April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Tap-As-A-Service: What You Need to Know Now

Tap-as-a-Service is a relatively new OpenStack project that was designed to provide tenants and service providers a means of monitoring the traffic flowing in their Neutron provisioned virtual networks. A lot of work has been carried out in the last two cycles, with multiple developers from around the world now contributing to the cause.

This presentation offers a review of all the progress made to date. We will discuss the primary motivations for monitoring network activity, explore the major challenges one can expect to encounter when attempting to monitor network traffic in a cloud environment and describe the need for a platform oriented solution. Next, an overview of the TaaS architecture and API will be presented, along with an update on current development activities and some of the planned enhancements for the future. We will also demonstrate traffic visibility solutions for a representative set of use cases covering network trouble-shooting, security and analytics.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about the Tap-as-a-Service project, how to use it and what the reference implementation looks like. The use cases that will be presented have been chosen to demonstrate how TaaS can be employed to aid in network trouble-shooting, improve security and support analytics in an OpenStack ecosystem. The coverage of new development directions should give the audience an idea of what can be expected in the near future.

Thursday, April 28, 4:10pm-4:50pm(UTC -5)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Fawad has been a member of the OpenStack community for over four years and a core developer in the Networking ecosystem. He has contributions in several OpenStack projects including Neutron, Nova, Kuryr, Magnum, DevStack. He is also the author and maintainer of networking-plumgrid subproject under Neutron umbrella and has over four years experience in implementing software defined... FULL PROFILE
LINE Corporation, Cloud Platform Development Engineer
Reedip has been working with the OpenStack community from Mitaka and is a  Senior Software Engineer in LINE Corporation. He was previously Senior  Technical Leader in NEC India and Senior Software Engineer in RedHat. He  has an experience of more than 10 years, mostly in storage, cloud and  telecom domain.He is currently working as a Cloud Engineer for Private  Openstack Cloud deployment.... FULL PROFILE
Anil Rao is a Distinguished Engineer at Gigamon, leading research and development activities related to virtual machine traffic monitoring. Previously, he worked at Hewlett Packard, VMware and Ericsson. Some of his past accomplishments include implementing Memory Resource Groups in the HP-UX kernel and developing the memory scheduler for the ESX hypervisor. More recently, he was responsible for... FULL PROFILE
Vinay obtained his Masters in Communication Systems from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Sweden in 2012. Vinay has been hacking in Openstack since 2011 predominantly in Networking for Layer 3 Services developing cutting edge Research and proof of concepts for VPN Access and inter cloud connectivity. Vinay currently work as a Senior Researcher in Ericsson Research. Vinay is currently... FULL PROFILE
Neutron core reviewer, working at Midokura. Core reviewer of various Neutron related projects, including networking-midonet, tap-as-a-service, neutron-vpnaas. He is also a member of Neutron Drivers team. He is also a committer of Open vSwitch project. Previously, Yamamoto was cloud infrastructure expert at VA Linux Systems Japan, where he was responsible for developing the OFAgent, a... FULL PROFILE