#OSSFO OpenStack Neutron Advanced Services talk

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Sep 4, 2015, 2:00 – 5:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Sean Roberts from Akanda will briefly recap basic Neutron topics around network architecture and common features such as security groups, plugins and agents, then dive in deeper, focusing on advanced services such as Routing and Load Balancing.  We will then drill down into typical service provider network designs and the specific technologies in use such as Linuxbridge.  We will discuss the Neutron Advanced Services driver model and how it can be useful to Service Providers (and Enterprises) based on our team's experience powering DreamCompute’s networking capabilities using Akanda.  We will review Akanda, an open source suite of software, services, orchestration, and tools for providing L3+ services in OpenStack that builds on top of Linux and OpenStack Neutron. Using Akanda, an OpenStack provider can provide tenants with a rich, powerful set of L3+ services.  Finally, we will provide an update on the latest discussions heading into Tokyo such as the status of LBaaS, FWaaS as well as the newer Neutron projects such as L2 Gateway, the Neutron Stadium effort and the new Lieutenant system.

Sean Roberts is the VP Development at Akanda where he leads research and development, enhancing Akanda’s innovative open source platform and engaging and contributing to the OpenStack community. Roberts has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently with VMware, where he was a senior R&D manager within the Network Security Business Unit.  Prior to VMware, Roberts held strategic technical positions at Yahoo!, Stanford University, Genentech, and Electronic Arts. Roberts has been deeply involved with OpenStack for over three years, and has served on its board of directors for the past two years. Roberts also co-hosts the SFBay OpenStack user group with Lisa-Marie Namphy, HP Cloud and Rick Evans, VMware.

Attend remotely via webex or google hangout. The link will be posted here. Sean or Lisa will post the link prior to the meetup. Please check back on Sept. 3.

Updates will be published via the meetup email list, OpenStack community blog, and twitter via @sarob, @revansvmware, or @hpcloudangel.

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Friday, September 4, 2015
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer