April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Gluon: An Enabler for NFV

We've used Gluon to help us create new interfaces for our NFV needs, and we explain why and how.

Gluon is a service that lets you use multiple network APIs simultaneously in the same cloud.  Gluon lets a developer create new APIs that deal with very different networking environments without making radical changes to core Neutron.

A coalition of service providers and network vendors, brought together via OPNFV, have been exploring possibilities using this new option, and we report on the approach.


The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.

What can I expect to learn?

After a highlight of the use cases we will discuss how - from a service provider perspective - Gluon has let us advance the state of the cloud networking art, and how - from a network controller perspective - Gluon has allowed us to rapidly create new network functionality and use it within OpenStack.

Wednesday, April 27, 11:00am-11:40am
Difficulty Level: Advanced
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use.  His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions in an OpenStack cloud for use in telco networks - a balancing act to get maximum performance from a cloud... FULL PROFILE
Margaret Chiosi has been involved in data networking for 30+ years. Margaret is currently focused on implementing the virtualization platform for network functions as well as SDN in the L1-L3 and mobility space (D2.0 Architecture). She has led organizations of 150+ responsible from concept through development and deployment of emerging network technologies for new global data services,... FULL PROFILE
OpenStack Foundation, Ecosystem Technical Lead
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management and business process modelling and optimization. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she... FULL PROFILE