OpenStack is one of the fastest growing open source projects in the history and is quickly becoming the de-facto standard for Open Cloud Data Center. The project is gaining maturity quickly with major companies such as PayPal, eBay, BestBuy, Intel, Samsung, Bloomberg and HubSpot using it in production, with major vendors such as HP, Rackspace, IBM, Redhat, Ubuntu and GigaSpaces behind the technology.
On May 27th, we will open the doors for OpenStack Israel for what will our biggest OpenStack Israel yet with over 350 attendees. We welcome top industry leaders to Israel to discuss the latest news in OpenStack, as well as showcase real life case studies from Intel, LivePerson, Alcatel , Mirantis and eNovance. This event would not be possible without support from the OpenStack Foundation and the IGTCloud as well as from our sponsors: GigaSpaces, HP, IBM, Rackspace, Cloudsoft, eNovance and CICC. The conference will be held in the Herzilya Arts Center in Herzilya, Israel on May 27th, 2013.
As a member of the OpenStack Israel Committee, I am excited to see that Israel is one of the three locations leading the adoption of OpenStack in Europe (with Germany and Hungary), with more startups, ISVs and organizations joining this year. Unlike in previous years, this year we have had tremendous support for the event, bringing in new committee members, building an agenda with a record number of speakers from all over the world as well as an unprecedented number of attendee registrations. The event will exhibit great content with fresh case studies as well as technical sessions covering the core aspects of OpenStack. For those who want to get their hands "dirty" with OpenStack, we have also arranged a three day training session following the event through collaboration with StackOps. For details on the schedule see the event agenda.
With a focus on OpenStack technology, innovation and implementations, attendees will hear actual case studies as speakers from Intel, LivePerson, Alcatel and others will share their user experiences with OpenStack. Guests will learn how leading OpenStack cloud providers, software vendors and system integrators are now delivering OpenStack-based clouds and solutions to the market. The session tracks will take guests on a technological deep-dive into the inner workings and frameworks around OpenStack technology.
This is sure to be a big event, both in size and in success. I encourage everyone to come out and see how OpenStack has had an impact on countless organizations, both here in Israel and abroad. Register today for your spot at OpenStack Israel. I hope to see you all there.