- OpenStack Edge Computing: Thinking outside the Data Center
OpenStack is now being used for use cases that were never imagined; think about the possibility of a global swarm of hundreds, thousands or even millions of nodes. Edge OpenStack architectures require radically different approaches and tools. Use cases include: • Extreme edge conditions (IoT, transportation, manufacturing, utility grids, VDI), • Long distances between nodes (Satellites, Supply-chain, global shipping) • Hub and spoke designs (Telecom networks, global application distributions) Join us as we talk about the need to think differently about the Edge OpenStack ecosystem. • Trade-offs of different architectures to different use cases: hierarchical, matrices, widely distributed, or mesh. • How node size affects performance and fit for each use case. • Deployment considerations • More stringent security (code/design) in exposed environments Speaker: Beth Cohen DMTS- NFV/SDN Network Product Strategy Verizon Technology We will be serving pizza and drinks at 6:30 and Beth will start her presentation at ~7:00
- SignalFx: Real-Time Analytics & Operational Intelligence for Modern Infra & Apps
- Tungsten Fabric: Open Source Multi-Cloud Networking at Scale
Tungsten Fabric (http://www.tungsten.io; formerly OpenContrail) is an open source, scalable and multi-cloud networking platform. Large enterprises and service providers are using it at massive production scale, and this meetup offers some tips, insights, and "don't go theres" from users with success stories (and some battle scars). Come to this meetup to learn how users are deploying Tungsten Fabric for load balancing, HA, service chaining and analytics/orchestration. Philip Goddard will be our speaker. Philip will deliver a project overview, showcase users and use cases. Then, we’ll dive into a demo of of Kubernetes with Tungsten Fabric on AWS. We’ll demonstrate the ability to access Kubernetes and launch new containers, access the Tungsten Fabric UI, and observe the network state. Tungsten Fabric is integrated with Kubernetes, Mesos, VMware and OpenStack. It also supports public cloud deployments including AWS and Google. As both Enterprise and Telco IT architectures evolve, supporting multi-cloud environments is table stakes. This meetup will lay out how users can quickly get going with Tungsten Fabric, using software-driven networking and policy management to operate in a multi-cloud environment. If you’re interested in networking for private clouds running OpenStack, Kubernetes, Mesos, and VMware that also rely on services from AWS or Google, this meetup is for you!
- OpenStack Summit 2018 Vancouver
This year's OpenStack Summit offers more than 200 sessions and workshops! The event runs May 21-24 in gorgeous Vancouver BC. Get all the details and register here. https://www.openstack.org/summit/vancouver-2018/ As a Meetup Member we can get you a 10% off a Full Access Summit pass! Send me a note and I can share the pass code as well as details for Hotel discounts! If you are interested in getting the discount codes, send me a note via the Messages tool on this Meetup site.
- Boston OpenStack Meetup - Double header - April 19
Mark you calendars now! We have double header event, April 19, 2018. Come on out and Meetup on Openstack - we have a jam packed agenda for our April event. We have Rancher Labs, Trilio Data and Sorint.Lab joining us. Please note the NEW location - we will meetup at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210. Our topics include: OpenStack, Containers, and Kubernetes with Rancher 2.0. Jason Greathouse, Senior Solutions Architect with Rancher Labs will deep dive into the capabilities and benefits of using Rancher to create, manage and maintain your Kubernetes clusters and deploying your workloads. Rumor has it that Jason will do some live demos too! Jason has been Getting Code into Production Since 1999, working with Linux since Kernel[masked] and Docker in Production since 0.7 @usrbinjgreat Topic/presenter #2 - OpenStack Backup and Recovery. Shin Horiuchi (Senior Solutions Architect) and Chris Kacher (Principal Software Engineer) of Trilio Data will lead this session and discuss: - Why data loss happens + what you should do to protect your cloud environment - Why data redundancy isn't enough - What does it mean to be Cloud Native? - Why Cloud Native works for Backup Solutions Session 2 is brought to us by Trilio Data and Sorient Labs. Reminders: • Location: we will meetup at the District Hall, 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210. • Dinner and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Trilio/Sorint Labs starting ~ 6:00pm, followed by networking and we will kick off the session ~ 7:00pm. • If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak! Thanks to our co-sponsors for this month: Trilio, Sorint.Lab and Rancher Labs. Trilio Data provides native recovery, data protection, and backup solutiosn for OpenStack clouds. Sorint offers a portfolio of services to accelerate Digital Transformation, Modern Application Development, and Application Modernization. Rancher provides a container management platform that can deploy multiple Docker and Kubernetes clusters across multiple clouds with the click of a button.
- Boston OpenStack Meetup Thurs. Feb 15
See the updates below - we have a 2nd topic this month! This month's meetup will dive into networking and OpenStack and we welcome Cumulus Networks as our co-sponsor! Open networking using a true Linux network operating system is a natural fit for OpenStack, enabling unified automation, monitoring and management across bare metal servers and switches. Traditionally, a challenge for companies looking to take advantage of the OpenStack solution had been the networking component. Jeff Monaco will lead our session and review how Cumulus Networks native Linux Network operating system (NOS) makes it easy and economical to deploy, configure and manage because the entire stack now runs Linux. Jeff Monaco is a Solutions Engineer at Cumulus Networks. Topic #2: Service Assurance for OpenStack NFV workloads. Sandro Mazziotta - Director NFV Initiative - Openstack Product Management at Red Hat will take us through this topic. Reminders: • Location: we will meetup at the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs facility, located at 300 A Street, Boston, MA 02210 • A gourmet Pizza dinner and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Cumulus starting ~ 6:15pm, followed by networking and we will kick off the session ~ 7:00pm. • If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak!
- OpenStack Meetup: Storage Performance -The AWS Way for QoS with OpenStack & Ceph
Red Hat, Open Innovation Labs, Boston
Hello all, our January session is all set! Red Hat will be joining us as our co-sponsor this month, and as added extra special bonus - our friends at Red Hat will be hosting the Meetup at their brand NEW Open Innovation Labs facility @ 300 A St, Boston, MA 02210. Our topic is as follows: Managing storage quality of service is a hot topic among operators of OpenStack systems. Tenants demand that their private cloud environments provide familiar public cloud modalities, including the ability to provision deterministic storage performance. This talk will detail how Ceph storage pools can be combined with Cinder Volume Types to emulate Amazon’s Magnetic and Provisioned IOPS Elastic Block Store (EBS). Performance graphs will detail when size based limits, or fixed limits are more appropriate, depending on the type of storage media used in the underlying Ceph pool. Our co-presenters are Federico Lucifredi and Sean Cohen. Federico Lucifredi is currently the Product Management Director for Ceph Storage at Red Hat, and was formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux "Systems Management Czar" at SUSE. Sean Cohen, Sean is a member of the OpenStack Foundation, a frequent speaker at OpenStack summits and a regular contributor to the Red Hat Stack blog - http://redhatstack.com/. Reminders: • NOTE: New Location: we will meetup at the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs facility, located at 300 A Street, Boston, MA 02210 • A gourmet Pizza dinner and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Red Hat starting ~ 6:15pm, followed by networking and we will kick off the session ~ 7:00pm. • If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak!
- OpenStack Boston Meetup Nov - SDN, Neutron and Dragonflow
Hello all - here is an overview of our Nov. session - Pino de Candia Software Architect at Huawei will be joining us. Trust me, this session will be a good one! We have had the pleasure of having Pino present to the Austin, TX OpenStack Meetup! NOTE: New Location: we will meetup at the Pivotal offices, located at 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge, MA, 02142, USA. So come on out and Meetup and learn about Dragonflow, a light-weight, distributed network controller written in Python. Dragonflow development started in early 2015 and we now have a resilient, scalable (tested at over 4k compute nodes), and feature-rich SDN solution that simplifies network operations and gives choice and control back to operators. In fact, one of Dragonflow’s core tenets is to give operators freedom to choose what’s best for their use-case: 1) do you want an overlay, vlans, or flat networking? You can have one or all of them in the same deployment. 2) Choose your familiar and trusted scalable database among Etcd, Redis, Zookeeper, and several more. 3) And choose among several publish-subscribe options, no need to operate yet another dependency. We hope to eventually have a choice of data plane technology as well (today we're based on Open vSwitch). We wrote Dragonflow in Python because the reality of cloud is that operators have to get their hands dirty. Dragonflow’s code base is small and easy to read. Each feature is implemented as a separate module that can add or modify a packet pipeline table and even process traffic. It’s easy to add features without forking or waiting for upstream, which gives you freedom to experiment or solve your business problems on your own schedule. In this talk I’ll cover the basics of Dragonflow’s design, and I’ll deep dive on a few of its many cool features. For example, I’ll explain how Dragonflow distributes all the functionality of Neutron’s network nodes, so you don’t have to baby-sit another cluster of “pets”. I’ll also talk about the latest features in the Pike release, why they matter, and what we’re working on next. And I’ll put all that in the context of where the industry is going and where SDN solutions need to be to satisfy industry requirements. Pino is a Software Architect at Huawei's Tel Aviv Research Center (but based in New Orleans). Prior to Huawei, Pino was the CTO of Midokura. Reminders: • NOTE: New Location: we will meetup at the Pivotal offices, located at 255 Main St., 6th FL, Cambridge, MA, 02142, USA. • A gourmet Pizza dinner and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Huawei starting ~ 6:15pm and we will kick off the session ~ 7:00pm. • If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak! • Parking: Option for parking are: • Microsoft NERD center parking garage, 1 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142 which charges a flat rate after 4pm. • Kendall Center Green Garage: 90 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142