OpenStack Israel Event to Address Best Practices, NFV and Major Advancements in OpenStack Cloud Software

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Organizers GigaSpaces and IGTCloud expect record attendance at sixth event as OpenStack adoption accelerates

This year’s OpenStack Israel event is the most impressive yet. Attendance is a ‘must’ for any Israeli organization looking to make informed decisions about IT transformation and the role OpenStack can play.

Chief technology officers and OpenStack experts from industry-leading organizations such as Deutsche Telekom, GigaSpaces, IGTCloud, HP, Mirantis, Red Hat, TD Bank and Telecom Italia will share best practices at the sixth OpenStack Israel event on June 15, held at Cinamatheque Tel Aviv.

The event, OpenStack Israel, is designed for cloud leaders, technology decision-makers and heads of infrastructure and innovation who want to learn more about OpenStack, discuss the benefits of open source, and outline concrete steps that businesses can take to decide if an OpenStack cloud is right for them. Registration is open to the public and is only US$50.

Keynote speakers and panelists slated to contribute to the 2015 event include the following:
Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Monty Taylor, HP
Koby Holzer, Liveperson
Boris Renski, Mirantis
Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation
Nick Barcet, Red Hat
Srinivas Sarathy, TD Bank
Marco Ughetti, Telecom Italia

The full agenda is available here.

The OpenStack Israel committee comprises Nati Shalom, GigaSpaces founder and CTO; Avner Algom, CEO of IGTCloud; Florian Haas, CEO of hastexo; Koby Holzer, devops group leader at Liveperson; Arthur Berezin, senior technology product manager at Red Hat; and Sharone Zitzman, open source community lead for Cloudify at GigaSpaces.

In-depth technical training is being offered in conjunction with the event. OpenStack Kilo Fundamentals Public Training, a one-day “crash course,” will be held on June 14, followed by OpenStack Advanced Training from June 16-18. Training fees apply.

OpenStack is the open source software for building clouds most widely used by enterprises and service providers. Enterprises use OpenStack to support rapid deployment of new products, reduce costs and improve internal systems. Service providers use OpenStack to give customers reliable, easily accessible cloud infrastructure resources, supporting technologies including platforms and containers. OpenStack powers clouds for many of the world’s largest brands, including AT&T, Bloomberg, Cisco Webex, Disney, Fidelity and Walmart. Nearly 500 companies and 23,000 individuals across more than 150 countries are supporters of the project.

OpenStack in Israel
The OpenStack community in Israel has been growing from year to year and boasts an annual attendance of more than 400 technical professionals. The OpenStack Israel event provides diverse tracks and a variety of hands-on workshops on everything OpenStack—from compute, networking, and storage to operations, orchestration and related open source projects. This year a special emphasis will be placed on network functions virtualization (NFV) and recent advancements made by the OpenStack community with respect to interoperability, federated identity and the community app catalog.

“The OpenStack community in Israel is vibrant and growing,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “The OpenStack Israel event is one of the longest-running community events for our project. But more importantly, it keeps getting better every year, with the support of great content from users and developers in the region.”

“We launched the first OpenStack Israel in 2012 as a vehicle whereby Israeli companies could bring their innovations to the global OpenStack community,” said Nati Shalom, founder and chief technology officer at GigaSpaces. “Since then, the depth of technical expertise and use cases that the event offers has expanded tremendously. As a result, this year’s OpenStack Israel event is the most impressive yet. Attendance is a ‘must’ for any Israeli organization looking to make informed decisions about IT transformation and the role OpenStack can play.”

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies provides software for cloud application orchestration and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments. As a community leader in various open source projects, GigaSpaces led the formation of OpenStack Israel in 2012, as well as the DevOpsDays event, which started in 2013. Hundreds of Tier-1 organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, from top financial firms, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, healthcare organizations and telecom carriers.

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