Brandenburg Gate | Berlin, Germany

The 18th OpenStack Summit is almost upon us! In Berlin, a city that is known for its ability to transform from season to season, the latest iteration of the OpenStack Summit has found itself a perfect host. Scheduled to take place at the CityCube from November 13th-15th, the Summit promises to be a platform where developers, operators and the who’s who of the OpenStack Ecosystem will gather to discuss the latest additions and improvements. A growing set of use-cases like AI, machine learning, NFV and edge computing are driving new demands for infrastructure, and OpenStack is moving in the right direction. Support for bare metal container deployments and improvements to the upgrade process have strengthened its status as a platform for containers, edge computing, machine learning and DevOps pipelines.


NetApp is a frontrunner in the OpenStack community. We have seen it all; from spearheading the development of Manila, the shared filesystems project that has been available since the Grizzly release, to working with the Cinder community for the past 14 releases, it is no exaggeration to say that NetApp maintains a strong presence when it comes to industry leading storage solutions on OpenStack. We are focused on delivering solutions for customers from several domains such as telecommunication, research facilities and service providers that meet their needs and further their business operations. Our storage and data management portfolio provides a spectrum of options, giving customers the flexibility and guaranteed performance that they desire.


NetApp is an exhibitor sponsor for OpenStack Summit and we will be there at booth C23 at the CityCube, so definitely come see us! Be sure to attend our presentation session on Thursday the 15th, where we will be talking about deploying OpenStack on containers and how NetApp storage enables installing, backing up and restoring with ease!


We hope to see you soon. Until then, Auf Wiedersehen!

Bala Ramesh Babu

Bala is a member of NetApp’s Open Ecosystem group and primarily works with the OpenStack team, where he is responsible for highlighting NetApp’s OpenStack solutions. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Networking from NC State University.