Rackspace Weekly Digest: April 19

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Leezia Dhalla | April 19, 2013 3:53 pm

In this edition of the Rackspace Weekly Digest, we’re spotlighting OpenStack Summit Portland[1], women in the cloud and the future of the open source technologies. Here’s a handy guide in case you missed anything:

OpenStack Summit Recap
OpenStack Summit Portland kicked off this week, and nearly 200 rackers made the journey to Oregon. There, they gave tech talks and discussed all things cloud with an estimated 2,400-plus attendees. Tickets to the summit sold out weeks in advance, so if you missed out, here’s a brief recap of the week:

OpenStack Summit Portland Keynote: Rackspace, HubSpot Take The Stage [Video]
OpenStack Summit Portland has been all about the users. In this keynote presentation[6], Rackspace Senior Vice President of Private Cloud and OpenStack Co-Founder Jim Curry outlines how OpenStack has evolved and how the numbers show that it’s making an impact with users.

Solving The OpenStack Talent Gap
There’s an overwhelming shortage of IT talent in cloud and within OpenStack. The good news is that OpenStack-focused positions pay an average of 13 percent more than their industry equivalents. And even better: we’re hiring[7]! You’ll want to check out this blog post[8] if you’re looking to get hired into an IT career, or if you’re a recruiter looking for ways to find the right candidates for technical positions.

Getting More Women Involved In OpenStack
Studies show that just 12 percent of the professionals in engineering are women. At OpenStack Summit Portland[9], Rackspace Videographer Jacob Forbis caught up with some of the women who are making OpenStack great[10] and who are working to get more women involved.

UTSA Uses Open Hybrid Cloud For Research and Academic
Speaking of studies, Rackspace and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have designed an advanced OpenStack powered platform to fuel academic research, computational power and big data that will revolutionize how scientists and scholars leverage the cloud. Check out this video[11] for a more in-depth look at how UTSA leverages the open cloud and Rackspace Private Cloud for scientific research.

Endnotes:
  1. OpenStack Summit Portland: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-2013-the-year-of-the-user/
  2. Day 1: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-summit-portland-day-1-recap/
  3. Day 2: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-summit-portland-day-2-recap/
  4. Day 3: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-the-next-10-years-video/
  5. Day 4: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/open-compute-gains-more-awareness-at-openstack-summit/
  6. In this keynote presentation: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/openstack-summit-portland-keynote-rackspace-hubspot-take-the-stage-video/
  7. we’re hiring: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/video-openstack-summit-day-three-were-hiring/
  8. check out this blog post: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/solving-the-openstack-talent-gap/
  9. OpenStack Summit Portland: http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/
  10. women who are making OpenStack great: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/getting-more-women-involved-in-openstack/
  11. Check out this video: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/utsa-uses-open-hybrid-cloud-for-research-and-academic/

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