Mark Shuttleworth’s ODS Vancouver Keynote

This year’s OpenStack Summit was the most successful yet; playing host to a record number of exhibitors who excited and inspired over 5,000 visiting delegates. During the course of the week, attendees were treated to a host of keynotes, breakout session and track day presentations; aimed to bring the latest news, views, innovation and opinion to the OpenStack community.

One of the most widely anticipated sessions of the week – Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote – was predictably oversubscribed. With a host of updates to share, it was standing room only as Mark took to the stage to share the latest from Canonical and Ubuntu. With 55% of production OpenStack now running on Ubuntu, this was a presentation full of fresh innovation designed to excite and inspire the community to do more with Ubuntu.

Container technology took top billing with the introduction of LXD – Canonical’s ‘KVM-crushing’ Linux hypervisor. This didn’t disappoint as watchers heard how LXD crushes competitive container technology in terms of both density (15.5 times greater density than KVM) and speed (launches instances 94% faster than KVM). Ubuntu Advantage Storage also captured the imagination of keynote attendees; launched for for the first time at OpenStack Summit, Advantage Storage will provide cloud customers with a range of supported software-defined technologies – available via a metered pricing model based on stored data.

Strategic partnerships were also covered, as were tools such as Juju and MAAS, as well as Bootstack innovation and developments across the wider OpenStack ecosystem; just a fraction of the topic areas covered by Mark during his session.

Here’s Mark’s keynote in full; Watch it through for a taste of what happened in Vancouver, or watch it via YouTube to jump between segments and get the highlights.

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