Mirantis Hosts Quarterly Meetup for Bay Area OpenStack Community

Silicon Valley engineering company brings NASA CTO to speak at event for open source cloud technologists.

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 —

Mirantis, an engineering services company delivering OpenStack expertise, is bringing Ray O’Brien, NASA CTO, Ken Pepple, director of cloud development at Internap, and Rodrigo Benzaquen, R&D director at MercadoLibre, eBay’s Latin American partner, to speak at the third quarterly meetup for the OpenStack community on December 14 at the Silicon Valley Cloud Center in Sunnyvale.

These quarterly meetings, for the San Francisco Bay Area community of OpenStack enthusiasts, focus on business and technology topics related to the adoption of OpenStack by enterprises and the developer community.

There are many events focusing on OpenStack vendors and developers, but the community is asking about companies really using OpenStack in production. We wanted to do an event to discuss customer deployments.

This event will be hosted in collaboration with CloudCamp, at their Cloud Center in Sunnyvale, and will focus on production deployments of OpenStack.

“There are many events focusing on OpenStack vendors and developers, but the community is asking about companies really using OpenStack in production,” said Boris Renski, co-founder and EVP at Mirantis. “We wanted to do an event to discuss customer deployments, and allow the community to hear from those who are now using OpenStack.”

OpenStack is an open source platform for building private and public infrastructure clouds. More than 110 leading companies participate in the OpenStack project, including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Intel, and Microsoft. It originally started with NASA and Rackspace. The last two events of this meeting series were organized and hosted by Mirantis, with 100 OpenStack developers attending in June and 150 in September. The events were quickly oversubscribed, showing the very high interest in OpenStack. The Bay Area OpenStack community has grown from 100 to more than 600 members since the summer.

“OpenStack is the most popular vendor-independent cloud fabric available today. It is one of the most valuable and innovative IT resources for enterprises, helping them to significantly improve their IT infrastructure,” explained Renski. “Mirantis works with companies to accelerate the adoption of innovative application infrastructures, and our current focus is to make OpenStack development very accessible and affordable for our customers. By hosting these events, we are expanding the OpenStack community, which provides important benefits to our customers.”

Attendees can RSVP for the free event at http://www.meetup.com/openstack/events/41423082/.

About Mirantis

Mirantis builds custom cloud platforms using open source/OpenStack technology, helping technology innovators like Cisco, ST Micro, GE Money and Agilent, and other enterprises create unique products and services built on cloud platforms tailored to their business. Mirantis helps customers add predictability and efficiency to early stage, complex software development initiatives and establish and run long-term technology development programs that shorten time-to-market on new products bound for production.

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