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Agenda for OpenStack Summit Berlin Is Now Live

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Attendees can browse sessions focused on CI/CD, Kubernetes, cloud
security, and faster OpenStack upgrades and hear open infrastructure use
cases from Volkswagen Financial Group, NASA, Workday, BMW and Oerlikon.

Open infrastructure builders and users from a diverse swath of
industries and open source technologies will meet in Berlin November
13-15 at the OpenStack
Summit
where they will share their work on integration of open
infrastructure technologies and offer an inside look at their
deployments and use cases. The agenda for the event is now live and
features 100+ sessions addressing more than 35 open source projects,
including new projects hosted at the OpenStack Foundation: Kata
Containers, Zuul, Airship and StarlingX.

The Summit
agenda
is organized into nine tracks covering open infrastructure
use cases including container infrastructure, private and hybrid cloud,
continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD), edge computing,
artificial intelligence (AI) and NFV.

Sessions and topics of note include:

  • Oerlikon ManMade Fibers, a machine manufacturer for the textile
    industry, will detail its OpenStack-based edge computing architecture
    and how it enables their customers to output millions of tons of
    fibers from geotextiles to fibers so thin that one 15kg bobbin can
    stretch from Earth to the moon and back.
  • Driven by the demand of rapid customer growth and increased security
    needs, the team at Workday, a leading human resources
    software-as-a-service solution, scaled its OpenStack deployment from
    50,000 cores to 300,000.
  • CERN has spent significant time making sure the integration of
    containers with its storage systems enables them to scale easily while
    maintaining high performance. Their Berlin session will discuss the
    configuration that provides their users auto provisioning of volumes
    on Kubernetes, and is just one of 45 sessions discussing Kubernetes
    strategy and implementation. If you want to get started in Berlin,
    there is a hands-on workshop led by City Network that will show
    attendees how to deploy a Kubernetes cluster template and a Kubernetes
    cluster, to an OpenStack Magnum environment.
  • eBay Classifieds Group will discuss how they updated their
    80,000-core private cloud for Spectre and Meltdown with an automated
    process using Ansible Playbooks and OpenStack APIs. Additional
    OpenStack users discussing security include NASA Goddard's NASA
    Center for Climate Simulation
    and the Pawsey Supercomputing
    Centre
    .
  • Volkswagen Financial Group and Verizon will join
    an industry panel to discuss data protection and their strategy for
    leveraging OpenStack and container technologies to serve both
    persistent and non-persistent workloads.
  • BMW will discuss the CI requirements for software projects at
    BMW like autonomous driving and how they use Zuul to develop software
    at scale.
  • Oath will guide a hands-on workshop around upgrading your
    OpenStack environment based on their experience upgrading at massive
    scale. Adobe Advertising Cloud and the UK's Science and
    Technology Facilities Council
    , which provides around 4,000 vCPU
    cores and supports thousands of scientists, will share their upgrade
    case studies.
  • Interested in how Kata Containers compares to Google's gVisor? Xu
    Wang, a member of the Kata Containers Architecture Committee, will
    provide an overview of both projects and discuss the performance
    tradeoffs of the various methods of workload isolation.

The agenda includes project updates and onboarding sessions around the
newest projects at the OpenStack Foundation—Airship,
Kata
Containers
, StarlingX
and Zuul—as
well as an update on the Foundation strategy.

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.

The Berlin Summit is the first OpenStack Summit to be held in Germany, a
Top 10 country in terms of OpenStack community membership that ranks
third by number of OpenStack User Survey respondents. 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 Financial
Group
. Data sovereignty and regulations such as GDPR are driving
growth in the German OpenStack public cloud market, where there are six
public cloud availability zones operated by City Network, Deutsche
Telekom
, Enter.IT, teutoStack, Cloud&Heat
and vScaler.

Headline
sponsors
for the Berlin Summit are:

  • Canonical
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Red Hat

Sponsorships are available until early October. Early
Bird registration
ends on August 21. Analysts and members of the
media can contact jennifer@cathey.co
for information about event registration.

About the OpenStack® Foundation

The OpenStack
Foundation
(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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