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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Production Clouds Powered by OpenStack

Nebula CEO Chris C. Kemp to moderate a panel discussion among featured OpenStack users PayPal, Cisco WebEx and eBay

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OpenStack is powering production clouds. In this General Session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Nebula CEO Chris C. Kemp will outline the open source cloud platform's path to maturity, leading to production use in some of today's most popular companies. He will moderate a panel discussion among featured OpenStack users PayPal, Cisco WebEx and eBay, asking the questions that are top of mind as your organization considers implementing OpenStack. The group will discuss how they're using OpenStack today, ways the cloud platform is delivering real business value, and best practices for effective planning and implementation.

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Speaker Bios:
Chris C. Kemp is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nebula, developers of a turnkey enterprise private cloud computing system. Prior to Nebula, he was the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, where he co-founded OpenStack, and was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source and open government. Kemp has also served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and was the chair of the Cloud Standards Working Group.

Previously, Kemp served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, Microsoft World Wide Telescope and was responsible for NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Project. He is an acknowledged technology leader and has been named a top CIO by CIO Magazine and was most recently recognized as the number one leader in cloud computing for 2012 by TechTarget. Follow him on Twitter at

Saran Mandair is the Sr. Director of Infrastructure Engineering at PayPal, responsible for cloud automation, monitoring and systems engineering in Site operations. His current focus is to enable product agility, developer productivity and in providing self-service to manipulate parts of the infrastructure. Saran has been involved in various mission critical Infrastructure roles across PayPal, eBay and Sun Microsystems. Prior to PayPal, he was responsible for eBay's core site infrastructure consisting of storage, systems engineering, data platforms and infrastructure automation.

Jean-Christophe "JC" Martin is Cloud Architect at eBay. He is responsible for eBay's cloud technical strategy and architecture.

Reinhardt Quelle is WebEx Operations Architect at Cisco.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley, November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 11th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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