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Thursday, August 30 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Opening the Cloud - is Open Source the Silver Lining? -Gerrit Huizenga, IBM

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Public Cloud usage has skyrocketed, private cloud usage has come into its own, and managed service providers (MSPs) are on the rise. But inside all of the different Clouds, management stacks and management tools continue to span an enormous number of permutations, with feature sets that run from "sure, it works!" to the beginnings of enterprise levels of security, reliability, availability and performance. We are at a stage in the industry where many providers have created functionally similar management stack, each investing in adding the next feature or three to their own stack. While this competitive environment fosters a lot of new innovation, there are clearly times to consolidate around a few "winners" and encourage all players to combine their efforts towards building a greater cloud management ecosystem. This talk suggests what some of the winners should be from an open source perspective, where there is some room for improvement in the winners, and some proposals for continuing to develop innovation in the cloud stack. We'll also give a few insights from IBM's extensive research into the Cloud space and some of our focus areas based on our extensive Cloud experiences over the past several years. This should be an excellent session to see how a number of the existing projects presented at the CloudOpen conference inter-relate in the bigger scheme of things, as well as to get some insights as to how the overall market is likely to develop from a technology perspective.


Gerrit Huizenga, IBM

Gerrit Huizenga is the Cloud Architect for Emerging Solutions in the IBM Linux Technology Center in Beaverton, Oregon. Gerrit has been architecting, designing, and implementing operating system capabilities with a focus on performance, scalability, standa

Thursday August 30, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
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