Cloud wars to rage on with dueling OpenStack, AWS events next week


Neither of the principal parties would admit this, but the competition between the OpenStack cloud forces and Amazon(s amzn) Web Services will play out next week with the OpenStack Summit taking place in Portland, Ore. April 15-19 and Amazon Web Services Summit  in New York on April 18. Both events are sold out although realistically, can you remember the last tech event you attended that was not “sold out?”

full openstack cloud software logoI have no numbers for the AWS event but as of Tuesday night, the count for OpenStack Summit is 2,400 registered attendees up from 1,314 for last year’s San Diego extravaganza, according to an OpenStack source with access to that data. (The data is here and here is a readable, updated count.)

Rackspace, HP pack OpenStack show

Rackspace(s rax), one of OpenStack’s granddaddies along with NASA — has registered 199 216 people — a number which one OpenStack member…

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