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Wednesday, May 20 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Are You Ready for OpenStack?

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Are you ready for OpenStack?

You’ve done the research and you’re here at the summit because OpenStack seems right for you. It seems ready for you. But are you ready for OpenStack?

After thousands of conversations with current and future OpenStack users around the world and countless RFP responses, we’ve put together a list of questions you should be asking yourself to see if it’s the right choice. OpenStack can do many things, but the one thing it can’t do is change your mindset about how you consume and operate technology resources.

In this talk, Scott Sanchez and Niki Acosta from Cisco (formerly Metacloud) will dive in to ten key areas beyond the OpenStack projects themselves where you should be ready. You’ll leave with an understanding of the culture of cloud, areas where you and your team are strong and ready to take full advantage of what OpenStack has to offer, and areas where you should focus to improve your chances of success.

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Niki Acosta

Cisco Cloud Evangelist and Cohost of OSPod, Metacloud (now part of Cisco)
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As a frequent speaker, podcaster, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry both on cloud topics and as an outspoken advocate for women in... Read More →
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Scott Sanchez

Director, Cisco
An accomplished strategic leader with extensive experience in cloud computing, Scott has been involved in OpenStack since the early days. In 2011 he joined the founding team with a mission to “make OpenStack win,” and he did helping to foster tremendous growth in the OpenStack ecosystem and working to develop the global market for public and private OpenStack clouds. | Prior to getting involved with OpenStack, Scott was co-founder at a number... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Room 114/115

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