Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available;
Early Bird Discounts End on February 1, 2015

DURHAM, North Carolina – Jan. 20, 2014 Percona, the company that makes MySQL and OpenStack faster and more reliable, today unveiled the complete conference and tutorial schedule for OpenStack Live 2015, a new annual conference running in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2015 at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. OpenStack Live 2015 will take place April 13-14. The company also announced that Early Bird registration discounts end on February 1, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

OpenStack, a highly scalable operating system for public and private clouds, is the fastest-growing open cloud platform. Organized and hosted by Percona, OpenStack Live 2015 is one of the industry’s best opportunities to meet and listen to leading experts in the field about top cloud strategies, improving overall cloud performance, and operational best practices for managing and optimizing OpenStack and its MySQL database core.

Conference Schedule

Conference breakout sessions will be held on April 14 following the morning’s keynote addresses. The sessions will be delivered by top OpenStack experts from some of the world’s leading OpenStack vendors and practitioners, including HP, IBM Research, Percona, Rackspace, Red Hat, and Time Warner Cable. Sessions will include:

Session TitleSpeaker(s)Company
A Closer Look at Ceph's PerformanceZoltan Arnold Nagy, Cloud Engineer, and Mark Korondi, Cloud EngineerIBM Research – Zurich
Deploying an OpenStack Cloud at Scale at Time Warner CableMatthew Fischer, Principal Software Engineer for OpenStack DevOps, and Clayton O’Neill, Principal Software Engineer for OpenStack CloudTime Warner Cable
Designing a Highly Resilient Network Infrastructure for OpenStack CloudsPere Monclus, CTOPLUMgrid
Identifying Major Sources of Variance in a Traditional DBMS: A Case for Predictable DatabasesBarzan Mozafari, Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
An Introduction to Database as a Service With an Emphasis on OpenStack Using TroveAmrith Kumar, Founder and CTO andTushar Katarki, Director of Product ManagementTesora, Inc.Percona
Lightweight OpenStack Benchmarking Service With Rally and DockerSwapnil Kulkarni, Senior Software EngineerRed Hat
Monasca: Monitoring as a Service (at Scale)Roland Hochmuth, Software Architect, Deklan Dieterly, Senior Software Engineer, and Craig Bryant, Expert EngineerHP
MongoDB Profiler Deep DiveKenny Gorman, Co-FounderObjectRocket by Rackspace 
MySQL and OpenStack Deep DivePeter Boros, Principal ArchitectPercona
OpenStack at MiMedia: Scalable Consumer MediaMichael Yoon, CTOMiMedia
RDO CommunityAlvaro Lopez Ortega, OpenStack R&D, Engineering Manager Red Hat
Replication and Clustering With OpenStack TroveAmrith Kumar, Founder & CTO, and Doug Shelley, VP Product DevelopmentTesora, Inc.
Show Me the Services! Leveraging OpenStack PaaS Services from Cloud Foundry AppsAndrew Conrad, Development ManagerHP
So, You Want to Contribute to OpenStack...George Lorch, Software EngineerPercona
Trove in the Real World - Adventures in Running Production Workloads on Upstream CodeNikhil Manchanda, Principal Software Engineer Lead, and Andrew Conrad, Development ManagerHP

Tutorial Schedule

Tutorials sessions take place on April 13, 2015. Tutorials provide practical, in-depth knowledge of critical OpenStack issues. Topics include:

Session TitleSpeaker(s)Company
Barbican: Securing Your SecretsDouglas Mendiz√°bal, Software Developer IV, Chelsea Winfree, Software Developer, and Steve Heyman, QE Software Developer Rackspace
Deploying, Configuring and Operating OpenStack TroveAmrith Kumar, Founder & CTO, and Doug Shelley, VP Product DevelopmentTesora, Inc.
Essential DevStackSwapnil Kulkarni, Senior Software EngineerRed Hat
Get Your Hands Dirty With OpenStack Storage: CephZoltan Arnold Nagy, Cloud Engineer, and Mark Korondi, Cloud EngineerIBM Research – Zurich
OpenStack Networking IntroductionValentina Alaria, Head Product & Solutions Marketing, and Brendan Howes, Solutions ArchitectPLUMgrid
Hacking OpenStack for PadawansAdolfo Brandes, Senior ConsultantHastexo


Sponsorship opportunities for OpenStack Live 2015 are available. Sponsors become a part of a dynamic and growing ecosystem of OpenStack and MySQL professionals, including DBAs, SysAdmins, developers, CTOs, CEOs, business managers, technology evangelists, solutions vendors, investors, and entrepreneurs who typically attend Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo events.

Having Fun at the Hyatt

The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is the best place to stay and enjoy all conference activities. Attendees for Percona conferences have been known to mingle at the Hyatt bar throughout the afternoon and long into the evening. Percona has reserved a block of rooms, and attendees who make their reservations via the OpenStack Live 2015 website receive a special rate. Special rates will be available until March 23, 2015, or until the group block is sold out.

Planning to Attend?

Early Bird Discounts for OpenStack Live 2015 are available through February 1, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

Visit the OpenStack Live 2015 website for more information about the conference. Interested community members can also register to receive email updates about OpenStack Live 2015.

Percona Live Conferences

What: OpenStack Live 2015

Where: The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center

5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

When: April 13-14, 2015

Company Information

Press Contacts

Brigit Valencia

For Percona

(360) 597-4516


About Percona

Percona has made MySQL and OpenStack and faster and more reliable for over 2,800 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade Support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read Percona Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL and OpenStack users, including Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, and Percona Toolkit. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.


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