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Thursday, March 17 • 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Architectures for a Multi-Vendor IP-Optical Control Solution - Ori Gerstel, Sedonay Systems

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Integrated control of the IP and optical layers is one of the main use cases for SDN in SP networks. It promises to change the way SP networks are planned and operated. It cuts CAPEX by more than 40%; simplifies operations; improves network resiliency; and enables cloud-era connectivity on demand. However, the solution must be carefully architected to support multi-vendor environments. I will discuss different solution architectures and focus on a highly modular framework that enables a pre-standard working solution today, while allowing for independent evolution of its components by various vendors to support emerging standards. I will demonstrate this solution running on commercial network gear from multiple optical and router vendors in the lab of Telefonica. I will then survey the main use cases for the technology and demonstrate how they are addressed by this solution.

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Ori Gerstel

CTO, Sedona Systems
Ori Gerstel is founder and CTO of Sedona Systems – a company specializing in multi-layer SDN control for SP networks. Until 2014 Ori was Principal Engineer at Cisco, responsible for the IP-optical architecture. Before joining Cisco in 2002, Ori held senior technical positions at Tellabs and Nortel, where he architected ground-breaking optical networking products. He started his work in the field at IBM. For these contributions, he was awarded... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom E Santa Clara Convention Center

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