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OpenStack Design Summit, Conference To Storm San Francisco

The OpenStack Design Summit & Conference is ready to take over the City by the Bay, when it descends upon San Francisco April 16 to April 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The event gathers OpenStack contributors, cloud industry leaders, end users and others from around the globe to share stories, discuss the future of cloud computing and plan future software releases for the OpenStack open source cloud. OpenStack’s development community has seen more than 100,000 downloads, boasts 150 participating companies and has seen tremendous interest as an open standard to manage compute, storage and networking resources across data centers.

Organized by Rackspace, headline sponsors include HP, Nebula and Ubuntu supported by Canonical. Premier Sponsors include Cisco, Dell and Intel; Event Sponsors include DreamHost, ITRI, Morph Labs, NetApp, Nexenta, Opscode, NTT Data and Yahoo!; and Startup Sponsors include Ceph, Cloudscaling, ElasticBox, Mirantis, Nicira, StackOps, SwiftStack and SolidFire.

The OpenStack Design Summit, April 16 to April 18, will bring together developers from the word over to plan the sixth OpenStack software release, slated for Fall 2012. Following the Design Summit, the OpenStack Conference will begin. The two-day conference, April 19 and April 20, congregates OpenStack users, members of the commercial ecosystem and contributors in the technical community.

Some highlights of the OpenStack Conference include:

• Keynotes from Zorawar ‘Biri’ Singh, senior vice president and general manager, HP Cloud Services; Chris C. Kemp, co-founder of OpenStack and CEO of Nebula; John Engates, CTO and Mark Interrante, vice president of products at Rackspace; and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu

• User presentations from Deutsche Telekom, X.commerce, Department of Energy Magellan, San Diego Supercomputer Center and NeCTAR Cloud

• Panels discussing community strategy and vision, technical debates, cloud standards and investing in the OpenStack community

• Hands-on workshops, networking, social events and more.

Check out the full agenda and additional events. While the Design Summit is sold out, OpenStack Conference registration is open now.

“OpenStack has gained phenomenal traction in less than two years, and we are seeing firsthand the number of both private and public cloud deployments increasing substantially across the globe,” said Jim Curry, general manager of Rackspace Cloud Builders. “We are thrilled to have such strong interest in the Conference from speakers and sponsors. We have a packed agenda and are looking forward to the community veterans and newcomers meeting in just a few weeks.”

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Andrew Hickey.

Andrew Hickey is chief blog editor at Rackspace, a role in which he helps Rackers, customers and partners tell their stories. Andrew comes to Rackspace following many years as a journalist, more than half of which were spent covering high tech and Rackspace. When not writing, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and his dog, and spinning punk rock vinyl. If you have an idea for the Rackspace Blog, track down Andrew at andrew.hickey@rackspace.com.


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