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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. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Platinum Sponsors

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see

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.

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 or

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.

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service 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 allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed –today and tomorrow. For more information, visit

Gold Sponsors

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

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.

Silver Sponsors

Docker, Inc. is the company behind the Docker open source platform and the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. With Docker, IT organizations shrink application delivery from months to minutes, frictionlessly move workloads between data centers and the cloud and can achieve 20X greater efficiency in their use of computing resources. Docker containers have been downloaded more than 3 billion times and are used by millions of developers across thousands of the world’s most innovative organizations, including eBay, Baidu, the BBC, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, ING, Yelp, and Spotify. 

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.

Joint Stock Company “Research Production Association Russian Basic Information Technologies” (JSC “RPA RusBITech”) uses Linux and other open-source software in information systems, complex training systems and decision support systems. JSC RPA RusBITech develops and offers a wide range of Linux-based solutions for trusted information systems, trusted clouds and mobile devices. Software developed by RPA RusBITech is used in government agencies and services.

Bronze Sponsors

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services – now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale as a business grows. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.

The AWS platform has grown rapidly since the launch of the first service and it is now the underlying infrastructure for businesses around the world from start-ups to enterprises to government agencies. AWS has hundreds of thousands of customers in over 190 countries leveraging the services from infrastructure locations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Singapore, and Japan.

Companies around the world using AWS range from smaller, fast-growing companies such as Playfish, Airbnb and Pinterest to larger companies such as Shell Oil, NASA and News International.

Black Duck helps organizations remediate open source security risks in the applications they build by finding the open source components in use, mapping those components to current known security vulnerabilities, and alerting them when new vulnerabilities are identified.

BMW Car IT GmbH is a software company focused on the design and development of innovative software for future BMW Group automobiles and motorbikes. We actively shape and adapt to technology trends and market requirements, cooperating closely with universities and software vendors. is one of the world’s leading e-commerce companies. Each day, over 1,100,000 room nights are reserved on our websites and apps by both leisure and business travelers. Truly international, is available in more than 40 languages, and offers over 1,000,000 properties in 224 countries. Over 13,000 people all over the world are dedicated to’s customers, and we love having the opportunity to create an even better experience for them. is a heavy user of open source technologies with many individual contributors active in the community. Important technologies include CentOS Linux, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Graphite, MySQL, MariaDB, RocksDB, PERL, python, puppet and more.

Container Solutions is an IT company with the mission to provide professional services around Docker, Apache Mesos and Mesosphere DCOS.

CoreOS runs the world's containers securely on CoreOS, Tectonic and Quay. CoreOS is the creator of Tectonic, the universal Kubernetes solution, that combines Google's Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack to deploy, manage and secure containers anywhere. CoreOS' Quay technology allows companies to securely store Linux containers in private hosted repositories or behind customer's firewalls. In addition, CoreOS is the creator and maintainer of open source projects CoreOS Linux, etcd, fleet, flannel and rkt. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. Learn more at or follow CoreOS on Twitter @coreoslinux.

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

{code}'s mission is to make Dell EMC a relevant resource in the open source and third platform communities through contribution to important open source projects, engagement and technical solution leadership, and in integration opportunities through software infrastructure. You can find more information on {code} by Dell EMC  projects at

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.

Rancher is an open source software platform for running containers in production. By combining container networking, load balancing, service discovery, storage and high availability with a powerful UI and API, Rancher makes it possible for DevOps teams to build a complete container service and realize the benefits of leveraging Docker.


Sisa-tech is a software development organization established in 2013 to deliver enterprise-grade solutions, ranging from mobile applications for the EMC/VMWare stack to container-based solutions. The latest development is a cloud microkernel written from scratch, which features fast boot-up times, low memory and cpu footprints and an easy-to-use command line client with high-security in mind. 

Sysdig Cloud is a SaaS monitoring, troubleshooting, and alerting suite designed from the ground up to provide deep, process-level visibility into distributed, containerized environments in the datacenter and cloud. Sysdig Cloud captures, correlates, andvisualizes data from across every layer of your infrastructure enabling rapid troubleshooting and proactive performance management. The solution can be deployed in minutes with no configuration or plugins needed - it just works out of the box. Plus, Sysdig Cloud requires practically zero maintenance effort meaning Ops teams can spend more time on the fun part of their jobs. Try it free at

Women in Open Source Lunch Sponsor

Western Digital is the world’s largest data storage solutions provider. Our innovative storage solutions that provide customers with high capacity, flexibility and speed are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets, and PCs.  Our consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. Whether marketed under the WD, HGST or SanDisk brands, our storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives—enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere.

Lanyard Sponsor

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service 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 allow us to adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed –today and tomorrow. For more information, visit

Media Partners

Available in print and digital editions, the German-language Linux-Magazin brings practical, hands-on solutions for IT professionals who push the limits of Linux as a server, desktop, and development platform.