OpenStack & Beyond Podcast – Episode 2 | OpenStack Summit Roundtable

After a very fascinating first podcast about SDN & NFV, the OpenStack & Beyond podcast is back with a fantastic second episode recorded live from the OpenStack Summit in beautiful, sunny Vancouver.
Hosts Shlomo Swidler of Orchestratus, and our very own Nati Shalom discuss everything new with OpenStack and in the cloud world.They took on the challenge of broadcasting this show right in the middle of the action by the convention center where the summit is taking place. The discussions were centered squarely around the evolution of OpenStack with regard to the recent release of Kilo, as well as talk about the various being done around OpenStack with containers, an app store, and much more.

This is a fantastic episode with great panelists that come from very different sides of OpenStack, including:
is co-founder of Mirantis and their first CEO. Most recently, in the role of CFO, Alex guided the company through a number of equity and debt financing rounds. Currently, Alex oversees Mirantis OpenStack Community contribution strategy, and serves as Chairman of the board. He was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “Most Important People in Cloud Computing”.

A serial Entrepreneur, Alex co-founded RSI Group, Inc., one of the world’s principal providers of Receivables Management Software, which sold to London Bridge Software PLC (now part of Fair Isaac Corporation–NYSE: FICO) at 800% return to the investors. Alex’s previous experience includes a wide range of technical and management positions with Tektronix, IBM, ADP, Netscape, and KLA-Tencor.

is a virtualization architect for Cisco and has been working in IT for 15 years, focused on virtualization and cloud for the past 9. He has been awarded the vExpert award from VMware for the past consecutive 5 years for his contributions to the Virtualization community.

He is the co-author of the OpenStack Design book, the VMware vSphere Design book, and has participated and a technical reviewer of the several cloud publications. His blog, Technodrone, focuses on Virtualization, Architecture, Cloud and Automation and is one of the top 50 virtualization blogsfor the past 5 years Speaker History OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 Openstack Israel Conference 2013, 2014 VMworld 2014 UKVMUG 2013 DevopsDay TLV 2014 Numerous internal Cisco events.

Nick created and currently serves as editor-in-chief of the popular OpenStack:Now newsletter, as well as managing outbound content for Mirantis. He is also active in the OpenStack Documentation project. Nick has written several books and hundreds of articles as an IBM developerWorks Certified Master Author.
You can listen to the full podcast here:

Below are some “sound” bites and discussions from this episode:
What’s different about this OpenStack Summit?

What does the Kilo release tell us?

About Project Murano


What does Google’s involvement in OpenStack mean?

Evolution of openStack

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