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Wednesday, August 29


Beyond Open Source in the Cloud - Gordon Haff, Red Hat

Openness doesn’t stop and end with the submission of some format to a standards body or with the announcement of partners endorsing some specific technology platform. It doesn’t stop and end with open source either. An open cloud isn’t about having some singular feature. It’s about maximizing a wide range of characteristics that push the needle from closed to truly open. These include open source and open standards for sure. But they also include portability of applications and data, viable and independent communities, freedom from IP encumbrances, and APIs that are independent of specific implementations.

The audience for this session is anyone wanting to better understand how to minimize lock-in when building or developing on a cloud, whether private, public, or hybrid. Only a general understanding of cloud computing is required.


Gordon Haff, Red Hat

Gordon Haff is cloud evangelist at Red Hat where he writes and speaks extensively on cloud computing and related topics. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in technical and other publications, and advised clients on product and marketing... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:30am
Executive Center Room 1


Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy – Your Strategy. Your Cloud. Your Choice. - David Krauss, Oracle

As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? How should organizations get started on the road to cloud computing? This session explores best practices for how organizations can move to cloud computing.

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David Krauss, Oracle

David Krauss brings almost two decades of marketing experience from the financial services sector and the enterprise software industry, and is currently the Senior Director for Oracle’s enterprise-grade Cloud Applications and Services.   David has worked with many Fortune 500... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:40am - 12:25pm
Executive Center Room 1


Cloud API's - The New Agent of Vendor Lock-In - Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus; Cole Crawford, Open Compute Foundation; Sam Ramji, Apigee, Reuven Cohen, Virtustream

Like system calls, Cloud API's are the bridge to the back end infrastructure that interface with the complex hardware below. Join a panel discussion with Marten Mickos, Cole Crawford, Reuven Cohen & Sam Ramji for a discussion on the current landscape of the technology people are calling the new anti vendor lock.


Sam Ramji, Apigee

VP of Strategy, Apigee
Sam Ramji is VP of Strategy at Apigee, enterprise API technology and free developer tools. Sam brings over 15 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, Ramji led open source strategy across Microsoft. He was... Read More →

Cole Crawford, Open Compute Foundation

Cole is an industry recognized thought leader on linux, virtualization, storage and cloud computing with over 15 years of experience in the field. He sits on multiple technical advisory boards for cloud related companies and is a Cloud Advisor to the Linux Foundation and the Storage... Read More →
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Marten Mickos, Eucalyptus Systems

CEO, Eucalyptus Systems
Marten Mickos is CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing platforms for on-premise use. Previously as CEO of MySQL AB, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems... Read More →

Reuven Cohen, Virtustream

Reuven is an early innovator in the cloud computing space as the founder of Toronto based Enomaly in 2004 (Acquired by Virtustream in 2012). Enomaly was among the first to develop a self service infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform (ECP) circa 2005. As well as SpotCloud (2011... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive Center Room 1


Getting an Open Systems Cloud Strategy Right the First Time - David Linthicum, Blue Mountain Labs

The ability for enterprise IT to effectively leverage cloud computing means a transformational change in the way that IT thinks about and executes system design, development, and implementation. For many organizations, there is still much confusion around technical approaches, including the proper use of open systems technology. Those who sell highly proprietary technology are creating both hype and confusion. In many instances, the proper approaches get pushed to the back of the room.

In this presentation, David Linthicum will take the mystery out of both cloud computing, and the proper fit and function of open systems technology when building a cloud computing strategy. Instead of mere theory, this session will guide you through a step-by-step process for understanding your own requirements, creating the business cases, and selecting the right technology that will lead your enterprise to success in the cloud.


David Linthicum, Blue Mountain Labs

David (Dave) S. Linthicum is the CTO and founder of Blue Mountain Labs and an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling "Enterprise Application Integration" (Addison Wesley). Dave... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2012 2:55pm - 3:40pm
Executive Center Room 1
Thursday, August 30


A Big Data blue print for the cloud - Prabhu Inbarajan, Cognizant Technology Solutions

There is a constant quest to identify the ideal big data solution and more so on the cloud. Is Big data = NOSQL or Hadoop or some combination of these technologies with BI ? Cognizant recently did a successful large scale implementation of Big data analytics platform with a full stack of open source BI + Visualizatoin / Hadoop/Hive based data processing layer on Linux with Chef based deployment and Zenoss/Nagios based monitoring.  

In this presentation (or could be panel discussion)- We will provide a architectural blue print for big data stack on cloud and talk about our insights / experience / benefits gained. The key audience include everyone from Business to operations. It would cover generics (ROI / approach ) and deep dive as needed.


Prabhu Inbarajan, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Prabhu is a Senior Architect at Cognizant and has over 13 years of high tech industry experience focused on distributed /cloud computing, big data and enterprise analytics working in various roles as a strategist, engineering management, and technologist. He currently leads various... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 10:25am - 11:10am
Executive Center Room 1


ownCloud.org - FOSS Alternative to Cloud Data Storage - Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud, Inc.

The advantages of storing data in the cloud are many: ubiquitous access to data from multiple devices, social interaction and sharing with others on the web and no extra software to install. 
ownCloud is the first and most ubiquitous FOSS solution to run on the server or computer of the user or on an internal company server -- giving the user the benefits of cloud computing and control of the data. ownCloud integrates with desktop applications so that the users has cloud features combined with the security and the good cost structure of in house file servers.
ownCloud is a very active open source project which was founded in 2010 and has seen enormous growth since than.  The main features are syncing and sharing of file, encryption, calendar and contacts syncing, media player, photo gallery and more.


Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud, Inc.

Frank Karlitschek is a long time open source contributor and board member of the KDE e.V. He managed engineering teams for over 10 years and worked as head of unit and managing director at different internet companies. Since 2007 he is heading a startup which develops social networking... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 11:20am - 12:05pm
Executive Center Room 1


Gluster Project Roadmap & History - John Mark Walker, Red Hat

Less than one year after the Red Hat acquisition of Gluster, Inc,the Gluster community is growing up. Every day, more users and developers come to appreciate the simplicity, ease of use, and flexibilty of scale-out data storage, GlusterFS style. In this talk, attendees will learn about the project's history, the most recent release, the in-process developer sprint, and what new features are just around the corner.


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... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Executive Center Room 1


The Role of Openness in Cloud System Software - Gary Chen, IDC

Chen will share exclusive IDC research and data that illustrates and forecasts the cloud systems software market, its evolution from server virtualization and why it is transforming the way people build clouds. He will also include deployment strategies for cloud system software, customer perceptions and the role of open source software, standards and APIs in this emerging enterprise environment.


Gary Chen, IDC

Gary Chen is the Research Manager, Enterprise Virtualization Software at IDC.

Thursday August 30, 2012 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Executive Center Room 1


Enterprise Application Performance Boost: Another Silver Lining in the Cloud - Sean Jennings, Virtustream

While we’re all acutely aware of cloud computing benefits, few enterprises truly optimize cloud computing investments by migrating mission-critical applications to a cloud environment. But, as businesses gain confidence in the cloud, they will increasingly look to shift enterprise applications from traditional physical environments to external cloud platforms to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and cost benefits of cloud computing. 
In this session targeted for IT professionals, we’ll share best practices for shifting critical enterprise applications into the cloud to improve performance and increase efficiencies.  Sean Jennings, vice president of solutions architecture for Virtustream will discuss Virtustream’s work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and present real-world case studies that highlight tangible benefits achieved from cloud-based deployments and will offer attendees tips for migrations.


Sean Jennings, Virtustream

Sean Jennings has nearly 25 years of experience enabling commercial and government enterprises to gain efficiencies and competitive advantage through the design and deployment of forward looking IT solutions. A VMware Certified Design Expert, Sean led the team that implemented the... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2012 3:20pm - 4:05pm
Executive Center Room 1
Friday, August 31


OpenStack: Taking Advantage of The Fastest Growing Open Source Project Ever - Christopher Aedo, Morphlabs

Aedo will discuss how OpenStack is democratizing access to high performance cloud resources, previously only available to the massive web-scale companies. He will focus on how to deploy OpenStack as efficiently as possible, lowering the barrier to entry and reducing the footprint.  Aedo will outline specifics on why the OpenStack framework has been widely adopted and is rapidly growing, including:Cost, Licensing, Community, Breadth of Offering, Scalability, and Interoperability.


Aedo's discussion will be aimed at CIOs and vice presidents of Technology, as well as project managers looking to deploy OpenStack today. Conference attendees can expect a discussion centered on the merits of open source cloud software, as well as vital background information on how users can expect OpenStack to impact users’ cloud experience. The talk is for those in the intermediate range of technical experience.

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Christopher Aedo, Morphlabs

Christopher Aedo oversees the technology and operations side of Morphlabs. In this position, he works with a globally distributed team of engineers managing the care and feeding of systems owned by the company and their affiliates. He also works directly with Morphlabs' clients to... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Center Room 1


Evolution of Big Data Architectures - Ashish Thusoo, Qubole

In this talk I will speak about the motivations that have lead to the current generation of Big Data Architectures, what course their evolution has taken, what are the big challenges in front and how they may evolve. I will spend some time on some of the industry use cases where these systems are great and some others where they are not so great. I will also talk about challenges of running these systems on cloud infrastructure and provide ideas on how some of those could be overcome.


Ashish Thusoo, Qubole

Ashish Thusoo is the Co-founder/CEO of Qubole - a startup building a cloud based platform to analyze and process data. Before co-founding Qubole, Ashish ran the Data Infrastructure team at Facebook. Under his leadership, the team created one of the largest data processing and... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 11:55am - 12:40pm
Executive Center Room 1


The Giant IT Vending Machine - Erica Brescia, BitNami (BitRock)

If you are Zynga, Netflix, or the next hot web startup, the cloud provides you with programmatic access to vast storage and computing resources and the ability to scale your app by launching hundreds of load-balanced servers as needed.

Increasingly, however, it is small and medium businesses and traditional IT departments that are looking to the cloud to complement, and in some cases replace, their existing infrastructure.
They are attracted to the self-service capabilities of the cloud, a giant IT vending machine that can deploy complete applications with the push of a button and which can be later customize and managed as needed.

This talk will describe in detail this new wave of cloud usage. It will draw from our experience packaging BitNami stacks, which have been deployed millions of times and power the products of the leading commercial open source companies.

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Erica Brescia, BitNami (BitRock)

Erica is the CEO of BitRock and has been a key driver of BitRock's vision and strategy, including the development of BitNami.org, a leading provider of ready-to-run packages of web applications for native, virtual and cloud deployments. Prior to joining BitRock, Erica managed multiple... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 2:10pm - 2:55pm
Executive Center Room 1


Leveraging Open Source in Cloud Applications, Kamyar Emami, Protecode

Software applications are increasingly being developed and deployed in the cloud, and use of open source software is more prevalent than ever. It is critical for technology managers to be aware that there are open source license obligations that are unique to cloud based products.   For instance the Affero version of GPL (AGPL) license extends the GPLv3 rules to applications that are not distributed (i.e. cloud-based applications).  This presentation will highlight how license compliance differs and what license compatibility issues arise when developing for the cloud compared to developing products for distribution.  
This presentation will equip technology managers with the knowledge to manage open source software used in for cloud based applications. This knowledge will help increase development velocity and reduce costs, while ensuring open source compliance throughout the industry.


Kamyar Emami, Protecode Inc.

Kamyar is COO of Protecode Inc., overseeing the development of open source license management tools.  He has 20+ years of technology experience including senior management and technical positions at Canadian Pacific Railway, Avaya, Nimcat Networks, and Nortel. Kamyar holds Master's... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2012 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Executive Center Room 1