Recap: OpenContrail Silicon Valley Meetup – Aug 25th 2015

A few weeks ago, we announced a Meetup:  “OpenContrail for Mirantis OpenStack and Kubernetes” with the joint help of Mirantis and Juniper Networks. Over 60 people have attended from various companies including individual developers, academics, vendors and companies, from small startups to big networking corporations.

For those who missed the meetup, the video recordings and the presentations made at the event is included below. We will be planning similar meetups in the future around Silicon Valley, so if you are interested in attending such events, refer to the OpenContrail Calendar which has up-to-date information.

The meetup agenda covered various topics related to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Contrail with some demos featuring the use of the product.

Edgar Magana, Cloud Operations Architect at Workday has given an enthusiastic talk about his perspective on OpenContrail project. He was recently nominated as a member of the OpenContrail Advisory Board. You can listen to his talk from the below video:

The meetup kicked off with Scott Sneddon (Sr. Director, SDN, Juniper Networks) keynote session covering the SDN Industry trends and an introduction to the OpenContrail Project.

The next session included a demo by Eric Ji from Mirantis about “Setting up your Cloud with Mirantis Fuel and Juniper Contrail”. The demo showcased the following topics:

1) Contrail Plugin Installation
2) Fuel OpenStack Environment Creation & Deployment.
3) UI Creation of Network.

The last session concluded with a demo by James Kelly and Pedro Marques from Juniper Networks about “Kubernetes Cluster Management Capabilities with OpenContrail”. The demo featured the Network functionality of the Kubernetes Network Manager Component available through OpenContrail project.

Some pictures from the meetup:

 
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