April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Tenant Networks vs. Provider Networks in the Private Cloud Context

OpenStack Neutron defines two major types of networks- tenant networks and provider networks. OpenStack administrators must decide what their Neutron network deployment strategy will leverage- tenant networks, provider networks or some combination of the two. This session will describe the unique challenges presented by tenant networks in the private cloud context and will build an argument for why shared provider networks may provide the best Neutron network deployment strategy for enterprise private clouds. This session will also discuss the rationale behind the assertion that network security is now orthogonal to network topology (which if true, is a significant factor leading to the viability of shared provider networks).

What can I expect to learn?


Attendees will better understand the tradeoffs associated with tenant networks vs provider networks and will become better prepared to make an informed decision regarding their Neutron network deployment strategy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2:40pm-3:20pm (7:40pm - 8:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Principal Engineer, Cloud Engineering at Wells Fargo
Alain Swanson is the lead engineer for cloud networking & security within Wells Fargo's IaaS engineering team, focused on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). He has approximately two decades of IT infrastructure experience, with much of that time spent in the network engineering and Unix system engineering spaces. Prior to joining Wells Fargo,... FULL PROFILE
VMware Inc
Marcos Hernandez is a Principal Engineer in the NSX and OpenStack teams at VMware. He is responsible for supporting large Global Enterprise accounts and providing technical guidance around VMware's suite of networking and automation products. Marcos has a background in datacenter networking design and expert knowledge in routing and switching technologies. Marcos holds CCIE certification #8283,... FULL PROFILE