May 19, 2017


Securing OpenStack Networking

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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 19, 2016


Policy-based Service Chaining in OpenStack

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The recently concluded OpenStack Austin Summit was a fantastic showcase for the growing maturity and adoption of OpenStack. The evolution of the fundamental infrastructure services for compute, networking, storage, identity together with ancillary services for image management, security, monitoring makes it possible to leverage these building blocks to satisfy interesting use cases. One such use […]

May 6, 2016


Deploy a Kubernetes cluster on OpenStack using Ansible

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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 […]

May 7, 2015


OSPod #30: Edgar Magana of Workday

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If there was an award for “The Nicest Guy in OpenStack” my vote would be coin toss between Edgar Magana from Workday and Tim Bell of CERN. Actually, Sean Lynch, Metacloud Co-founder is right up there, too, but since he’s technically my boss’s boss, he’s inelgible for my vote. But I digress…. Edgar’s story begins […]

October 2, 2014


Cisco and OpenStack: Juno Release – Part 1

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The next stable OpenStack release codenamed “Juno” is slated to be released October 16, 2014. From improving live upgrades in Nova to enabling easier migration from Nova Network to Neutron,...

May 29, 2014


OpenStack Gains Momentum with Users at Recent Summit

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Cisco highlighted its support for OpenStack at the recent OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, which hosted 4500+ attendees and included many more...

February 4, 2014


OpenDaylight Unleashes Hydrogen to the Masses

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The OpenDaylight Project today announced that its first open source software release Hydrogen is now available for download. As the first simultaneous code release cross-community it has contributions across fifty organizations and includes over one million lines of code. Yes. ODL > 1MLOC. For those of you interested that’s approximately two hundred and thirty man-years of […]

August 21, 2013


Speaking proposal submissions for OpenStack Summit – Voting is Open!

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Cisco celebrated OpenStack’s 3rd birthday recently by releasing the Cisco OpenStack Installer for Grizzly. This blog post has more details. The OpenStack foundation organizes a four-day OpenStack Summit every six months for contributors, enterprise users, service providers, application developers and ecosystem members. It facilitates the community to gather, discuss and present on several different streams ranging from […]

August 20, 2013


Cisco OpenStack Installer for Grizzly

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The OpenStack community recently reached a major milestone and celebrated its third birthday! The flagship open-source compute, storage and networking cloud platform has come a long way since the initial draft. Cisco is proud to be part of this community including participating as Vice Chair of the OpenStack Foundation and as Core Developer for Networking […]