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OpenStack Cloud Virtualization Implementation Strategies
Date / Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00 pm New York
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Overview:
In only a few years, OpenStack has emerged as a leading approach for meeting the massive cloud compute, networking, and storage challenges that datacenters and network infrastructures now face. However, since implementation requirements differ based on a number of factors, including type of cloud architecture supported (public, private, hybrid), no single implementation strategy exists. Rather, operators and equipment providers must create individualized cloud virtualization strategies to best meet unique service agility and monetization requirements. Accordingly, join Davide Ricci, Product Line Manager at Wind River, and Jim Hodges, Heavy Reading Analyst, for a technical discussion addressing the factors and design attributes to be considered in creating a cohesive OpenStack-based cloud virtualization implementation strategy. Topics they will discuss include: • The impact of OpenStack on existing open-source embedded software ecosystem projects • The factors and timeline that must be considered in the creation of a virtualized cloud network (including cloud-based hardware and software clusters) • Best-practices for OpenStack component integration (including OpenStack Neutron and Swift) • The value proposition of existing and new OpenStack release capabilities • OpenStack Cloud implementation challenges, including the need to provide carrier-grade reliability ensuring maximum possible uptime • Wind River’s OpenStack roadmap and how it fits into its network functions virtualization product and solution portfolio

Speaker(s):

Jim Hodges
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Jim Hodges has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading softswitch, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and application server architectures and virtualization, control plane protocols such as Diameter and OpenFlow, IP service delivery, subscriber data management (SDM) and managed services. Hodges joined Heavy Reading after nine years at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape, most recently as a senior marketing manager. Other activities at Nortel included definition of media gateway network architectures and development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where Hodges performed IN and SS7 planning, numbering administration and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Hodges is based in Ottawa.

Davide Ricci
Product Line Manager, Wind River

Davide Ricci is a product line manager for the Open Source Platforms team at Wind River. His expertise includes embedded operating systems design and development, including embedded Linux, virtualization, and OpenStack development and product management and technical marketing. Prior to joining Wind River, Ricci has worked in software engineer positions at Pirelli Broadband Systems and Info Solution S.p.A. Ricci has studied at Politecnico di Milano and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.
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