Leap through an OpenStack Networking Session with Mark McClain

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Join us for this leap year meetup!

Speaker: Mark McClain

Mark McClain is the Chief Technical Officer of Akanda Inc, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and a core reviewer for several OpenStack teams. Mark was the Program Technical Lead for the OpenStack Networking during the Havana and Icehouse cycles. In addition to his technical work, Mark is co-organizer of the Atlanta OpenStack Meetup group and frequent speaker on OpenStack Networking. Formerly of DreamHost and Yahoo!, Mark is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

6-7:00 pm Food, Networking

7:00-7:30 pm Basho discusses their new release of Riak

7:30-8:30 pm Mark McClain


A Deep Dive into Project Astara


Project Astara provides an open source network orchestration platform and is one of the latest members of the OpenStack big tent. In this session, we'll dive into Astara's architecture to explore how the OpenStack ecosystem shaped Astara into a scalable solution. After a tour of Astara's internals, we will examine how Astara's intergration with neutron and the other OpenStack services helps to deploy a 100% open source production ready system compatible with a number of open source L2 providers. We will close with a look at Astara's newest feature, over-the-top orchestration of L3+ services. Over-the-top services are configured using a standard neutron installation and enable operators to support a pluggable network service infrastructure allowing users to bring their own network functions to OpenStack.