• Introduction to OpenStack security tools for development

    T-Rex (HoleKamp room)

    Bio: Trevor is a software developer at AT&T where he spent a year and a half contributing to trove and neutron upstream. Now he is working with upstream's CI/CD. Abstract: In this talk, Trevor will cover the different OpenStack security tools that are available upstream and give demos to as many as possible. Projects that will be covered (with or without demos) are: Anchor - ephemeral PKI Bandit - static analysis for Python Syntribos - Python API security testing tool

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  • Introduction to upstream testing and code quality

    T-Rex (HoleKamp room)

    Bio: Trevor is a software developer at AT&T where he spent a year and a half contributing to trove and neutron upstream. Now he is working with upstream's CI/CD. Abstract: In this talk, Trevor will cover the different testing and code quality tools that are available upstream and give demos to as many as possible. Projects that will be covered (with or without demos) are: Tempest, Devstack, Grenade, Patrole, openstack-health, Stackviz, Hacking, Bashate, and eslint.

  • SUSE: Cloud strategy for VMs and Containers

    T-Rex (HoleKamp room)

    Speaker bio: Brandon is a sales engineer for SUSE covering primarily (but not limited to) the southeast region, based out of Nashville, TN. He studied computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and spent 12 years working for various parts of Dell/EMC. The interest in open source goes back to the mid 90s tinkering with old equipment in High School. His other interests include Astrophysics and PC Gaming (definitely a “Zenyatta main”). Abstract: Learn about SUSE Openstack Cloud 7! See what is new in the current release as well as possible new announcements from SUSECON which takes place a couple of weeks before this event. This will be an overview of the install and administration of the system which includes running VMs and containers in the same environment and what concerns may arise as well as developing a cloud strategy that utilizes both VMs and containers. Which makes sense for you and when?

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  • OpenContrail Community : What and how to build an SDN platform for the masses

    Speaker: Gregory Elkinbard, Director of OpenContrail Community at Juniper, is responsible for creating a robust multi user community around OpenContrail and integrating OpenContrail with other community efforts such as OpenStack, OPNFV, ONAP and Kubernetes. Abstract: In this talk, Greg will share his vision to make OpenContrail the best open source SDN for carrier-grade performance with the help of OpenContrail community. You can get started with the community by participating in the working groups that Greg leads. Also, as a bonus Greg will demo a new OpenContrail sandbox that will be available for the community members to test the SDN platform.

  • Mirantis: To Containerize or Not to Containerize… That is the Question!

    IMPORTANT: If you arrive after 7pm please call me and I will let you in,[masked]. Speaker Bio: Bruce has been a Senior Solutions Architect in the computer industry for almost forty years, working at Information International, Inc., Symbolics, Inc. Prime Computers, Inc., Computervision, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and now Mirantis. During his career, Bruce has provided integration services, application development, and large scale deployments for major corporate initiatives at many Fortune 100 - 500 companies. Bruce became involved with OpenStack in 2010 as a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Public Cloud team where he successfully on-boarded more than fifty customers, migrating application services from in-house to OpenStack on versions from Diablo+ to Grizzly, living with the consumers through the upgrade process. Bruce was also involved with the initial release of HP’s Helion product based on the Juno Openstack release. Bruce has maintained an active role in the OpenStack, Big Data and Open Source communities through to the Pike release. In addition, Bruce has continued to enhance his skills to include CI/CD pipeline ecosystem, orchestration framework and containerization platforms such as Kubernetes. Bruce is certified as an Administrator for OpenStack, Cloudera, and MapR . Abstract: For the past several years, talk of “microservices” have been all the rage. The question is: when and Where do we apply this new architectural approach? When does it not make sense to do so? This presentation will provide some foundational information regarding “microservices architecture” and “service decomposition” and attempt to provide some guidelines for when and where each approach makes sense.

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  • Juniper Networks: The challenge of networking in a multi-cloud world

    Speaker Bio: Scott Sneddon is Senior Director, SDN and Virtualization at Juniper Networks where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Principle Solutions Architect at Nuage Networks, Chief Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc, an innovator in Network Virtualization; Consulting Engineering positions at Juniper Networks where he contributed to Cloud designs at IBM, AT&T, France Telecom, and Telstra; Consulting Engineering positions at Alcatel-Lucent where he contributed to MPLS network designs at AT&T (uVerse), Telus, and Verizon; and as Director of Architecture at Exodus Communications where he led the global network architecture team. His background is in architecting carrier scale Cloud environments and service provider MPLS networks. He was talking about network virtualization before network virtualization was cool. Abstract: Gone are the days where we would argue over private vs public cloud, and whether hybrid cloud was possible. Cloud deployments that combine all of these strategies are becoming the new normal, and most are combining multiple cloud platforms to achieve this. This combination of platforms and footprints creates new networking and security challenges. In this presentation,we’ll talk about these challenges and some solutions to overcome them. We’ll discuss new features and roadmap items in the OpenContrail project specifically for multi-cloud uses cases. And we’ll talk about the recent “reboot” of the OpenContrail community. If all goes as planned, this session will also include a demo of OpenContrail networking between workloads deployed on an OpenStack environment and a bare-metal Kubernetes environment.

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  • Social: OpenStack's 7th Birthday

    Southtown Pub

    OpenStack celebrates its 7th birthday July 19, and we're celebrating! Let's get together and give a big toast to the year OpenStack went through and what has been accomplished. Join us in an informal social setting, play some washers, have some BBQ, and... there will be cupcakes! I've reserved the patio area.. FREE FOOD AND DRINKS: A tab of $150 has been placed for our group. Order as many drinks, apps, and meals as you want! P.S. Don't forget we have the monthly meetup at T-REX on the last Thursday of July.

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  • IBM: Open Network Automation Platform

    T-Rex (HoleKamp room)

    Bio: Jason Hunt is a senior technical leader with a track record of innovating first-of-a-kind solutions across new technologies including cloud and networking. With about 20 years experience he is a trusted advisor who has created unique technology partnerships between Fortune 50 companies in mobile and Internet of Things. (Scraped from his linkedin profile.) Abstract: He will be giving a presentation on the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) and how it can be leveraged by OpenStack to assist in your network automation needs. ONAP is a merge of OPEN-O and ECOMP. It's known as an open source software platform that delivers capabilities for the design, creation, orchestration, monitoring, and life cycle management of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), The carrier-scale Software Defined Networks (SDNs) that contain them, and Higher-level services that combine the above. Join us to learn more about this and ask questions!

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  • Need for Speed - using DPDK and SR-IOV

    T-Rex (HoleKamp room)

    Trevor McCasland is going to talk about DPDK and SR-IOV In this talk Trevor will be presenting a new feature that can be introduced in OpenStack by integration of DPDK PMD drivers using SR-IOV for NFV workloads. The VMs will be attached to hostdev devices which will increase the throughput for the NFV applications and help get as close to wire-line speed as possible for virtual machines. This implementation provides better performance, PMD accesses the RX and TX descriptors directly without any interrupts. With this set of features operator could achieve a boost to the networking performance and can leverage the Layer 2 switch on NIC for virtual machine traffic. The operator can configure advanced features for the VFs on supported NICs like VLAN filtering, mac spoofing, multicast mode, QinQ, insert tag, strip tag etc. This proposed solution will allow operators to configure VFs at a more granular level with all the features available on cards and provide more flexibility to the NFV users.

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