We are all participating in building OpenStack and just like Linux distributions, which helped would-be Linux users manage the complexity and configuration of myriad libraries, placement of files, and executables to successfully get the system to boot and run, all indications are that OpenStack distributions are poised to help would-be OpenStack users to quickly get a fully-functional and configured cloud up and running. Companies are bringing unique value-added capabilities to the OpenStack core while fully providing enterprise support and services for their distributions. In this panel discussion, Dell will moderate a discussion with experts from Red Hat, Suse, Canonical, Morphlabs and Dell to discuss the importance of OpenStack distributions in the evolution of OpenStack and how they can support the needs of different markets and customer profiles.
Christopher Aedo oversees the technology and operations side of Morphlabs. In this position, he works with a globally distributed team of engineers managing the care and feeding of systems owned by the company and their affiliates. He also works directly with Morphlabs’ clients to help them gain the most benefit possible from their cloud solutions. Prior to joining Morphlabs, Christopher held leadership positions directing TechOps and Information Technology for accounting, consulting and... Read More →
Ubuntu Cloud Product Manager, Canonical
Nick Barcet joined Canonical in September 2007 and in 2009 he moved into a Cloud Product Manager role where he is specializing on Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure. As this product is based on OpenStack, Nick is very involved in that community where he is currently team leader of the Ceilometer project. As a product Manager, he helps organizations (Canonical, customers and partners) define their cloud strategy and build their own cloud infrastructures. This includes working with Dell, Rackspace... Read More →
Senior Product Manager of Cloud Infrastructure solutions, SUSE
Pete Chadwick is senior product manager of Cloud Infrastructure solutions for SUSE. Chadwick has more than 20 years of experience at global technology organizations such as IBM, US Robotics, 3Com and Novell. At SUSE, his responsibilities include comprehensive market and business analysis required to deliver go-to-market strategies for one of SUSE’s priority business areas – cloud. Chadwick is responsible for bringing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to Amazon EC2. Most recently... Read More →
Director of Product Strategy, Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
Joseph George is the director of product strategy and marketing for Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team responsible for developing strong open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework. | | You can catch Joseph’s thoughts and opinions regularly at the JBGeorge Tech Blog (www.jbgeorge.net) and he can often be found talking tech on Twitter (@jbgeorge).
Perry Myers joined Red Hat in May 2007 as a developer working on
virtualization technologies. He was one of the original founders of the
oVirt project (in its first incarnation) and led the team developing a
lightweight KVM hypervisor distribution based on Fedora called oVirt Node.
Following the work on oVirt, Perry stepped into an engineering
management role with teams focused on the components that make up cloud
infrastructures (including oVirt Node, libvirt and most... Read More →
Senior Product Manager for Cloud Solutions, Dell
Kamesh Pemmaraju, is a Senior Product Manager for Cloud Solutions at Dell with specific focus on the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. He owns product management responsibilities for the Dell OpenStack solution and is a subject matter expert on the cloud market and related technologies. Kamesh has a strong history of bringing cloud technology products to market. Most recently, he consulted for enterprises, service providers, ISV's, and start-ups on cloud computing, including OpenStack... Read More →
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