Panel Discussion: Agile Networking with OpenStack
OpenStack Networking has come a long way from its initial inclusion in the Folsom release a year ago. With the Havana release, it now has capabilities beyond that of Nova networking and supports a wider range of network deployment options for overlay and provider networks as well new Layer 3 services including firewall, VPN and load balancing. At this session there will be a panel discussion on these alternatives, their trade-offs and when each might be the appropriate deployment choice.
Business Development, Cisco
Chris runs Product Management, Technical Marketing and Business Development for Cisco's OpenStack efforts. Chris has been in the networking industry for more than 20 years in a variety of development, marketing, strategy and administrative roles. Chris began his career at Bell Labs where he designed interface cards for the 5ESS digital switch. Chris was the founder and CEO of Resonate, an early pioneer of L4-7 load balancing solutions. Chris joined Cisco through the acquisition of vCider, a... Read More →
Technical Lead, Cisco
Rohit Agarwalla works in the Office of Cloud CTO at Cisco. He was one of the first OpenStack contributors from Cisco and was previously also a core Neutron community member. He has been actively tracking the OpenStack project and community grow and mature rapidly from it's early days. He is currently active in a wide range of product development, customer and community efforts around OpenStack. Rohit holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.
VP Products, eNovance
Nick works for eNovance, an OpenStack Gold member, as VP of Products. eNovance main strategy is based on OpenStack, an therefore is very involved in the community. Nick founded the Ceilometer project at the Folsom summit, which is now an integrated project since Havana. eNovance was acquired by Red Hat in June 2014. | Until December 2012, Nick was working for Canonical which he had joined in September 2007. Since 2009 he was Cloud Product Manager, specializing on Ubuntu Cloud... Read More →
Product Lead, OpenStack Networking - VMware/Nicira, VMware
Somik Behera is one of the founding members of the OpenStack Quantum (now Neutron) project and was a Founding Core Developer on the Quantum project. Somik currently works for VMware/Nicira, helping accelerate adoption of Network Virtualization in Cloud environments and enable large scale Public and Private Cloud deployments using Open Cloud Technologies and VMware NSX Network Virtualization platform.Prior to Nicira, Somik spent 6 years at VMware, where he was a founding member of... Read More →
Office of the CTO, SDN Software, Juniper Networks
Rudra joined Juniper networks through the acquisition of Contrail Systems. He has been actively contributing to Openstack Neutron and Nova projects. Rudra managed the virtual edge networking team at VMware before he moved to Contrail Systems. He has led engineering teams at F5 networks for LB, DPI, Firewall products and at Juniper Networks for Switching products. Prior to that he worked at Foundry Networks and Cisco Systems where he developed various switching, MPLS and multicast routing... Read More →
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