Interoperability allows OpenStack users to transfer workloads between providers; however, even minor differences between deployments can create significant interop challenges. By solving these problems, we can create a clouds that provide fault tolerance at the technical, geographic and commercial level. Join us for a lively discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing us in our quest for workload portability. Our panel includes a broad range of representatives on both the infrastructure, client and system side.
With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Currently he's a community elected OpenStack Foundation board member. Commercially, he's leading RackN, an open software converged infrastructure platforms for scale commodity data centers based on the OpenCrowbar project (which he founded). Previously, he led Dell's OpenStack and Crowbar projects. As a distinguished cloud architect, Rob helps Dell... Read More →
VP, Cloud, DreamHost
Jonathan has been programming from a young age, finessing his way through many programming languages. After cutting his teeth with several smaller jobs and personal projects, Jonathan joined VertiSoft Corp. in 1997, catapulting him into the culture of "software as a service" well before it became an industry buzzword. Jonathan harnessed his passion for user experience in the computer science program at Georgia Tech by taking courses in psychology, cognitive science, and education. Armed with... Read More →
Field CTO, Pivotal
The first public release of OpenStack source code was on my blog, in May of 2010. But I spent the two years prior to that working on it, as the Chief Architect and Technical Lead of a project called NASA Nebula. | I'm currently on both the OpenStack Foundation board, and the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board. I co-chair the OpenStack interoperability committee, and chair the Transparency Working Group. I also serve on the finance committee, the compensation committee, and the program... Read More →
Sr. SDET Openstack, Microsoft
Peter Pouliot has been a key leader in driving support for Microsoft's virtualization platform, Hyper-V within the Openstack ecosystem. In 2011 while with SuSE he deployed the first Openstack cloud on Hyper-V. Now with Microsoft he has successfully organized a community to support the ongoing development of the Hyper-V compute driver for Openstack, as well as provided leadership and guidence for the successful reintegration of the Hyper-V/Nova code back into the Folsom codebase... Read More →
Distinguished Engineer, OpenStack Technical Committee Member, OpenStack Foundation Director, HP
I currently work full-time on OpenStack for HP. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as teams working on OpenStack Deployment (TripleO) and OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic). I am past PTL of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. I've been a Python hacker by... Read More →
VP of Engineering, Rackspace
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