Accelerate Cloud Computing Success with an Open Cloud

Accelerate Cloud Computing Success with an Open Cloud

 

Available On Demand
Duration 45min
Speakers
Chris Ferris
CTO Cloud Interoperability
IBM
Chris Ferris
Chris Ferris is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Cloud Interoperability in the Software Group Standards Strategy organization. He has been involved in the architecture, design, and engineering of distributed systems for most of his 30+ year career in IT and has been actively engaged in open standards development since 1999. Chris is currently leading IBM's technical engagement in the OpenStack community, and providing technical leadership on a number of open initiatives relating to Cloud. spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting in the founding of OpenStack in 2010. In 2012, he started the OpenStack Foundation, along with Jonathan Bryce, and now serves as it's Chief Operating Officer working full time on "Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem."
Mark Collier
Chief Operating Officer
Openstack
Mark Collier
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting in the founding of OpenStack in 2010. In 2012, he started the OpenStack Foundation, along with Jonathan Bryce, and now serves as it's Chief Operating Officer working full time on "Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem."

To maximize the benefits of cloud, your infrastructure requires interoperability and open source to ensure seamless integration across the enterprise. Adoption of an open cloud is extremely important so you won’t have to fear vendor lock-in.  

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Reduce the risk of vendor lock-in with cloud standards and open source
  • Ensure an interoperable cloud with open source and open standards
  • Lower IT integration and switching costs

Register for this webinar to learn real-world examples of how open source can impact the design and implementation of your public, private, and/or hybrid cloud. IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Ferris and OpenStack Chief Operating Officer, Mark Collier discuss how you can reduce the cost to integrate new IT hardware and software into the cloud now and in the future.

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