Come and talk about Openstack Project Romana and Datera Storage

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Datera Inc

1050 Enterprise Way · Sunnyvale CA, CA

How to find us

Come in to the lobby and head to the 2nd floor, follow the signs

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Hello Stackers and Opers!

I would like to invite everyone to join us for two presentations Wednesday June 7st. First we will feature Chris Marino of Pani Networks and Robert Starmer of Kumulus discussing the new project Romana ( The second presentation will be about Datera Storage ( for Openstack ( clouds and container workloads.

The location for the event is Datera's new corporate HQ (,+Sunnyvale,+CA+94089/@37.404648,-122.0385099,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x808fb7a73ebd38ab:0x88d7db8a3af89f6c!8m2!3d37.404648!4d-122.0363212)located in the heart of Silicon Valley near 237 and Moffett field. A great location for those who don't want to move east ward during rush hours:)

We will have beer, soda, and pizza available. We will also have a few giveaways too.

Topic 1:

Simplifying your OpenStack Deployments with layer 3 multi-tenancy

Speakers: Chris Marino (, Robert Starmer (

Most network operators know that layer 3 networks are reliable and scalable. This is why web scale operators like Google, Facebook and other use layer 3 throughout their infrastructure. However, for multi-tenant cloud deployments, the traditional approach for network isolation is to use layer 2 VLANs, which are hard to scale and limit flexibility for workload placement within the datacenter.

Overlay networks can solve these problems, but can impact performance and require active management of tunnel endpoints, typically with an SDN controller.

At this meetup Chris Marino from the Romana project will present a new way to provide network multi-tenancy without an overlay and using only routed layer 3 networks. This new approach uses Neutron’s new IP Address Management (IPAM) APIs as well as a route controller to provide network and security automation to OpenStack deployments.

Cloud Native application can be deployed completely on layer 3 networks and their growing popularity gives operators an opportunity to simplify their cloud infrastructure in support of these apps.

There will be a live demonstration of OpenStack configured with the Romana IPAM showing multi-tenant network isolation. In addition, Kubernetes will be shown running on OpenStack using Romana network automation to avoid overlay networks for containers as well.


Chris Marino is a co-founder of Pani Networks, the sponsor of the Romana project. Prior to Pani Networks, Chris ran OpenStack Product Management and Business Development for Cisco. Chris joined Cisco through the acquisition of vCider, an early provider of network overlay solutions for the public cloud.

Robert Starmer as more than 20 years experience with systems automation and datacenter applications, with a focus today on automation of OpenStack with bare-metal, virtualized, and containerized infrastructure.

Topic 2:

Datera provides an Elastic Data Fabric ™ (, a next-generation “public-cloud”-like elastic block storage that is deployable within enterprises and service providers on industry-standard x86 servers. Datera Elastic Data Fabric takes datacenter automation and efficiency to a whole new level, delivering continuous intelligent infrastructure at transformational speed, agility and economics.

Come learn how Datera can power Openstack and Container workloads and any scale.


Bill Borsari ( is the lead SE at Datera and has been stacking since 2011. Bill has a diverse technology background including enterprise support, digital forensics, mobile software, Fabric compute, Scale out NAS, and Enterprise block storage. He also runs an OpenStack Operators Meetup in the Bay Area. When not whiteboarding storage for the fortune 100, he enjoys working on classic computers and time with his family.