Making OpenStack a Reality in Your Enterprise

  • Monday, 04/03/2017: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room: 501A
  • Session Number:  IT7:


The advantages of OpenStack in the enterprise are well-documented: agility, flexibility, lack of vendor lock-in, focus on enterprise applications vs. infrastructure, etc. But the reality is that despite great advancements, OpenStack remains challenging for most organizations to implement. Stories of the Fortune 100 adopting OpenStack are inspirational, but many organizations lack the resources to successfully deploy OpenStack. This is compounded by a complex ecosystem--finding your way and getting started is tough enough! This session is designed for the enterprise IT leader evaluating the merits of OpenStack and considering implementing this transformational technology within their organization. We will examine the principal methods of consumption (appliance, distribution, hosted service, etc) and the pros and cons associated with each. Attendees will leave the session with tangible action items they can take back and get started with.

Learning Objectives

This session is designed to have attendees learn the guiding principles for evaluating, automating, and implementing OpenStack within their enterprise IT environment.


Grant Kirkwood

CTO and founder
Unitas Global