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Wednesday, May 20 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Lessons Learned from Adopting Open Source at Hyperscale

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Time is money, so if cost is zero, do you have infinite time? The lure of open-source is often its attractive price tag, but are you getting yourself into a boondoggle that will have your CxO questioning what all your resources are doing and when your project will be production ready?

There's a broad spectrum of open-source projects and approaches to consuming these technologies. Expect to learn from the collective experience of this expert panel so you can position you for success and avoid the boondoggle. Hear from practitioners and technologists who've led major initiatives that leveraged open-source and close-source technologies.

You'll get the inside scoop on:

  • The open vs. closed-source choices made while constructing zCloud in 2011, the largest private/hybrid cloud of its day.

  • Cloud.com's bifurcation from close source commercial software to open-source

  • Major enterprises' use cases and adoption patterns between closed and open-source tech.

  • Several boondoggles that have thwarted open-source initiatives - lessons learned.

You should emerge from this panel with more confidence in how you should proceed with your roadmap and how to measure the true cost of open.

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Jeff Dickey

Chief Innovation Officer, Redapt, Redapt
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jeff oversees Cloud Strategy & Architecture at Redapt, he works with IT executives across the country as they solve current and future business problems with solutions that will stand the test of time. Jeff has worked in IT and Operations management consulting... Read More →

Sheng Liang

Co-Founder, CEO of Rancher
Sheng is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs.  Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO.  Sheng has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Room 121/122

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