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Friday, August 31 • 2:10pm - 2:55pm
Panel: The Cloud Stack, an unabashed open source victory - John Mark Walker, Red Hat (Moderator)

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This panel will address how open source came to power all layers of the cloud, from virtualization and containers, to orchestration, storage and platform-as-a-service. There are a multitude or reasons why users and developers gravitate towards open source. This panel discussion will focus on the reasons that open source prevailed, with cloud computing as a case study for what is - and is not - important for open source success.

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Eric Van Johnson, Open Source Enthusiast

Eric was a hacker and developer who fell down the slippery slope of a "Systems Architect" job working on operational issues. He has over 10 years of professional experience in the IT industry, including as Systems Architect for an industry-leading Fortune 500 company where he designed and implemented Cloud Strategies and Systems. He currently works on a massively distributed architecture leveraging cloud solutions for management and distribution... Read More →

John Mark Walker, Red Hat

John Mark is an experienced Open Source community guy. His first foray into the Open Source business was at VA Linux Systems, beginning a career that has stretched over ten years. John Mark has made stops at such startups as Groundwork, Hyperic, Splunk and, now, Gluster (acquired by Red Hat). John Mark is also the co-founder and Vice-president of the Open Cloud Initiative and a mentor for the Outercurve Foundation.
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Ilan Rabinovitch, Ooyala

Ilan Rabinovitch leads the Site Reliability Engineering team at | Ooyala, a provider of personalized video experiences across all | screens.  Prior to Ooyala he lead operations engineering teams for | organizations including Edgecast and Edmunds.com.  Ilan Rabinovitch is | also involved with a number of organizations in the open-source | community as a co-founder of SCALE, Texas Linux Fest, and as President | of Linux Fund.

Luis Sala, Alfresco Software

Director of Technology Alliances, Alfresco Software
Luis Sala is Alfresco's Director of Technology Alliances. In this capacity he works with Alfresco's most valued technology partners as well as educating the Alfresco community to the capabilities and benefits of Alfresco's technology. Luis has been at Alfresco since 2006 and was responsible for establishing Alfresco's US-based technical account management team. Luis's previous experience includes being Chief Solutions Architect at... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 2:10pm - 2:55pm
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