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Red Hat OpenStack Platform in Leaf/Spine Topologies

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Title: OpenStack Platform in Leaf/Spine Topologies

Join us as we review leaf/spine network architectures and present methods for deployment and tenant networking. We’ll cover the advantages of clos fabrics and technical details of node connectivity, subnet planning, routing, addressing, agent placement, and underlay/overlay networking for tenant networks, as well as SDN plugins.

This architecture's roots have grown strong providing stability, enabling scaling out vs up, leveraging layer-3 edge and layer-3 top of rack, diminishing massive layer-2 domains into smaller, wonderful, much more manageable domains. Join us as we wind our way through the fascinating world of networking covering topics such as Clos Fabrics, Layer-3 vs Layer-2 Edge and scaling connectivity. We'll then weave these solid underpinning topics up, tracing their branches as they reach up and integrate into an Openstack deployment, discussing node connectivity, provider networks and TripleO deployment topologies. Finally, we'll discuss the fruit of all of this labor - how the tenant instances leverage these complex underpinnings to interconnect and scale! We'll wrap our talk up with a live demonstration showing the beauty of it all!

Speaker Bio: Joe Antkowiak

Joe is a Specialist Solution Architect on the OpenStack Tiger Team at Red Hat, and has a mixed technology background with a strong focus on networking. Joe currently holds RHCE, CCIE R/S (#35264), and CISSP-ISSAP certifications and has been involved in OpenStack since 2013.