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Wednesday, May 14 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Scaling Out OpenStack Clouds in the Enterprise

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This Panel discussion will focus specifically on scale-out deployment of OpenStack in the enterprises. The Panel members will discuss their experience deploying and managing scale-out OpenStack data center environments. The panel will also discuss current operational challenges and where there are opportunities for OpenStack to improve.
Topics that will be discussed include:
- Discussion about software and hardware architectures
- Which applications are best suited for Cloud environments?
- Why scale out? What are the business and technology advantages?
- Challenges encountered on the SW and HW side and lessons learned and best practices for future deployments
- Specific opportunities for OpenStack to improve



Speakers
avatar for Jan Mark Holzer

Jan Mark Holzer

CTO Office, Red Hat
Before joining Red Hat I worked at DEC/Compaq/HP in their Tru64 UNIX engineering group,later moved into their architecture strategy group | Joined Red Hat in 2004 to become a member of the CTO Office | Focusing on customer engagments and engineering relationships | Interested in large scale OpenStack deployments and how to operationalize them |   |  
avatar for Kenneth Hui

Kenneth Hui

Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.
avatar for Caroline McCrory

Caroline McCrory

VP of Business Development, Cloudsoft
Caroline is a tech industry veteran with over 20 years experience leading projects focused on strategy and business transformation for Fortune 500 companies using technologies such as cloud computing, converged infrastructures and modern software development methods. She has also driven global data center consolidation projects for enterprise customers. | | Caroline has a background in network and security engineering, enterprise operations... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Proudman

Jesse Proudman

CTO, Blue Box, an IBM Company, Blue Box
In 2003, technology entrepreneur Jesse Proudman parlayed his passion for the “plumbing” of the Internet into the creation of Blue Box Group, a Seattle-based private cloud hosting company. As Founder and CTO, Proudman has guided the company’s rapid growth and multiple successful funding rounds. He received GeekWire’s 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year honor,  and is a member of the 2013 class of Puget Sound Business... Read More →
avatar for Manju Ramanathpura

Manju Ramanathpura

CTO - Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous innovation. Before joining HDS, I worked in product management and engineering roles with Cisco Systems Inc., for several switching and routing products.
avatar for Boris Renski

Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. | During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of... Read More →


Wednesday May 14, 2014 11:50am - 12:30pm
Room B206

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