As a founding sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, IBM's approach to OpenStack is simple - deliver high value contributions to OpenStack to make it THE best in class IaaS open source offering and then build IBM offerings on this foundation to deliver exception enterprise value to our clients. In this kickoff presentation for the IBM Track, Todd Moore, Director of Open Technologies and Partnerships, provides the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions - how is IBM adopting OpenStack across IBM Cloud Offerings? This presentation details the imperative of an Open Cloud Architecture to ensure interoperability and to avoid vendor lock in and sets the context for the IBM track sessions which provide a deeper dive on some of the IBM offerings shipping with OpenStack today including SmartCloud Orchestrator and SoftLayer.
Todd Moore is currently Vice President of Open Tech at IBM. In this role, Todd leads IBM's open source efforts that fuel innovation and new business models. Todd is engaged with communities and tech in Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Analytics.