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Wednesday, May 20 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Lessons Learned from Adopting Open Source at Hyperscale

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Time is money, so if cost is zero, do you have infinite time? The lure of open-source is often its attractive price tag, but are you getting yourself into a boondoggle that will have your CxO questioning what all your resources are doing and when your project will be production ready?

There's a broad spectrum of open-source projects and approaches to consuming these technologies. Expect to learn from the collective experience of this expert panel so you can position you for success and avoid the boondoggle. Hear from practitioners and technologists who've led major initiatives that leveraged open-source and close-source technologies.

You'll get the inside scoop on:

  • The open vs. closed-source choices made while constructing zCloud in 2011, the largest private/hybrid cloud of its day.

  • Cloud.com's bifurcation from close source commercial software to open-source

  • Major enterprises' use cases and adoption patterns between closed and open-source tech.

  • Several boondoggles that have thwarted open-source initiatives - lessons learned.

You should emerge from this panel with more confidence in how you should proceed with your roadmap and how to measure the true cost of open.

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Jeff Dickey

Chief Innovation Officer, Redapt, Redapt
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff oversees Cloud Strategy & Architecture at Redapt, he works with IT executives across the country as they solve current and future business problems with solutions that will stand the test of time. Jeff has worked in IT and Operations management consulting for over 15 years, helping companies across all verticals save millions by investing in technology and IT practices that that will meet the needs of both... Read More →

Sheng Liang

Co-Founder, CEO of Rancher
Sheng is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs.  Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO.  Sheng has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology.  He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems.  Sheng started his... Read More →

Dan Spurling

VP - Tech Services, Getty Images
Proven executive with over 16 years of experience leading technology groups and cultivating world-class performance with an enterprise outlook. Extensive track record building and developing teams of high-talent leaders and high-output individuals located both on and off-shore. Holds an MBA from the University of Washington.
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Sebastian Stadil

Founder, Scalr, Scalr
Sebastian Stadil has been a Cloud developer since 2004, starting with web services for e-commerce and then for computational resources. He founded the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group, a user group of over 8000 members that meets monthly to present the latest developments in the industry. | As if that weren't enough, Sebastian founded Scalr, an end-to-end solution to manage application infrastructure deployed across private and public cloud... Read More →
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Mark Williams

CTO, Redapt
Possessing a deep technical knowledge in the public and private cloud space, Mark is responsible for optimizing Redapt's private and hybrid cloud solutions as Chief Technology Officer. Mark continually balances the ecosystem of technology, products, services, and automation with customer requirements for scale, reliability, and performance. | |   | Prior to joining Redapt, Mark was VP of Cloud Infrastructure Services and the first operations... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Room 121/122

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