The deadline for voting is Tuesday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. pacific time zone.

It’s a close call as the deadline approaches for community voting on this edition of the Superuser Awards.

When evaluating the seven nominees for the Superuser Award, take into account the unique nature of use case(s), as well as integrations and applications of OpenStack by each particular team.

If you haven’t voted yet, please weigh in. You have until Tuesday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. pacific time zone.

Check out highlights from the seven nominees and click on the links for the full applications:

  • City Network
    “We run our public OpenStack based cloud in eight regions across three continents. All our data centers are interconnected via private networks. In addition to our public cloud, we provide a pan-European cloud for verticals where regulatory compliance is paramount (e.g. banking and financial services, government, healthcare) addressing all regulatory challenges. Over 2,000 users of our infrastructure-as-a-service solutions run over 10,000 cores in production.”
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
    “OpenStack made it possible for OICR to build the Cancer Genome Collaboratory, a cloud that enables research on the world’s largest and most comprehensive cancer genome dataset…The Collaboratory has 2,600 cores and 18 terabytes of RAM, as well as 7.3 petabytes of storage managed by Ceph. More than 40 research labs and 95 researchers across four continents are using Collaboratory to access the 670 terabytes of protected cancer genome data stored.The Collaboratory has contributed to the research underlying 43 peer-reviewed papers, with an additional 50 papers from the Pan-cancer project currently in preparation or review.”
  • SmartMe
    A smart city project that started in the Italian city of Messina, in collaboration with the local university and Fujitsu, “SmartMe works closely with the OpenStack Monasca team to develop Monasca and Stack4Things (IoTronic, under incubation) further…The Italian government has recently launched a nation-wide contest (Open Community 2020) for the reuse of best practices and the transfer of results to other interested municipalities. The city of Turin, after being favourably impressed with Messina’s experience, gathered a consortium with the cities of Padua, Lecce, Syracuse, and together with the municipality of Messina and the University of Messina, submitted its proposal to reuse Messina’s practices. “
  • Telia
    “Telia became a primary advocate for OpenStack in the Baltic region…The largest data center in Finland has over 5,000 racks, allowing perspective OpenStack users to see first-hand how powerful OpenStack is and why they should seriously consider starting their journey. Telia is currently running 30 compute nodes in their environment and has plans to rapidly expand as they anticipate more customer needs.”
  • T-Mobile
    “T-Mobile is looking for exponential footprint growth in EPC network to serve the growing demands. OpenStack is a key component to address this demand and being used for other NFV programs. Working with OpenStack for NFV improved deployment cost and cross functional interaction among different teams. Having OpenStack as a baseline for telecom core systems helps in automation and shortens time-to-market for launching services. The T-Mobile NFV team has provided a tremendous number of improvements to the NFV implementation of EPC on OpenStack improving stability, increasing capacity and improving availability. “
    “VEXXHOST is a leading Canadian public, private and hybrid cloud provider with an infrastructure powered by 100 percent vanilla OpenStack…Our public cloud is able to handle several production-grade enterprise-scale workloads with private and hybrid cloud solutions delivering the same level of stability and robustness as our public cloud. Both our infrastructure and users production workloads are powered by OpenStack. OpenStack compute, network and storage are the backbones that are powering all our managed solutions.”
  • Wingu
    “Wingu’s entire business is built around OpenStack. Wingu has contributed extensively to the OpenStack community across South Africa, most notably by providing OpenStack infrastructure to the local Durban Infrastructure User Group. They also provide and track code improvements through their partner, Canonical…Wingu currently is running 10 compute nodes in their environment with the capability to host over 1,920 virtual machines. The platform runs Ubuntu OpenStack with more than 100 commercial customers on the platform.”

Cast your vote here! The deadline is Tuesday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. pacific time zone.

The Vancouver Summit Superuser Awards are sponsored by Zenko.

Previous winners include AT&T, CERN, China Mobile, Comcast, NTT Group and the Tencent TStack Team.



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