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Repeatable benchmarking of OpenStack architectures

As you plan for and execute your OpenStack installation it’s important to make sure you pick components that meet your needs for your workloads. In this session we’ll go over how to benchmark components in any permetation of OpenStack install in order to best select which component works for your hardware with your planned workloads.
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Do you want to build a snowman? – Architecting for the Cloud

Architecting for any cloud environment can be a challenge, but approaching it with the right mindset and focus can help can make your project a success.

Architecting for OpenStack first requires more than the IT department present in the room. Architecting for OpenStack is about setting realistic goals. In this talk I run through some of the common challenges and scenarios I face when talking to customers when plan…

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NFV Orchestration: Challenges in Telecom Deployments

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) enables operators/carriers to deploy and execute new network node services as virtualized software and eliminates the need for dedicated and possibly under-utilized hardware. In this architecture, networking functions are virtualized (VNFs) and chained together to provide an end-to-end network service. OpenStack as a Virtual Infrastructure Manager is one of the key enablers for realizing t…Full session details here:

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Building a Secure Multi-tenant Cloud for SaaS Applications: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Creating a secure multi-tenant cloud requires proper tenant isolation and access control, operational efficiency through automation and self-service provisioning, and on-demand service creation with dynamic resource scaling across key network and security functions. Delivering all of these requires a move to optimized software abstractions and policy-based architectures as existing infrastructures lack the means to support dyn…Full session details here:

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The Multi-hypervisor OpenStack Cloud: Are We There Yet?

The Multi-hypervisor OpenStack Cloud: Are We There Yet?

One of the visions for OpenStack is for it to be the unifying common fabric for all cloud and infrastructure components in the enterprise. Literally, this would mean that all hypervisors, storage systems, and networking services from different vendors could be offered to users and orchestrated under a single umbrella of cloud APIs.

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Introduction to Virtualization and VMware Hypervisor Architecture

Introduction to Virtualization and VMware Hypervisor Architecture

VSOM video series: http://bit.ly/15BqQUp] This video introduces you to the benefits of virtualization and how it can help reduce cost, improve availability …


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Virtustream – xStream Cloud Computing – Micro VM (uVM) Overview

Virtustream – xStream Cloud Computing – Micro VM (uVM) Overview

Brian Gracely discusses the Virtustream xStream Micro VM (uVM) architecture. The uVM architecture analyzes pools of business applications, across multiple pe…


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Ethernet Alliance Hosts Chinese-Language Webinar Addressing Multi-Tenancy and Virtualization Architecture Challenges

The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced registration is now open for its first Chinese-language webinar hosted in China at http://www.cnw.com.cn/bjjt/. Slated for Wednesday, January 16 at 14:00 (GMT+8), the “Ethernet 311: Plumbing for Clouds: Overlay Protocols for Multi-Tenancy” webinar will be presented in Chinese.

The Ethernet Alliance’s Plumbing for Clouds webinar highlights multi-tenancy and virtualization challenges in cloud computing. Addressing China’s rapidly growing population of technology-centric enterprises and end users, the session discusses multiple hypervisor solutions including VxLAN and NVGRE, and examines ongoing and emerging standardization efforts. Among discussion topics to be covered are network problems associated with multi-tenancy, available pre-standard solutions, and the applicability of IEEE 802.1 bridging standards in multi-tenancy settings.

WHY ATTEND: Webinar participants will explore an array of subjects, such as:

  • Problems and obstacles relating to multi-tenancy and virtualization
  • Pre-standard solutions currently available for deployment like VxLAN and NVGRE
  • Ongoing standardization efforts by IETF, IEEE, and other SDOs
  • Applicability of IEEE 802.1 and 802.3 standards, and possible extensions

“Creating data centers allowing multiple tenants to share physical resources facilitates greater efficiency, however, it also gives rise to new challenges like how to effectively allocate and interconnect these mutual resources,” said Manoj Wadekar, chief technologist, QLogic, and technical chair Ethernet Alliance. “By delivering an in-depth look at these hurdles and their potential remedies, the Ethernet Alliance aims to arm those individuals and organizations tasked with implementing multi-tenant solutions with the information and answers needed to succeed.”

Hosted by the Ethernet Alliance, Mr. Bruce Bateman, Networking Evangelist APJ, Dell, Inc., will present the Plumbing for Clouds webinar, originally delivered in North America in August 2012. Mr. Bateman has a wealth of practical experience in nearly every aspect of IT. In his role at Dell, Bruce helps customers understand emerging technologies like Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined Networking/OpenFlow, Virtualization, advanced data center design, and network architectures such as Distributed Core.

WHEN: The Ethernet Alliance webinar Plumbing for Clouds: Overlay Protocols for Multi-Tenancy will be presented on January 16 and is free of charge. The webinar will also be archived for on-demand viewing at the Ethernet Alliance website.

For online registration, please visit http://www.cnw.com.cn/bjjt/. For additional information, please contact the Ethernet Alliance at (503) 619-0564 or email [email protected]

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The Ethernet Alliance’s Plumbing for Clouds webinar is ideally suited for CIOs, network architects, data center managers, or any individual or organization facing the challenges of multiple tenants sharing common resources.