Cloud Computing is one of the fastest growing segments in the Tech industry with a plethora of job openings being posted for Cloud Architects in general and OpenStack Engineers in particular. If you are currently a server, network, or storage admin, how do make the change to Cloud Computing? If you are already a virtualization admin, how do you take the next step to becoming a Cloud Architect? We will talk about the opportunities currently available in both the vendor and end-user space and where we are seeing the biggest needs and strongest growth in the Cloud and OpenStack markets. We will also explore, with the help of speakers who have made the transition, what experiences, skill sets, and knowledge domains are required to be a Cloud Architect for a vendor or an end-user.
Niki Acosta is a Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace. A Racker since 2008, she has held numerous roles throughout the organization covering public and private cloud-based products and services in the Rackspace portfolio. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Follow her on Twitter at @nikiacosta.
Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions. | | Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation and publishing of reference architectures, technical documentation, competitive intelligence, and field enablement content. In addition, Aaron led... Read More →
Open Cloud Architect, Rackspace
I'm a 40 year old husband and father of 7. | I'm a native of downtown Atlanta, GA but have made the move from townie to farmer this year and now live about an hour north of the city on a sustainable farm. | I'm an avid reader, wannabe film critic, and indie music enthusiast; collector and restorer of antique guns; occasional gamer (a.k.a. bonding time with the kids); and always up for something new and interesting. | I've had a longish and... Read More →
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.
Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:50pm - 2:30pm
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