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Fully Open Source Smart OpenStack Cloud: NOW and BEYOND

OVS Hardware offloads to improve the efficiency of a virtualized OpenStack cloud has been presented in the past at various summits. With Queens release, we have achieved a major milestone in delivering Smart offload technology to end users. But can we claim the victory just yet? While the offload engine is alive and kicking now, significant effort is under way to make this technology telco cloud ready.


During this talk, we will recap what’s available NOW to configure OVS hardware offloads using open source components, OpenDaylight, Neutron ML2 Plugin and commercial solutions such as Nuage Networks Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) and F5 Networks BIG-IP Virtual Edition VNFs. We will also share early field guidance on deployment of a smart cloud.


Further, while a smart cloud has finally arrived, users are already looking for more in terms of availability, stability and supportability. We will present what’s coming BEYOND today and recap the status of upstream development work across various Open Source communities including OpenStack (nova/neutron/tripleo), Linux kernel, QEMU/KVM/libvirt and ODL.

What can I expect to learn?

This presentation intend to socialize the end to end use case and the benefits of OVS Hardware offloads and how to operate it almost transparently from OpenStack APIs, so users used to regular OVS and SR-IOV will understand the subtle differences. Also, beyond end users, we will present the great collaboration across various OpenSource projects, so other “across the stack” can follow the same pattern, and each and every project/community involved will get feedback on how their efforts have been leveraged.

Wednesday, November 14, 11:50am-12:30pm (10:50am - 11:30am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat
Franck Baudin is in responsible for the NFV technical strategy of  within Red Hat’s OpenStack product management team. He  currently focuses on providing high performance network connectivity to VNFs: SR-IOV, OVS-DPDK, VPP, SmartNICs.   In his previous role within the Qosmos CTO team, Franck was responsible for technical Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and prototyping of... FULL PROFILE
Mellanox Technologies, Inc., Senior Director, Cloud Marketing
Ash is a Senior Director of Cloud Marketing at Mellanox Technologies. He leads overall cloud market strategy, solutions marketing, and ecosystem partnerships for cloud service provider and telco cloud market segments. Ash is an accomplished hi-tech industry leader focused on the intersection of technology, products/solutions, and markets. He has over 20 years of experience in building and... FULL PROFILE
Nokia - Nuage Networks
Mark Iskra is technical Marketing Director for Nokia’s Nuage Networks with a core focus on virtual network performance and NFV for OpenStack. Mark’s vision is to broaden the horizon of SDN at Nuage Networks by working closely with strategic partners bringing disruptive technology to OpenStack.  In addition to his background in SDN and virtual networking, Mark draws from broad... FULL PROFILE