OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud's Global Influence

1 - OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud's Global Influence
2 - The Lion Dance Welcomes Attendees to Hong Kong
3 - CIO of Hong Kong Likes Open Technologies
4 - The Cloud Isn't About Acronyms
5 - OpenStack Needs More Collaboration
6 - IBM Is Placing Its Cloud Bets on OpenStack
7 - Open Source Matters in the Cloud
8 - China Is Home to a Large Population of OpenStack Developers
9 - OpenStack Security Service Protects 450 Million Users in China
10 - China's Largest Travel Site Uses OpenStack
11 - OpenStack Summit Provides Live Translation
12 - New Projects to Join the Platform in 2014 and Beyond
13 - Mark Shuttleworth Places His PaaS Bet on CloudFoundry
14 - Hong Kong Provided a Cloudy Vista for Attendees
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OpenStack Summit Highlights Cloud's Global Influence

by Sean Michael Kerner

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The Lion Dance Welcomes Attendees to Hong Kong

The traditional Lion Dance greeted attendees of the OpenStack Summit with a lively show of sight and sound.

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CIO of Hong Kong Likes Open Technologies

Daniel Lai, government chief information officer of Hong Kong, helped kick off the conference with comments about OpenStack and its global nature.

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The Cloud Isn't About Acronyms

Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, doesn't care much about acronyms such as IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service). In Bryce's view, OpenStack is all about the impact on the user.

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OpenStack Needs More Collaboration

During his keynote address, Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Engineer Monty Taylor said it's critical for companies to contribute to the core of OpenStack and not just their own plug-ins. "If your amazing plug-in works but the OpenStack core doesn't, your plug-in is sitting on a pile of mud," Taylor said.

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IBM Is Placing Its Cloud Bets on OpenStack

Danny Sabbah, CTO and general manager, Next Generation Platform, at IBM, is bullish on OpenStack. In his view, the cloud is one of the most important evolutions in the history of computing.

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Open Source Matters in the Cloud

Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat, emphasized during his keynote that open source is the key to OpenStack's success.

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China Is Home to a Large Population of OpenStack Developers

While OpenStack got its start in the U.S., Beijing is now home to more OpenStack developers than anywhere else in the world.

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OpenStack Security Service Protects 450 Million Users in China

Chinese online security and mobile vendor Qihoo 360 is using OpenStack to provide cloud-based security for 450 million users.

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China's Largest Travel Site Uses OpenStack

Ctrip is now using OpenStack to help power its back end and as the platform for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service that is replacing 13,000 call center desktops.

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OpenStack Summit Provides Live Translation

In an effort to be assessable, the OpenStack Summit provided live Chinese language translation for some of the English language sessions.

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New Projects to Join the Platform in 2014 and Beyond

An increasing number of new projects are likely to become part of the OpenStack platform in the next year. One of the most hyped at an early stage is Solum, which aims to bridge the gap with application development services.

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Mark Shuttleworth Places His PaaS Bet on CloudFoundry

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, announced during the event that his company will be partnering with Pivotal's CloudFoundry PaaS.

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Hong Kong Provided a Cloudy Vista for Attendees

As the first OpenStack Summit outside of the U.S., the event gave attendees the chance to explore one of the world's great cities.

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