Last week I took a little trip down to LA to attend the #OSLAX meetup. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I was pleasantly surprised to find a big group of knowledgeable, friendly, and fun Openstack enthusiasts. (Us NorCal types are kinda snobby that way). I had the opportunity to present my talk on “Openstack IRL,” which seemed to be very well received. The video of my talk is up on vimeo if you’re interested in hearing the actual presentation, or you can see the slides on Slideshare. The message was the same as when I presented to #lspe earlier this year – you can build a production cloud using Openstack (we’ve done it!). This time around I was able to provide a little more detail about some of the specifics of what Cloudscaling is doing in our Open Cloud System, especially around resiliency for internal Openstack components, networking, and AWS compatibility.
At about 9:44 in the presentation, I’m talking about how excited network engineers get when they can build a CLOS network that provides loads of bisectional bandwidth. I have been assured multiple times that what everyone is actually hearing is “bisexual bandwidth” – I’m not sure exactly what that is but it’s probably more interesting than a network diagram. Check it out for yourself and see what you think I’m saying….