OpenStack has bold ambition: to bring utility computing to the masses. We've certainly succeeded in getting the world's attention; Essex is a milestone release that has attracted major industry players to this project and this event. Next, we need to deliver the robustness, scale and innovation that will turn pilots and prototypes into mission critical infrastructure.
Mark will bring the perspective of lessons learned in Ubuntu, which is itself shifting gears from being a popular prototyping platform to being adopted as core infrastructure in large scale deployments. Practices and processes that build quality, governance and innovation while preserving the flexibility and passion of contributors will be a focus, as will some of the lessons learned from large scale deployments of Ubuntu in government and corporate environments.