OpenStack 6th Anniversary/ OpenStack for VMware Technologists

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Come join us to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the OpenStack project. There will be food and drinks along with a retrospective on how far the project has come.

In addition, Rackspace will be presenting on "OpenStack for VMware Technologists"

OpenStack is gaining momentum and user adoption is increasing. As a result, many VMware admins and architects are being pressed into service to evaluate, deploy and managed new OpenStack clouds. But is OpenStack just a free alternative to VMware technologies or are there actual substantive differences? Is there a way to integrate VMware technologies like vSphere with OpenStack?

This presentation will walk through OpenStack architectures and components and explain them using terminology familiar to VMware technologists. We will walk through what uses cases are best for OpenStack and what use cases are best on VMware infrastructure. We will also drill down on how OpenStack is able to integrate with vSphere using the vCenter driver for OpenStack.

Kenneth Hui is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager and the OpenStack Evangelist at Rackspace. Ken is passionate about helping customers with their Cloud Computing journey and is an official OpenStack Ambassador. He lives in New York City where he can indulge in his love of great food from all around the world. You can follow Ken on Twitter @kenhuiny.