The agenda for the April Summit in Denver features experts on AI, machine learning, containers, edge and more.


The Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit) is the twice annual event supported by the OpenStack Foundation that gathers the people building and using open source technologies—30+ projects in fact—to power their infrastructure services to collaborate with each other. Last month, the Programming Committees shared their picks and today, the schedule went live featuring new users—Baidu, Boeing and Blizzard Entertainment to name a few—as well as technical deep dives into different open-source projects.

The Summit agenda covers 11 tracks, ranging from use cases like artificial intelligence and machine learning to edge computing and container infrastructure while also covering topics like security and getting started.

“Getting all of the awesome open source tools to play well together, from Tensorflow to Kubernetes to OpenStack, is the challenge infrastructure operators are rising to these days,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “Sharing that knowledge and advancing the state of the art in infrastructure automation is what the first Open Infrastructure Summit is all about, and we’ve got you covered with these amazing speakers!”

If you’re planning to attend the Summit—held from April 29 – May 1 in Denver, here’s a taste of what you can expect:

  • Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, has been using OpenStack as a private cloud to host its game services since 2012. Blizzard Entertainment will demonstrate how it is autoscaling its best-selling game “Overwatch” in OpenStack.
  • Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, will describe its method for replacing engines in flight and share experiences and lessons learned with upgrades on mission-critical OpenStack systems.
  • Adobe Advertising Cloud undertook a rapid, seven-month journey to migrate from VMs to Kubernetes and reach a multi-cloud/multi-region deployment. The Adobe Advertising Cloud team will share lessons learned from seven real-world production challenges it faced with StatefulSets, GitOps, autoscaling for ML and auto-remediation.
  • ARM will provide an update on advancements being made in using Kata Containers on Arm’s 64-bit architecture. The session will include demonstrations of running Kata Containers on aarch64 processors with Docker and also with Kubernetes and CRI-O.
  • Members of the AT&T team behind OpenStack-Helm and Airship will brush off the crystal ball to look into the future of running critical infrastructure at scale in Kubernetes. Their session will show how Kubernetes native workflows such as Argo can solve day-two issues.

If this lineup has your attention, check out the full schedule and register before prices increase on February 27 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Need travel funding? Travel support applications are open until February 27.


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Allison Price