as well as helps... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Prior to Red Hat, Flavio worked on Big Data oriented applications, search engines and message systems. He was also an active member of Gnome's a11y team where he contributed to Orca and created MouseTrap, a head-tracker application. Outside Red Hat Flavio likes to take run, travel, hang around with family and friends and whatever seems interesting. Flavio spends most of his time hacking on... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Monty currently leads the team that works on the Zuul project for CI/CD in Red Hat's Office of Technology. He's the founder, core member and past PTL of the OpenStack Infra team which runs CI and developer tooling for OpenStack. He's also on the OpenStack Technical Committee and was on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors from 2012-2016. Monty is also the PTL of the shade project and... FULL PROFILE