Note new venue at Harvard University (60 Oxford St, Room#330, Cambridge)
Hot topics: Havana Neutron, EnterpriseDB, and lightening talk on Object Storage with Riak CS,
Sponsored by Dell and Cisco.
Topic #1: What's New in Neutron for Havana?
The Havana release of OpenStack, due out in October 2013, contains several significant changes and new features in the networking component. OpenStack Networking has changed name from 'quantum' to 'neutron'. It lays the foundation for supporting heterogeneous network components with the introduction of the ML2 (modular layer 2) plugin. The first implementations of FireWall as a Service (FWaaS) and VPN as a Service (VPNaaS) are now included. Many of the OpenStack neutron developers at Cisco have been involved in these features, and some of us from the Cisco site in Boxborough will be present to a brief overview of each of these features and run through some simple demonstrations.
Brian Bowen, Software Manager at Cisco Systems: Brian has been with Cisco for 15 years as a developer and manager, working on many different router and switching platforms. This past year we formed a OpenStack team at the Boxborough site, joining the larger team under Lew Tucker. While the teams main focus has been on Neutron, some have also contributed to Horizon, Heat and other areas.
Henry Gessau, Technical Leader (Software) at Cisco Systems:
Henry has been with Cisco for 15 years, where he spent most of his time designing and developing in C for big-iron switches and routers. In 2013 he made the switch to Python and OpenStack, and never looked back.
Paul Michali, Software Engineer at Cisco Systems:
Paul has been immersed in OpenStack all this year, focusing mostly on the Neutron area with some excursions into deployment as well. A 15 year veteran at Cisco, Paul has developed software for numerous routers and switches.
Abishek Subramanian, Software Engineer at Cisco Systems: Abishek has been with Cisco since 2007 where he worked on simulation, diagnostics, router infra design and lots of time developing on C, C and more C.
In 2013 he made the switch to open source software, enjoying every minute of working on Python and Openstack.
Dane Leblanc: Dane has been with Cisco for 16 years, developing software for various edge routers. He has had a couple of years of experience writing in Python, and has worked on OpenStack Neutron since the beginning of 2013.”
Topic #2: Enterprise DB
We will introduce Postgres Plus Cloud Database. This is a product that has built a convenient cloud infrastructure around PostgreSQL. If offers quick provision, autoscaling thresholds and both vertical and horizontal scaling abilities. This product was initially introduced on AWS but has recently been ported to OpenStack. We will talk about the issue faced in going between these two platforms and how one can maintain a truly cloud centric product that runs on multiple IaaS platforms.
Tom Kincaid is the VP of products and engineering at Enterprise DB. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the Enterprise Software Industry. Prior to EnterpriseDB, he was VP of software development for Oracle's GlassFish and Web Tier products. He integrated Sun's Application Server Product line into Oracle's Fusion middleware offerings. At Sun Microsystems, he was part of the original Java EE architecture and management teams and played a critical role in defining and delivering the Java Platform. Tom is a veteran of the Object Database industry and helped build Object Design's customer service department holding management and senior technical contributor roles. Other positions in Tom's past include Director of Quality Engineering at Red Hat and Director of Software Engineering at Unica.
10 minute Lightening talk: Using Vagrant and Chef to Bring Riak CS to Life
Riak CS is an open source large object storage platform with Swift and S3 API compatibility. That's a cool story, but how easily can I spin up instances of Riak CS to prove that it works for me? Using Vagrant and Chef, we'll go through the process of spinning up a local instance of Riak CS for evaluation and testing.
Speaker: Hector Castro
Hector Castro works at Basho Technologies, the sponsors of Riak and Riak CS. Previously, he was a software engineer at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), where he worked on enabling full-text search for Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. He also co-organizes Philly DevOps, a DevOps user group in Philadelphia. Hector lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PIZZA and DRINKS sponsored by Cisco
MEETUP ADDRESS AT HARVARD:
The official address at Harvard is: 60 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA.We will meet room 330. You can use this linkto find the building (It's closer to Oxford street, but accessible through campus paths from Mass Ave).
Harvard offers folks attending events on campus the ability to purchase a daily parking pass or a weeknight pass. The link at the bottom will take you to the purchasing system.
You will need your license plate # and the following information:
Department Name: Visitor to Campus
Department code: 7700
Event Name: Openstack Meetup
Parking facility: 52 Oxford St, weeknights
The pass is 5$ for use after 5PM.