Stack Debate: Understanding OpenStack’s Future
Which is more important to the future of OpenStack: A vibrant community of users who collectively steer the project toward features and technologies that matter most to them? Or, is the future of OpenStack best served through a logical series of sound engineering decisions that steer the project toward an architecture that’s ready for a new world of scale-out apps?
In this debate, moderated by Stefano Mafulli, Scott Sanchez and Randy Bias will take point and counterpoint. We’ll discuss the hype growth of OpenStack and debate whether or not the technology has kept up. Participants will hear differing points of view on how projects like Neutron, Iconic, refstack and tripleO are or are not taking OpenStack in the right direction. We’ll look at who is putting OpenStack into production and examine what that means for the larger community.
The debate is designed to draw participants out of their default points of view and challenge them to consider alternatives. As OpenStack continues it rapid growth, a continual re-examination of our thinking is critical.
OpenStack Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation
OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise contributions. For Twitter, he led efforts to expand in... Read More →
Co-Founder and CTO / OpenStack Board Member, Cloudscaling
Along with the company I co-founded, I was one of the earliest public supporters of OpenStack. Even before there was OpenStack, I have been a vocal advocate of the profound disruption cloud computing represented since 2006. My view is informed by experience creating a number of innovations in networking, security, datacenters, and scale-out software at GoGrid and CloudScale Networks. I led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others... Read More →
Director of Strategy, Rackspace
Scott Sanchez is Director of Strategy at Rackspace and a recognized name in the cloud computing space. A Racker since 2011, Scott leads the Rackspace Global Cloud Network initiative to bring the OpenStack-powered Rackspace Cloud to more users around the world through a linked network of telco and service providers. Prior to joining Rackspace, Scott held leadership roles at Goldman Sachs, Unisys and has been co-founder of a number of technology startups along the way. Follow Scott on Twitter at... Read More →
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