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Sept brings us a double header event! SolidFire join us as co-sponsor and will present on OpenStack Cinder, Implementation Today and New Trends for Tomorrow presented by Ed Balduf, Cloud Solutions Architect.

In this talk Ed will cover some of the basic details about how Cinder functions and some of the little known advanced features of the implementation today. We'll will also dig into enterprise storage trends being asked for as OpenStack moves into the enterprise and how those trends are changing the direction of Cinder development.

Presenter: Ed Balduf is a Cloud Solutions Architect, focusing on OpenStack, Agile Infrastructure and SolidFire solutions. Ed has been working over 20+ years in technology, consulting and sales. Ed is highly technical but has always chosen to work in roles involving interaction with customers and partners as he excels at solving new problems and knowledge sharing. Ed was most recently Sr. Staff Storage Architect with Fusion-io/SanDisk.

Special Bonus Session with OpenStack Board Members: Our second session offers a unique opportunity to hear a general update as well as open-mic Q&A and discussion with local members of the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors (five of this year’s board happen to reside in the Austin area). We expect lively discussion around many of the recent developments (eg. DefCore, Big Tent, DCO vs ICLA, etc).

Come prepared with your best comments, questions, and suggestions!


• LOCATION - Tech Ranch, 8920 Business Park Dr, Suite 250, Austin, TX, 78759. This is just down the street from the previous location on Jollyville Rd. Look for the building with the "Meritage Homes" sign.

• There will be light dinner courtesy of SolidFire ~ 6:15pm - with networking time till about 6:45pm - we will kick off the speaking sessions ~ 6:45pm.

• If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak and let us know about your topic when you arrive! Lightening talks are SHORT 5-10 min. max. on a topic of interest to the OpenStack community.