Quick Guide to the OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 conference

openstack-cloud-software-vertical-largeThe OpenStack Silicon Valley conference will be bringing numerous presenters to a sold-out venue on Tuesday, September 16th in Mountain View, CA. The event will bring together numerous OpenStack luminaries under one roof for a single day of keynotes, talks, and presentations from 8am to 5pm.

As the event is currently sold out it is not possible to get in the doors, but it is still possible to sign up for the event live stream via Blue Box Cloud.

Keynote speakers from every walk of OpenStack community

OpenStack Silicon Valley will feature a number of luminaries from the OpenStack ecology. Martin Fink, EVP and CTO at HP will speak to why OpenStack is positioned for the Enterprise. Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation Johnathan Bryce will keynote the software defined economy and the position of the cloud. Martin Casado, CTO of Networking at VMware, will keynote cloud and the policy layer as it relates to automation, regulations, risk management, and cost. Randy Bias, CEO and Founder of Cloudscaling, will speak in a keynote about OpenStack governance. Finally, Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus, will keynote about how open source is set to beat closed source in cloud infrastructure.

The keynotes will start after registration and breakfast with the first at 9:10am and end at 2pm.

Track sessions and presentations 2pm – 5pm

After the keynotes, the conference will break out into presentations and talks following four different tracks: Networking, agile deployment, emerging trends, and training or boot camp. Keep in mind most tracks have many presenters, so some of the presenters may not be not reflected here.

For further information on the OpenStack SV schedule and tracks see the scheduling page.

The networking track includes talks about SDN deployments with VMware, Cisco, and Dreamhost; hybrid cloud and SDN with Juniper and Cloudscaling, scale-out planning with Yahoo and Juniper, and SDN studies with VMware and Midokura.

The agile deployment track includes talks covering deployment approach with Mirantis, HP, and Puppet Labs; CI/CD and distros with Rackspace, Piston, and Nebula; hybrid cloud and openstack with GigaSpaces, OpenNile, and Metacloud; and platforms and containers with Red Hat, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Google, and Mesosphere.

The emerging trends track includes talks covering Trove with eBay, HP, Rackspace, and Tesora; NFV in Openstack with Calico, Ericsson, OpenNile, Juniper, and Red Hat; Storyboard with Blue Box and the OpenStack Foundation; and DriverLog and other tooling with Mirantis and Solidfire.

The boot camp track is led entirely by Mirantis with an overview of Openstack’s history, OpenStack architecture and request flow, OpenStack in production, and finally a demo of OpenStack in action.

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