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Tuesday, May 13 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Network Visibility for Efficient Openstack Operations

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Since Networking is the glue that connects apps with infrastructure, it is critical to have network visibility. For example, operators would like to know whether the overlay or the underlay is at fault, among other things or where are the hotspots? As a first step, we explore how we can obtain the best network visibility and the challenges that lie in front, going forward. In order to solve the problems, we present strategies to 1) extract data from underlay (SDN controller) and the overlay (Neutron) system 2) show data mining and machine learning techniques to extract insights 3) interesting applications of the insights. We introduce the concept of network distances, a simple abstraction to expose the network metrics between any two entities of a network service. In particular we show how we can implement network distance within a SDN controller like Opendaylight.

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Debojyoti Dutta

Principal Engineer
Debo~ is a principal engineer in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco Systems where he is involved in several efforts on Openstack including building out large scale big data systems. He is passionate about different aspects of large scale streaming data. He has years of data science experience, both as a postdoctoral research associate in Computational Biology at the University of Southern Califonia and later as a visiting researcher at... Read More →
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Alex Holden

Cloud Computing R&D: Big Data on OpenStack, Cisco Systems
Alex Holden is a Web Developer currently working as an OpenStack engineer in the CTO Cloud office at Cisco. Spurred by a past designing and marketing ecommerce platforms, and student days freelancing as a graphic designer so he could afford to eat, his current OpenStack passions include expanding the feature set of Ceilometer (Telemetry) to provide more accurate and up to date data for cloud optimization, and streamlining the experience of end... Read More →
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Xinyuan Huang

Cloud/OpenStack R&D, Cisco Systems
Xinyuan Huang is a software engineer in the Cloud CTO group of Cisco Systems. He is contributing to smart resource placement for OpenStack, and cloud infrastructure optimization for Big Data. He is interested in the development of Nova, Ceilometer, and Sahara, etc.
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Marc Solanas Tarre

Big Data on OpenStack R & D, Cisco Systems
Marc is a Software Engineer in the CTO Cloud lab in Cisco Systems, in San Jose, CA. He is passionate about Big Data and distributed systems. Particularly, he is interested on how to optimize Big Data on OpenStack by tuning resource placement, network and storage configurations. He is mainly interested in the development and implementation of Ceilometer, Sahara and Heat. He is a MSc from the University of Kent, UK and obtained his BEng at the... Read More →
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Yathiraj Udupi

Technical Leader of Engineering
Yathiraj Udupi is a Technical Leader of Engineering in the Office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco Systems working on OpenStack Compute, Storage, Monitoring, and BigData related projects. He is an active Openstacker with interests in the projects such as Nova, Cinder, Ceph, and Ceilometer.  He has been driving the effort in Nova to provide smarter ways to optimize resource placement.  Yathiraj Udupi received his PhD in Computer Science from North... Read More →
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Damian Van Vuuren

Cloud Computing R&D, Cisco Systems
Damian is currently working as an engineer at Cisco, in the Cloud Computing department (more specifically working with Big Data on OpenStack). He is passionate about OpenStack (specifically Sahara).
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Kai Zhang

Cloud/OpenStack R&D, Cisco Systems, Inc
Kai Zhang is a cloud software engineer in the office of the Cloud CTO at Cisco in San Jose. He loves software defined storage and ceph in particular.
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Pengfei Zhang

Software Engineer @ Cloud R&D, Cisco Systems
Currently working as a software engineer in the CTO Cloud Lab in Cisco Systems. Focusing on network management and optimization in the cloud, especially network virtualization and performance isolation. Also interested in using Data Mining for network information, in order to get deep understanding of the virtualized network regard to both hardware status and application level.
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Ailing Zhang

Software Engineer, Cisco Systems
Currently working on Cloud computing CTO group in Cisco.


Tuesday May 13, 2014 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Room B101