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The OpenStack Summit in Austin is just around the corner.  It will truly be an amazing time heating up OpenStack, returning to where it all began more than 6 years ago.  Keynotes, awesome technical breakout sessions, case studies, and discoveries of how companies are innovating around Cloud. There is no better place to be if you’re evaluating a cloud strategy or seeking to transform to a digital business using open source software to run your private, public and hybrid cloud.

I am excited to share with you details of IBM Client Day, a full day track at the Summit on Tuesday April 26th  (Summit Day 2).  Whether you are just starting to evaluate OpenStack or are already on the journey, this event is for you.  By participating in IBM Client Day, you will spend the day exploring OpenStack and IBM in three key ways:

  • Learn: Gain knowledge about Open Technology adoption and OpenStack
  • Discover: Discover uses cases that demonstrate the value of OpenStack & IBM
  • Inspire: Share in IBMs vision, cloud strategy and today’s capability to accelerate your cloud delivery on a global scale

We have put together a great agenda for the day filled with hot topics, use cases, and a great line up of speakers.  In addition we’ll have refreshments, a unique giveaway, and the opportunity to win an iPad Air.    To set the scene,  I also highly recommend attending Why IBM is Betting on OpenStack with Don Rippert, IBM General Manager Cloud Strategy & Offering Management. Don will share insights on why IBM is “all in” with OpenStack as well as issue a challenge to the community to drive the long-term success of OpenStack.

IBM Client Day will start just after the keynote at 11:15 in room MR 18 C/D, Level 4, Austin Convention Center.   Make sure to add the sessions to your schedule by clicking on the links below.

11:15 OpenStack for Beginners Jesse Proudman • Shamail Tahir • Tyler Britten • Brad Topol
12:05 The open cloud: A platform of possibilities – Local, Dedicated and Public use cases Jason McGee • Azmir Mohamed
2:00 Modelling, Deploying and Managing Applications in IBM Blue Box with Cloudsoft AMP Duncan Johnston-Watt (Cloudsoft) • Hernan Alvarez
2:50 Open without Limits — LinuxONE, Ubuntu 16.04 and OpenStack Mark Shuttleworth(Canonical) • Angel Diaz • Jessica Murillo • Kershaw Mehta
3:40 One network to rule them all:  Open, scalable, & integrated networking for Containers & VMs Kyle Mestery • Phil Estes
4:40 Accelerating Mobile App delivery with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, Heat, and OpenStack Tyson Lawrie • Tim Pouyer • Glen Hickman

While we highly recommend you take in the full week, if you have to pick one day, Tuesday is THE day.  Reserve your one-day full access pass for Tuesday, April 26th here .

Also there are almost 60 IBM speakers at over 40 breakout sessions.  See  Brad Topol’s recent blog for a look at what topics they are covering.

Hope to see you at the summit.

1 comment on"Join team IBM @ Austin OpenStack Summit on Tuesday April 26th"

  1. Vijay Bandaru April 22, 2016

    Hi Linda,
    Will join the session on Tuesday.
    Thanks,
    Vijay Bandaru

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