• Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • Dell
  • eBay
  • Heroku
  • InfiniteGraph
  • JBoss
  • LeaseWeb
  • Liferay
  • Media Temple, Inc.
  • OpenShift
  • Oracle
  • Percona
  • Puppet Labs
  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
  • SourceGear
  • Urban Airship
  • Vertica
  • VMware
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

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Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack

Joseph George (Dell, Inc.), Rob Hirschfeld (Dell, Inc.)
Products & Services
Location: E141
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)

An innovator’s dream, Dell’s™ OpenStack™ Cloud Solution is a massively scalable infrastructure-as-a-service cloud solution. It offers support for existing ecosystems, along with opportunities to influence future direction. Most importantly, it provides foundational components for cloud services. By building on the OpenStack foundation, you can deliver the best cloud for your applications.

In Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack, attendees will:

  • Find out about one of the fastest ways to stand up an OpenStack cloud
  • Learn about the development, implementation and operation of Dell Crowbar
  • Hear how one company planned and implemented an OpenStack cloud for its business

Dell is one of the original partners in the OpenStack community, which has now grown to more than 70 partners and participants. To accelerate adoption of this powerful platform, Dell has worked to deliver a fast, easy OpenStack experience based on the Dell developed software, Crowbar.

Get started now with:

  • An optimized OpenStack Cloud Solution
  • The Crowbar automated OpenStack installer to speed bare metal deployment
  • A free technical whitepaper that details the design of an OpenStack hyperscale cloud on PowerEdge C server technology
  • Proven expertise to help you get up and running fast

Read more about the steps to design an OpenStack scale-out cloud in Bootstrapping OpenStack Clouds and more info at www.Dell.com/OpenStack.

This session is sponsored by Dell

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Joseph George

Dell, Inc.

Joseph B George is the director of product strategy and marketing for Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team responsible for developing strong open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework. Joseph also represents Dell on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors.

Prior to coming to Dell, Joseph held key strategy, product management, and technical roles at companies like HP, BMC Software, and Halliburton. Covering areas such as enterprise management software, virtual desktops infrastructure (VDI), scale out computing, and transaction management, Joseph has spent over 13 years in the areas of enterprise software, virtualization, and cloud technology.

Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA), both from the University of Houston. He’s a tried and true Texan, and currently resides in Austin with his wife and two children.

You can catch Joseph’s thoughts and opinions regularly at the JBGeorge Tech Blog (www.jbgeorge.net) and he can often be found talking tech on Twitter (@jbgeorge).

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Rob Hirschfeld

Dell, Inc.

With a background in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Rob Hirschfeld, principal cloud solution architect at Dell, specializes in large scale, integrated, and innovative cloud systems. Lately, he’s been leading Dell’s OpenStack and Crowbar projects. As a principal cloud architect, Rob helps Dell to set strategy for cloud computing, drives innovative cloud solutions to market, and works with customers on their cloud implementations. Rob is a graduate of Duke and Louisiana State University. In addition to cloud technologies, Rob is also known for his passion and expertise on the Agile/Lean process. You can find Rob’s thoughts on cloud innovation at his blog RobHirschfeld.com or as @Zehicle. on Twitter.