Open Tech usage has accelerated to a fast and furious pace this year!

“Grab a chair. We were about to roast some marshmallows.” Source: Fast and Furious Tokyo Driftopenstack tokyo cropped

Our team is so pumped to be a headline sponsor of the OpenStack Summit Tokyo where we will feature our worldwide portfolio of OpenStack based offerings as well as our amazing OpenStack contributors. There are so many ways to engage the IBM team while in Tokyo so I’ll break it down list style:

IBM Sessions and Keynote at OpenStack

On Wednesday, October 28 at the Summit, I’m looking forward to watching Angel Diaz, IBM VP Cloud Architecture and Technology, and Jesse Proudman, CTO of Blue Box, an IBM Company take the stage for their keynote presentation. I’m proud to say Jesse is a new Distinguished Engineer in IBM. OpenStack has gone global like no other open source initiative and in the keynote on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, we will celebrate that global reach and demonstrate how only IBM OpenStack based offerings can get you there.

Also, we are so proud of the team for securing sessions for 50 speakers at the upcoming summit covering topics ranging from Magnum in Open Containers, to Neutron, Cinder, Horizon, Swift Object Store, Heat and translation. IBM OpenStack developers cover the hottest topics in OpenStack today. In many of our sessions, we will be celebrating the great contributions to the Liberty release. For a full guide to all of IBM’s sessions at the summit, get your scheduling on with Nate Ziemann’s guide to IBM sessions. To learn more about all of IBM’s contributions to Liberty that will be featured at the Summit, please read Brad Topol’s blog “A Guide to the OpenStack Liberty Release”. And last but never least, learn more about featured Blue Box sessions at OpenStack in this overview by the Blue Box team.

Expo Hall

Always a fun time at the IBM booth as we demonstrate the latest in OpenStack based technology and share fun giveaways. From a hard gear perspective, come by to see IBM’s new line of server solutions designed for clouds and clusters, IBM Power Systems LC Line. We will also demo PowerVC which simplifies enterprise virtualization management for IBM Power Systems. The team will also showcase our latest storage technology, Spectrum Scale for unified file and object storage.

For Cloud solutions, whether you’re looking for public, private or local Cloud offerings, we’ve got you covered, globally. See the latest in Private Cloud offerings including Blue Box Dedicated and Blue Box Local. For a Public Cloud tour, learn more about OpenStack VMs on SoftLayer and sign up for a beta. And of course, remember to join us for the very popular Booth Crawl on Tuesday evening from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.


Book Signing – Our Illustrious IBM OpenStack Developers

Stop by to get your signed copy of “Identity,Authentication, & Access Management in OpenStack” , O‟Reilly book authored by Steve Martinelli, Henry Nash and Brad Topol. Steve who is the newest PTL for Keystone, Henry and Brad will be with us in the booth to sign copies and answer any questions you may have about their new book. You might even want to grab a selfie with this talented trio!

IBM Client Day

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 11:15am to 6:15pm, IBM is hosting a Client Day event to feature the best of OpenStack as well as an in depth look at IBM premier Cloud offerings based on OpenStack. The team will cover topics ranging from OpenStack for Beginners, overviews for hot technologies including Heat, Federation, Containers to client case studies, IBM Cloud offerings and we even do some crystal ball gazing to predict the future. The first session of the day kicks off at 11:15am in the Heian (New Takanawa) Room with Jesse Proudman presenting OpenStack for Beginners. To wrap up the day, we’re delighted to feature key OpenStack technical and business leaders in a Crystal ball gazing panel discussion to explore the vast space that is OpenStack. Angel Diaz, IBM VP of Cloud Architecture and Technology will host Jesse Proudman , CTO of Blue Box an IBM Company, Moe Abdula, IBM VP of Cloud Foundational Services, and Monty Taylor, Director of OpenStack Innovation as they gaze in to their crystal ball and share with you their insights in to the future of OpenStack. Use this link to add it to your calendar

Women of OpenStack Evening Event

We are very proud to once again sponsor the Women of OpenStack networking event. This unique gathering gives the women of OpenStack the opportunity to talk about the various aspects of working in OpenStack as well as working as women in technology in general. The relaxed setting gives attendees a great opportunity to meet and network with other women in OpenStack.

Activity Station

Just for fun, stop by IBM’s activity station to print beautiful cultural stickers for your laptop! Capture the memories of this Summit by printing a sticker with your name onto senjafuda.

Look forward to seeing you all in Tokyo!

1 comment on"Open Tech Rolling Thunder 2015 – OpenStack Summit Tokyo"

  1. […] example, PureApp, POWER or System z—on top of OpenStack. Given that, it’s not unusual for IBM to have over 100 people at any given OpenStack conference. With our Bluebox acquisition since the last conference in […]

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