OpenStack & Beyond Podcast – Episode 4 | Is OpenStack Really Ready for the Enterprise

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We’re back with the newest episode of OpenStack & Beyond, the podcast that discusses everything OpenStack. We are really excited to bring you this much anticipated episode featuring two great panelists – Lauren Nelson, a senior analyst from Forrester Research and Kristian Köhntopp, a veteran cloud architect from hosting company SysEleven.
This is the first time we have had two guests on the show whom each come from a different position in relation to OpenStack, one from a research perspective and the other from a hands-on perspective.
The topic of this podcast, as noted in the title of this post, is “Is OpenStack Really Ready for the Enterprise?” This episode was mainly based on Lauren’s May 18th report entitled, “OpenStack is Ready – Are You?” which you can download from the OpenStack website.

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What makes this episode so interesting is that panelist Kristian Köhntopp just recently took part in presenting a talk at the German Open Source Data Center conference in April entitled, “45 Minutes of OpenStack Hate.” That should be self-explanatory.
Suffice it to to say that there were some points that Lauren and Kris are not quite in agreement about. So, enjoy this podcast and let us know what you think!
You can listen to the full podcast below:

About Our Fantastic Guests:

Lauren NelsonLauren E. Nelson, Forrester’s private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud lead, is an analyst based in Cambridge, Mass., serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. Her coverage area spans the IaaS space with extensive knowledge of solutions (including internal private, hosted private, and public IaaS), enterprise adoption trends, the current state of cloud standardization, and cloud metrics creation. Her coverage also includes strategic rightsourcing of applications, cloud strategy development, customer use cases, cloud adoption trends, cloud economics, and the green implications of cloud computing. Lauren has advised hundreds of enterprises on these topics through speeches, workshops, webinars, inquiries, advisory, and reports.

Kristian KöhntoppKristian Köhntopp started using computers in 1983, and went online in 1987. He’s currently building the Openstack deployment at SysEleven, a hoster with a focus on eCommerce based in Berlin. Before that, he’s been a Senior Scalability Engineer at from 2008 to 2014, with a focus on databases, guiding through a technical and business growth of Factor 100 within six years. He’s been a Principal Consultant at MySQL AB between 2006 and 2008, working on Performance Tuning and Architecture and Design assignments with two dozen customers all over Europe and the US, and been a Senior Security Engineer at (25 mio users freemail provider in german) from 2003 to 2005.

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