Mirantis Execs and Customers Nexenta and iSuperGrid to Speak at OpenStack Conference April 19-20

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Representatives from Mirantis will participate in three panels at OpenStack conference on block storage, high performance computing, and expanding the OpenStack community.

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Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, said that its executives and customers, Nexenta and iSuperGrid, will speak at three sessions at the upcoming OpenStack Conference in San Francisco, April 19-20.

Mirantis has been an active member of the OpenStack community since its inception and has contributed multiple code commits to the OpenStack Compute and Identity projects. Mirantis is also one of the key organizers of the Bay Area’s OpenStack user group, hosting the quarterly community events in Silicon Valley. Just before the OpenStack Design Summit kicks off on Monday, on April 14-15, Mirantis is hosting the first two-day Boot Camp for OpenStack, hands-on technical training for OpenStack Compute. The session is sold out.

Greg Elkinbard, Senior Director, Product Management, Mirantis, and Caitlin Bestler, Director, Architecture, at Mirantis customer, Nexenta, will speak on Thursday, April 19, at the panel discussion:

  •     OpenStack and Block Storage …Where To From Here? This session will focus on the Nova Volumes effort of OpenStack, and discuss potential directions and extensions. Use cases will be presented, as well as information on current integrations and incremental improvements.

Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO at Mirantis, will moderate one panel session and speak at another on Friday, April 20:

  •     High Performance Computing, which will describe an HPC solution on OpenStack. The iSuperGrid cloud, engineered and deployed on OpenStack by iSuperGrid and Mirantis, integrates HPC and traditional workloads in one automated OpenStack platform. The two companies extended the OpenStack Essex release to deliver bare-metal provisioning functionality via OpenStack APIs. This enables customers to manage their virtual and bare metal servers using OpenStack while ensuring optimal HPC and big data performance. Theo Omtzigt, principal architect, iSuperGrid, will also speak at this session.
  •     Expanding the Community, a discussion about continuing the growth of the OpenStack community via OpenStack ambassadors and sharing of best practices in user groups. Mirantis hosts the quarterly community events in Silicon Valley. This OpenStack community grew from 100 to more than 1100 members in less than a year. Renski moderates the quarterly meetings.

Also, Mirantis will host the Design Summit Kickoff Party on Monday, April 16. Conference attendees can register to attend at openstacksummitkickoff2012.eventbrite.com/.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is an engineering services company delivering expertise in open source application infrastructure and OpenStack. Clients include Cisco, Dell, GE Money and Agilent. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and currently houses one of the largest groups of experts in OpenStack under a single roof. Mirantis works with middleware vendors, compute infrastructure companies, and Fortune 1000 enterprises, helping them to extract value from OpenStack. http://www.mirantis.com.

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