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What's new in Havana Neutron, Enterprise DB, Storage Riak CS

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 LeblancDane 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


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.

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  • Kamesh P.

    October 25, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Here is the PostGres Plus cloud presentation:

    October 25, 2013

  • Tom K.

    Thanks to all of you for letting come and present. I will make my slide available to Kamesh later today.

    October 25, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Here is the presentation on the Massachusetts Open Cloud:

    Other content coming soon.

    October 25, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Unfortunately also not able to attend and will free up another spot. Happy to have acquired WS Game 1 tickets. I will look for posted presentation assets.

    October 23, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Besides the suggested "paid parking" in the meeting notice, is there any free or metered parking close by? Thanks.

    October 23, 2013

  • Robert T.

    Just waitlisted. Hope space opens up!

    October 22, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Are you going to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong? If so, you are invited to join a community discussion on the latest updates, advantages, and future plans for the crowbar operations platform. To learn more and register, go to:

    October 22, 2013

  • craig

    Unfortunately also unable to attend this time as I will be out of town. Best of luck and see you in Hong Kong.

    October 22, 2013

  • Beth C.

    Sad to say I will miss this meeting. Teaching Wednesday. I will be going to Hong Kong, so I am looking forward to seeing all of us who will be going in a couple of weeks.

    October 22, 2013

  • Martin


    October 18, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Once again, we have reached the maximum seat limit for this meetup. If you are *not* coming to the meetup, please update your RSVP to "No" in order allow room for others who *are* coming. Thanks for your understanding. This promises to be another information-packed, interactive, and lively meetup!! Look forward to seeing you all soon.

    October 18, 2013

  • Lars K.

    Harvard Square is a major T stop with excellent bus and T access. It's pretty easy to get there (unless, you know, you happen to live right next to NERD or something).

    October 18, 2013

  • Randy

    Harvard Sq is much harder to get to than NERD

    October 17, 2013

  • Kamesh P.

    Check out my latest blog on the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. There is an embedded deck on what's new in Havana presentation:

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Martin


    October 12, 2013

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  • Dell EMC

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