Market Overview

OpenStack Summit Berlin Showcases Users, Momentum in Open Infrastructure, Cross-Community Collaboration


Agenda preview includes BMW, Oerlikon, Ocado Technology, Oath
highlighting use cases such as edge computing, CI/CD and AI

BMW, Oerlikon, Metronom, Ocado Technology and Oath are among the
OpenStack users slated to share their innovations and best practices at
the upcoming OpenStack Summit Berlin, November 13-15. The event is
expected to draw thousands of CIOs, cloud and data center operators,
software developers and open source proponents to collaborate on turning
open source software into open infrastructure.

At its May summit in Vancouver, the OpenStack community demonstrated
in keynotes and hundreds of sessions
its ongoing evolution to meet
the needs of users solving specific open infrastructure problems by
integrating technologies from a diversity of projects and foundations.

The goal of the Berlin Summit—and the subsequent
to be held in Denver the week of April 29, 2019—is to
facilitate collaborative efforts to build the open infrastructure that
users need to support emerging use cases in edge computing, continuous
integration/continuous development (CI/CD), artificial intelligence
(AI), high performance computing (HPC) and more.

The Berlin Summit will mark the first time the OpenStack Summit has been
held in Germany, which is a Top 10 country in terms of OpenStack
community membership and ranks third in terms of respondents to the 2017
OpenStack User Survey. The OpenStack ecosystem in Germany ranges from
independent consultants like B1 Systems to major service providers such
as Deutsche Telekom and large enterprise users like BMW and Volkswagen.
Data sovereignty and regulations such as GDPR are driving growth in the
OpenStack public cloud market in Germany; currently there are six public
cloud availability zones operated in the country by City Network,
Deutsche Telekom, Enter.IT, teutoStack, Cloud&Heat and vScaler.

The full agenda for the OpenStack Summit Berlin will go live August 13.
The following sessions are confirmed:

  • BMW will discuss the CI requirements for software projects at BMW like
    autonomous driving and how they use Zuul to develop software at scale.
  • Oerlikon, a textile manufacturing company based in Switzerland, will
    detail its OpenStack-based edge computing architecture and how they
    make 365,000 bobbins per day, each bobbin laden with enough yarn to go
    from the earth to the moon and back.
  • The technology team from Ocado, the world's largest online-only
    supermarket based in the UK, will share how it relies on OpenStack for
    minimal downtime in powering its robot-managed warehouses.
  • Metronom, the IT supplier for Metro AG, a wholesale business operating
    in 25 countries, will share its experience with OpenStack and how open
    source has had an influence on its internal culture.
  • Oath upgraded its OpenStack environment from Juno to Ocata with almost
    zero impact on its customers. At the Berlin Summit, the Oath team will
    lead an upgrades workshop to address one of the most common challenges
    shared by OpenStack operators.
  • The OpenStack Foundation will provide an update on its strategy as
    well as sessions on the projects hosted by the OSF—Airship, Kata
    Containers, OpenStack, StarlingX and Zuul.
  • Additional sessions will emphasize numerous open source technologies
    relevant to infrastructure operators, including Ansible, Ceph, Docker,
    Envoy, Istio, Kata Containers, Kubernetes, ONAP, OpenStack, OPNFV,
    Spinnaker, Tungsten Fabric, Zuul and many more.
  • A number of collaborative sessions will be offered at the Forum,
    where open infrastructure operators and upstream developers will
    gather to jointly chart the long-term future of the OpenStack project
    and discuss topics ranging from fast-forward upgrades to networking
    models and how to contribute.

Headline sponsors for the Berlin Summit are Canonical, Deutsche Telekom,
Huawei and Intel. The Marketplace expo hall is filling up, and sponsorships
are available
until early October.

"The Berlin Summit is designed to reflect our community's mission to
make open infrastructure a strong and viable option for many use cases,"
said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation.
"Our work will be centered around developing use cases, facilitating
cross-community collaboration, fostering new projects and end-to-end
testing. In hundreds of sessions and workshops, we'll share success
stories and reference architectures, defining the requirements to
address common challenges and focusing on the hard work of integrating
tools developed in disparate communities."

Dates to remember:

  • August 13: Event schedule goes live
  • August 21: Early
    Bird registration
  • November 13-15: Berlin Summit
  • Week of April 29: Denver Summit

Analysts and members of the media can contact
for information about event registration.

About the OpenStack® Foundation
The OpenStack
(OSF) supports the development and adoption of open
infrastructure globally, across a community of 90,000 individuals in 187
countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice,
including datacenter cloud, edge computing, network functions
virtualization (NFV), CI/CD and container infrastructure.

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