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Load balancer

About this project

Octavia is an open source, operator-scale load balancing solution designed to work with OpenStack. Octavia was borne out of the Neutron LBaaS project, and starting with the Liberty release of OpenStack, Octavia has become the reference implementation for Neutron LBaaS version 2. Octavia accomplishes its delivery of load balancing services by managing a fleet of virtual machines, containers, or bare metal servers —collectively known as amphorae— which it spins up on demand. This on-demand, horizontal scaling feature differentiates Octavia from other load balancing solutions, thereby making Octavia truly suited “for the cloud.”

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Contributions to Octavia

PTL for Latest Release

Michael Johnson


OpenStack Profile

Michael is the PTL for OpenStack Octavia and a core reviewer in the Kosmos (GSLB) project. Over his fifteen year career at HP he has worked on data center automation, distributed network systems, embedded system design, and big data. Recently Michael join the cloud load balancing team at Rackspace. Michael lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

Project Update - Octavia

Join the Project Team Leader of Octavia and core contributors for a project update reflecting current developments in the Pike cycle and discussion of future development activity. We dig into major issues and user needs, and how those needs can be addressed in current and future development. We also discuss hot topics from the Project Teams Gathering, and major development decisions agreed by the team.

Most Active Contributors by Company

  • Rackspace
  • Red Hat
  • Walmart
  • GoDaddy
  • Awcloud
  • VMware
  • *independent
  • Catalyst IT
  • 99cloud
  • Fiberhome

Most Active Individual Contributors

  • Michael Johnson
  • German Eichberger
  • Adam Harwell
  • Nir Magnezi
  • Jacky Hu
  • Carlos Goncalves
  • Ganpat Agarwal
  • Tong Liu
  • Bar RH
  • Lingxian Kong