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Thursday, May 15 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Flexible Networking at Large Scale

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High-bandwidth, high-availability server farms present OpenStack with some unique issues as their scale grows. This talk will present some techniques that can allow such installations flexibility in growth and management of their networks to large scale without a concomitant increase in complexity. These aren't solutions for everyone -- they are best suited for a private cloud, with or without a large public-facing surface.
Basic to our approach is the use of topology-based scheduling with clusters spread over multiple layer-2 domains deployed in a regular pattern. On its own this sacrifices flexibility -- IP address mobility isn't readily provided -- but we'll discuss ways of overcoming this deficit through load-balancing, intelligent scheduling, and (optionally) application design. We'll also discuss some data-center management issues (such as maintenance and upgrades) and how they are both impacted and facilitated by these methods.


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Ed Hall

Principal Software Engineer, Yahoo! Inc, Yahoo! Inc
I've worked with networking from a software perspective for a very long time, both at large scale and small, starting with the original ARPANET and moving through early Internet startups into larger scale installations (GeoCities, Yahoo!, Facebook). My focus is on transitions in infrastructure and scale, refactoring and removing obstacles to growth in existing systems. For the past two years I've been adapting OpenStack's networking to Yahoo!'s... Read More →


Thursday May 15, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am
Room B309

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