The OpenStack Grizzly Summit in 2012 drew 1,200 attendees most of them developers or people checking out what OpenStack and cloud were all about. Keynotes and booth conversations were focused on technology, building the developer community and code base, or what people might try and do with OpenStack one day.
Fast forward to this week and that day has come. The theme of this week has been the enterprise user, what more they need from OpenStack development and the applications and use cases they are delivering today in OpenStack clouds. Booth conversations are more focused on the value that various OpenStack offerings can deliver to enterprise IT and their end user customers. The OpenStack Foundation has even started a new Superuser publication because, as Mark Collier noted in his Day 2 Keynote, OpenStack is helping enterprises to increase their speed and build business agility (if not the food lines at the summit).
As the provider of the first enterprise OpenStack distribution, way back in August 2012, SUSE has always recognized the value that OpenStack can deliver to businesses. We have focused the development of SUSE Cloud on the needs of our customers. By making OpenStack easy to install, ensuring interoperability and support for mixed hypervisor environments and now delivering automated configuration and deployment of a highly available control plane, so the cloud is always up, SUSE delivers on the enterprise vision for OpenStack.
If you are at the summit swing by the SUSE booth to hear how we are executing that vision in the future. And make sure you join Cameron Seader in Room B101 at 11:00AM to hear how your organization can successfully deploy OpenStack in a multi-hypervisor environment.