Getting Started with OpenStack

OpenStack Day
Location: F 150 Level: Intermediate
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OpenStack is open source software for building clouds. It enables you to manage compute, storage and networking resources via a self-service portal and APIs on standard hardware at massive scale. With more than 200,000 downloads and commitment from all major Linux distributions, more and more people are choosing OpenStack to build public and private clouds. From eCommerce to scientific research to game development, this presentation will cover how organizations are using OpenStack, demonstrate running it and describe the different ways to get started with the open source cloud operating system.

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Jonathan Bryce

The Rackspace Cloud

Jonathan Bryce is CTO & Founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for the managed hosting giant, Rackspace. During his tenure at Rackspace, Bryce and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision, along with help from Rackspace, was turned into The Rackspace Cloud. The Rackspace Cloud is the home of Cloud Sites, Cloud Files and Cloud Servers, providing enterprise-grade hosting and storage services. The Rackspace Cloud provides an easily managed interface allowing developers, designers and IT managers to deploy reliable web applications quickly and easily as well as high performance cloud-based storage services. Founded by two Rackspace employees, The Rackspace is built upon a cross platform, clustered-computing architecture.


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