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Talks to look forward to at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

By Jennifer Allen on February 11, 2016


The OpenStack Summit Austin Schedule is up and we are excited to share must see talks from the AppFormix Team and other major OpenStack empowering companies. By the community and for the community, OpenStack Summits are the place to learn, share, and network over the future of cloud technologies and explore the projects that are going to get us there. 

Without further ado, here are AppFormix's OpenStack Austin Talks:

Seeking Fame and Fortune in OpenStack Startup Land
Speakers: Jesse Proudman, Sumeet Singh, Francesco Paola
Tues 26, 2:50-3:30pm 

Three C-level officers give their real, unfiltered experiences from the front lines of founding and running cloud infra startups.  Learn from their journeys about everything from funding series, acquisitions, getting customers, attracting talent and creating a compelling vision that can be the mission of a successful company.

How One Enterprise Takes Flight with OpenStack
Speakers: Travis Newhouse, Josh Barry
Mon 25, 11:15-11:55am 

In this session, learn how ViaSat uses OpenStack and works with the community to design, deploy and operate infrastructure for their app developers to use in a self-service environment. You'll learn why ViaSat chose to take the agile journey, what issues they encountered along the way, and how OpenStack helps them deliver infrastructure to their developers who are creating new value for ViaSat customers through software innovation.

How Service Optimization Keeps ViaSat Flying
Speakers: Travis Newhouse, Michael Craft
Wed 27, 3:30-4:10pm 

The DevOps movement has bridged many technology and communication gaps in IT, but there is still the problem of how operators can give application developers more control without killing the infrastructure.  This talk is about how ViaSat is providing developers the tools they need to create, deploy and iterate apps faster in a large and complex OpenStack environment.

Talks from Major OpenStack-Empowered Companies

The best Summit talks are the ones that give the audience insight they can take away and use to help build and improve the enterprise OpenStack clouds they work on.  Here are a few talks we think will be very valuable to the Summit community this year by our friends at OpenStack-empowered companies. 

Tues 26, 5:30-6:10pm 

Hear from one of the core members of the Neutron OpenStack development community about production cloud architecture and blueprints.  Edgar will share insights from the Workday cloud's path to production readiness and the challenges that his team faced.

Wed 27, 4:30-5:10pm 

This talk is all about containers on OpenStack, specifically,  how Lithium uses Kubernetes on top of their OpenStack deployments to containerize their CI/CD infrastructure.  Learn from Lachlan ins and outs of building and end-to-end microservice deployment pipeline for a large and complex enterprise cloud.

Tues 26, 11:15-11:55am

This talk by a Sr. principal cloud architect at AT&T provides important insights for attendees who want to achieve “KVM + vCenter” OpenStack cloud within their organizations.  Amit does a deep-dive into architectural layout with the ultimate goal of simplifying the OpenStack adoption curve for enterprise apps.

Winning Marketing Strategies for OpenStack
Speakers: Heidi Joy Tretheway, Joseph Sandoval, James Kelly, Kamesh Pemmaraju
Mon 25, 3:40-4:20pm

OpenStack Summit is not just about Operators and Developers.  It is also about the community, communication, and networking, which we know is vital to enterprises' ability to adopt and develop new cloud technologies.  This panel is likewise, not just for marketers, but for anybody who needs to know how to pitch or communicate about OpenStack to colleagues, investors, managers, and customers.

If you will be at OpenStack Summit Austin and are curious about how AppFormix can analyze, optimize, manage, and control your OpenStack Cloud from a single dashboard, schedule a demo. We'd be happy to show our customizable dashboard which does all of the above!




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