|By Jeremy Geelan||
|May 23, 2013 06:30 AM EDT||
The new open source cloud orchestration platform called OpenStack is the promise of flexible network virtualization, and network overlays are looking closer than ever. The vision of this platform is to enable the on-demand creation of many distinct networks on top of one underlying physical infrastructure in the cloud environment. The platform will support automated provisioning and management of large groups of virtual machines or compute resources, including extensive monitoring in the cloud.
There is still a lot of work to be done, as there are many concerns around the efficiency and simplicity of the management solution for the compute and storage resources. A mature solution will need to incorporate different approaches to interact within the intra-server provisioning, QoS and vNIC management. For example, by leaning on local network adapters that are capable of managing the requests by utilizing OpenFlow protocol, or by using a more standard approach which is managed by the switch.
Using only one method might create performance and efficiency penalties. Eli Karpilovski's session at 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York [June 10-13, 2013] will discuss new and innovative methods that enable an end-to-end solution and management of the cloud, which can unleash the true power of this new promise.
Eli Karpilovski manages the Cloud Market Development at Mellanox Technologies. In addition, he serves as the Cloud Advisory Council Chairman. Karpilovski served as Product Marketing Manager for the HCA Software division at Mellanox from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining the company, he worked at Azimuth Systems.