OpenStack for Enterprise/App Developers: Should they care?
OpenStack has experienced a phenomenal growth, but, can it make the leap from 10s of thousands of community members to 10s of millions? Many large software ecosystems that have thrived recently have been powered by developers. So far, enterprise/app developers have remained largely in the periphery as far as OpenStack is concerned although there are serveral use cases like SDLC, Big Data, PaaS atop OpenStack, Hybrid cloud development, etc. that is aimed squarely at developers. Perhaps, IaaS will never be interesting to developers? Can some of the newer initiatives (like Heat) change this?
Should OpenStack appeal to enterprise/app developers? Attend this panel to hear different perspectives as to why and how we can all make this happen. Please be armed with the tough questions and opinions of what does OpenStack mean to enterprise developers. These stackers have worked with large ecosystem of developers in their past lives and represent different parts of the OpenStack ecosystem. More than anything they are not hesitant to speak their mind and so should you.
Solutions Architect, Rackspace
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas works as a solutions architect at Rackspace where he finds himself constantly challenged from low level networking to high level application issues. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Hadoop, HBase and NoSQL during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, conducted and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate classes in the... Read More →
Chris Ferris is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Industry Standards in the Software Group Standards Strategy organization. He has been actively engaged in open standards development for XML and Web services since 1999. Ferris is former chair of the WS-I Basic Profile Working Group. He co-chairs the W3C Web Services Policy Working Group and serves as chair of the W3C XML Protocols Working Group. He represents IBM on the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee. He is a former elected member of the... Read More →
OpenShift Origin Community Manager, Red Hat
Diane Mueller is a Cloud Evangelist & Community Lead at Red Hat focused on developing the community around the OpenShift Origin PaaS Open Source project (http://openshift.redhat.com). She has been designing & implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for over 20 years. Diane has been actively involved in cloud interoperability standards development efforts of OASIS/TOSCA & the financial XML data standard XBRL Open Standard (http://www.xbrl.org). She lives and... Read More →
Principal Architect, Rackspace, Rackspace
Adrian serves as a Principal Architect at Rackspace. He is an active technical contributor to OpenStack, the chair of the OpenStack Containers Team, and PTL of Solum, a Stackforge project in the OpenStack Ecosystem. Adrian frequently appears at speaking engagements and is active within the standards community developing capabilities to collaborate with other industry leaders and forging common standards for cloud platforms. He serves as a Co-Chair and Editor on the OASIS CAMP Technical... Read More →
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Computing, Cisco
Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud and enterprise software strategies.
Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems... Read More →
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