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Wednesday, May 14 • 5:20pm - 6:00pm
The Network as the Security and Policy Enforcement Point in OpenStack Environments

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Security concerns remain a strong deterrent to enterprise acceptance of the cloud, especially with recent events illustrating the vulnerability of data in the cloud. As OpenStack-based clouds have been focused on providing the environment needed for elastic, on-demand multi-tenant applications, how security, isolation and policies are enforced has largely been unclear. This talk will explore the changing nature of the network as it transitions to new models more suited to the cloud with SDN, NFV and Virtual Network Infrastructure, and the inter-relationship between networking, and security and policy enforcement. It will explore why and how security and policy enforcement should be integrated into the networking design of OpenStack cloud environments.

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Pere Monclus

CTO and Co-Founder of PLUMgrid, PLUMgrid
Before co-founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure. Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture and technology of network services and their integration with switches and routers for datacenters. Pere also led Cisco’s Service Enabled Network initiative, which contributed some... Read More →


Wednesday May 14, 2014 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Room B102