Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

Root your Openstack on a solid foundation of leaf-spine architecture!

A long time ago in a data center far, far away, someone planted the seeds which one day would grow into the beautiful leaf-spine architecture we know today. This architecture's roots have grown strong providing stability, enabling scaling out vs up, leveraging layer-3 edge and layer-3 top of rack, diminishing the massive layer-2 domains into smaller, wonderful, much more manageable domains.

Join us as we wind our way through the fascinating world of networking covering topics such as Clos Fabrics, Layer-3 vs Layer-2 Edge and scaling connectivity. We'll then weave these solid underpinning topics up, tracing their branches as they reach up and integrate into an Openstack deployment, discussing node connectivity, provider networks and TripleO deployment topologies.

Finally, we'll discuss the fruit of all of this labor - how the tenant instances leverage these complex underpinnings to interconnect and scale! We'll wrap our talk up with a live demonstration showing the beauty of it all!

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will gain an understanding of the challenges of traditional datacenter networking, the advantages of leaf-spine architectures, and how OpenStack fits.

Thursday, May 24, 2:10pm-2:20pm (9:10pm - 9:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sr Specialist Solution Architect - OpenStack
Joe is a Specialist Solution Architect on the OpenStack Tiger Team at Red Hat, and has a mixed technology background with a strong focus on networking.   Joe started his career in information technology by starting an ISP in 1997.  Since then, Joe has been a part of several service provider and hosting startups, and has served in network, systems, and security architect roles at... FULL PROFILE
OpenStack Solution Architect - Red Hat
I work for Red Hat as a senior OpenStack Solution Architect on the North American Commercial OpenStack Tiger team.  I have been working with OpenStack since Essex and was hooked immediately.  Prior to OpenStack and Red Hat, I was a Consulting Engineer for Apple working mostly with ADIC StorNext SANs, render farms, and large-scale indentity integration (LDAP/Kerberos/Heimdal).  I... FULL PROFILE