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Sydney, Australia, will host thousands of cloud computing experts from more than 50 nations for the OpenStack Summit,
November 6-8, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. This will
be the first time the must-attend open infrastructure event has been
held in Australia where users like American Airlines, China Railway,
Saudi Telecom, Commonwealth Bank, Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA), Sprint and Tencent/WeChat will talk about multi-cloud
strategies, cost savings and increasing agility with OpenStack.
biannual OpenStack Summit-held previously in major cities like Paris,
Tokyo, Vancouver, San Francisco and Barcelona-will draw thousands of
developers, operators, cloud architects, business unit leaders and CIOs
from the world’s centers of IT innovation.
Headline sponsors of
the Summit include Sydney-based Aptira, global networking leader Cisco,
and WeChat provider Tencent, as well as premier sponsors Huawei, IBM,
Intel, Mirantis, Red Hat and VMware.
will report on strong OpenStack adoption among financial services,
telecoms and research organizations including: AT&T, Monash
University, The Garvan Institute, DragonFly Data Science, Paddy Power
Betfair, Verizon, Workday, University of Melbourne, PayPal, Catalyst IT,
GoDaddy and Overstock.com.
and service providers in Australia were among the earliest adopters of
OpenStack, so it’s exciting to bring the Summit and thousands of
community members globally to Sydney,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive
director of the OpenStack Foundation. “The rapid growth of OpenStack-in
excess of 40 percent year over year-means there’s lots to talk about at
the Summit in terms of compelling new use cases, instructive new user
stories and proven best practices for both developers and cloud
Summit Themes for Sydney
at the Sydney OpenStack Summit include current topics for enterprises
like how to build effective multi-cloud strategies. Attendees from
carriers and service providers will learn more about how OpenStack is
leading in edge computing. Other themes include innovation in open and
composable infrastructure, collaboration with adjacent open source
transformation and infrastructure control. The CFO perspective on
business growth and infrastructure cost reduction will feature
prominently in many sessions.
Summits help IT leaders plan their cloud strategies while sharing
real-world experiences operating or consuming OpenStack clouds. During
the three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear keynote
presentations featuring innovative use cases and live technology
demonstrations. They can choose from hundreds of sessions and hands-on
workshops for every experience level and organizational role. The Summit
offers networking opportunities during the Monday evening Marketplace
booth crawl happy hour and the Tuesday afternoon Melbourne Cup viewing
party. Learn more about OpenStack Summits and users at the official
OpenStack publication, Superuser.
Cloud Application Hackathon to Kick off the Week
weekend prior to the Summit, a cloud application hackathon will be
hosted by the Sydney OpenStack User Group to kick off the event. “Hacking Up the Stack”
will be held November 3-5, at the Doltone House in the Australian
Technology Park. OpenStack application hackathons are intended to
educate developers on how to build and migrate applications to
distributed cloud environments, as well as showcase the diverse use
cases for OpenStack. Recent application hackathons have been held in Mexico and Taiwan. More information coming soon: http://bit.ly/2v1rvl3.