Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO and is focused on OpenStack, Enterprise IPv6 deployment, and various Data Center technologies. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and other industry conferences. He is a multi-time Distinguished Speaker and a recipient of the Cisco Live Hall of Fame award. He has co-authored a Cisco Press book titled 'IPv6 in the Enterprise'. Prior to his time at Cisco corporate, Shannon was an SE in Colorado. Shannon has been at Cisco for 14 years.
OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system. More and more SP and Enterprise customers are looking for a top-to-bottom cloud stack that is rapidly deployable, open source based and does not break the bank and this is where OpenStack shines. This session will address common questions such as: What is OpenStack? Why should I use OpenStack in the Enterprise? How do I deploy OpenStack? The bulk of the session will focus on deploying OpenStack based on the Cisco OpenStack Edition starting from bare-metal provisioning all the way through the deployment of the controller and compute nodes as well as storage, and networking. A case study will be used to expand on topics such as multi-tenancy, quantum networking and application deployment. The use of open source and commercial tools such as Puppet will also be discussed. This session is very technical with a lot of configuration details.
This session focuses on IPv6 deployment options for the enterprise and commercial network manager, with in-depth information about IPv6 configuration and transition methods. IPv6 deployment considerations for specific areas of the network such as campus, data center and Internet edge are discussed. The session features best practices for deploying IPv6 with a variety of associated technologies and operating systems.