Past Meetup

OpenStackDC Meetup #17

This Meetup is past

116 people went

Goethe-Institut Washington

812 7th Street NW · Washington D.C., DC

How to find us

Meetup will be at The Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Goethe-Institut

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Thank you PLUMgrid ( & ( for sponsoring this event and OpenStackDC


• 6:30 - 7:00 - Meet, greet, eat & drink

• 7:00 - 7:10 - Introductions and Announcements

• OpenStack networking features, gotchas and best practices.

• Cloud Foundry on Open Stack

1) OpenStack networking features, gotchas and best practices.

Description: Ms. Valentina Alaria ( will cover OpenStack networking features, gotchas and best practices. We will also have a few "networking ninja's" on hand to chat about specific use cases and experiences from the field.

Valentina Alaria ( (Bio)

Serves as Head of Product & Solutions Marketing at PLUMgrid, ( Inc. Ms. Alaria is a pioneering expert in network virtualization and has been involved with the technology since its inception in 2008. She was an early customer advocate for the network virtualization market, and has played a key role in defining the technology’s customer benefits and in shaping customer use cases. Prior to joining PLUMgrid, she served as Senior Product Manager at Nicira, responsible for defining and evangelizing the company’s network virtualization platform, and deploying Nicira’s solutions with its early customers, including AT&T, NTT and Rackspace. Prior to that, she served six years at Cisco Systems as Software Engineer, Team Lead and Product Manager, contributing to Nexus data center access, core and virtualization switching products, and to product development strategy. She has filed multiple patents in the areas of monitoring and traffic engineering.

2) Cloud Foundry on Open Stack

Description: What OpenStack promised, Cloud Foundry delivers" - With humorous anecdotes, and some getting-started tips for wading into the OpenStack+CF world. As many in the OpenStack community will know, Josh co-created OpenStack and co-founded Piston Cloud Computing. Josh recently joined Pivotal in a CTO role. It promises to be a lively and thought-provoking session.

Josh McKenty ( (Bio)

Entrepreneur and technologist Joshua McKenty is the Field CTO for Cloud Foundry, at Pivotal. McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek to transition to a cloud-native architecture, and with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry-standard enterprise platform for the cloud era.

A 2013 San Francisco Business Times 40-Under-40 Leader ( NASA Ames Honor Award recipient, McKenty has been instrumental in defining and bringing cloud solutions to market. He co-founded OpenStack, the definitive open cloud solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and Piston Cloud Computing, which provides OpenStack-based private cloud solutions for marquee enterprises across industries. As the founding Chief Architect, McKenty led the development of NASA Nebula, the Federal Government's first cloud computing platform.