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Open Infrastructure? We've got the Skinny...
Open Infrastructure - it's the combination of open source and hardware. We've all seen the benefits of open APIs and community developed, open-source software. Can the same be applied to the compute and network infrastructure running the Internet? Could things like open-source P2P supplant AWS S3? Could open-source OpenStack Manilla replace Dropbox and Box? Could open-source virtual networking software (SDNs) replace proprietary network gear from Juniper and Cisco? Might we see the end of vendor hardware lock-in? We'll be starting the evening with a talk on our real world experienced with the OpenStack Passport program. This program was developed for beginners to try out Open Infrastructure (notably public OpenStack clouds) for free. We've got the skinny on the good, bad, and ugly. Our main event will be a panel discuss on Open Infrastructure. We've pulled together a collection of local experts to hear their stories and answer your questions!

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233 S Wacker Dr · Chicago, Il

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    OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard ( or via the OpenStack API ( OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies ( it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

    Hundreds of the world’s largest brands ( rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem (, and users seeking commercial support can choose from different OpenStack-powered products and services in the Marketplace. (

    The software is built by a thriving community ( of developers, in collaboration with users, and is designed in the open at our Summits (

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