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Wednesday, October 28 • 4:40pm - 5:20pm
OpenStack Consumption Models: Three User Perspectives

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Deploying, managing, and maintaining an OpenStack powered cloud are a part of daily life for every operator.  In this panel, we will take a critical view of the various options that are available for building an OpenStack cloud.  Is DIY the best path or are there trade-offs?  Should you be concerned with vendor lock-in if leveraging a distribution?  What considerations should you take into account when deciding between the two options of DIY or Distribution?  Why, or why not, would you consider using a hosted OpenStack solution?  Join users operating OpenStack clouds to hear their take on these essential questions and as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with each path to a building a successful OpenStack powered organization.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Lessons learned in OpenStack deployment at scale

  • Pros and Cons for each approach

  • Tools and technologies for deploying and scaling applications and infrastructure

  • PaaS, Containers, Hybrid Applications: What comes next?

Moderator: Niki Acosta, Cisco Cloud Evangelist 

Panelists include:

  • Gerd Pruessmann, Deutsche Telekom
  • Subbu Allamaraju, Ebay
  • Edgar Magana, Workday


Niki Acosta

Director of Growth, Bitmob
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... Read More →
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Subbu Allamaraju

Vice President, Expedia Inc.
Subbu is the Chief Engineer of cloud at eBay Inc. His team builds and operates a multi-tenant geographically distributed OpenStack based private cloud. This cloud now serves 100% of PayPal web and mid tier workloads, significant parts of eBay front end and services, and thousands... Read More →
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Edgar Magana

Software architect, Salesforce
Edgar is an emerging leader who has specialized in Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and OpenStack. He has developed excellent software development skills and outstanding customer and business... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:40pm - 5:20pm JST

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