How DreamHost Deployed
Large-Scale Public Cloud on Top of OpenStack

OpenStack is a great way to build public, private and hybrid clouds,
but deploying it at scale can be challenging.

January 21st, 10:00 am (PST)
45 minutes

Join Jonathan LaCour of DreamHost, Mark McClain of Akanda and Nolan Leake of Cumulus Networks to learn how DreamHost successfully built and scaled their DreamCompute cloud to over 200 servers, designed to scale up from there.

Cumulus Networks provided cost-effective, automatable and high performance physical networking. Akanda delivered advanced layer 3 services (RaaS, LBaaS & FWaaS) using OpenStack Astara for cloud orchestration and management. OpenStack provided cloud orchestration and management. These pieces came together to build a secure, fast and open networking solution for DreamCompute, DreamHost's public cloud infrastructure. DreamCompute is one of the world’s largest OpenStack cloud networks in production today.

Come and learn how:

  • To install and configure your switches using the same tools used for your OpenStack servers.
  • Akanda provides advanced layer 3-7 services to OpenStack VMs.
  • To use OpenStack Neutron to configure VXLAN overlays for virtual layer 2 networking.

Jonathan LaCour

VP of Product & Development at DreamHost
Jonathan LaCour is the Vice President of Cloud and Development at DreamHost, a leading web hosting and cloud services provider. Prior to his career at DreamHost, Jonathan was CTO at ShootQ, Inc., and the Vice President of Software Products at Pictage. Jonathan serves as a Director on the board of the OpenStack Foundation, a Fellow in the Python Software Foundation, and is a frequent speaker at tech conferences globally. He is also a co-founder and Board member at Akanda, Inc., the OpenStack network services orchestration company behind the Astara project. Jonathan resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two children.

Mark McClain

Co-founder and CTO, Akanda Inc
Mark McClain is the Chief Technical Officer of Akanda Inc, a member of the OpenStack Technical Committee and a core reviewer for several teams (Neutron, Requirements and Stable). Mark was the Program Technical Lead for the OpenStack Networking during the Havana and Icehouse cycles. In addition to his technical work, Mark is co-organizer of the Atlanta OpenStack Meetup group and frequent speaker on OpenStack. Formerly of DreamHost and Yahoo!, he has 14 years of software development experience.

Nolan Leake

Co-founder & CTO at Cumulus Networks
Nolan is the co-founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks where he sets the technical direction and oversees the product roadmap. Prior to Cumulus Networks, he founded a distributed storage start-up called Tile Networks. His work there led him to realize how unsuitable existing networking equipment is for the data-center of the future (which Cumulus Networks aims to rectify). Prior to that, he had a research role at Nuova Systems, and a technical leadership role at cluster-virtualization pioneer 3Leaf Systems. He did early work on virtualization at VMware.

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