OpenStack Summit Sydney is just around the corner, and Cumulus Networks wouldn’t miss it for the world! We’ll be there at our booth, doing daily contests and raffles, so make sure to stop by. If you’re lucky, you might walk away with a 6 pack of Linux Lager. But of course, you don’t need beer to have fun at OpenStack — there’s so much to keep you busy and fired up! With so many amazing panels and presentations, it’s hard to pick and choose which events to attend. Fortunately, we’ve done the research and picked out the top 3 must-attend activities. If you’re going to be at OpenStack in Sydney next week, make sure to check these out:

  1. 1-on-1 OpenStack demo: Eager to get hands-on with everything OpenStack has to offer? Then you should sign up for a live demo with Cumulus Networks! We will first be doing a theater session at 4:00 PM on Monday at the Marketplace Demo Theater Level 2, where CTO JR Rivers will give insight as to how production deployments are leveraging IP fabrics and OpenStack networking to simplify operations and deliver services at scale. But of course, nothing beats seeing the tech up-close and personal. If you like what you see at the theater session, then you’ll love our under-the-covers look at OpenStack Pike leveraging fully routed IP fabric and Neutron VXLAN overlays. The demos will take place at our booth, so sign up and swing by for a personal demonstration of how OpenStack and Cumulus Linux work together.
  2. Marketplace Mixer: If you’re looking to mingle with all of the OpenStack Summit sponsors, then you can’t miss the Marketplace Mixer. Make sure to swing by the Marketplace Expo Hall on Monday between 5:50 and 7:30 PM for drinks, food, and fun! You’ll be able to socialize with fellow attendees and visit all of the sponsor booths to learn more about how sponsors help you better manage your OpenStack environments. Speaking of, Cumulus Networks will be joining in on the merriment at our booth which will be located right next to the theater area on the main show floor. Come visit us during the mixer and play a round of Turtle Toss — if your aim is true, you could win a prize!
  3. Cumulus Happy Hour: Get ready to set sail with Cumulus, Red Hat, and DellEMC! After spending day two running from panel to panel, take some time to relax at our Cumulus Happy Hour. This is no ordinary happy hour — we’ll be touring around the Sydney Harbour on a cruise ship! So if you’re ready for cocktails, snacks and sightseeing, join us on November 7th at 7:00 PM! Please note that, like all of the best parties, this is invite-only, so make sure to register here and receive your exclusive invitation.

Want to know more about why Cumulus Linux and OpenStack are a match made in networking heaven? Check out this blog post about why they belong together, or read more at our solutions page!