Exercise Your Right to Vote in OpenStack Australia: Warp-Speed Openvswitch and Harmonizing Openstack and Kubernestes

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Voting Just Opened for OpenStack Australia

The 2017 Openstack Summit just opened up voting for presentations to be given Nov. 6-8, Sydney, Australia. Mellanox has a long history of supporting OpenStack with technology and product solutions. Mellanox has submitted a number of technical papers and would like to urge readers to vote, vote, vote! The OpenStack Foundation receives more than 1,500 submissions and of these, they only select 25-35 percent for participation, so your votes truly do count.

In this blog, we will cover the topic and content of two of our submissions. There is only one short week to vote so please review the content and vote for your favorites. Voting begins July 25, 2017 and ends August 1, 2017.

First paper topic: Warp-speed Openvswitch: Turbo Charge VNFs to 100Gbps In NextGen SDN/NFV Datacenter

Overview: Red Hat, Nuage Networks and Mellanox will address new requirements from Telco-NFV and Enterprises for speed, secure and scalable nextgen datacenter networks with OVS offload to SmartNIC. Highlights include:

  • High performance: 25G is the new 10G; 25G to server; next 100G!
  • Scale-up and monitor services: millions of mobile flows; video, voice, data
  • Optimized resource usage: minimize costs and CPU overhead
  • Distributed services:  QoS and firewalls closer to the application
  • Multi-site deployments:efficient multi-tenancy using SDN controlled overlay tunneling
  • Integrated end-to-end solutionswith no vendor lock-in

OVS Offload to SmartNIC provides best of both worlds; high performance with SR-IOV and offload OVS switching; firewall filtering, QoS marking, encap/decap tunneling.

Mellanox will discuss the OVS Offload architecture and POC results including all the building blocks; Linux kernel, OVS, Openstack and SDN controller coming together, to address the challenges of the nextgen datacenter.

Vote here: Warp-speed Openvswitch: Turbo Charge VNFs to 100Gbps in NextGen SDN/NFV Datacenter


Second paper topic: Harmonizing Openstack and Kubernestes Networking Services

Overview: When it comes to hosting workloads across Containers and VM, having parity in terms of networking services between Kubernestes and Openstack is of paramount importance. Today, hosting Kubernestes on top of Openstack results in inferior container networking compared to a VM. Openstack networking services are far advanced in terms of network provisioning, automation, support for 25Gbps/50Gbps /100Gbps network speeds, and advance features such as RDMA.

In this presentation, Mellanox will focus on following key topics:

  • CNI plugin improvements for high speed NIC support
  • Network automation
  • SR-IOV support
  • RDMA support

By bringing Kubernestes CNI services at par with Openstack ML2 neutron, workloads can be hosted seamlessly across both VMs and Containers within Openstack environments.

Vote here: Harmonizing Openstack and Kubernestes Networking Services

Thanks for voting and see you in Sydney!

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About Ash Bhalgat

Ash is Senior Director of Cloud Marketing at Mellanox. He leads market strategy, product/solutions marketing and ecosystem engagements for cloud service provider and telco cloud markets. Ash is an accomplished hi-tech industry leader focused on the intersection of technology, products/solutions and markets. He has deep experience in building and marketing high impact, fast revenue growth products/solutions at large, mid-size and startups including companies such as Cisco, Mellanox, Polycom, Luxoft and Hapoose. His professional experience spans across diverse technology domains including Cloud Services, Software Defined Networking, Server and Network Virtualization, Routing, Switching, Wi-Fi, Unified Communication and Collaboration, Network Management, Mobile Apps and End User Devices. Ash graduated summa cum laude with a B.E. is Electrical Engineering from University of Pune (India), M.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Connect with Ash on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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