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Ready to transform? Learn how at SUSECON 2017


We are rapidly approaching SUSECON 2017 in the beautiful city of Prague and this year, it’s all about redefining the meaning of “open”.  Here at SUSE, we pride ourselves on being the open, “open” source company and that sentiment will surely be reflected in all of our sessions, demos, keynotes and more at SUSECON this year….because there’s more to “open” than just the code!

Our hot topics this year include: transformation, agility and innovation and if you’re looking to transform your current infrastructure, you’re in for a treat.  With organizational and consumer expectations higher than ever and with the expectation of IT to transform to support business needs, the demand for innovation that fuels IT transformation at hyper-speed is critical. The critical piece is truly open collaboration without the typical boundaries of vendor lock-in, proprietary systems, rigid technology stacks and other inhibitors to accelerating innovation…and that’s what differentiates SUSE from the competition and should make the decision to migrate stress-free.

However, if you’re in the market for open source software-defined infrastructure to transform your current technology, attending SUSECON 2017 and still on the fence, be sure to add the following sessions around transformation to your line-up.

CAS126498 – Two years of successful OpenStack operation within the BMW Group – insights and experiences

Dyon van Bavel, BMW Group

Andreas Pöschl, Senior Solutions Architect, BMW AG

When you start with Openstack, you have to make some decicions and assumptions and set your expectations right. The Openstack environment at the BMW Group is now productive for more than two years and a huge success story. We would like to share some of the initial ideas, findings, their consequences and – as we think – success factors, you might also want to take into account, when introducing Openstack.

TUT127299 – Panel: Trends in Software Defined Infrastructure

Lars Marowsky-Brée, Distinguished Engineer, SUSE

Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, SUSE

Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO, SUSE

Cornelius Schumacher, Distinguished Engineer, SUSE

In this panel moderated by SUSE’s CTO Thomas Di Giacomo, three of SUSE’s Distinguished Engineers and Architects discuss the technology and trends in Software-Defined-Infrastructure and convergence between SUSE OpenStack Cloud, Containers as a Service Platform, and Enterprise Storage. (Note to session reviewers: unsure if we want to add a customer or technical industry analyst?)

BOV127294 – Enterprise DevOps or how to organize the Bimodal Data Center

Kai Dupke, Sr. Product Manager Server, SUSE

Cameron Seader, ID, SUSE

Ever wondered if Enterprise fits DevOps and the opposite? The answer is that both can benefit from the other merging into Enterprise DevOps. This will help customers to bridge their IT from traditional Data Center mode to containerized and agile mode. Using the best mode suited for the business case needs the right tools to to make it working – working as in Enterprise. In this session learn about SUSEs way to offer tools to run the traditional Data Center and the containerized Data Center – and how to use them for both for better success, easier operations, and improved results.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Kent Wimmer’s blogs (below) to get a complete overview of this year’s event and stay tuned for more recommendations!


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