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TERATEC 2016 Forum
Workshop 1 - Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00 to 12:30

The road of virtualization in Cloud Infrastructure Service Provider
Alban SCHMUTZ, Vice-President of Strategic Development and Public Affairs, OVH

Abstract : HPC used to be a leading area to develop innovative IT technologies. The very big scale of infrastructures were requested to solve frontier issues. In the recent years, a major shift has started, with large « cloud » players managing hundreds of thousands of physical servers. Automation, scaling and virtualization innovation are perhaps becoming more key, surpassing the key of traditional big HPC players. Providing an insight view of the technologies used at OVH may help the audience understand how Cloud providers develop technologies that may impact HPC in the coming years.

Biography : Alban Schmutz is Vice-President of Strategic Development and Public Affairs at OVH. OVH is the #1 european Cloud company, managing 250,000 physical servers in 17 datacenters Before joining OVH, Alban was founder CEO of Oxalya, a highly innovative company that developed management software for Cloud HPC and remote 3D visualization, serving large customers in Aerospace, Energy or Manufacturing industries. Alban is co-leading the French government roadmap for Cloud Computing. He serves also as a member of the boards of the Institute for Research and Technology SystemX, the Systematic Competitiveness cluster, the FrenchTech Lille custer, the SAAS Academy.

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