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An Introduction to OpenStack

Are you considering OpenStack for the cloud? This briefing by the vice chairman of the OpenStack Foundation offers valuable educational information and updates.

Americas and Europe – December 11, 2012

Cisco ONE Webcast Series: An Introduction to OpenStack

There is tremendous momentum behind OpenStack, especially in the context of cloud-based deployments. Cisco is an active member of the OpenStack community, and has contributed to several initiatives across network and compute, including the Quantum project. Cisco is committed to bringing OpenStack capabilities to the Nexus and Unified Computing System (UCS) portfolios as part of Cisco’s Open Network Environment (Cisco One).

Lew Tucker, VP/CTO for Cloud Computing at Cisco and vice chairman of the OpenStack Foundation, will provide an overview of OpenStack and discuss the evolutionary path that customers can expect from Cisco. Raj Patel, Cisco VP of Cloud Services, will discuss the strategic decision — and results to date — of choosing OpenStack as the cloud platform for WebEx, the market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) conferencing solution.

Join us for this educational briefing to find out the latest news about OpenStack.


Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to OpenStack, and highlights of the latest release of OpenStack (Folsom), including self-service provisioning in multi-tenant networks
  • The role of open network programmability in achieving the full potential of the cloud
  • The benefits that customers can expect from OpenStack as part of their cloud initiatives
  • How WebEx architects significantly accelerated new product releases with OpenStack, and improved both operational efficiency and infrastructure resiliency
  • The status of OpenStack standardization and the growing OpenStack development community
  • How OpenStack relates to Cisco’s Open Network Environment (or Cisco ONE), the OpenStack Quantum project, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and OpenFlow
  • How Cisco is enabling customers to take an evolutionary approach to OpenStack
  • Approximate duration: 54 minutes

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    Event Summary

    • Event type: Online Event
    • On Demand
    • Duration: 54 minutes

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