Monday, September 14, 2015

Recap: CloudStack Silicon Valley User Group Meetup – September 10th [feedly]

Recap: CloudStack Silicon Valley User Group Meetup – September 10th
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Last week, the CloudStack Silicon Valley User Group held its 12th meetup in Mountain View, CA at Nuage Networks. Thank you to Sanjeev Singh and Nuage Networks for hosting our group!

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We kicked off the night with an introduction of our speakers and a quick reminder about the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe 2015. The schedule is now live – check it out now!

Guest Speakers

Our guest speakers for the evening were Suresh Bottapatti, Tim Mackey, Chiradeep Vittal and Youcef Laribi.

Suresh Bottapatti is the VP of Engineering at Nuage Networks. He has over 19 years experience in software development, building great teams and delivering high quality software. As the first engineer at Nuage Networks, Suresh played a key role in shaping the architecture of the Nuage Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Tim Mackey is an evangelist and community manager for XenServer within the Citrix Open Source Business Office and is focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies.

Chiradeep Vittal is a Distinguished Engineer in the Converged Infrastructure Group at Citrix. He is also a Project Management Committee member of the Apache CloudStack Project. At (acquired by Citrix), he was a founding engineer, often tasked with the thorny details of virtualized networking and storage.

Youcef Laribi is a Principal Architect in the Delivery Networks BU at Citrix. He is responsible for driving the integration projects of the NetScaler ADC product with several Cloud, SDN and Automation environments including OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware NSX and Cisco ACI.


Suresh started off the meetup by discussing how Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) helps overcome the challenges that cloud service providers and large enterprises face delivering, and managing, large multi-tenant clouds. He went into detail on how Nuage Networks delivers a massively scalable SDN solution that ensures that datacenters, and wide area networks, are able to respond instantly to demand, and are boundary-less. Suresh also provided an overview of the SDN capabilities that Nuage VSP adds to CloudStack.

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In Tim's session he covered what a "XenServer" is, how it works, and why it is used in large scale cloud environments powered by both OpenStack and Apache CloudStack.

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Chiradeep examined the present state of SDN in CloudStack, industry directions and attempted to predict the evolution of CloudStack with those trends.

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Youcef discussed how L4-L7 devices can integrate in various SDN architectures and went over benefits and some of the challenges that such integration represents. Then, he went into detail on how SDN and NFV relate, and what are the different challenges to successfully deploy L4-L7 devices as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) or provide such services to the NFV Infrastructure (VIM).

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Presentation Slides

Youcef Laribi - SDN and NFV for L4-L7 services

The slides from each presenter will be posted shortly. Check back on September 18th, 2015! 


Take a look at the CloudStack meetup! The room was full of familiar and friendly faces and we welcomed all of the newcomers :) View pictures.

Thank You Nuage Networks! 

On behalf of the organizers (John Kinsella, Ilya Musayev and myself), we want to thank Nuage Networks for hosting the CloudStack Silicon Valley User Group and providing a spacious venue, giveaways, plenty of pizza and beer for the CloudStackers.

Do you want to attend the next CloudStack meetup in the Silicon Valley? Become a member of our growing group and join us for pizza, beer and CloudStack talks! Visit:


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