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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. huawei.com/us/ Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is a devices and services company focused on delivering technologies to market that will transform the computing ecosystem and help businesses worldwide take advantage of mobile, enterprise social, and cloud computing trends to drive growth.  Microsoft’s Cloud Platform vision enables you to move to the cloud on your terms; getting the most value from your existing IT investments while giving you the flexibility to respond quickly to changing business needs.  Microsoft is committed to promoting industry-level innovation and customer choice by delivering interoperable and standards-based solutions, with the goal of optimizing  applications in private and hybrid cloud computing models, letting you focus on what’s most important: accelerating your business.

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 www.citrix.com.

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 http://www.intel.com or http://01.org.

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.

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 www.suse.com.

Gold Sponsors

Datadog is a monitoring and analytics platform for large-scale application infrastructure. Combining metrics from servers, databases, and applications, Datadog delivers sophisticated, actionable alerts, and provides real-time visibility of your entire infrastructure. Datadog includes 150+ vendor-supported, prebuilt integrations and monitors hundreds of thousands of hosts.

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.

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.

Virtuozzo is a leading provider of high-density container, hypervisor, and virtualized storage solutions that enable service providers, ISVs, and enterprises to deliver secure, highly available, and hyper-converged virtualized platforms and services. An industry pioneer, Virtuozzo developed the first commercially available container technology in 2001, which today is used by over 700 worldwide partners to enable over 5,000,000 virtual environments running mission critical cloud workloads. A longstanding member of the Open Source community, Virtuozzo also owns and/or contributes to numerous open source projects including OpenVZ, CRIU, P.Haul, KVM, Docker, and the Linux kernel. For more information, please see www.virtuozzo.com.

Silver Sponsors

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 https://coreos.com/ or follow CoreOS on Twitter @coreoslinux.

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

Linux Academy is the premiere online Linux and cloud training provider, with over 1200 hours of in-depth content on Linux, AWS, OpenStack, DevOps, Azure, Big Data, and containers. We offer training tools to prepare every student to obtain not just a certification but the practical skills they need afterwards.

NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Our dedication to the principles of simplicity, innovation, and customer success has made us one of the fastest-growing storage and data management providers today.

Customers around the world choose us for our “go beyond” approach and broad portfolio of solutions for server-to-storage virtualization, business applications, data protection, and more. Our solutions and virtualized storage technologies provide nonstop availability of critical business data and speed product development, so you can deploy new capabilities with confidence and get to revenue faster than ever before.

Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at netapp.com.

New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Our comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment. Our 90,000 customers use our cloud solution every day to optimize more than 200 billion metrics for 3 million applications. When your brand and customer experience depend on the performance of modern software, New Relic provides insight into your overall environment. Learn more at newrelic.com.

Portworx, the leading data storage company for containers, offers the industry’s first storage solution purpose-built for Docker. Portworx container-defined storage spins up quickly and scales elastically based on application requirements—enabling organizations to manage their applications at container speed, in seconds, not days; slash storage and virtual machine costs up to 70%; and get enterprise-class storage features for their containers. For more information, visit portworx.com.

Supergiant is an open-source container orchestration system that makes it easy to install, manage, and autoscale self-healing hardware. Supergiant is production-tested and built on Kubernetes with a packing algorithm that provisions the right resources when needed -- lowering cost and increasing hardware utilization. It’s the excitement we had for app platforms back in 2008, without the crushing disappointment and stifling constraint.

Supergiant installs quickly and easily, and it solves the problem of persistent storage in a containerized environment. Turn DevOps into an abstraction that is easy to manage. Visit https://supergiant.io or follow Supergiant on Twitter @supergiantio.

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 sysdig.com.

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world’s fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of Juju, the model-driven operations system, and MAAS (Metal-as-a-Service), which creates a physical server cloud and IPAM for amazing data centre operational efficiency. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

Bronze Sponsors

Alteeve’s comprehensive high-availability software and system architecture solution simplifies server management, provides autonomous operation and intelligently manages the entire server platform.  Using LINBIT’s DRBD for storage resiliency, Alteeve keeps your mission critical applications up and running.  All the while reducing total cost of ownership.

The Alteeve solution allows organizations to easily build a near-autonomous fully redundant, fault-tolerant, highly available virtual server platform that can survive most-any single hardware failure with no interruption.

Aytra takes the guesswork out of running containers in production. As a cloud provider-agnostic container management platform, Aytra seamlessly connects your application stack to any private or public cloud provider. Aytra ensures your services are always running at peak performance with auto-scaling that lets you scale within one cloud provider or across many. The integrated monitoring metrics and events engine alerts and triggers events based on your application's requirements. It also makes it easy to roll out new application releases by giving you the control to stagger the deployment of your update until you confirm it's working as expected. With multi-tenancy, role based access control, audit trails and REST APIs, Aytra is ready whether you're an individual, a small team, or an enterprise. Visit aytra.com to learn more.

 

Meet the new Cisco – we’re working on the cutting-edge around cloud native, containers, microservices and DevOps enablement. Learn more at: contiv.io.

Cloudistics delivers superconverged cloud infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-defined application cloud platform, natively converging network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a base infrastructure and scale to multi-site and multi-geo infrastructures with predictable economics and performance. With proprietary secure virtual networking, elastic storage, and SaaS management, Cloudistics is the blueprint for application-optimized hybrid cloud infrastructures. Learn more at www.cloudistics.com.

ContainerShip gives you the simplicity and scalability of a Platform as a Service while running in your own cloud account or data center. Github and Bitbucket integrations allow you to go from signup, to build, to deployment on every major cloud provider easily. With support for 8 of the top cloud providers, built in load balancing, service discovery, volume management, 50+ marketplace applications, and more, ContainerShip makes environment management and scaling easier than ever before.

Founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack, Datera brings hyperscale operations and economics to private and public clouds. Datera’s products are used in production by large enterprises and service providers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Silicon Valley luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Sindhu. For more information, visit http://datera.io or follow @DateraInc on Twitter.

Deis is an open source company focused on making Kubernetes easier to use for both developers and operators. Helm is a Kubernetes-native resource manager that helps operators declare and manage complex, multi-part applications through creating and sharing Charts. Helm has been granted to the Cloud Native Compute Foundation. Deis Workflow is an open source, Kubernetes-native platform as a service (PaaS), focused on ease of use, developer self-service, and operational flexibility. Deis Workflow helps teams quickly get up and running on Kubernetes on any public cloud, private cloud, or bare metal cluster.

 
Diamanti brings to market the first appliance purpose-built for containerized applications that combines the ease of hyperconverged infrastructure with the unparalleled performance and efficiency of bare-metal Docker containers. Our solution accelerates time-to-market, guarantees real-time services levels, and consolidates containers with 90% utilization. See why Gartner voted Diamanti a Cool Vendor for 2017 - learn more at www.diamanti.com

DigitalOcean is on a mission to simplify the complexity of web infrastructure. We’re committed to building cutting edge products that are robust and reliable, yet maintain our signature simplicity and facilitate innovation. We’re excited to see what the next generation of businesses and developers build on top of our cloud in 2017.

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. 

{code} by Dell EMC is an open source initiative focused on building a community around software-based infrastructure. For more information on our open source projects, please visit us online at codedellemc.com and join the {code} Community at codedellemc.com/community.

Evertz Microsystems (TSX:ET) is a leading global manufacturer of broadcast equipment and solutions that deliver content to television sets, on-demand services, WebTV, IPTV, and mobile devices (like phones and tablets). Evertz has expertise in delivering complete end-to-end broadcast solutions for all aspects of broadcast production including content creation, content distribution and content delivery. Considered as an innovator by their customers, Evertz delivers cutting edge solutions that are unmatched in the industry in both hardware and software. Evertz delivers products and solutions that can be found in major broadcast facilities on every continent. Evertz’ customer base also includes telcos, satellite, cable TV, and IPTV providers. With over 1400 employees, that include hardware and software engineers, Evertz is one of the leaders in the broadcast industry. Evertz has a global presence with offices located in: Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, India, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Australia. Evertz was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, which recognizes excellence in Canadian-owned and Canadian-managed companies. Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies identifies Canadian corporate success through companies focused on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and excelling in the global economy.

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.

The IO Visor Project is an open source project and a community of developers to accelerate the innovation, development, and sharing of new IO and networking functions. It builds on the Linux community to bring open, flexible, distributed, secure and easy to operate technologies that enable any stack to run efficiently on any physical infrastructure. To learn more visit www.iovisor.org, read the IO Visor blog and follow the community on Twitter @IOVisor.

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.

 

Savoir-faire Linux* is the premier digitization partner for businesses and countries. For more than 15 years, the company has developed a deep expertise in fields ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Cloud. Savoir-faire Linux' expertise goes beyond implementing solutions, to help our customers improve their software engineering practices (e.g. DevOps, CI/CD), to build capacity, and to capitalize on Free/Libre Open Software assets to accelerate innovation.

With its team of 100+ consultants, Savoir-faire Linux works with industrial giants, public sector organizations including all levels of government, and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Montreal, with offices in Quebec City, Toronto, Paris, and Lyon (France). ISO Certified (9001 and 14001), and a proud member of the Linux Foundation, Savoir-faire Linux plays a significant role in several Free/Libre Open Source Software projects and their respective communities.

(*) The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis.

Women in Open Source Lunch 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.

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 www.suse.com.

Media Partners

For over 40 years, the USENIX Association has been the leading community for engineers and scientists working on the cutting edge of the computing world. Our conferences are the essential meeting ground for vendor-neutral presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. USENIX events focus on the topics most important to those working in computer security, system administration, file and storage systems, software engineering, and more.  For information and a complete list of events, visit http://www.usenix.org