Call for Speaker Proposals Open Through November 9, 2014

DURHAM, North Carolina – Sept. 11, 2015 – Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, today announced OpenStack Live 2015, a new annual conference that will run 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. Speaker proposals for the conference will be accepted now through November 9, 2014, and Early Bird registration is available until February 1, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. PST.

OpenStack, the fastest-growing open cloud platform, is a highly scalable operating system for public and private clouds and is winning the support of service providers and organizations of all sizes. OpenStack Live 2015 is a unique opportunity to hear from 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.

OpenStack Live builds on the success of the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo, which is held annually in Silicon Valley. At last year’s conference, which drew more than 1,100 registered attendees from 40 countries around the world, Percona introduced OpenStack Open Source Appreciation Day to rave reviews, leading to the creation of the OpenStack Live conference.

“We created OpenStack Live 2015 to bring OpenStack experts, evaluators, users, and solution providers together to accelerate knowledge sharing, fuel innovation, and create opportunities for new partnerships,” said Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO of Percona. “In the same way that Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo has become the most popular MySQL event of the year, we look forward to the enthusiastic OpenStack community turning OpenStack Live into a must-attend event.”

OpenStack Live 2015 will include conference sessions presented by OpenStack community members on topics such as how to deploy, optimize, and manage OpenStack and the role of MySQL as a crucial technology in OpenStack. An optional day of hands-on tutorials will focus on making OpenStack users more productive and confident in this emerging technology. Conference attendees can take advantage of the joint OpenStack Live/Percona Live keynotes, exhibit hall, and Birds of a Feather sessions where they can network with both OpenStack and MySQL community members.

OpenStack Live 2015 attendees will also have access to Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo events on April 13 and 14, allowing them to dive deeper into MySQL topics such as high availability, security, performance optimization, and much more.

OpenStack Live 2015 Conference Committee

OpenStack Live 2015 features its own dedicated conference committee. A partial list of committee members includes:

  • Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source Engagement at HP (Conference Chairman)
  • Rich Bowen, Openstack Community Liaison at Red Hat
  • Jason Rouault, Senior Director OpenStack Cloud at Time Warner Cable
  • Peter Boros, Principal Architect at Percona

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for OpenStack Live 2015 is open now through November 9, 2014. Percona also invites proposals for tutorial sessions, which focus on an immediate and practical application of in-depth OpenStack knowledge. Tutorial speakers should assume that attendees will have laptops to work through detailed and hands-on presentations. Tutorials are typically three hours in length including a Q&A, but submissions will also be accepted for full-day, 6-hour tutorials. Selected speakers will receive a complimentary full conference pass.


Sponsorship opportunities for OpenStack Live 2015 are still 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.

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
Call for Papers Deadline: November 9, 2014

Company Information

Press Contacts
Terry Erisman
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About Percona

Percona has made MySQL faster and more reliable for over 2,000 consulting and support customers worldwide since 2006. Percona provides enterprise-grade MySQL support, Consulting, Managed Services, and Training services to companies such as Cisco Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC. Percona's founders authored the definitive book High Performance MySQL from O'Reilly Press and the widely read MySQL Performance Blog. Percona also develops software for MySQL 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

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