Open Stack: The Future of Computing

Joshua McKenty (Pivotal)
OpenStack Day
Location: F 150
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OSCON is about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future — and OpenStack is a perfect example of just that. The project delivers freely available code, badly needed standards, and common ground for the benefit of both cloud providers and cloud customers.

In just over a year, OpenStack has become the fastest growing open source platform ever and the hype matches its speed of growth. With three releases, nearly 100 new code contributors and three new core projects added, 2011 was a whirlwind year. This session will review notable OpenStack advances from the past year and provide a preview of what is to come.

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Joshua McKenty


Joshua McKenty was the founding Technical Architect of NASA’s Nebula cloud computing platform, and a driving force behind its release to the OpenStack project. Joshua has two decades experience in software engineering, architecture and engineering management. Most recently, Joshua co-founded Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., where he currently serves as CEO.


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