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From Nova-Network to Neutron and Beyond: A Look at OpenStack Networking

  • Aug 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Presentation Abstract:

OpenStack is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform developed by the Open Source community and is designed to provide orchestration for building clouds on the fly. OpenStack allows virtual machines to be spun up in dynamic environments and benefits from the contributions of thousands of developers working on several components including but not limited to compute, networking, and storage. 

In this talk, we will talk a stroll down memory lane from a networking perspective. We will recall the early stages of Nova-Networking, how it evolved to Neutron today, and look at what to expect in the future of OpenStack networking. We will discuss the network functionality and its shortcomings over the evolution of Neutron. Let’s network!

Presenter Bio:

Cynthia Thomas (@ctinsf) is a member of the Systems Engineering team at Midokura. She enjoys highlighting the emerging technologies in network virtualization as application needs evolve. Her background in networking hardware spans from Telco, Data Center, and Campus/Enterprise solutions during her days at Alcatel-Lucent and Brocade. She studied Engineering at Queen’s University in Canada and moved to the Bay Area to immerse herself in California’s technology culture.

Tentative Agenda:

7:00PM – Food, drinks, chatting  

7:30 – Welcome

7:35 –  Session on From Nova-Network to Neutron and Beyond: A Look at OpenStack Networking

8:15 to 9:30 – Session is complete, more eating, drinking, mingling.

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  • Matthew

    Unfortunately, I can no longer make this but really wanted to hear the talk. Will this be recorded?

    August 25, 2014

    • Cynthia

      Hi Matt - Sorry you weren't able to make it. I posted my slides (see link above). Let me know if you want to discuss!

      September 5, 2014

    • Matthew

      Thanks Cynthia! I will definitely let u know if I have any questions.

      September 6, 2014

  • Cynthia

    Hi guys! Great meeting you all last week. Apologies for the delay in getting you the slides! Here they are:

    Feel free to contact me with any further questions! And hope to see some of you in Paris at the summit! Thanks again for coming out.

    1 · September 5, 2014

    • Gary K.

      Thanks, Cynthia!

      September 6, 2014

  • Eric H.


    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Joshua M.

    Tonight's presentation was great! The content was substantial and technically deep. Many thanks to Cynthia and Midokura.

    3 · August 28, 2014

  • Matti S

    I really enjoyed the meeting, thanks Gary for setting this up. We got a really good showing tonight.

    2 · August 28, 2014

  • Matti S

    SCALE 13x has just opened their request for papers/presentations. Please encourage anyone you think would make a great presenter on Open Source Tech topics to submit a proposed talk.
    So Cal linux Expo will be Thu-Sun Feb[masked] at the LAX Hilton.
    A group of us are reaching out to encourage more women, minorities, and kids to participate. Remember we have a kids track. We are always looking for volunteers to help, please help make SCALE your linux/open source conference.

    August 28, 2014

  • Matti S

    Drupal Camp LA / PHP mini-camp
    Sept[masked], at UCI, Free community event.

    August 28, 2014

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