OpenStack in 2019: Steady Progress and New Directions

May 28th, 2019
Written by Curtis Collicutt

Last week I attended the Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, Colorado. The Open Infrastructure Summit is the new name for what was previously called the OpenStack Summit. The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) changed the name of the event to reflect their overall transition from providing support to one project (i.e. OpenStack) to providing support and governance…

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Layer 1 SFC with BigSwitch

February 4th, 2019
Written by Curtis Collicutt

Layer 1 SFC with BigSwitch   In previous posts, we have tried to define what Service Function Chaining (SFC) is as well as how one can “fake” SFC at the layer 3 level. However, based on our definition of SFC we want to be moving packets from one virtual port pair to another, essentially at the…

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OpenStack Edge Hackathon

January 21st, 2019
Written by Curtis Collicutt

OpenStack Edge Hackathon   On the weekend before the 2018 OpenStack summit in Berlin, I attended a hackathon held at hub:raum, a German co-working and event space, and startup accelerator. The building where hub:raum is located is one of the key Internet locations in Germany, so it’s apt that the event was held there. We…

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