IT in general is moving toward using open source solutions for a variety or reasons – security, the desire to see inside the code (no more black boxes) and perhaps most importantly cost. It used to be that open source was the domain of unix beards, gurus and the wizards who stay up late at night but these days increasingly enterprises and other businesses are running core business critical IT infrastructure on open source. Even the GSA, the General Services Administration of the US government, a body known to be highly conservative with IT, has launched a policy giving priority to open source solutions..
As per openstack.org, OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.
When we ask, why OpenStack, the answer is simple – money, savings. When servers were more like pets and less like the nameless, numbered cattle of the highly virtualized world, sysadmins and network admins had sufficient time and simplicity in their environments to manually configure everything. Now with virtualization and the complexity that such environments bring, manual intervention by sysadmin types doesn’t scale and automated solutions like OpenStack are needed to get the most and best out of virtualization. Of course some have complained that while the benefits of OpenStack are clear for the hyperscale players of the world, that the difficulty and complexity of install and configuration of OpenStack put it beyond the bounds of enterprise IT. This is changing and now there are even vendors offering OpenStack solutions running out of the box.
Come and learn from Industry experts on OpeStack- What is OpenStack? Why it matters ? What is there for me? Job Opportunities? and How can I get started?
Prashanth currently works as Principal Engineer for leading startup working on Openstack and SDN technologies. Prashanth's prior work experience includes working at Microsoft and Sun Microsystems in various engineering roles. He has been part of delivering widely used operating systems (Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Server 2008, Solaris 10 and Solaris 9) and been involved in different operating system components - storage, file systems, clustering, networking protocol, caching technologies on both client and servers. He holds multiple patents in these areas. Prashanth graduated with MS from Purdue University.
Leonid is a Director of Software Development at Oracle, responsible for Solaris Core Networking including support for Openstack Neutron and SDN. He has over 20 years of experience in networking and system software development.
Before joining Oracle, Leonid was a Founder and a Member of the Board of Neterion, a Silicon Valley venture-backed startup founded in 2001 and acquired by Exar in 2010. He held positions of VP of Software Engineering and VP of Technology at Neterion, and VP of Software Engineering for 10GbE Server and Storage products at Exar Corporation.
Prior to Neterion, Leonid worked in SiliconValley since early 90’s for Advanced Micro Devices, Alteon WebSystems, and Nortel Networks in various development and managerial positions.
Leonid holds seven US patents.
He has an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Moscow Petroleum University, an M.Sc in Computer Science from Moscow University of Physics, and an MBA from San Jose State University.
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