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