Talk   English

In this session we’ll examine the organisational aspects of adopting an OpenStack cloud from the perspective of an Enterprise IT organisation.

We’ll link the buzzwords of “Cloud”, “Agile”, “DevOps”, and “CI/CD” to concrete business benefits, present a multi-stage pattern for implementing the organisational changes Enterprise IT departments typically need to realise these business benefits, and connect those stages with specific technical tools and techniques.

Adoption of OpenStack clouds is frequently challenging for Enterprise IT, as they find that the technology-centric approaches and silos that worked so well in the past struggle to realise the promised benefits of the cloud. Whilst plenty of literature describes the need for and idealised end state of an organisational transformation toward “Agile” or “DevOps”, these ideals can often appear inaccessible from the perspective of Enterprise IT practitioners.

This session aims to address this by providing Enterprise IT practitioners with a simplified, practical pattern for shifting Enterprise IT organisations toward a state where the benefits of an OpenStack cloud can be realised, and provide them with links to specific business benefits to augment their business cases for implementing such changes in their own organisations.

Speaker

Chris Bingham
Mirantis Germany GmbH

I’m a systems engineer, solution architect, and team leader with broad experience across both Windows and Linux, having worked with customers in both Europe and North America in industries as diverse as defence, automotive, and pharmaceuticals.

I specialise in cloud, and in particular OpenStack and AWS, having recruited and lead a technical team of 12 to build the first pharmaceutical industry compliant OpenStack cloud. I have experience architecting and implementing web application infrastructures on AWS, including automation using CloudFormation, Heat, and Puppet.

Today I’m a Solution Architect at Mirantis, where my work is mainly focused on helping enterprise IT organisations understand “cloud” and Agile methodologies, and determine where and how these fit into their environments.