Do you think that Nova, Cinder, Heat, Ceilometer, and Neutron are all references to global warming and looming apocalypse? For all those who come to the OpenStack community and wonder what all the fuss is about, this quick introduction will answer your many questions. It includes a short history of the largest Open Source project in history and will touch on
the basic OpenStack components, so you will be prepared the next time someone mentions Keystone, Nova and Swift in the same sentence.
This session was presented by Beth Cohen at the OpenStack meetup on Feb 19th, 2014 in Boston. Beth works for Verizon developing cool Cloud based products that she can't talk about without a strict NDA. She is a technical leader with over 25 years of experience architecting leading-edge system infrastructures and managing complex projects in the telecom, manufacturing, financial services, government, and technology industries. She has been involved in building some of the world's largest OpenStack architectures and has way too much fun at OpenStack Summits!