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Tuesday, November 4 • 14:00 - 14:40
PaaS and OpenStack - The Strategy for an Agile Enterprise

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As OpenStack gains mainstream adoption, enterprises are looking for ways to unlock the value that a distributed, orchestrated IT infrastructure provides. Many are starting to introduce value-add platforms on top of OpenStack, in particular Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions, that promise to turn the staid legacy development processes and methodologies into an agile software factory, abstracting developers from infrastructure so they can focus on what they do best - code awesome applications that bring value to the enterprise and their customers.

But where should enterprises start? What are the dependencies and pre-requisites? What technology stack fits the current environment? Do skills need to be upgraded? Does the enterprise first have to transform processes and governance to take full advantage of the powerful combination of PaaS and OpenStack? And where do I start?

The presentation will help to answer these and other questions related to developing and executing a PaaS strategy in legacy enterprise environments. Participants will understand:


  • The main dependencies for deploying a successful PaaS Strategy

  • The common pitfalls when deploying PaaS in a legacy environment

  • How enterprises can move towards the creation of a "software factory"

  • The importance of agile

  • The KPIs that need to be tracked

  • The critical success factors required to deploy PaaS in an OpenStack environment

  • The synergies (and barriers) between PaaS platforms and OpenStack

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Francesco Paola

CEO, Solinea
Francesco Paola is the Co-founder and CEO of Solinea, a leader in | helping global enterprises adopt Open Infrastructure solutions. | | Working in executive capacities in Asia, Europe and the United States, | Francesco has over 20 years of leadership experience in diverse | industries, where he has built great teams and driven the proliferation | of cloud computing solutions for Global Fortune 1000 firms. | | As an entrepreneur, he has a... Read More →

Lee Thompson

VP Eng Ops, AlienVault
Lee is a Consultant leading the DevOps practice at Solinea, a company dedicated to delivering cloud strategy, architecture and integration services to enterprises, service providers and SaaS providers. Lee was Vice President and Chief Technologist at E*TRADE Financial pioneering the use of open source technologies in financial services. He was a key member of DTO Solutions, an early leader in DevOps consulting, transforming companies with... Read More →

Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 14:40
Room 251

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