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OpenStack Design Summit & Conference Promises to be Center of the Open Cloud Movement

OpenStack contributors, cloud industry leaders and end users will gather in San Francisco to share user stories, discuss the future of cloud computing and plan future software releases

AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 — The fifth OpenStack Design Summit & Conference organized by Rackspace Hosting with headline sponsors HP, Nebula and Ubuntu supported by Canonical, will take place April 16 - 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. With a growing development community, more than 100,000 downloads and 150 participating companies, OpenStack, the cloud operating system, has seen tremendous end user and commercial interest as an open standard to manage compute, storage and networking resources across datacenters.

Developers from all over the world that are contributing to OpenStack will gather at the Design Summit on April 16 - 18 to plan the sixth software release scheduled for Fall 2012. Immediately following the Design Summit, OpenStack users, members of the commercial ecosystem and contributors in the technical community will gather for the OpenStack Conference on April 19 - 20. The conference will feature:

  • Keynotes sessions from Zorawar 'Biri' Singh, SVP and GM, HP Cloud Services, Chris C. Kemp, co-founder of OpenStack and CEO of Nebula; John Engates, CTO and Mark Interrante, VP of Products at Rackspace; and Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu;
  • User story presentations including Deutsche Telekom, X.commerce, Department of Energy Magellan, San Diego Supercomputer Center and NeCTAR Cloud;
  • Panels about community strategy and vision, technical debates, cloud standards and investing in the OpenStack community; and,
  • Hands-on workshops, networking, social events and more.

To view the full agenda and additional events, visit:

"OpenStack has gained phenomenal traction in less than two years, and we are seeing firsthand the number of both private and public cloud deployments increasing substantially across the globe," said Jim Curry, GM of Rackspace Cloud Builders. "We are thrilled to have such strong interest in the Conference from speakers and sponsors. We have a packed agenda and are looking forward to the community veterans and newcomers meeting in just a few weeks."

In addition to Headline sponsors HP, Nebula and Ubuntu supported by Canonical, supporters of the OpenStack Conference include Premier Sponsors Cisco, Dell and Intel; Event Sponsors DreamHost, ITRI, Morph Labs, NetApp, Nexenta, Opscode, NTT Data, and Yahoo!; and Startup Sponsors Ceph, Cloudscaling, ElasticBox, Mirantis, Nicira, StackOps, SwiftStack and SolidFire.

The OpenStack community welcomes all attendees interested in cloud computing and open source to this event to learn about OpenStack and become a part of the community.

To register for the OpenStack Conference, visit:

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For the latest news and information, follow OpenStack on the web at:

About OpenStack

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers building an open source cloud computing platform that any organization can use to build private or public clouds. Established to drive industry standards, end cloud lock-in and speed cloud adoption by creating a common, open platform for both public and private clouds, OpenStack currently has the support of nearly 150 industry leading companies and more than 2,300 project participants. The open source cloud operating system currently consists of five core components, which together manage pools of compute, storage and networking resources. For more information and to join the community, visit


Source: OpenStack

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