Highlights from OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016

Midokura had a great week at the OpenStack Summit Barcelona. Whether you were there in person or in spirit, the energy, collaboration, and user stories coming out of that event were phenomenal. Some of our customers like Overstock.com were featured in the OpenStack’s “The World Runs on OpenStackcampaign.

The theme for the OpenStack Newton release is versatility, delivering one platform for virtualization, bare metal and containers for all workloads across industries. Especially for Industrial Internet, visibility into the supply chain and manufacturing provide sustainable competitive advantage for many. As more organizations make the journey towards digital transformation, versatile networking becomes the key technology enabler driving the IT and OT convergence.

Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director of 451 Research moderated our panel on OpenStack Cloud Economics where Dan Dumitriu, Chief of Product Strategy at Midokura and panelists from GoDaddy and Juniper shared their POV on pricing models based on their experiences operating public, private and hybrid service models.

During the panel, Dr. Rogers also reported that running OpenStack at scale can beat public cloud on cost. The 451 Research show that because of the prevalence of qualified administrators and when labor efficiency is greater than 400 virtual machines managed per engineer, OpenStack becomes more financially attractive and offers a lower TCO over commercial private cloud offerings like VMware and Microsoft. The good news is that the Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam can help companies identify the top OpenStack in the industry.

Midokura shares in this perspective as well. Our own experience of operating on-premise OpenStack clouds deliver a favorable server to admin ratio of 1000:1 for virtual machines. In fact, according to 451 Research, for any environment in which server admin ratio of 400+ virtual machine per engineer, all private cloud options are cheaper than both public cloud and managed private cloud options. This should be eye-opening for all the pundits saying public-cloud first.

More information from 451 Research

Also don’t miss our panel featuring Kubernetes experts from Google, Midokura and Huawei

Susan Wu

About Susan Wu

Susan is the Director of Technical Marketing at Midokura. Susan previously led product positions for Oracle/Sun, Citrix, AMD and Docker. She is a frequent speaker for industry conferences like OSCON, OpenStack Summit, Container World, Interop ITX, All Things Open, Linuxcon/CloudOpen/Containercon, Interzone, Data360/Cloudcon and Data Storage Innovation. Honored by the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) organization as one of the Top Women in Cloud for 2013, Susan is passionate about advancing womens' contribution to the cloud industry and serves on the Board of Directors for CloudNOW. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanwu88

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