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OpenContrail - Basic Programming, plus OpenStack design decisions!

We have added a great second topic (details below) to the very interesting hands on training session for our Sept Meetup.

NOTE the Wed. date!! Juniper's Michael Langdon will give a brief overview of OpenContrail - overlay based network virtualization and then connect to sandbox servers at OpenLab NJ to get into OpenContrail programming environment. So make sure you bring your laptops. Please RSVP only if you are confident that you will be able to attend.

Session #1  Abstract:
1) Contrail Overview- Use Cases & Architecture recap
2) Contrail Hands on
   • Demo + Hands on - Configuration , VN, VM, Network Policies etc
   • DevStack introduction

About OpenContrail:
OpenContrail is an open source and standards-based project for network virtualization and cloud service orchestration. OpenContrail delivers network virtualization and enables the migration of applications and IT resources to more flexible private or hybrid cloud environments. OpenContrail has been developed to work with the OpenStack cloud management platform and integrates with OpenStack as a provider to the Neutron networking as a service project. Focusing on simplifying OpenStack cloud deployment and management, OpenContrail aims to provide true end-to-end open source solutions for building scalable clouds

Speaker Bio: Michael Langdon, Director Systems Engineering in the Orchestration and SDN Business Unit at Juniper Networks.

 Topic #2: Beth Cohen will discuss the process of designing an OpenStack environment and the decisions that are involved. 

A well-architected cloud provides a stable IT environment that offers easy access to needed  resources, usage-based expenses, extra capacity on demand, disaster recovery, and a secure environment, but a well-architected cloud does not magically build itself. It requires careful consideration of a multitude of factors, both technical and non-technical. There is no single architecture that is "right" for an OpenStack cloud deployment. OpenStack can be used for any number of different purposes, and each of them has its own particular requirements and architectural peculiarities.  The use cases covered in this talk include:

• General purpose: A cloud built with common components that should address 80% of common use cases. 

• Compute focused: A cloud designed to address compute intensive workloads such as high performance computing (HPC).

• Storage focused: A cloud focused on storage intensive workloads such as data
analytics with parallel file systems.

• Network focused: A cloud depending on high performance and reliable networking, such as a content delivery network (CDN).


A light dinner and soft drinks will be provided ~ 6:30pm courtesy of Juniper, and we will kick off the sessions ~ 7:00pm.

If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak!

DON'T FORGET - for security reasons, the NERD center requires atendees to show a government issued photo ID in order to gain access into the building. Best option for parking is the NERD center parking garage which charges a flat rate after 4pm.

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