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Thursday, October 29 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Challenges in Planning, Building, and Operating Large Scale Infrastructure

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Every company’s IT dream is to build the most efficient and reliable datacenter to run their applications.  In this panel discussion, hear from some of the most successful companies using OpenStack today.  What challenges do OpenStack operators still face?  How can operators and developers collaborate better?  What toolsets would IT managers like to have to get a better ROI on their cluster?  All of these topics and more will be covered in this free-flowing Q&A session.

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Stanley Chan

Chief Architect - Systems, Visa Inc
Stan has built a solid career with more than 18 years of technology experience in numerous companies ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 enterprises in Silicon Valley.  During this time, he has put on many hats, including roles in systems engineering, application development, operations management, product management, release engineering, systems architecture and various consulting roles. | His current role is as Chief Architect of... Read More →
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James Downs

Cloud Strategy and Architecture, WalmartLabs
James brought OpenStack and other cloud technologies to WalmartLabs. He championed the adoption of Openstack within Walmart E-Commerce, leading efforts behind initial installs and production pilots. Starting with Essex, he guided the cloud program from an engineering project to an operations practice, and through full production deployment. Successfully serving holiday traffic for Walmart.com in 2014 on OpenStack was the culmination of 2 years of... Read More →
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Anant Kumar

Product Manager, PayPal
Anant is currently responsible for the Paypal Cloud. Spent over a decade working in Cisco Engineering, another 2 running a technology driven Fashion eCommerce business. Have since worked on wireless Location at Arba Networks and currently responsible for driving requirements for the Paypal Cloud. An OpenStack newbie a year ago, am still learning the intricacies of delpoying and managing a cloud using Openstack. Reaizing that the complexity is in... Read More →
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Edgar Magana

Cloud Operations Architect, Workday
Edgar is an emerging leader who has specialized in Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and OpenStack. He has developed excellent software development skills and outstanding customer and business driven experience. Currently, he is core member of the Neutron OpenStack development community. Edgar has strong experience in fully automated Cloud Computing... Read More →
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Joseph Sandoval

Director, Cloud Platform Engineering, Lithium Technologies, Inc
My current role is Director, Cloud Platform at Lithium Technologies. With over 20 years experience designing and deploying in the datacenter and 7 years in public cloud.  I've got involved with Openstack since 2012 and operator since 2013 as the cloud platform of choice in the datacenter. My current team has deployed Openstack to production to power our SaaS. From my experience I can help the community understand the challenges of running... Read More →
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Sumeet Singh

CEO at AppFormix, AppFormix Inc.
Sumeet Singh is the Founder & CEO of AppFormix. AppFormix optimizes enterprise clouds by providing sophisticated analytics and control of how virtualized infrastructure interacts with applications. Previously, Sumeet was the Principal lead for Hybrid Cloud Networking at Microsoft Azure.   | Sumeet’s PhD. thesis at UCSD directly led to him co-founding NetSift, which was subsequently acquired by Cisco, where he led the... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm

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