It’s that time of the year again when the OpenStack community across the world comes together. Yes, the Open Infrastructure Summit 2020 is here again, and we couldn’t be more excited!

The latest edition of the summit is being held from 19th to 23rd of October. Owing to the pandemic, it will happen virtually – on the cloud, if we may take the liberty to crack that joke. We will definitely miss the face-to-face interaction and the collective energy of being together at one location, but there are many things lined up at the Summit to be thrilled about.

Team VEXXHOST has even more reason to look forward because we’re a headline sponsor for the summit this year. Also, our CEO, Mohammed Naser, would be delivering a Keynote address. That’s double the joy for us, and we hope to see you there as well!

Before we get into the details of what else is coming up at this year’s event, let’s have a short trip down the memory lane and look at past editions of the summit.

Boston OpenStack Summit 2017

It was the first time the summit ran under the Forum format. Attendees numbering in thousands flocked to the city of the Red Sox in May 2017 to connect with the OpenStack community – learn more, pool their resources, and advance their growth.

The interop challenge was one of the highlights that time, cementing the fact that OpenStack and its open standards work and coexist well. Another notable highlight was the introduction of a remotely managed private cloud offering by the foundation’ something that could be seen almost as “Private-Cloud-as-a-service.”

You could read our official recap of the summit here.

Vancouver OpenStack Summit 2018

The Vancouver Summit had over 500 sessions and was attended by over 2,600 members of the OpenStack community.

This edition of the summit had us in the role of a sponsor and steady contributor and donor to the open source infrastructure. Our CEO Mohammed Naser presented an OpenLab Demo on the first day and later held a workshop on how to install and configure your first jobs with Zuul.

Find more details about that edition of the summit here.

Berlin OpenStack Summit 2018

The open source fraternity really came together for the Berlin Summit held in November 2018. Attendees from across the world participated in sessions and workshops on Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Container Infrastructure, CI/CD, etc.

At the Berlin summit, Team VEXXHOST had the opportunity to announce new enterprise-grade GPU instances for our public, private, and hybrid clouds. The CEO, Mohammed Naser, also was a part of the Keynotes in the first two days.

The recap of the Berlin edition can be found here.

Denver Open Infrastructure Summit 2019

The Denver edition of the summit was the first one with the new name ‘Open Infrastructure Summit.’ Team VEXXHOST was one of the proud sponsors of the event and announced our new Kubernetes enablement offering and many others.

The summit was even more special for VEXXHOST because we were nominated for and won the Super User Award, thanks to the OpenStack community.

Read all the juicy details here.

Shanghai Open Infrastructure Summit 2019

In November 2019, Shanghai saw OpenStack enthusiasts flock together to learn, experience, and share the magical new developments and updates in the open source community. We were proud to hand over the Super User award to the new winner and our CEO Mohammed Naser held several discussions and presentations over the course of three days.

If you would like to know more details on the summit, they’re here.

Now that we’ve seen what’s happened in the past let’s see what’s lined up for the virtual Open Infrastructure Summit 2020.

Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit 2020

The pandemic year comes with many challenges, but the open source community is ready as ever to make the first virtual summit into a success. IT decision-makers, open source developers, and operators numbering in thousands, representing a staggering 750 companies and 110 countries, will attend the four-day event.

The summit promises to be a one of a kind even where enthusiasts from various open source communities such as Ansible, Ceph, Kubernetes, Airship, Docker, ONAP, Kata Containers, OpenStack, Open vSwitch, Zuul, StarlingX, OPNFV, and much more.

The various keynotes, presentations, forums, sessions, and workshops will be on diverse topics such as:

  • Container Infrastructure
  • 5G
  • CI/CD
  • NFV & Edge
  • Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds,
  • Security,
  • AI, Machine Learning, HPC

Team VEXXHOST is All Set for Summit 2020

We mentioned it before but would like to do it again because we’re so proud of it – VEXXHOST will be a headline sponsor at this year’s summit!

Our CEO, Mohammed Naser, will deliver a keynote presentation on Tuesday, October 20th, between 10 AM and noon CT.

You can find us at our virtual booth during the event, and we’ll be serving up a variety of exciting announcements and never before offers for our visitors! Make sure to stop by and say hello.

We would also like to let you know that many exciting announcements are coming your way from us at the summit. So, stay tuned!

To find more information about the summit, head on to the official Open Infrastructure Summit 2020 page. If you’re already excited and would like to register for the event outright (it’s FREE!), the place is here.

We look forward to seeing you at the summit. More updates to come soon!

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