GigaSpaces CTO Nati Shalom and Native API Debate Take Center Stage at OpenStack New York Event

September 9, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesNew York, NY – Nati is a thought leader in cloud computing & big data technologies, as well as a recently recognized Top Cloud Computing Blogger by CIO Magazine and an excellent blogger by *technical founders* at YCombinator. Both Nati and Randy have been vocal in their approach to the AWS API topic.

The upcoming OpenStack New York Meetup on September 12th, 2013 will focus on the long-standing and recently revived debate — should OpenStack embrace AWS APIs and architecture? Nati and Randy will delve into their divergent perspectives on this hot topic.

“The controversial nature of this debate lies in whether OpenStack will become the de-facto standard for hybrid and private cloud, leaving AWS as leaders of the public cloud sphere, or will they give them a run for their money on this front as well? The crux of the matter centers on cloud portability, and I believe API portability covers only a small part (and not necessarily the important part) of what is needed to get true application portability,” said Nati Shalom.

Randy Bias will discuss why he believes OpenStack’s future depends on embracing Amazon APIs (See blog post). You can also visit Nati’s blog to learn more about the OpenStack Native API Debate.

Event information:
OpenStack New York – AWS APIs: What’s the Big Deal?

From the blogosphere to news stories to Meetups to OpenStack Summits, the topic of embracing the Amazon Web Services API and architecture as a part of the OpenStack project is a hot topic.

In this Meetup, we’ll hear from Randy Bias of Cloudscaling and Nati Shalom of GigaSpaces about their perspectives on this topic and take questions from the audience in an effort to unearth where the disagreement — if any — really lies.

Moderating the discussion will be Dave McCrory, SVP of Platform Engineering at Warner Music Group.

Who: Nati Shalom, CTO, GigaSpaces Technologies
When: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00 PM ET
Where: 10Gen, 229 West 43rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY (Map)

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces Technologies is the pioneer of a new generation of application virtualization platforms and a leading provider of end-to-end scaling solutions for distributed, mission-critical application environments, and cloud enabling technologies. GigaSpaces is the only platform on the market that offers truly silo-free architecture, along with operational agility and openness, delivering enhanced efficiency, extreme performance and always-on availability. The GigaSpaces solutions are designed from the ground up to run on any cloud environment – private, public, or hybrid – and offer a pain-free, evolutionary path to meet tomorrow’s IT challenges. Hundreds of organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, among which are Fortune Global 500 companies, including top financial service enterprises, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers and telecom carriers.

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