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Open vSwitch 2018 Fall Conference – Call for Papers

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The fifth annual Open vSwitch Conference is fast approaching and it’s time to send us your presentation ideas. This year’s conference runs from December 5-6 and will be held at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, California. We’re now inviting proposals for both long (20 minute) and short (five minute) talks related to Open vSwitch, Read more...
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Looking Ahead as Open vSwitch Hits Its First Decade

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Earlier this year, Open vSwitch received the 2018 Software Systems Award at the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) annual Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR) in Los Angeles. The award recognizes a software system that’s been instrumental to SDN research. As the co-originator of Open vSwitch, I was honored to receive the award with my colleague Read more...
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The Open vSwitch Fall 2017 Conference is Here

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VMware is hosting the fourth annual Open vSwitch Fall Conference (OVSCon), the conference for all things Open vSwitch and beyond. We have a new home this year at the Club Auto Sport venue located in San Jose, Calif. On November 16-17, you can expect 25 25-minute talks and six lightning talks lasting five minutes or Read more...
Justin Pettit at presenting on Open vSwitch and OVN Projects at LinuxCon China earlier this year.

Growing a Community for a New Open Source Project

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Written with Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D. We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about the work that we do on Open vSwitch (OVS), which is Read more...
Expert Ben Pfaff shares his personal highlights from OpenStack Summit 2017, the biggest of which were the new Open Source Days.

OpenStack Summit Recap

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I attended the OpenStack Summit, the fifth Summit for me, in Boston this week, May 8-11. For me, the highlight was Open Source Days, a new element for this summit. For Open Source Days, the OpenStack Foundation selected 11 open source projects related to OpenStack, Open vSwitch among them, and gave each of them a Read more...