The upcoming OpenStack Summit will be Cisco’s first Headline sponsorship at this semi-annual gathering of the OpenStack community…and it’s a good thing we’re headed to Austin because we need a Texas-sized venue to share everything.

The Cisco booth (C11) at the OpenStack Summit is going to be filled with great demos and presentations that will show how you can innovate, develop, think, and work Beyond the Stack using the power of OpenStack to build and OS16connect clouds and cloud applications with unmatched speed, flexibility, and security.  Here is a taste of what you can experience at the event with Cisco.

Network Function Virtualization and Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure 

As you probably already know, the Austin Summit will be hyper-focused on Network Function Virtualization (NFV). We’ll have a team of specialists available to provide an NFV introduction as well as a deep dive on how Cisco can help deploy carrier-class NFV for your business with Cisco’s tested and validated Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI).

Private Cloud

If you’re interested in an on-premises managed private cloud, come by and talk to the Cisco Metapod experts. You’ll see how Metapod can quickly be tailored to provide the perfect on-prem private cloud as well as see how Metapod integrates with both Apprenda and Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry to accelerate your Platform as a Service (PaaS) initiatives.

Unified Computing System and Software-Defined Networking

Want to manage your own private cloud? Come and talk to us about Cisco UCSO, which combines the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco Nexus, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. There will also be demonstrations of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco’s comprehensive Software-Defined Networking (SDN) architecture. The demos will feature OpenStack on ACI using Group Based Policy and the OptiFlex Neutron plugin.

Shipped and Mantl

We’ll also be showing Shipped (ciscoshipped.io) and Mantl (mantl.io), two of our newest open source initiatives. Did we just say “open source?” Come by and see for yourself. The Cisco DevNet (developer.cisco.com) team will be on-hand to share their latest round up of tools and resources available to developers.

And, if that wasn’t already enough, we’ll have a huge, interactive, touch-screen display loaded with over a dozen more videos, demonstrations, and presentations. Our only request…please make sure to wipe all the BBQ sauce off your fingers before you check it out.

For more information, visit cisco.com/go/openstacksummit


Gary Kevorkian

Marketing Communications Manager, Events

Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS)