This week marks a milestone in the history of open source. Only a few years back, OpenStack was nothing but a twinkle in a few people's eyes. Today, it counts with over 100 companies running OpenStack-based clouds and offering OpenStack-based solutions. Fortune 500 companies are building OpenStack clouds, hedging their IT infrastructure on OpenStack and a whole ecosystem of products and services have emerged. In just one and a half years, OpenStack has emerged and is changing the way companies look at IT. Join John Engates, Rackspace CTO, and Mark Interrante, Vice President of Product for a discussion on the realities of OpenStack-based products and what this means for Rackspace and the industry.
John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit | | Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud... Read More →
As Vice President of Product at Rackspace, Mark Interrante leads the teams in designing, building and running Cloud. The teams are significant contributors to the OpenStack project. Interrante comes to Rackspace from Yahoo, where he was vice president of media products. At Yahoo, Interrante lead the global product teams of Yahoo! Finance, Sports, and Entertainment properties. With over 20 years of technology industry experience, Interrante has also held leadership roles at Spoke Software... Read More →
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