January 21st, 10:00 am (PST)
Join Jonathan LaCour of DreamHost, Mark McClain of Akanda and Nolan Leake of Cumulus Networks to learn how DreamHost successfully built and scaled their DreamCompute cloud to over 200 servers, designed to scale up from there.
Cumulus Networks provided cost-effective, automatable and high performance physical networking. Akanda delivered advanced layer 3 services (RaaS, LBaaS & FWaaS) using OpenStack Astara for cloud orchestration and management. OpenStack provided cloud orchestration and management. These pieces came together to build a secure, fast and open networking solution for DreamCompute, DreamHost’s public cloud infrastructure. DreamCompute is one of the world’s largest OpenStack cloud networks in production today.
Come and learn how:
To install and configure your switches using the same tools used for your OpenStack servers.
Akanda provides advanced layer 3-7 services to OpenStack VMs.
To use OpenStack Neutron to configure VXLAN overlays for virtual layer 2 networking.
We’re proud of the team and the technology platform we’re building here at Akanda and excited to meet up with you to share the latest on Project Astara at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo next week (October 27 – 30). We wanted to take a moment to highlight the sessions that will feature Akanda speakers — Mark McClain our CTO and co-Founder and Eric Lopez our Senior Solutions Architect — to make it easier for you to find us. If you have specific questions or would just like a deeper briefing on the Astara platform please swing by booth T44 and/or reach out to Josh Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can calendar an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and please follow us on @akandaio and @astaraio for the latest news.
Tuesday, October 27 • 11:15am – 11:55am
Mark McClain, CTO, Akanda
Kyle Mestery, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Wednesday, October 28 • 12:40pm – 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 28 • 5:30pm – 6:10pm
Thursday, October 28 • 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Eric Lopez, Sr.Solutions Architect, Akanda
nginx conference Fort Mason, San Francisco
NGINX and OpenStack a Powerful Combination
We all know that OpenStack and NGINX are two hugely popular open source projects, but did you know they make a great pair? In this session, we’ll show how NGINX integrates with OpenStack Networking’s load balancer service via the open source Akanda project. The combination benefits users via instant access to a managed NGINX installation. Using the current Akanda and OpenStack releases, we’ll demonstrate the simple process for developers to build upon NGINX when deploying on OpenStack. We’ll also see how OpenStack users can access the powerful features of NGINX+ and close with a sneak peek to the new features in the upcoming OpenStack Liberty release (due in October).