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OpenStack Summit Presentations

"OpenStack 101"

By: Joshua McKenty

OpenStack delivers a massively scalable cloud management framework for use by any organization running on standard hardware. Joshua McKenty, one of OpenStack’s founders at NASA and a driving force behind its continued success, will discuss how OpenStack got its start, how it’s changing the cloud computing landscape, and the future of OpenStack in this new era of cloud computing.

In particular, Joshua will describe the major components of OpenStack — the virtual machines, virtual hard-drives, object storage, virtual networks, image registry, and the dashboard — as well as the associated sub-projects and the OpenStack services that combine to provide an incredibly flexible self-service infrastructure platform. He’ll also talk about some of the diverse use cases for OpenStack and the exciting ways in which companies are extending the capabilities and accessibility of OpenStack through partnerships and technology development.

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