Naveen Joy

Technical Leader, Engineering

Chief Technology and Architecture Office

Naveen Joy is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He has worked for more than five years at Cisco, primarily in cloud technologies.

His current focus areas are container orchestration, container networking, kubernetes, automation tools and the OpenStack neutron project. He enjoys developing open source software in Python and sharing knowledge with the community.

He is a frequent speaker at the OpenStack summit. Naveen has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) and lives with his wife in the SF Bay Area.


May 19, 2017


Securing OpenStack Networking

1 min read

Cloud Security is currently top of mind for IT. In this blog post, I will provide a 10 point checklist to help you secure your OpenStack Neutron networking service. Ensure that you use “Defense in depth” as the primary security strategy and deploy a series of defensive mechanisms, as no single method exists for successfully protecting your entire service. This strategy ensures that even if one mechanism is compromised, another will be there to defend against the attack. Design network security in layers. So, instead of creating a single layer of network security protection at the perimeter, apply network security to every layer of the network, every component of the networking service and the communication channel.

May 6, 2016


Deploy a Kubernetes cluster on OpenStack using Ansible

9 min read

At the recently concluded OpenStack summit in Austin, I was impressed by the amount of interest shown by attendees on containers. Almost all of the container related sessions were packed as customers are now realizing its advantages. By containerizing applications, you are able to virtualize the host operating system. What this means is that you now create […]