IDG Contributor Network: Kubernetes and OpenStack to collide in Silicon Valley

Mirantis, the pure play OpenStack company, is one of the sponsors of OpenStack Days – Silicon Valley. I caught up with Mirantis co-founder and CMO Boris Renski to learn more about the upcoming event. Here is an edited version of that interview…

Can you tell us more about the event?

OpenStack – Silicon Valley is the event that we started three years ago. This is the third in the series. The OpenStack community in general, as you know, has a summit twice a year and then it has this concept of OpenStack Days, which are different regional events that are organized by various community members.

OpenStack – Silicon Valley has historically been the event that’s organized by the Silicon Valley community of OpenStack. It is essentially the largest community to date because the users from the early days of OpenStack are based in Silicon Valley. The NASA Research Center that started the Nova project is also based out of here. And a lot of engineers are here. It’s probably the second biggest OpenStack event out there after the main OpenStack Summit.

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Carol Humphreys