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May 2019

OpenSDS at KubeCon EU 2019, Barcelona, Spain

By Event Reports, Events, Past Events

Introduction

All technology trends are data-centric and data intrinsic today. So as the challenges in managing the data across heterogeneous storage vendors, different platforms and across multiple clouds! OpenSDS, the Linux Foundation project is working to build an open data autonomous platform to address those challenges (www.opensds.io). It is an ecosystem with vendors, end-users, solution providers, technologists and developers across the globe. This Linux Foundation project has members from IBM, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Western Digital, Dell-EMC, Hitachi, LINBIT, Vodafone, KPN, NTT Communications, China Unicom, Yahoo! JAPAN, Toyota Infotech, GMO, IIJ, Click2Cloud, Oregon State University and more.

KubeCon+Cloud Native Con is organized by Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) and it’s a flagship conference in open source and cloud, which gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities from all over the world. It is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

KubeCon Europe 2019 was from May 20-23 in Barcelona, Spain.

Summary

The KubeCon Europe 2019 witnessed around 8000 attendees from all over the world. The sponsor showcases were more than 150 from various organizations and startups. It includes major companies like RedHat, VMWare, IBM Cloud, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, Canonical, Huawei Cloud, SUSE, Intel, SAP, HP, Yahoo!JAPAN and many more.

OpenSDS Project sponsored this event as a silver sponsor and also organized a mini summit “Open Data Autonomy” as a co-located event. OpenSDS had a showcase booth where it provided the key features and roadmap of the project.

Multiple speakers from different companies like Intel, Google, NTT, Huawei, Yahoo!JAPAN, MayaData/OpenEBS, SNIA/NetApp, SPC/HP, Quobyte, LINBIT presented various aspects of data management. Dan Kohn, Executive Director of CNCF presented about overall cloud native ecosystem and the potential of OpenSDS. The one day summit could provide various challenges, opportunities & use cases of data management and value of OpenSDS in solving the challenges. It also covered the plan and roadmap of OpenSDS project.

OpenSDS Showcase from May 21-23 was visited by more than 400 people and got more than 275 unique leads. Multiple solution providers, end users, vendors and other open source projects showed interest in the project.

Open Data Autonomy, mini summit by OpenSDS

It was a full day mini summit discussing on data management challenges, use cases and various opportunities. Presented the key features and roadmap of OpenSDS Project.

15 different sessions and one dedicated session for demo workshop conducted. Multiple speakers from different companies like Intel, Google, NTT, Huawei, Yahoo!JAPAN, MayaData/OpenEBS, SNIA/NetApp, SPC/HP, Quobyte, LINBIT presented various aspects of data management. Dan Kohn, Executive Director of CNCF presented about overall cloud native ecosystem and the potential of OpenSDS

Also we provided a lighting talk on OpenSDS in Cloud Native Storage Summit, providing the project brief.

They key points:

  • Key features and roadmap of the project

  • Rebranding announcement of the project (Open Data Autonomy direction) and support needed from partners

  • Collaboration and integration opportunities with OpenEBS, LINBIT, Yahoo!JAPAN and NTT, SPC, SNIA are discussed

  • Partners like NTT, Yahoo!JAPAN, OpenEBS and others showed interest to do testing of Capri release

OpenSDS Showcasing Booth


OpenSDS showcasing booth from May 21-23 provided the details on the project features, roadmap and the value. It was visited around 400 visitors and got 277 unique leads with 28 hot and 40 warm leads.