Upcoming Webinar with Nicira: Using Opscode Chef to Build an Automated OpenStack Cloud

An OpenStack cloud is a journey some of the largest service providers in the world have embarked upon leveraging both Nicira and Opscode Chef. This webinar will explore the journey Nicira took to deploy their internal OpenStack cloud.

Join experts at Opscode and Nicira who will demonstrate Nicira’s internal cloud and examine the challenges they faced along the way. We‘ll review Chef recipes that Nicira uses to automate building and growing of the cloud.

– Live demonstration of the Nicira private cloud
– Overview of Opscode Chef
– Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) and OpenStack Quantum Plug-in
– Chef recipes used by Nicira to automate their cloud infrastructure

Time will be made available for Q&A at the end of the session.


Jacob Cherkas, Cloud Solutions Architect at Nicira
Jacob is an experienced System, Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, and Network Administrator. Jacob led the architecture design and development of Nicira’s internal cloud. Additionally, Jacob supports Nicira’s service provider customers, which operate some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world.

Stathy Touloumis, Solutions Architect at Opscode
Stathy has been involved in tech for over 15 years, helping organizations improve IT specifically through automation transformation over the last 5 years. He has a diverse background including leveraging open source technologies to support disruption within infrastructure ops as well as software development. He currently is active in the community founding and organizing multiple DevOps groups in the Midwest region.

The webinar takes place next Thursday 12/20 at 10am PT, and we hope you’ll join us for what will be a valuable and insightful discussion.

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