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26 April 2012, 14:39

Linux Foundation announces new CloudOpen conference

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CloudOpen logo The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of a new technical conference called "CloudOpen". Aimed at developers and IT managers, the event will focus on open source cloud computing technologies and platforms. The Foundation says that the conference is designed to bring together the "projects, products and companies that are driving cloud and big data ecosystems".

The inaugural CloudOpen event will be co-located at this year's LinuxCon North America (NA), which will take place from 29 to 31 August in San Diego. The Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open for those interested in submitting ideas for presentations, panel discussions or tutorials. Suggested topics include virtualisation, big data, filesystems, storage, and cloud platforms such as OpenStack, CloudStack and Eucalyptus. The deadline for submissions is 1 June.

Ahead of confirming the CloudOpen conference, the non-profit organisation also announced that it has added five new members from Japan: Ashisuto, Aisin AW, JVC KENWOOD Corporation, NTT DATA MSE, and Turbo Systems. The new member companies will come together at LinuxCon Japan, taking place from 6 to 8 June, to collaborate with existing members to advance Linux.

Further information about the new event can be found on the CloudOpen 2012 web site; a full program including keynote speakers is expected to be published "shortly". Registration is now open and costs $500; an early bird discount is available until 29 April. CloudOpen attendees can also attend LinuxCon NA using their registration.

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