OpenStack

December 7, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 29: The State of OpenStack, and a Few Other Things, with Ben Kepes

He’s an ultra-marathoner, a highly respected tech industry reporter, and an angel investor (he’s not at all fond of that last label for its sheer pretentiousness, but I can’t think of any other way to describe what he does). He works a lot, but doesn’t really work for anyone—except himself. All of which makes Ben […]

December 1, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 28: VPP, Kubernetes, and FD.io with Ed Warnicke

I know what you’re going to say when I reveal that this week’s guest is going to talk about Vector Packet Processing (VPP): “Why do we—the Cloud Unfiltered audience—care about VPP?! I mean, it’s a networking technology, right? And this is a cloud show. We’re here to talk cloud technology and share cloud strategies…not muck […]

November 29, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 27: Cloud Storage with Joe Arnold

Are you a lover of data storage technology? Do your ears perk up when you hear terms like “data gravity” and “erasure coding”? Do you enjoy a good debate about the proper uses of deterministic data placement versus algorithmic placement? Then this is the podcast for you. In this episode, SwiftStack founder and CEO Joe […]

November 9, 2017

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OpenStack: Solving for Integration in Open Source Adjacent Communities

I have had the pleasure of serving as an Individually elected member of the OpenStack Board of Directors during 2017. Prior to my current work, I served OpenStack to lead the development of and deliver innovative software building blocks for OpenStack in concert with over 28,000 other individuals involved with OpenStack. As a result of […]

September 25, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 20: Joshua McKenty, Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Chew on this: Joshua McKenty started OpenStack at NASA. That’s right—started OpenStack at NASA. Then he started Piston, a company that sold an OpenStack distribution, which Cisco eventually bought. Now he works as the Field CTO at Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and boy does he have a lot of interesting things to say about the current […]

August 7, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 14: OpenDaylight, Kolla, and Containers with Vikram Hosakote

Like many of you out there, Vikram Hosakote was one of those kids who was always taking apart the remote controls and other electronic gadgets in his home to see how they worked. By the time he was 11 he had gotten his hands on an x86 box, and soon he was learning COBOL and […]

June 15, 2017

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A Rich Partner Ecosystem for a Successful Cloud Strategy

I continue to bet on Cloud Computing (I am not referring to the horse that won the Preakness Stakes ahead of ‘Classic Empire’) but as I place that bet … my assumption … is that the various major industry players will continue to work together in a meaningful way toward the progressive standardization of cloud technologies.

June 14, 2017

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Cloud Unfiltered Podcast, Episode 11: Ken Owens

When I think “bleeding edge,” in regards to technology I become anxious. Maybe I should get excited, but really, the feeling is one of vague panic. I think of products that I am probably not ready for and product engineers that are going to be frustrated with my inability to instantly grasp the full impact […]

May 19, 2017

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Securing OpenStack Networking

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.