13th Swiss OpenStack User Group Meetup

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Dear Stackers,

we are happy to announce the 13th Swiss OpenStack meetup on the 7th of July 2016. We will be doing the meetup in our university premises, at ZHAW Winterthur, this time, some old members must already remember it from the last time!

We also take the opportunity to combine this meetup with OpenStack's 6th B'day!

The exact location is : Room TL 203


18:00 - 18:10 --> Intro & welcome

18:10 - 18:40 --> OpenStack efficient billing by Martin Skoviera, Service Engineering, ZHAW

18:40 - 19:10 --> Kuryr: Bringing SDN to Containers by Alexander Gabert, Midokura

19:10 - 19:40 --> OVA onboarding for OpenStack, Oleksii Serhiienko, Service Engineering, ZHAW

19:40 onwards --> Pizza & drinks sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation


1. OpenStack billing based on Ceilometer telemetry can be quite problematic, mainly for its scalability issues. In this talk Martin Skoviera, researcher from ZHAW, will present an alternative for efficient metering, this time based on OpenStack's underlying events and notifications. Implemented usage collector is part of the Rating-Charging-Billing framework called Cyclops, developed in the ICClab and made available as OpenSource.

2. Kuryr, which means “courier” in Czech, is a popular new approved project in OpenStack that makes SDN networking available to Docker containers by means of an overlay Docker plugin.

In this session, we will discuss the popular use case cases for SDN for Docker like multi-host networking, as well as load-balancing-as-a-service (LBaaS), virtual-private-network-as-a-service (VPNaaS) and firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS). We will show tenant isolation and advanced networking services for container environments.

3. OVA onboarding tool to import your local virtual machines into Openstack environment.

Looking forward to meeting you at the meetup!

Kind regards,

Amrita & Andy