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Bringing Worlds Together: Designing and Deploying Kubernetes on an OpenStack multi-site environment

At OpenStack Summit Sydney, fellow Red Hatter Roger Lopez and I presented on designing and deploying kubernetes on an OpenStack multi-site environment. Here is the abstract and video of the presentation. Bringing Worlds Together: Designing and Deploying Kubernetes on an OpenStack multi-site environment As companies expand their reach to meet new customer demands and needs, so do their IT infrastructures. This expansion brings to the forefront the complexities of managing technologies such as OpenStack in multiple regions and/or countries. Prior to building and expanding these technologies IT teams are likely to ask themselves: How will we manage our growing infrastructure and applications? How will we... read more »


OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)

I had the honor to present at OpenStack Summit Sydney. One of my presentations was with my co-worker Rimma Iontel. Here is the abstract and the video recording of the presentation. OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Virtualizing core services to reduce costs and increase efficiency is a priority for the telecommunications industry. A great example of this trend is the virtualization of the evolved packet core (EPC), a key component that provides voice and data on 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks. This presentation will address, with real-life examples and architectures, why OpenStack is the perfect virtual infrastructure... read more »


Building an Open Cloud Strategy

“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” --J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret For several years now, one of the most used words in the last couple years in every IT organization has been “cloud”. Why? Because using or providing “cloud” services is one of the main objectives for CIOs and CTOs across the globe. In 2017, the “cloud” word is not new anymore, but still relevant and a big part of the IT transformation process. Here are some numbers that highlight the importance of cloud adoption: According to an IDC study (The... read more »


Don't Fail at Scale- How to Plan for, Build, and Operate a Successful OpenStack Cloud - Video - OpenStack Summit2017

Here is the presentation that I delivered with fellow Red Hatter Dave Costakos at OpenStack Summit Boston 2017. Here the abstract: "OpenStack is a unique set of cross-functional, fast-moving technologies that challenge the status quo in any IT organization. It has been easy to read about and buy into the interweaving of compute, storage, and networking technologies in a single platform. Despite such amazing promise and technology, technology is littered with companies who have tried and failed to deliver a successful, scaleable, supportable OpenStack cloud to their customers. Architects and IT teams tasked with designing" Enjoy!... read more »


Best practices for successfully deploying NFV -Video - Red Hat Summit 2017

Here is a presentation that we (Rimma Iontel) and me delivered at Red Hat Summit 2017. The topic of the presentation is "Best practices for successfully deploying NFV". Enjoy!... read more »