Cisco just wrapped-up OpenStack Summit 2016 in Austin, Texas as a headline sponsor and closed with the Design Summit on Friday, April 29.  This year’s OpenStack Summit was my seventh summit, and it has been an incredible journey. It is amazing to see how the community has grown in only six years from 75 attendees at the first conference to 7,500 people at this year’s event!

Cisco – Scaling Containers and OpenStack

Ken Owens and I were fortunate to present to a standing-room only crowd on Monday to discuss scaling OpenStack and Containers. The OpenStack Foundation posted a recording of the session on the Foundation’s YouTube Channel. Watch the session recording for the entire presentation, but here are some highlights:

  • OpenStack projects, including Magnum and Kolla
  • Cisco solutions NFVI/Virtual Infrastructure Management (VIM)
  • Mantl/Shipped for Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • APIC networking plugin Contiv and Project Calico, including Contiv’s ability to integrate with APIC, and Calico’s ability to integrate with OpenStack Neutron, Docker Libnetwork, and Rkt/CoreOS CNI

OpenStack and the Power of Community-Developed Software

Lew Tucker, Cisco Cloud CTO and Vice Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation, gave an amazing keynote on Tuesday morning. Lew’s keynote featured Cisco’s involvement in open source projects and discussed how traditional manual processes like cabling and configuration are now automated and converted to code. Lew also talked about how collaboration and community-developed software is changing technology.  Lew’s keynote is also posted at the OpenStack Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Thanks to everyone who attended or viewed the OpenStack sessions from Austin! We are also planning more Container and OpenStack sessions at Cisco Live in Las Vegas in July 10-14. Rohit Agarwalla and my Introduction to Containers and Container Networking session (BRKSDN-2115) will be on Monday July 11 at Cisco Live.  Maroon 5 will be at the Customer Appreciation Event, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at Cisco Live!


Duane DeCapite