SDN/OpenFlow & NFV

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Saurabh Sureka
Organizer: Saurabh Sureka

Speaker: Guido Appenzeller

Bio: Guido Appenzeller is the Chief Technology Strategy Officer at VMWares Network and Security BU. Prior to this, he was founder of Big Switch Networks, and led the company for 4 years as CEO. He previously founded and was CTO at Voltage Security that he helped from to profitability and over 1,000 Enterprise Customers. From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University where he led the team that developed the OpenFlow standard and reference implementation. Guido was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Title: OpenFlow, SDN, Open Source and Bare Metal Switches

Abstract: The term Software Defined Networking (SDN) was originally coined in 2008 to describe networking with OpenFlow. Back then, the assumption was that an open protocol would connect centralized controllers to OpenFlow switches from different vendors. This allowed operators to deploy hardware from different vendors and enable innovation in computer networks. In the six years that have passed, SDN as an architecture has seen widespread adoption. However few if any systems follow the originally envisioned OpenFlow deployment model. In this talk, we look at how SDN is actually deployed, why the original OpenFlow model has seen little adoption and how Open Source and bare metal switches are about to transform deployment models again.

Speaker: Christos Kolias

Bio: Christos Kolias is a senior research scientist at Orange Silicon Valley (a subsidiary of Orange). Christos is a co-founder of the ETSI NFV group and had led the formation of ONFs Wireless & Mobile working group. He has lectured on NFV and SDN at several events. Christos has more than 15 years of experience in networking, he is the originator of Virtual Output Queueing (VOQ) used in packet switching. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.

Title: NFV: Empowering the Network

Abstract: Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) envisions and promises to change the service provider landscape and has emerged as one of one of todays significant trends. Although less than two years old, NFV has garnered the industrys full attention and support. Moving swiftly, a number of key accomplishments have already taken place, and a lot more work is currently under way within ETSI NFV while we are embarking on its future phase. Various proofs-of-concepts (ranging from vEPC to vCPE, vIMS and vCDN) are being developed while issues such as open source and SDN are becoming key ingredients as the can play a pivotal role.