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Webinar: Learn How DreamHost Replaced VMware NSX with an Open Source Solution from Akanda, Chef, and Cumulus Networks
Akanda, the major contributor to OpenStack Project Astara, today announced that it will participate in a January 21 webinar explaining how DreamHost deployed a large-scale public cloud on OpenStack with an open source solution from Akanda, Chef, and Cumulus Networks.

In 2013, DreamHost began the process of replacing VMware NSX with a native OpenStack solution that provides layer 3 network services to tens of 1,000s of Virtual Machines serving more than 1,000 DreamHost customers. Akanda, Cumulus Networks, and DreamHost believe similar cloud deployments can save enterprises up to 70% in capital expense and 40% in operating expense by utilizing an open source network virtualization solution.

Key elements include a lightweight network virtualization platform from Akanda that uses OpenStack Astara for cloud orchestration and management, several IT automation recipes written by DreamHost using OpenChef, and an open, easy-to-program network operating system from Cumulus Networks. DreamHost's open source solution has now been in production for two years and demonstrates how enterprises can migrate VMware workloads to OpenStack and container infrastructures.

Webinar presenters include:

  • Mark McClain, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Akanda
  • Nolan Leake, Co-Founder and CTO at Cumulus Networks
  • Jonathan LaCour, VP of Cloud and Development at DreamHost

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • The key design considerations behind migrating VMware NSX workloads to OpenStack infrastructures and Linux containers.
  • How OpenStack Astara allows enterprises to replace network appliances with software-defined network functions.
  • How Akanda and Cumulus Networks allow enterprises to program OpenStack Neutron like a server to configure VXLAN overlays for layer 2 networking.

To register for webinar, click here.

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:28 AM by David Marshall
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