About: Developing a new product from scratch in a large business can be a time- and effort-consuming exercise. When Telstra started our journey on a new initiative developing a new platform to support bringing new products to market more quickly and cost-effectively, we knew that we would need to do things a bit differently. How can we build faster and cheaper? Can we do it without deploying any physical elements? How can we get closer to our aspirations for a Continuous Deployment model? How can we start small(ish) and grow rather than deploying everything up front? This presentation will talk about these questions and how they lead to our use of OpenStack for both application deployment and a Network Functions Virtualisation platform.
Speaker Bio: Rik Harris – Cloud Technology Strategy, Telstra
Rik is an experienced IT professional who has been working in corporate and government Australia for around 25 years. He has been with Telstra since 2003 in several roles, including running IT infrastructure deployment teams, managing engineering for Telstra internal shared infrastructure and currently responsible for technology strategy for Telstra’s Cloud business.
OpenStack Australia Day - Sydney 2016