First OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit To Be Held in China

The Open Infrastructure Summit, organized by the OpenStack Foundation, will now be held twice annually. The first 2019 conference, Open Infrastructure Summit Denver, is slated for April 29 – May 1. The 20th Open Infrastructure Summit, formerly known as the OpenStack Summit, is headed to the Shanghai Expo Center the week of November 4, 2019.

The OpenStack Foundation expects to open registration for their China OpenStack event in the next few weeks. The global event will bring community leaders and speakers from around the world. There will be both Chinese and English sessions, as well as simultaneous translation for the keynotes. The Summit would also provide an important opportunity for developers in China to collaborate in person with developers from the global community during the ‘Forum,’ held during the Summit, and the ‘Project Teams Gathering (PTG),’ which follows the Summit.

Use cases receiving special emphasis at the Summit in Shanghai include:

  • 5G
  • edge computing
  • container infrastructure
  • artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • public, private and hybrid cloud environments

The Open Infrastructure Summit Shanghai will showcase a wide range of open source projects such as Ceph, Kubernetes, ONAP, OPNFV and many more, as well as the projects hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. In addition to OpenStack, the open infrastructure projects hosted by the OpenStack Foundation include Airship (infrastructure provisioning), Kata Containers (secureD containers), StarlingX (edge computing platform) and Zuul (CI/CD).

“China is embracing open source at giant scale, and we’re excited to bring the global Open Infrastructure Summit to Shanghai,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “In November, we’ll celebrate this progress and continue to build relationships across open source communities to solve problems together around use cases like 5G and edge computing.”

“Massive Scale” OpenStack Adoption in China 

China is the No. 2 contributing country to OpenStack. OpenStack users in China comprise many important organizations across a diverse set of industries, including China Mobile, China UnionPay, China Railway, State Grid, and many more. Organizations like Baidu are also getting involved with the Open Infrastructure community through projects like Kata Containers. Most recently, Kata Containers was awarded first prize of the China Excellent Open Source Project Award by the China Open Source Cloud Alliance.

Among the OpenStack Foundation’s largest supporters, over 10 Platinum and Gold Members are based in China, including 99Cloud, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, EasyStack, FiberHome, H3C, Huawei, Inspur, Tencent, UnitedStack and ZTE.