Wednesday 30th November, 2011
11:00am to 11:25am
Initially launched as a collaboration between Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack was certainly not the first attempt to build open source cloud infrastructure. But less than 18 months after it was first announced, OpenStack continues to command much of the mindshare and is well on the way to becoming an independent Foundation supported by over 100 technology companies. Lew Moorman, Chief Strategy Officer at Rackspace, was there at the birth. He will talk frankly about Rackspace’s rationale for giving away its Intellectual Property, and the ways in which his company – and others – must adapt to a market in which so many differentiators are being commoditised or given away.
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