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Platform9 Sessions at OpenStack Summit 2016

Platform9 gearing up for OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month, and it is shaping up to be a great event! We are especially excited about the Platform9 OpenStack sessions that were selected for the agenda. Thanks for voting for us and mark your calendars to make sure you attend these sessions.

Panel: Pros and Cons of Various OpenStack Consumption Models

Monday, April 25, 11:15am-11:55am

IDC Analyst and Research Director Ashish Nadkarni talks with EMC’s VS Joshi, Platform9’s Cody Hill and Red Hat’s Jonathan Gershater about the various OpenStack deployment models – Do it yourself or Buy and operate.  These models could be as varied as using the free community version, acquiring a commercial OpenStack distribution, or acquiring a turnkey OpenStack powered appliance. What are the challenges faced by CIOs, IT executives, and Line of Business owners while deploying OpenStack? What kinds of opportunities are available for enterprises/cloud service providers while determining their path forward? Do it yourself, Buy and operate, etc. What are the pros and cons of these models?

Raising Money In the Private Cloud Market

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm

This session will cover an entrepreneur’s experience raising venture funding in the private/hybrid cloud space and opportunities from the perspective of an investor. It will cover the broad market dynamics, what has failed in the past, the nature, size and potential of the opportunity that lies ahead from an entrepreneur’s and an investor’s perspective. Featuring Platform9 Co-founder Madhura Maskasky and Storm Ventures Managing Director Ryan Floyd, this session will provide perspective into what raising venture funding looks like in the OpenStack/private cloud space, learn from the experience of a startup that has successfully managed to navigate through the crests and troughs of venture funding, and built a product that’s seen wide customer adoption.

Case Study: From AWS to a Platform9 OpenStack Private Cloud

Tuesday, April 26, 3:40pm-4:20pm

PubMatic is a leading provider of marketing automation software, helping publishers make smarter decision through their real time analytics and reporting platform. A key component of PubMatic’s offering is the ad platform that processes real time metrics to deliver value to customers. After having built the ad platform purely on Amazon AWS public cloud, PubMatic started facing the challenge of cost and instance performance, which became the key drivers for their switch to private cloud, using Platform9 OpenStack on top of Linux/KVM servers across multiple geographies. This session will highlight PubMatic’s key use case and architecture, their experience transitioning away from a public cloud to running a 2000+ server cloud environment internally using a managed OpenStack offering, operational challenges faced in scaling the internal cloud, and how Platform9 OpenStack has helped simplify and streamline the operational workflow. Hosted by Platform9 Co-Founder Madhura Maskasky and PubMatic Senior Director Udy Gold, this session offers tips, tricks and operational wisdom from a real world OpenStack user’s perspective.

Throughout the Summit

Platform9 will also be participating in the Marketplace Expo, connecting with the community and demoing the Platform9 OpenStack-as-a-service solution throughout the week. Set aside some time to stop by booth A35 to see what’s new with Platform9!

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