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.
Distinguished Engineer, Dell (publisher)
With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, distinguished cloud solution architect at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he's been leading Dell's OpenStack and Crowbar projects. As a distinguished cloud architect, Rob helps Dell to set strategy for cloud computing, drives innovative cloud solutions to market, and works with customers on their cloud implementations. Rob is a graduate of Duke and Louisiana State... Read More →
VP, Product & Development, 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 →
CEO and Co-Founder, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Prior to co-founding Piston Cloud Computing, Joshua McKenty was the Technical Architect of NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and the OpenStack compute components. As a member of OpenStack's Project Policy Board, Joshua plays an instrumental role in the OpenStack community. Joshua has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, management and software engineering and architecture. He was the team lead for the development of the Netscape Browser (vs. 8) as well as AOL's IE AIM... 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 →
Monty currently works full-time on OpenStack for HP, leading the team that runs the Developer Infrastructure and CI systems for the project, as well as a team working on OpenStack on OpenStack Bare Metal installations. Previously, he was a core developer on Drizzle. He has been a Python hacker by choice since 2000, and is a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. Monty speaks frequently at conferences worldwide, including a keynote at LinuxCon Europe 2012.
VP of Engineering, Rackspace
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