Many companies have moved from a private cloud strategy to a public cloud first strategy. One of the main reasons for this shift is the extensive availability of managed services within the big public cloud players. However, these best-of-breed strategies come with a loss of strategic freedom and a strong vendor lock-in. Both of which have been an important driver for the use of OpenStack. In her talk Christina will discuss how operating OpenStack with a public cloud mindset may give you the best of both worlds.