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 […]
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.
Women of OpenStack at Boston Summit
Hello! I'm reporting from the OpenStack Summit in Boston. There's one and a half days left in the summit, and it's been great so far. I'd like to draw attention to an OpenStack group which is near and dear to my heart, the Women of OpenStack. I am a female engineer, and have been working in the field of engineering for quite some time. The low ratio of women in engineering has always been rather obvious to me, but with the advent of things like Girls Who Code and #ilooklikeanengineer, the gender gap has become part of a larger dialogue about diversity in engineering. As a population, we need to think with all of our brain power, and that includes people of all types, from all walks of life.
Connecting VMs with Gluon
Today in OpenStack, if you’re thinking about networking, you’re almost certainly thinking about Neutron. Neutron provides you with networks to attach your VMs to, and you can attach one virtual machine to many networks via individual ports – letting you isolate your internal application traffic from the world. You can use many IP addresses in […]
The Top 5 OpenStack Adoption Challenges – View from Cisco Services’ Experts
OpenStack is gaining increasing industry attention and, while it can deliver huge...
Delivering Network Function Virtualization (NFV) on OpenStack Hangout
We had our first OpenStack Hangout, “OpenStack as a NFV Platform” on Tuesday Oct 21st. If you are excited about the potential of NFV, this hangout is for you. Our expert panel discussed NFV fundamentals, NFV momentum, the Neutron NFV subteam, and the new Linux Foundation OPNFV project. What I liked the most about this […]
OpenStack Juno: The Basics
Guest Blog by Mark Voelker, Technical Lead, Cisco http://blogs.cisco.com/author/MarkVoelker/ Today, the OpenStack@Cisco team is in a celebratory mood: OpenStack 2014.2 (“Juno”) has been released! The 10th release of OpenStack contains hundreds of new features and thousands of bugfixes and is the result of contributions from over 1400 developers. You can find out more about Cisco’s contributions to Juno here. What’s more, […]