Webinar: How to Build and Manage a Production Grade Network With Akanda + Cumulus L2-7 for Your OpenStack


Nolan Leake

Co-Founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks
Nolan is the co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks where he sets the technical direction and oversees the product roadmap. Prior to Cumulus Networks, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future. He also did early work on virtualization at VMware.

Mark McClain,

Neutron PTL & Senior Principal Architect, Akanda Inc
Mark McClain is the Chief Technical Officer of Akanda Inc, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and a core reviewer for several teams (Neutron, Requirements and Stable).  Mark was the Program Technical Lead for the OpenStack Networking during the Havana and Icehouse cycles. In addition to his technical work, Mark is co-organizer of the Atlanta OpenStack Meetup group and frequent speaker on OpenStack. Formerly of DreamHost and Yahoo!, he has 14 years of software development experience.



June 16th Webinar: OpenStack Neutron – The Next Generation

Please join Neutron PTL Kyle Mestery and Akanda’s CTO Mark McClain, former Neutron PTL discussing Next Generation OpenStack Neutron Networking.

Please register here for June 16th , 2015 9:00 AM PDT:


The OpenStack Neutron tent is getting bigger! Join us next Tuesday, June 16th at Noon EDT/9am PDT as Neutron PTL Kyle Mestery and Akanda CTO Mark McClain discuss how the Neutron tent is getting bigger and better. There’s lot of action under the tent and Mark will show how Akanda ties the room together with seamless deployments based on OVS, Linux bridge and OVN.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Webinar: Simplifying OpenStack Networks with Akanda Open Source

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Join us to learn how Akanda is shaking up the OpenStack world with a simple, open source approach to networking that eliminates the complexities of agents, controllers & overlays to provide multi-tenant network services that are designed for OpenStack cloud builders.

Forget about trying to wade through all of the big vendor acronyms and projects that promise cloud-ready agile networking.

Akanda is the answer you’ve been looking for…and its open source. Register Now for this 30 minute session with Mark McClain, OpenStack CTO, Member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and former Technical Lead for OpenStack Neutron.

Watch replay: https://youtu.be/Vx8ofIyVbfg



Podacast: The Cloudcast #177 – Operationalized OpenStack and NFV


By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Brian talks with Henrik Rosendahl (@hrosendahl, CEO of Akanda) about how Akanda spun out of Dreamhost, the NFV market, open-source and networking communities, and how much customers value OpenStack operational experience when looking at software. Music Credit: Nine Inch Nails (www.nin.com)

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YouTube: OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 – Layer 3+ Virtual Networking Services for OpenStack

DreamHost has been working on our OpenStack Public Cloud, DreamCompute, for several years. At the onset of the project, we set out with an aggressive set of requirements for our networking functionality, including L2 tenant isolation, IPv6 support from the ground up, and complete support for the then emerging OpenStack Neutron APIs. Full session details here: http://awe.sm/t7gR6