OpenStack is not product, it’s a process. Building an OpenStack cloud should never be the beginning nor the end of a cloud project. This is so because:
OpenStack is not a product that tries to solve any one business problem in particular, but a technology that aims to be usable by as many as possible
Since the beginning of computing, projects which include a culture shift require the for the enterprise processes to evolve too, and this is often the hardest part of a cloud project
OpenStack is a growing technology, as are the requirements of users, and if you do not plan to make your cloud continuously evolve, you are as good not doing an enterprise cloud project
Based on our experience delivering cloud project to enterprises, this presentation will give some key learnings on what are the required steps to make sure that your enterprise is ready for the OpenStack transformation.
Director of Product Management - OpenStack, Red Hat
Nick is the Director of Product Management for OpenStack at Red Hat. Nick joined Red Hat in June 2014, as part of the acquisition of eNovance, where he was and still is VP of Products. Prior to that role, Nick was Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product manager at Canonical, where he participated in the definition and success of Ubuntu as a platform above and under the cloud. Nick joined the OpenStack project since its first summit in Austin and... Read More →