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OpenStack Summit 2016: The must-attend OpenStack event

OpenStack Summit 2016: The Must-attend OpenStack Event

Dates: October 25-28, 2016 | Register here
Prices: starting from USD 350,-
Location: Barcelona, Spain

OpenStack Summit 2016

The Must-Attend OpenStack Event

The Openstack Summit is the most important gathering of IT leaders, telco operators, cloud administrators, app developers and OpenStack contributors building the future of cloud computing.

Hear business cases and operational experience directly from users, learn about new products in the ecosystem and participate in hands-on workshops to build your skills.

Attended by thousands of people from more than 50 countries, it’s the ideal venue to plan your cloud strategy and share knowledge about architecting and operating OpenStack clouds.

Summit Categories

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day event comprised of presentations, panels, workshops, and educational opportunities through OpenStack Academy.

Topics span cloud strategy and business case development to operational best practices and technical deep dives.

Architecture & Operations

The Architecture & Operations category is designed for cloud architects, operators and system administrators who are building or running OpenStack clouds. Featuring stories from the trenches, best practices, tools and industry-specific considerations, you’ll hear directly from your peers and walk away with practical knowledge.

Business & Strategy

In this category, it will be discussed how OpenStack is meeting enterprise IT technical requirements and cover topics relevant to planning your cloud strategy, including culture change, cost management, vendor strategy and recruiting. The speakers will also cover important emerging technology shifts such as Network Functions Virtualization and the growing use of cloud services in the telecom and carrier space.


The Developers category will cover developing cloud applications, making the most of containers, delivering valuable services like big data analytics, as well as presentations and help getting started for upstream contributors.

OpenStack Academy

With a focus on education and training for cloud operators and application developers, the OpenStack Academy brings together hands-on workshops and day-long intensive training sessions under one roof. They’ll also offer the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam on-site. Workshops and trainings will require an RSVP and certain pre-requisites. Bring your laptop and walk away with OpenStack skills.

Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration brings together the upstream developers, operators and various working groups under the User Committee to plan the future of the software and collaborate around various community initiatives.

Summit Tracks:

Architectural Decisions

This track will discuss popular reference architectures, configuration options, workload optimiziation, and architecture show and tell, where experienced users will share their architectures and experiences.

Big Data

In this track, you’ll learn about specific reference architectures and use cases, along with updates on relevant OpenStack projects like Sahara, which rapidly provisions Hadoop or Spark clusters for big data analysis.

Case Studies

In the case studies track, you’ll hear directly from enterprises, service providers, and application developers who are using OpenStack to address their business problems.

Cloud App Development

This track will be for users who are building and deploying applications on OpenStack clouds, and cover topics like automating and managing application deployment, application software configuration, SDKs, tools, PaaS and big data.


This track will highlight new and successful startups and discuss where investors are seeing the most opportunity.

Cloud Models & Economics

In this track. we’ll discuss which workloads fit different cloud models, how to optimize for cost and mitigate risk.

Community Building

In the community building track, user group leaders will share their experiences growing and maturing their local groups, community leaders will discuss new tools and metrics, and we’ll shine a spotlight on end user and contributing organizations who have experienced a significant internal culture change as participants of the OpenStack community.

Operations War Stories

In the track, you’ll hear directly from fellow cloud architects and operators who will share their stories from the trenches, proven architecture diagrams, and lessons learned.

Getting Started

The sessions in this track will give you the OpenStack 101, including an overview of the technology, how to get involved with the community and get started on your cloud journey.

Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on Workshops offer a window into OpenStack training for operators and application developers. Sessions are typically 90 minutes and require RSVP and some prep work. Bring your laptop and walk away with OpenStack skills.

HPC / Research

In this track, discuss reference architectures, best practices and case studies for high-performance computing will be discussed.

IT Strategy

In this track, it will be discussed how OpenStack is meeting enterprise IT technical requirements and cover topics relevant to planning your cloud strategy, including culture change, cost management, vendor strategy, hybrid cloud, how to manage legacy applications and recruiting.


The networking track will feature technical presentations, use cases, design and implementation discussions relevant to cloud networking, specifically topics like SDN, scale, IPv6, policies, HA, and performance.

Products & Services

In this track, you’ll hear about the latest products, tools, and services from the OpenStack ecosystem.

Project Updates

This track provides an opportunity for users and ecosystem members to hear directly from technical contributors, covering the latest features and what’s on the roadmap for their projects.

And many more!

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