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Visit us at OpenStack* Summit Boston

Author: 
Travis Broughton

Once again the OpenStack* Summit is upon us, and our team at Intel cannot think of a better place to celebrate the free spirit of open source than Boston! Next week, “Stackers” from Intel who are attending will share and learn across architecture, engineering, and operations. We’re proud to be a Headline Sponsor of the Openstack Summit, and we look forward to catching up with the community since our last meeting in Barcelona.

Data centers are rapidly changing to keep up with the massive growth in data generated by internet-connected devices and sensors. OpenStack-based solutions, powered by Intel® technologies, provide a bridge to this new, connected world. Intel Vice President Imad Sousou, General Manager of the Open Source Technology Center and OpenStack board member, will talk about the benefits of OpenStack in hybrid- and multi-cloud environments in his keynote at 9:25 on Tuesday morning.

Intel will demonstrate several new technologies in the Intel booth, from an Intel® Rack Scale Design rack, to the latest in Intel® 3D NAND SSDs and Intel® Optane™ storage technology solutions. These technologies help companies build faster, more agile data centers that allow operators to fine-tune capacity and shape their clouds to meet their workloads’ ever-changing demands. If networks are your thing, we’ll have Quality of Service orchestration that ties together the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), Open vSwitch* (OVS), OpenDaylight, and Watcher. And while you visit the Intel booth, be sure to pick up your free t-shirt and full ensemble of stickers that feature the new OpenStack project mascots!

In the network space, join us on Tuesday in the Marketplace for a demo and presentation focused on how OpenStack, combined with Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT), can detect and address ‘noisy neighbor’ conditions in the data center. These are essential tools for enforcing SLAs and protecting against degraded performance for Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). At 11:40 a.m., Helen McGough will demo this during “Collectd and Vitrage integration - an eventful demo.” And at 4:40 p.m., Maryam Tahhan will present “Collectd and Vitrage integration - an eventful presentation.”

If you’re interested in storage, tune in at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday for Tushar Gohad’s Lunch & Learn session, “Storage Software Acceleration for the Solid-state Era.” And at 1:30 p.m. that same day, join us at Ceph Day for “Turned up to 11: Low-latency Ceph Block Storage,” jointly presented by Tushar Gohad and Jason Dillaman of Red Hat*. That will be immediately followed by “Optimizing Ceph Performance by Leveraging Intel® Optane™ and Intel® 3D NAND TCL SSDs,” presented by Jian Zhang and Jack Zhang.

The Summit, of course, is about its vibrant community as much as it is about technology. Intel remains very committed to growing the community by furthering diversity and inclusion, and inspiring the next generation of OpenStack contributors. Come participate in Monday’s Speed Mentoring Lunch, which brings together mentors and mentees to help new individuals get up and running quickly in OpenStack, on both career and technical tracks. Join us for a panel discussion among OpenStack Foundation* mentors and their interns at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, where we’ll share key insights gained through the internship program funded by Intel and introduced by the Foundation in Barcelona. And we will dive into an interactive panel discussion on strategies to foster diversity and inclusion in the OpenStack community, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Along with these upstream contributions, we’re eager to share our downstream collaborations in bringing OpenStack into production. Don’t miss the hometown success story (at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday) of Big Data as a Service at Mass Open Cloud, standing up Hadoop* and SPARK* on top of OpenStack to allow users to access public data sets on-demand. You can also learn about The Latest OpenStack Momentum in China, hosted by four OpenStack Board Directors who will share exciting developments from the thriving ecosystem in this region at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

I’m happy to see the evolution of this community, including adjacent technologies with deep tracks including Ceph* Day, OpenDaylight* Day, and a healthy dose of K8s sprinkled throughout. These technologies are enabling amazing things—from self-driving cars to smart hospitals to automated factories.

What are you most looking forward to seeing in Boston? Connect with me on Twitter at @tvbroughton, or stop by the Intel booth if you’d like to connect with me at the Summit.

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