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CloudStack Silicon Valley Meetup

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CloudStack Silicon Valley Meetup
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    Sep 10 2015 at 06:00 PM - Sep 10 2015 at 09:00 PM
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    SDN, NFV and Virtualization in the Cloud Experts - all in ONE Meetup!
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Join us for an evening filled with presentations around SDN, Virtualization and NFV led by experts!


6:00pm – 6:15pm: Networking, pizza and beer

6:15pm – 6:55pm: Presenter from Nuage Networks (Topic TBD)

6:55pm – 7:35pm: Tim Mackey – XenServer Virtualization in Cloud Environments

XenServer is an open source virtualization solution delivered by Citrix.  As such, many expect it to be optimized for the delivery of VDI workloads, but what is less well known are its cloud capabilities.  In this session we’ll cover what a “XenServer” is, how it works, and why it is used in large scale cloud environments powered by both OpenStack and Apache CloudStack.


Tim Mackey is an evangelist and community manager for XenServer within the Citrix Open Source Business Office and is focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. Mr. Mackey has spoken at Interop, CA World, Cloud Expo, Cloud Connect, CloudCon Expo, OSCON and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.

7:35pm – 8:15pm: Chiradeep Vittal - The future of SDN in CloudStack

The core of CloudStack networking has always been software-defined. As the networking industry evolves to a software-defined future, CloudStack will have to evolve with it.

The presentation will examine the present state of SDN in CloudStack, look at some industry directions and attempt to predict the evolution of CloudStack with those trends.


Chiradeep Vittal is a Distinguished Engineer in the Converged Infrastructure Group at Citrix where he has technology leadership responsibilities around Citrix Cloud Platform, Citrix Lifecycle Manager and Citrix Workspace Pod. He is also a Project Management Committee member of the Apache CloudStack Project.  At (acquired by Citrix), he was a founding engineer, often tasked with the thorny details of virtualized networking and storage. Prior to, he worked at several Silicon Valley startups in various architectural roles.

Chiradeep has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay and a M.Sc from the University of Alberta. He has spoken / presented at several conferences, including CloudStack Collab, LISA, OSCON, ONS, SDN Summit and LinuxCon. His twitter handle is @chiradeep and occasionally blogs at

8:15pm – 8:55pm: Youcef Laribi - SDN and NFV for L4-L7 services

In this talk, we will discuss how L4-L7 devices can integrate in various SDN architectures, discuss benefits and some of the challenges that such integration represents. We will also talk about how SDN and NFV relate, and what are the different challenges to successfully deploy L4-L7 devices as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) or provide such services to the NFV Infrastructure (VIM).


Youcef Laribi is a Principal Architect in the Delivery Networks BU at Citrix. He is responsible for driving the integration projects of the NetScaler ADC product with several Cloud, SDN and Automation environments including OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware NSX and Cisco ACI. He is also the Citrix representative on the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. His background is mainly in Operating Systems and Distributed Systems, and he worked on several middleware technologies from DCE and CORBA in the early days, to J2EE and .NET to SOA and micro-services today.  Youcef speaks 4 languages and holds a PhD and an MSc in Computer Science from the French INPG Institute in Grenoble, France.

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangelism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenStack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.