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Wednesday, May 20 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Panel: How To Select an OpenStack Distribution That’s Right For You

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OpenStack distributions seem to be all the rage these days. At last count, the number of Icehouse and Juno based distributions were in the double digits. OpenStack distributions are gaining preference in the market because they provide pre-packaged OpenStack installers and automation, add reference architectures to simplify the infrastructure choices, and add enterprise class support options.  But beyond the ease of installation and the safety net of support, what else differentiates them?  Which are better for hosting next generation applications such as PaaS and Hadoop?  Which scale better and why? And how about mundane things like upgrades and updates - how straightforward are these operations?

Come join a panel of OpenStack veterans as they provide insight on what they see in the OpenStack distro landscape, why customers are choosing specific distributions, how 3rd party drivers are bundled and certified plus which apps are certified on which distro.

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Nick (Nicolas) Barcet

Director of Product Management - OpenStack, Red Hat
Nick is the Director of Product Management for OpenStack at Red Hat.  Nick joined Red Hat in June 2014, as part of the acquisition of eNovance, where he was VP of Products. Prior to that role, Nick was Ubuntu Server and Cloud Product manager at Canonical, where he participated... Read More →
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Seth Fox

VP Operations, Solinea
Seth brings 20 years of technology and management experience to the Solinea team. He has managed and delivered some of the largest cloud deployments, both public and private, worldwide. Seth has provided both business and technical leadership to service providers and enterprises around... Read More →
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Ronen Kofman

VP of Product Management, Mirantis
Ronen Kofman is VP of Product Management at Mirantis responsible for product strategy focusing on creating a pure play, enterprise grade solution for customers. Ronen works closely with industry leading technology companies to help make OpenStack the solution of choice for private... Read More →
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Shawn Madden

Advanced Solutions Engineer
  Shawn Madden has spent more than 15 years working across various technology sectors.  Prior to his current role as Advanced Solutions Engineer at Piston, he worked for ten years on NVIDIA's engineering and technical product management teams. At NVIDIA, Shawn was working with Apple... Read More →
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Azmir Mohamed

Sr. Director of Product Management, AT&T
Azmir Mohamed is Senior Director of Products at PLUMgrid. He has more than 20 years’ experience delivering data center and enterprise infrastructure products. Prior to joining PLUMgrid, he was VP of product management at Cloudscaling (acquired by EMC), a leading provider of OpenStack-powered... 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... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 114/115

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