HOT TOPIC: Want some clarity about what “software defined cloud networking” is all about - in the context of OpenStack? Join us to sort out Hype from Reality!
Sponsored by Dell and Arista
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 6:30 – 9:30PM, Pierce Hall Room #209, Harvard University
TOPIC: Hype or Reality - Software Defined Cloud Networking in OpenStack
Peter Sprygada from Arista will discuss practical concepts of open, extensible network operating systems relative to advancing OpenStack initiatives. The role of the modern data center network extends well beyond basic connectivity - we’ll see how pragmatic integration of compute, network and storage functionality empowers provisioning and management at scale. We’ll clear-up some of the hype around what “software defined cloud networking” is all about - in the context of OpenStack. Finally, it we’ll look at why - and how - a programmable IP infrastructure can leverage distributed controllers to provide the very foundation for interconnecting applications throughout the OpenStack ecosystem.
Peter Sprygada brings over 15 years of network design, engineering and operations experience working with large enterprises and service providers in the United States,Asia-Pacific and Europe. In that time Peter has focused his efforts on designing and deploying data center operational architectures. Since joining Arista back in June, 2012, Peter has applied his knowledge and experience working towards helping customers realize the benefits of developing and operationalizing full stack software defined cloud networking solutions.In addition to his focus on working with customers, Peter has also contributed to advancing industry standards as a contributing member to the Metro Ethernet Forum and the ITU with work focused on G.8031 and G.8032. In addition, he is also a Cisco Certified Internet work Expert, Service Provider (CCIE #20599) and holds a patent related to performing service discovery and correlation of Ethernet services (USPTO No.8,130,675).
Currently Peter is also an individual contributor to the OpenStack Foundation. Prior to joining Arista, Peter worked as a Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco and served as IP Operations Manager for Cinergy MetroNet where he was responsible for the design and operational deployment of a next-generation video data center architecture. Before his tenure at Cinergy MetroNet, Peter has held various consulting and marketing positions at Riverstone Networks (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent) and Vivace Networks (acquired by Tellabs).
JOIN US FOR PIZZA AND DRINKS – SPONSORED BY ARISTA NETWORKS
Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. Arista delivers a portfolio of 1/10/40 and 100 GbE capable products that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking, and dramatically change the price/performance of data center networks. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility. OpenSource tools, Python, RPM, OpenStack can run directly on Arista in the network to provide key functionality in automation, provisioning, scale-out, and management of the data center and cloud.
MEETUP ADDRESS AT HARVARD:
The official address at Harvard is: 29 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA. We will meet in Pierce Hall ,Room 209. You can use this link to find the building (It's closer to Oxford street, but accessible through campus paths from Mass Ave). About a 5 minute walk from the Red line Harvard T station.
Harvard offers people attending events on campus the ability to purchase a daily parking pass or a weeknight pass. The link at the bottom will take you to the purchasing system.
You will need your license plate # and the following information:
Department Name: Visitor to Campus
Department code: 7700
Event Name: Openstack Meetup
Parking facility: 52 Oxford St, weeknights
The pass is 5$ for use after 5PM.