Sponsors

  • Microsoft
  • Nebula
  • Google
  • SugarCRM
  • Facebook
  • HP
  • Intel
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • WSO2
  • Alfresco
  • BlackBerry
  • CUBRID
  • 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Contact Us

View a complete list of OSCON contacts

Prying Open the Cloud with Dell Crowbar and OpenStack

Joseph George (Hewlett-Packard (HP)), 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

Photo of Joseph  George

Joseph George

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Joseph George is the executive director of Server Big Data Strategy and Density Optimized Servers at HP, and is responsible for driving a broad range big data solutions across the HP Server portfolio. He also leads efforts in driving hyperscale server infrastructure as part of HP’s density optimized server business.
Prior to coming to HP, Joseph held key strategy, product management, evangelism, and technical leadership roles at companies like Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, and has served on the OpenStack Foundation board of directors. Resultantly, Joseph has spent almost 20 years in driving emerging technology solutions in the areas of virtualization, cloud, big data, commercial and open source software, and scale out computing.
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 Houston 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).

Photo of Rob Hirschfeld

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.