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Tuesday, November 4 • 14:00 - 14:40
Akanda: Layer 3+ Virtual Networking Services for OpenStack

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DreamHost has been working on our OpenStack Public Cloud, DreamCompute, for several years. At the onset of the project, we set out with an aggressive set of requirements for our networking functionality, including L2 tenant isolation, IPv6 support from the ground up, and complete support for the then emerging OpenStack Neutron APIs. Our search ended with the realization that there was a gap in OpenStack SDN for L3+ services. Thus, the Akanda project was born.

Akanda is an open source suite of software, services, orchestration, and tools for providing L3+ services in OpenStack. It builds on top of OpenBSD, Packet Filter, and OpenStack Neutron, and is used in production to power DreamCompute's networking capabilities. Using Akanda, an OpenStack provider can provide tenants with a rich, powerful set of L3+ services, including routing, port forwarding, firewalling, and more.

This talk will give an introduction to the Akanda project, review the DreamCompute use case, and illustrate how Akanda works under the hood. In addition, we'll discuss future capabilities, operational challenges and tips, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan LaCour

Jonathan LaCour

VP, Cloud, DreamHost
Jonathan has been programming from a young age, finessing his way through many programming languages. After cutting his teeth with several smaller jobs and personal projects, Jonathan joined VertiSoft Corp. in 1997, catapulting him into the culture of "software as a service" well before it became an industry buzzword. Jonathan harnessed his passion for user experience in the computer science program at Georgia Tech by taking courses in... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Petrello

Ryan Petrello

Senior Cloud Developer, DreamHost, DreamHost
Ryan has been involved with OpenStack since he joined DreamHost in 2012, where he has worked on DreamCompute. Ryan has contributed to a large number of OpenStack projects, and is the primary maintainer for the Pecan web framework that powers many OpenStack APIs. Ryan is also heavily involved in the Akanda project, where he has done significant work on the Akanda-Rug, which is an orchestration service for managing tenant router appliances.


Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 14:40
Amphitheatre Bleu

Attendees (115)