Some Vendors I Will Visit at the OpenStack Summit

At all technology conference I always like to go on to Floor / Marketplace / Solutions Exchange – where vendors try to get your attention and market their product.

Going over the list of vendors from Summit site, the list below are some of the less know companies (at least to me) that caught my eye and I would like to go over during the summit and see what they have to say.

The blurb I posted is something that I found on each of the respective sites, and does not necessarily provide a comprehensive overview of what each company offers


Stackato allows agile enterprises to develop and deploy software solutions faster than ever before and manage them more effectively. Stackato provides development teams with built-in languages, frameworks and services on one single cloud application platform, while providing enterprise-level security and world-class support.

Akanda is the only open source network virtualization solution built by OpenStack operators for real OpenStack clouds. Akanda eliminates the need for complex SDN controllers, overlays and multiple plugins for cloud networking by providing a simple integrated networking stack (routing, firewall, load balancing) for connecting and securing multi-tenant OpenStack environments.

Appcito Cloud Application Front-End™ (CAFE) is an easy-to-deploy, unified and cloud-native service that enables cloud application teams to innovate faster and improve user experiences with their applications.

Operators and developers can use AppFormix’s versatile software to remove and prevent resource contention among applications from the infrastructure without being invasive to applications. The real-time, state driven control provided by AppFormix’s intuitive dashboard allows efficient management of all I/O resources. For deeper control and customization, access to API driven controls are also easily accessible. Plan infrastructure intelligently and remove the guess work involved in managing finite server resources to create fully optimized data center infrastructure.

Caringo Swarm leverages simple and emergent behavior with decentralized coordination to handle any rate, flow or size of data. Swarm turns standard hardware into a reliable pool of resources that adapts to any workload or use case while offering a foundation for new data services.

Cleversafe’s decentralized, shared-nothing storage architecture enables performance and capacity to scale independently, reaching petabyte levels and beyond.

Covering all the traffic inside datacenters, GuardiCore offers the only solution combining real-time detection of threats based on deep analysis of actual traffic, real time understanding, mitigation and remediation.

One Convergence Network Virtualization and Service Delivery (NVSD) Solution takes a policy driven approach and brings in the innovative concept of “Service Overlays” to go along with “Network Overlays” to virtualize networks and services. The solution innovates and extends SDN with Service Overlays for delivering L4 to L7 services with higher-level abstractions that are application friendly.

Quobyte turns your servers into a horizontal software-defined storage infrastructure. It is a complete storage product that can host any application out-of-the-box. Through fault-tolerance, flexible placement and integrated automation, Quobyte decouples configuration and operations from hardware.

The RING is a software-based storage that is built to scale to petabytes with performance, scaling and protection mechanisms appropriate for such scale. It enables your business to grow without limitations and extra overhead, works across 80% of your applications, and protects your data over 200% more efficiently at 50–70% lower cost.

The Scalr Cloud Management Platform packages all the cloud best practices in an extensible piece of software, giving your engineers the head start they need to finally focus on creating customer value, not on solving cloud problems.

StorPool Storage
StorPool is storage software. It runs on standard hardware – servers, drives, network – and turns them into high-performance storage system. StorPool replaces traditional storage arrays, all-flash arrays or other inferior storage software (SDS 1.0 solutions).

Stratoscale’s software transforms standard x86 servers into a hyper-converged infrastructure solution
combining high-performance storage with efficient cloud services, while supporting both
containers and virtualization on the same platform.

Core, storage and compute nodes connecting via Extreme Networks

Security Policy Orchestration for the World’s Largest Enterprises.
Managing security policies on multi-vendor firewalls & cloud platforms.