The Spring OpenStack Summit will be held in Atlanta, May 12-16, 2014.  The Summit will take place over five days, Monday – Friday, at the Georgia World Congress Center located in downtown Atlanta.

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Cisco is again a Premier Sponsor and our presence at the event continues to grow. We have fifteen speaking sessions and four demos.  We’ll also have product and solution experts available to share our latest developments with Cisco UCS, OpenStack, virtual networking, and Dynamic Fabric Automation at the Expo Hall.

As I mentioned earlier, Cisco is leading or participating in fifteen speaking sessions that highlight our interoperability and commitment to open source technologies. We have four sessions on Monday, three on Tuesday, four on Wednesday, and four on Thursday. The schedule for our breakout sessions is listed below:




The Future of OpenStack Networking

Dan Dumitriu, Kyle Mestery, Nils Swart, Lew Tucker, Chris Wright

Monday, May 12, 11:15 AM Room B103

An Overview of Open Source Backends for Neutron

Kyle Mestery, Salvatore Orlando

Monday, May 12, 12:05 PM Room B103

OpenStack and the Transformation of the Data Center (sponsor session)

Lew Tucker

Monday, May 12, 2:00 PM Room B314

Using Open Daylight Within an OpenStack Environment

Kyle Mestery, Dave Meyer, Brent Salisbury, Madhu Venguopal

Monday, May 12, 2:50 PM Room B103

Cisco’s Application Development Transformation Journey on OpenStack Retrospective

Ken Owens

Tuesday, May 13, 12:05 PM

Room B102

Seamless OpenStack InterCoud.

Masum Hasan

Tuesday, May 13 2:00pm

Expo Hall

Network Visibility for Efficient OpenStack Operations

Debojyoti Dutta, Yathiraj Udupi

Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 PM

Room B101

The Battle of the Distros – Which one is better for My Cloud ?

Edgar Magana

Wednesday, May 14, 9 AM Room B309

OpenStack Integration with OpenDaylight: State of the Union and Future Directions

Kyle Mestery, Dave Meyer

Wednesday, May 14, 11 AM Room B103

Deploying OpenStack with Cisco networking, compute and storage

Mike Cohen, Duane DeCapite

Wednesday, May 14, 3:30 PM Room B309

Storage Visibility and Optimization for Openstack

Debojyoti Dutta, Yathiraj Udupi, Kai Zhang

Wednesday, May 14, 3:30 PM Room B101

Taming OpenStack with Ansible

John Dewey

Thursday, May 15, 11:50 AM Room B312

Network Policy Abstractions in Neutron

Mohammad Banikazemi, Kyle Mestery, Stephen Wong

Thursday, May 15, 1:30 PM Room B309

Increasing Network and Energy Efficiency via Optimized NFV Placement in Openstack Clouds

Debojyoti Dutta, Ramki Krishnan, Yathiraj Udupi

Thursday, May 15, 2:20 PM Room B309

L3 Agent HA Strategies and Implementations

Kevin Bringard

Thursday, May 15, 4:10 PM Room B312


In the Expo Hall, we’ll be highlighting the following demos:

  • OpenStack ACI Demo: This demonstration shows Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure running with OpenStack.  OpenStack APIs can be used to create networks, subnets, and routers and automatically provision Application Network Profiles in ACI.
  • Virtual Switch for KVM and OpenStack: This demo will showcase industry leading virtual networking with the Nexus 1000V virtual switch running on the KVM hypervisor.
  • Cisco UCS Installer/OpenStack Demo: Deploy, configure, and manage OpenStack deployments on Cisco UCS servers without leaving the dashboard.  This OpenStack plugin brings the unique automation capabilities of UCS into the the context of managing an OpenStack cloud and radically simplifies both initial deployments and ongoing cloud expansion.
  • OpenStack Integration with Cisco Unified Fabric: DFA Network Automation through OpenStack Horizon

Okay enough with the sessions and demos, it’s time to have some fun!  Cisco will be hosting a booth pub crawl in the Expo Hall on Monday, May 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Take advantage of this opportunity to have some great conversations with peers and stop by the Cisco booth to learn about our products and solutions.  We are also sponsoring a VIP welcome party on Monday, May 12, from 7:00-9:30pm, this party is by invitation only, so please contact your account representative for more information.  Lastly, come join us at Stats (Adidas Room, 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30313) for the inaugural of the BaconStack event on Tuesday night at 9pm.  What could be better than bacon + beverage + community?

We are looking forward to a great event, hope to see you in Atlanta!


Amy Cheng

Marketing Manager