OpenStack Summit

IBM issues ‘Interop Challenge’ to fellow OpenStack vendors

Don Rippert kicked off IBM’s presence at the OpenStack Summit with a challenge to fellow vendors: proof of interoperability by the end of October. Rippert, general manager for IBM Cloud Strategy, Business Development and Technology, spoke to a standing-room crowd Monday at the summit in Austin, Texas, where he began by reaffirming IBM’s commitment to […]

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IBM Research talks cloud innovation at OpenStack Meetups

This autumn, several developers from IBM Research unveiled their latest cloud innovation to the OpenStack Meetup groups in New York City and Philadelphia. The researchers, all OpenStack committers, presented their work on several subprojects (including Nova, Heat, Swift, and Neutron) and received community feedback in both cities to drive further improvement. Community members from dozens […]

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Open source in the City of Lights: Recapping the OpenStack Summit

Last week more than 4,600 developers and users—an attendance record—gathered in Paris for  the OpenStack summit at the Palais des Congrès. Collectively we shared best practices, user stories and discussed the 11th release of OpenStack cloud software, Kilo, planned for April 2015. With keynotes by banks, car companies, media conglomerates, and with 59 countries participating, […]

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Test drive the engine: IBM Cloud at the OpenStack Summit in Paris

The Paris OpenStack Summit is here and the IBM team has been hard at work prepping for the event. We have a large group attending as usual and all are vying to show you the latest products and demonstrate the power of OpenStack in the IBM Cloud. To help plan your time at the summit, I wanted […]

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IBM to host sponsor sessions at the OpenStack Summit in Paris

In my previous blog post, I went through each of the IBM technical sessions that were selected for the OpenStack Summit in Paris. In this post, I want to shift gears a bit and focus on the agenda for the IBM sponsor sessions on Wednesday. Building this agenda, we wanted to avoid the standard vendor […]

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IBM technical sessions at the OpenStack Summit in Paris

I’m getting ready to attend my seventh OpenStack Summit. I’ve been to every one since the Essex Summit in Boston, and I know how daunting it is to look at the schedule and try to pick what sessions to attend. Does the session description catch me? Does it sound like a vendor pitch? Do the […]

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Previewing the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to pack my bags to head for Atlanta and the next OpenStack Summit on May 12-15, 2014. This summit is a great time to celebrate enhancements to the recent OpenStack Icehouse release. That includes one of my favorites, the new Federated Identity support for Keystone that allows users […]

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OpenStack in Hong Kong: Havana is here, time to plan Icehouse

With the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong rapidly approaching, November 5-8, I was reflecting on what’s been accomplished and where we are going.

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Equilibrium project, LBaaS (Load Balancer as a Service) in OpenStack

I personally believe that the integration of LBaaS in OpenStack is a step towards providing all networking functions to the tenants.

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OpenStack Design Summit: Linux Deja Vu

Something significant was taking place that was very tangible as I walked the Summit floor and sat in on a number of sessions.

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