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Day 1 at the OpenStack Paris Summit

Author: 
Krish Raghuram

The first day of the OpenStack Summit in Paris provided plenty of evidence of the movement's growth, from a packed hall for the keynote to full-house sessions for many breakouts and a crowded show floor featuring a large number of vendors. The personal highlight was seeing Ruchi Bhargava on the sponsor panel speak to the pain points faced by Intel IT in their evolving hybrid cloud implementation, and underlining the role women have played in tech, often behind the scenes.

It's clear that the difficulty in upgrading a production environment to the latest release without disruption application service levels is a large issue with operations people. Ruchi also spoke to Intel's grassroots efforts with university programs to build a pipeline of developers coming out of college with a solid foundation in cloud environments. Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation even featured a 11 year old 7th grader who attended Linuxcon as a sponsored guest.

More excitement was provided by a BMW i8 being driven on stage to introduce the session by Stefan Lenz, who is in charge of BMW's Datacenter IT Infrastructure. He struck a nice balance between OpenStack's serious promise today and the gaps that still need to be addressed urgently. Later in the day, partners like Ericsson and Fujitsu testified to the value of technologies like Intel TXT and the just-announced Virtual Storage Manager open source offering. 

There were crowds at all booths, and it was good to see our engineers in deep discussion with visitors, explaining our initiatives in Intelligent Scheduling, Trust & Compliance, Network Security and Performance, reduced cost of storage and high availability.

Promises to be another exciting day tomorrow

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