We’re just finishing up here at the Vancouver OpenStack Summit – an amazing event this year, returning to an amazing city. The weather even cooperated and we were treated with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks in the distance while float planes entertained us, landing and taking off from the harbor, just outside the convention center.
This year’s event was billed as The Summit: Home of Open Infrastructure, and was attended by builders and operators of container infrastructure, CI/CE, Telecom + NFV, Public Cloud, Private & Hybrid Cloud and members of open source communities like Kubernetes, Docker, OPNFV, Ansible, Ceph, and others.
Attendees took advantage of over 200 sessions and workshops. SUSE focused on helping attendees understand how to take advantage of SUSE OpenStack Cloud, to “get private cloud to take off and make infrastructure fly”. Our SUSE-green float plane and flight crew uniforms were a hit at the event and helped attendees envision how they could “Navigate to Sunnier Skies with SUSE”.
Of course, when it comes to soaring with private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, OpenStack is a leading force in the industry. 84% of CSPs say that OpenStack is essential or important to their company’s success, and 451 Research estimates the overall market for OpenStack-based solutions will exceed $6 billion by 2021
Containers were a big focus at the summit as well, since OpenStack is a prime deployment environment for containers. In 2015, application containers were a $495 million market. By 2020, that’s expected to grow to $2.7 billion according to 451 Research.
As OpenStack matures, SUSE continues to partner with leading SDN/NFV, storage, platform, and other ecosystem vendors to help customers reach new heights. So how do you minimize turbulence when taking-off to the blue skies of private cloud ? I’d suggest considering the truly open provider of open source infrastructure solutions, SUSE! SUSE’s been providing OpenStack to the enterprise longer than anyone. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is the easiest private cloud infrastructure solution to deploy and manage – ready for your development, test and production workloads. It’s fully supported, compliant and secure.
Farewell to Vancouver for now. Maybe we’ll be fortunate and Summit will return once again, but for now, we’ll set our sights on Berlin for November. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you again!