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Diamond Sponsor

IBM is the world's largest information technology services company, with 100 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the latest in Linux and Open Virtualization solutions. For more information, visit www.ibm.com/linux.

Platinum Sponsors

With its unparalleled experience in IT and a long standing telecommunications expertise, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a trusted partner to Communications Service Providers as they embark on a journey to the Telco Cloud.   Recognizing that the benefits of NFV cannot be fully realized without open solutions and a robust ecosystem of partners, HPE launched its OpenNFV Partner Program for network equipment providers, independent software vendors, and system integrators. The OpenNFV Partner program is a very important part of move to create a rich, vibrant and open ecosystem of VNFs.   The goal for HPE’s OpenNFV program is to create a platform on which CSPs have the freedom to choose applications from their vendor of choice.

 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to developing open solutions and an open ecosystem that will accelerate the CSP  transformation journey to the Telco Cloud.  HPE is a key contributor to open source initiatives like OpenStack, OpenDaylight Project, OPNFV  and numerous other Industry initiatives and organizations.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives our customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. huawei.com/us/ Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, delivers hardware and software technologies to continually advance how people work and live. For over two decades, Intel's contributions to open-source projects-from one end of the solution stack to the other-have helped ensure that a breadth of solutions run exceptionally well on Intel® architecture. As a result, open-source-based solutions, running on Intel® architecture, provides a solid foundation to build your Internet of Things masterpiece. With open source on Intel® Architecture, you’ve got a smarter, faster starting point to build custom embedded Linux-based systems. So let your imagination soar! For additional information about Intel visit http://www.intel.com or http://01.org.

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud-based solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Decades of engineering excellence, industry leadership, and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build with them allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed-today and tomorrow.

Gold Sponsors

What began as a better way to build software—openness, transparency, collaboration—soon shifted the balance of power in an entire industry. The revolution of choice continues. Today Red Hat® is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. To discover more, please visit  www.samsung.com.

Silver Sponsors

Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions.

Fox Technologies empowers companies with control over server security by transforming multi-vendor server environments into one centrally managed domain. Visit us at www.foxt.com.

Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 50 million lines of source code, programs for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, organizations, and events around the world. developers.google.com/opensource

Each day more and more devices are coming online, adding to the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). Analysts agree the IoT will grow to many billions of devices over the next decade. The challenge for the IoT ecosystem is to ensure these emerging IoT devices can connect securely and reliably to the Internet and to each other. The IoTivity project was created to bring together the open source community to accelerate the development of the framework and services required to connect these billions of devices. The IoTivity project is sponsored by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), a group of industry leaders who will be developing a standard specification and certification program to address these challenges.  IoTivity will deliver an open source reference implementation of the OIC standard specifications, yet will not be limited to those requirements.

Open@Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangelism. Open@Citrix has a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache CloudStack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. Educational activities via the Build A Cloud events are conducted by Open@Citrix and held all over the world. Learn more at open.citrix.com

With more than 390,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

Wind River® is the world leader in embedded software solutions for the telecommunications and communications industries. Our open, high-performance, and carrier grade run-time technologies serve as the foundation for network equipment and communications systems of all kinds. The world’s leading providers, including all of the top 20 Telecom Equipment Suppliers, utilize Wind River software products and deep industry expertise to innovate, build, and deploy the high-value, competitive products that power the critical communication infrastructures of the Internet of Things.

Bronze Sponsors

credativ provides services and support through its Open Source Support Center. We offer professional commercial support for all major Linux distributions with our support team of more than 60 developers, who are actively involved in free software projects across the board. For more information, visit www.credativ.com.

DataCentred are the leading UK owned and operated OpenStack provider, delivered from our own tier 3 data centres.  Our public cloud runs on both x96 and ARM 64, providing the full range of Openstack features and access to the entire OpenStack API.  Our private cloud can be delivered on premises or via dedicated resources within our tier 3 data centre.  We're passionate about open cloud technologies, and have built a significant team of UK based expertise dedicated to helping our customers in this space.  To find out more go to www.datacentred.co.uk or visit us at booth 31.

Elastic is a company that believes getting insight from data matters. Built around three open source products — Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana — Elastic is extending what’s possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. Designed to help users take data from any source and search, analyze, and visualize it in real time, Elastic products are changing the way organizations get value from data. To learn more, visit www.elastic.co.

EMC Corporation is the world’s leading provider of information infrastructure technologies that help organizations manage data growth and get the most value from their information. EMC leads customers on the journey to the private cloud—a more efficient, flexible way to manage, deliver, and consume IT services. Learn more: me.emc.com

At Facebook, we've always been strong advocates of open software. From our earliest days - when the site was built on PHP, MySQL and memcached - we've been privileged to stand on the shoulders of open source giants. Ever since, we've worked hard to contribute our own work back to the community, and help other companies - both small and large - learn from our experience of building web, mobile, big data, and infrastructure stacks at scale. https://code.facebook.com/

GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines deep domain expertise and cross-industry experience to connect makers with markets worldwide. Using insight gained from working on innovative products and disruptive technologies, we collaborate with customers to show them how strategic research and development can become a tool for managing their future. Headquartered in the United States, GlobalLogic operates design and engineering centers around the world, extending the benefits of its authentic global presence to customers in digital media, electronics, healthcare, infrastructure, finance, retail, and telecom industries. The company works with both start-ups and industry leaders, including many of the world’s top hardware, software, and consumer brands.

Igalia leads the development of essential projects and components in the areas of web rendering and browsers. Igalia also has years of experience developing and optimizing key components of the GNU/Linux graphical pipeline, multimedia and compilers.

Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony and SUSE, OIN has more than 1,600 OIN community members and owns more than 1,000 global patents and applications. Member cross-licenses and OIN patent licenses are available royalty free to any party that joins the OIN community.

Proofpoint, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, California and provides SaaS and on-premises solutions for inbound email security, outbound data loss prevention, privacy protection, email encryption, electronic discovery ("eDiscovery") and email archiving. Proofpoint delivers an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions spanning threat management, regulatory compliance, data governance and secure communications—all of which are based on a common security-as-a-service platform.

SCOPE Alliance is a group of leading Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) formed to promote an ecosystem that produces components of Carrier-Grade Base Platforms (CGBPs). The SCOPE Alliance develops applicable profiles (subsets) of existing CGBP component standards and specifications and identifies gaps in these specifications. SCOPE Alliance developed gap analyses and white papers and technical position papers to help industry gain better insight into the technical advancements and future direction relating to CGBPs.

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum is a world-class non-profit industry standards body that works in partnership to enable the evolution of platform technologies. The UEFI Forum champions firmware innovation through industry collaboration and the advocacy of a standardized interface that simplifies and secures platform initialization and firmware bootstrap operations. Both developed and supported by representatives from industry-leading technology companies, UEFI specifications promote business and technological efficiency, improve performance and security, facilitate interoperability between devices, platforms and systems, and comply with next-generation technologies. To learn more about the UEFI Forum, visit www.uefi.org.

Technology Showcase Booth Crawl Sponsor

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, delivers hardware and software technologies to continually advance how people work and live. For over two decades, Intel's contributions to open-source projects-from one end of the solution stack to the other-have helped ensure that a breadth of solutions run exceptionally well on Intel® architecture. As a result, open-source-based solutions, running on Intel® architecture, provides a solid foundation to build your Internet of Things masterpiece. With open source on Intel® Architecture, you’ve got a smarter, faster starting point to build custom embedded Linux-based systems. So let your imagination soar! For additional information about Intel visit http://www.intel.com or http://01.org.

Women in Open Source Luncheon Sponsor

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For 26 years SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. SanDisk’s solutions are at the heart of many of the largest data centers and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs.

Lanyard Sponsor

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud-based solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Decades of engineering excellence, industry leadership, and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build with them allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed-today and tomorrow.

T-shirt Sponsor

With its unparalleled experience in IT and a long standing telecommunications expertise, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a trusted partner to Communications Service Providers as they embark on a journey to the Telco Cloud.   Recognizing that the benefits of NFV cannot be fully realized without open solutions and a robust ecosystem of partners, HPE launched its OpenNFV Partner Program for network equipment providers, independent software vendors, and system integrators. The OpenNFV Partner program is a very important part of move to create a rich, vibrant and open ecosystem of VNFs.   The goal for HPE’s OpenNFV program is to create a platform on which CSPs have the freedom to choose applications from their vendor of choice.

 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is committed to developing open solutions and an open ecosystem that will accelerate the CSP  transformation journey to the Telco Cloud.  HPE is a key contributor to open source initiatives like OpenStack, OpenDaylight Project, OPNFV  and numerous other Industry initiatives and organizations.

Media Partners

IrishDev.com is one of the longest serving web publications in Ireland for people working in the Irish Software Community. Each week we publish news about the companies producing and the companies using open source technology, along with promoting great events taking place in Ireland - for example, CloudOpen, LinuxCon and the Embedded Linux Conference Europe - and smaller grass roots meetups such as the Dublin Lampstack User Group.