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Tuesday, March 15
 

2:15pm

Certificate-based Authentication in SDN Environment - Mohamed ElSerngawy
In the SDN Network environment, certificate-based authentication is mandatory for the SDN controller to be able to authorize and authenticate the network elements. However the certificate based authentication models we have today required changes and challenges to be adapted to the SDN environments.
I will present the current problem in the certificate based authentication models with SDN environment and the possible solution to overcome those problems:

-SelfSign certificate: key management and MITM attacks.

-Certificate Authority (local and public): generate and update certificate process during production environment. Compromised CA certificate will compromise all network elements that use CA Certificate.

-Distinguish between the secure channels over different network protocols (OpenFlow, Netconf, SNMP, .etc)

-The possible solutions from the academic and industry research

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed ElSerngawy

Mohamed ElSerngawy

Software Engineer, Inocybe Technologies
I'm a Software Engineer and researcher working at "Inocybe Technologies". I have a broad experience in software designing and implementation especially on mobile platform privacy and Network security. My earlier work had a strong focus on Enterprise systems security and privacy. Lately... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

Fix VxLAN issue in SFC integration by using Eth+NSH and VxLAN-gpe+NSH Hybrid Mode - Yi Yang
NSH (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sfc-nsh/) is a standard IETF is drafting, it is especially introduced to address SFC (Service Function Chaining) in SDN/NFV, VxLAN-gpe is a proposed encapsulation protocol, but in data center, SFF (Service Function Forwarder) and Classifier are on the same ovs node, VxLAN-gpe can’t handle such cases, https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sfc-nsh/ also suggested another encapsulation type Eth+NSH+overload, which can reduce unnecessary encapsulation & decapsulation and significantly improve performance. My presentation will show all the details about how NSH and SFC work together in data center and demo it by using Eth+NSH and VxLAN-gpe+NSH hybrid mode, this demo will use the almost same network topology setup as OVSDB+SFC+Openstack+tacker integration used except VM isn’t be started by Openstack and it is a docker container, this demo also shows typical Openflow multi-writer issue and indicates why we need a solution to Openflow mulit-writer issue.

Speakers

Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

NFV/SDN Information and Data Models in Standards and Open Source - Bryan Sullivan, AT&T
Information / Data Models will play a key role in establishing a model-driven NFV service environment. Since realization of NFV-enabling platforms is substantially driven by Open Source communities today, SDOs and Open Source communities should seek alignment on the models that are or will be implemented in Open Source. This effort requires establishing a baseline for the current state of alignment, processes and tools for assessing models, and collaborative engagement of SDOs and Open Source to promote alignment. This talk will summarize the current state of standardized models, as well as the current defacto models derived from Open Source. A demonstration will be provided for the tools and processes used in this effort. The talk will finish with a draft summary of the findings so far on key gaps between standardized and Open Source models, and plans to address them.

Speakers
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Bryan Sullivan

AT&T, Director of Service Standards
Bryan Sullivan is the Director of Service Standards of AT&T and leads a team representing AT&T in a diverse set of Open source platform architecture and development.


Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

Table Type Patterns (TTP) – the key to ASIC agnostic SDN / OpenFlow - Sudhir Modali, PLM
How to achieve an open networking framework has been discussed by the Open Networking community for several years. Progress has been made on many fronts to have each layer of the stack be independent (bare metal switch, NOS, controller, application). TTP has been touted as a means to drive abstraction at of ASIC functionality from the application developers. This vision requires ASIC vendors to work with NOS vendors so that different packet handling pipeline schemes in the ASIC can be leveraged and to date, only Broadcom ASICs have been discussed thus far.

Speakers
avatar for Sudhir Modali

Sudhir Modali

Director PLM, Pica8 Inc.
Sudhir Modali leads the SDN strategy at Pica8. He spends time building world class products and solutions to solve challenging business problems. He has helped customers transition from PoCs to deployments with a focus on simplifying operations. Prior to joining Pica8, Sudhir spent... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Topics in Intent-based Networking- David Lenrow, Huawei
Intent based networking changes the networking paradigm by describing what the network end-points need , rather than describing how to setup the network. In this model, and SDN controller becomes the intelligence that translates what is needed into specific protocols, interfaces, vendor-specific features, etc. This approach allows the description to be portable across multiple infrastructure implementations and makes "programming the network" available to millions of non-experts who need not be network engineers or software developers. In this panel, people building and deploying intent-based networks will talk about why they are doing so and what are the current challenges.

Speakers
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Dave Lenrow

Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer - Software Defined Networking, Huawei
David Lenrow is Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer - Software Defined Networking at Huawei. He is the Chairman of the ONF's NorthBound Interface (NBI) working group, and active in Open DayLight, OPNFV, ONOS and OpenStack communities. He has hosted the industry's intent based... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

A Whirlwind Tour of OpenDaylight - Colin Dixon, ODP & Luis Gomez, Brocade
OpenDaylight is a broad, industry-wide effort to build a common platform for SDN and NFV solutions. It currently has more than 50 subprojects providing support for everything ranging from southbound protocols like OpenFlow and NETCONF to high-level features like network virtualization or policy-based network configuration. Keeping track of these projects, what they provide, and how they interact is a difficult task even for people deeply involved in OpenDaylight. However, this understanding is critical, for newcomers trying to learn how they can use OpenDaylight and/or where they might contribute. In this talk, Luis Gomez and Colin Dixon will lend their experience from running the TSC and Integration project, respectively, to provide an introduction to all of the current projects in OpenDaylight, what they do, how they interact, and why people should care about them.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Dixon

Colin Dixon

Distinguished Engineer, Brocade
Colin Dixon is the Chair of OpenDaylight's Technical Steering Committee and a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade. In both roles, he focuses on leveraging open source software to build innovative networking solutions. Beyond that, he is active in open standards bodies including the... Read More →
avatar for Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez

Test Engineer, Lumina Networks
Luis Gomez is a Principal Test Engineer in the Open Source Software group at Brocade and is active contributor in the Integration and Releng groups in OpenDaylight. Previously, he was a Staff Solution Integration Engineer at Ericsson where he spent more than a decade integrating and... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Exploration of Large Scale Virtual Networks - David Wilder, IBM
IBM recently showcased a system running 10,000 docker containers on a single IBM Power system. To network all those containers we need to create a virtual network that supports thousands of endpoints. How will virtual networks of this scale perform? How will they break?

We built virtual networks of varying scale and tested them as we would have tested physical networks, by measuring sustained throughput and latency. Physical networks are limited by I/O bandwidth. Container to container traffic within a host is bounded by available CPU resource. Available network bandwidth becomes a function of available CPU cycles, CPU cycles that must be shared with applications. This is a key factor when sizing large scale docker systems.

In this presentation I will describe how we performed this analysts, the problems we encountered and the approaches used to solve them.

Speakers
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David Wilder

IBM
I have been working in the IBM Linux Technology Center for the past 10 years. My focus has been diverse including Linux networking, serviceability and embedded systems. I started working with Docker and experimenting with large virtual networks about a year ago. In 2007 I presented... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

SONA: The Optimized Multi-Tenant Network Virtualization Solution for Cloud-Based Data Center - Sangho Shin &, Ph.D & Hyunsun Moon, SKTelecom
SONA is the optimized multi-tenant network virtualization service for Cloud-based data center. Basically, it implements OpenStack Neutron's ML2 mechanism driver and L3 service plugin for ONOS, that is, it can be used to create virtual private networks and routing them through OpenStack Neutron. It leverages VXLAN based overlay networks to provision a virtual network but in an optimized way. It also provides gateway scalability, which acts as a connection point between virtual networks and outside of the world. Gateway device can be OVS or dedicated hardware.

Speakers
avatar for Sangho Shin

Sangho Shin

Project Manager, SK Telecom
He received B.S from Korea University and received his master’s degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2008, both from Columbia University. There he studied with Prof. Henning Schulzrinne on VoIP in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking.He worked at LG for three years and Samsung for six years. He... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

3:30pm

Intent-based VPNs and Its Future in SDN - Icaro Camelo, Inocybe Technologies
The new SDN era is more abstract, orchestrated, independent and doesn't rely on specific technologies. That being
said, Intent frameworks manage and direct network services and resources based on describing the “Intent” for network behaviors and policies. We will discuss how an Intent-based solution can abstract different types of technologies (such as MPLS, BGP, GRE, etc) and what are the architecture challenges of this process.

Speakers
avatar for Icaro Camelo

Icaro Camelo

Senior Software Developer, Inocybe Technologies


Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Alternatives for Improving Openstack Networking to Address NFV Need - Margaret Chiosi, AT&T; Ildikó Váncsa, Ericsson; Ian Wells, Cisco
Moving the networking industry into a virtualized world has caused the need for SDN controllers to become more critical to support the movement and allow creating VNFs in an automated fashion. The integration of OpenStack with these evolving SDN controllers needs to be fluid for the industry to realize the NFV vision. This talk will go through the use cases, like L3 VPNs that challenge the networking community to provide an end-to-end solution for using OpenStack Neutron as integration point. We will highlight the possibilities and show an alternative approach along with a demo to address the difficulties of fulfilling the growing NFV needs.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Chiosi

Margaret Chiosi

Distinguished Network Architect, AT&T
Margaret Chiosi, Distinguished Network Architect AT&T Labs, has been involved in data networking for 30+ years. Margaret is currently focused on implementing the virtualization platform for network functions as well as SDN in the L1-L3 and mobility space (D2.0 Architecture). She has... Read More →
avatar for Ildikó Váncsa

Ildikó Váncsa

Software Developer, Ericsson
Ildikó is a Software Developer, working in the O&M area of cloud development at Ericsson. She has been contributing to OpenStack since November 2013, her main focus area is Ceilometer, but she is contributing to other projects too, like OpenStack Manuals, Nova or Oslo. She joined... Read More →
avatar for Ian Wells

Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use. His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

OpenFastPath – An Open Source Accelerated IP Fast Path - Ulf Bragnell, ENEA
The exponential growth in data traffic puts ever-increasing demands on the packet processing elements in the network, resulting in a need for high performance IP packet handling. This drives the emergence of a new generation of hardware-accelerated platforms as well as the creation of user space applications and libraries.
The drive towards scalable high-performance functions requires an open IP stack that is extendable and can enable great performance, ease of use and portability.

In the presentation Ulf Bragnell introduce OpenFastPath and show that it can provide up to 20x the performance of the native Linux Kernel for forwarding workloads. The presentation will also show how this stack will be needed for handling the growth of packet data in low latency networks like 5G, and many other applications.

Speakers
avatar for Ulf Bragnell

Ulf Bragnell

Director, Product Management, Enea AB
Ulf Bragnell is working as Product Manager for OpenFastPath as well as a Enea's NFV products at Enea Software AB, focusing on software solutions for the next generation telecom networks. Ulf has previously held technical positions at Texas Instruments and Freescale. He holds a M.Sc... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Project Boulder : A Remedy to SDN App Fragmentation - Mathieu Lemay, Inocybe Technologies
This talk goes over the OSSDN Boulder Project: an Intent based compiler prototype that can to be used to write SDN applications that are portable across different controllers. Intents provide the ability to describe high level network logic that can be enforced and executed by a proper controller runtime. This specific runtime has been implemented for OpenDaylight and ONOS. The applications can be written in any orthogonal domain specific languages which also makes it portable across other SDN controllers.

Speakers
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Mathieu Lemay

CEO, Inocybe Technologies
Mathieu Lemay is CEO of Inocybe Technologies, a company funded in 2005, a SDN pioneer and now specializing in Pure Play OpenDaylight-based deployment solutions, training and services. Mathieu has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. He earned a Master’s degree... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Securing SDN Controllers – Attack Surfaces and Mitigation Strategies - Rafat Jahan & Vedyas Krishnamoorthy, Tata Consultancy Services
SDN controller is identified as the single most important point of failure that can affect the entire network, hence securing the controller from external sources of attack is of importance. The attack could be from the application, network or the peer controllers. The rationale behind a unified controller security plugin is to devise a security information repository for the applications and is developed for SDN controllers as an infrastructure that provides a single pane of visibility related to controller security. The security information could be for collating source of different attacks reported in SB plugins/suspected controller intrusions or information about trusted controllers in the network. It also opens the possibility of mitigating persistent attack(s)on the controller by blocking(quarantining)the offending switches/ports or locking them down temporarily/permanently.

Speakers
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Rafat Jahan

Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services
Rafat Jahan is an R&D Analyst working on Software Defined Networking with TATA Consultancy Services. Rafat has been working as a Research and Development Analyst in the telecom domain, focusing on Software Defined Networking. She has experience of over 8 years which spans across... Read More →
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Vedyas Krishnamoorthy

Lead - Business Development, INESC-ID Lisboa
Ved has 16 years of experience across various telecom technologies. He leads the Openstack initiative at Tata Consultancy Services with specific focus on Telco Cloud capabilities.


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

4:50pm

Apply Intent for Service Level Network Programming - Tianran Zhou and Helen Chen, Huawei
While "intent" has been a buzz word during last few years, this presentation will discuss the practice of intent engine based on the insights gained in the NEMO project in OpenDaylight. NEMO abstracts a set of intent based language primitives for the declarative expression to simplify the service level network programming, and introduces automation for service deployment. It inspires the network application innovation by easily composing various network services.
This session will introduce the design on intent modelling, reusable template for service composition, and how the NEMO intent engine is implemented for the policy conflict resolution and network resource optimization. The progress of NEMO project in OpenDaylight will also be reported with different use case scenarios, one of which is jointly developed in the scope of the EU-FP7 NetIDE project.

Speakers
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Helen Chen

Principal engineer and lead software architect, Huawei Technologies
Helen Chen is a principal engineer and lead software architect at Huawei Technologies. She has years of experience in SDN/NFV, cloud architectures, user experience, multimedia analytics, and social networking at Huawei, Cisco, Sourceforge, etc., and the Open Source community.
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Tianran Zhou

Senior Engineer, Huawei
Tianran Zhou is a senior engineer at Huawei with experience in SDN/NFV, cloud networking, linux kernel development. He has many efforts in open source communities, e.g. OpenDaylight, OPNFV, OpenStack and in SDOs, e.g. IETF, ONF, BBF. He is leading projects in OpenDaylight and OPN... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:50pm - 5:15pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

Implementation of an SSL Proxy in a SDN to Monitor Internet Users Aboard A Navy Ship - Patrick Dyroff, Hanover High
Cyber Security is essential aboard US Naval ships. With a variety of people taking part in the ship’s network, browsing the web or otherwise, measures must be taken to ensure oversight of each user. The problem is that with the conventional network used today, a network administrator or information technology professional cannot know how many devices are aboard the ship and connected, much less their activity on the network. The solution I used was the implementation of a SSL Proxy in a new network paradigm known as Software Defined Networking (SDN). An SDN simplifies routers, switches and other network devices by adding a centralized controller which allows full visibility of every device on the network, dynamic programmability of traffic flows and full control.

Speakers
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Patrick Dyroff

Grade 12, Hanover High School
2013 Internship at USC Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey2014 Internship at Dartmouth College ISTS in Hanover NH2015 Internship at Navy Post Graduate School Department of Cyber WarfareUses of SDNs to monitor network traffic has been my focus since working at the Navy... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

OpenDaylight Architecture Overview - Jan Medved, Cisco
This session will describe the model-driven architecture of the OpenDaylight controller infrastructure and its key components, such as OpenFlow, BGP/PCEP, GBP/SFC, … Examples of applications designed for OpenDaylight will be given.

Speakers
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Jan

Jan Medved is a Distinguished Engineer with Cisco Systems, where he works on SDN-related projects. He has been involved in OpenDaylight since its inception and leads the ODL development team at Cisco. Jan has designed multiple OpenDaylight applications and has worked extensively on... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

OpenSwitch: Introduction to Architecture and Development - Diego Dompe & Michael Zayats, HP
OpenSwitch is a Linux-based Network Operating System for bare-metal switches. Unlike his predecessors, it aims to provide a full feature set and create an open source community of developers around it. In this talk we will review the general architecture of the system and the design aspects related to adding new functionality: how to work with the central database, interaction with the devops-oriented and human-oriented interfaces, interaction with the abstraction layers for the switching ASICs, and requirements to port it to new hardware platforms. We will also walk thru the developer environment and how to get started in the developer community. You can also expect to get updates on current roadmap of the project.

Speakers
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Diego Dompe

Software Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Diego Dompe is a Senior Software Architect in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Networking, with great experience in Linux and OpenSource. He is one of the architects at the OpenSwitch project.
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Michael Zayats

Consultant, Biot Technologies


Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

5:15pm

Demystifying the ONOS Northbound Interface - Brian O'Connor, ON.Lab
The Northbound Interface (NBI) has been a topic of debate and confusion for years in the SDN controller and network operating system community. Primarily focused on making application development easier, the ONOS northbound provides multiple levels of abstraction to meet the requirements of different use cases. This talk will provide an overview of the northbound interfaces that are available in ONOS, as well as provide depth for select subsystems. For example, network control programs can use intents for network-centric policies, flow objectives for device-centric policies, and flow rules for per-table policies. This talk will also provide a discussion of the available mechanisms for NBI access (e.g. REST, Java interfaces, gRPC) and their merits.

Speakers
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Brian O'Connor

Open Networking Laboratory
Brian O’Connor is a core developer for ONOS and Mininet at ON.Lab, focused on developing the northbound abstractions for ONOS that make it easier to build network applications. He is currently serving on the ONOS Technical Steering Team. Brian received Bachelor’s and Master’s... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center
 
Wednesday, March 16
 

2:15pm

Challenges and Solutions for Testing NFV/SDN Networks - Trinh Vu, Amdocs Inc.
To fully realize the potential of NFV/SDN technology, CSPs have to adjust their development and testing practices to address a number of unique requirements and challenges:
• Integrating multiple virtual appliances from different vendors
• Thoroughly testing virtualized network functions
• Ensuring coexistence between virtual networks and legacy network platforms, while enabling an efficient migration path to fully-virtualized networks that reuse operator OSS/BSS
• Managing and orchestrating numerous VNFs while protecting against attacks and misconfiguration
• Ensuring the appropriate level of resilience to HW and SW failures.

In this session, Trinh Vu will discuss practical solutions on how to tackle these challenges to successfully develop, test and implement NFV/SDN to enable NW teams to deliver more services to their customer and to respond quicker to market changes.

Speakers
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Trinh Vu

Product Manager, Amdocs Inc.
Trinh Vu is a Wireless Network expert, currently working on defining and developing a new Network Testing service offering for Amdocs - a leading Testing Services provider for the telecommunications industry. Trinh brings extensive network expertise in research, design, development... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

OpenVSwitch and Trace Points: Getting Started in Open Source - Mick Tarsel, IBM
Our goal was to investigate the usage and performance of an OpenVSwitch (OVS) based virtual network in a Docker environment running on an IBM Power system. Our methodology involved scaling up the number of Docker containers and creating a large network load by running TCP bandwidth tests between pairs of containers. As a new member of this Networking team, I joined in the middle of this research and so this presentation will discuss lessons learned while pushing Docker and OVS to their limits. I will provide an overview of the OVS and Docker project but primarily focus on tracing tools. I used such tools as cscope, tcpdump, and perf with trace_event's for debugging in kernel and user space. The aim of this presentation is to show an example of how new developers can get started working on large projects, like OVS, with the help of open source tools.

Speakers
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Mick Tarsel

Linux Networking Specialist, IBM
My previous technical speaking experience is at Clarkson University hosting the Open Source Institute meetings weekly. I graduated from Clarkson University in 2015 with B.S. in Computer Science. My interests has always been in computer networks and open source software. I started... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

Performance Challenges in Software Networking - Stephen Hemminger, Brocade
Software networking is at the core of SDN and NFV but performance has been the one factor limiting adoption. What are the requirements of software networking at higher speeds and what can be done about them. Stephen will review recent developments in networking in kernel and userspace and how Linux and DPDK are working to meet these.


Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

2:15pm

Safeguarding Vulnerable, Exposed Internet WAN Connected Equipment - Thomas Kee, Tempered Networks
SDN innovations are making migration from highly secured VPN networks to the Internet WAN a reality. Connecting trusted devices and subscribers to a trusted network formerly achieved with complicated equipment and expensive advanced networking services, is now greatly simplified with cutting edge security methods and products that provide robust solutions with military grade encryption, identity assurances, and VPLS network segmentation.

SDN appliances can be quickly and seamlessly deployed, turning vulnerable IP-enabled devices that cannot protect themselves into hardened, invisible assets. Cloaking technologies minimize potential network attack surfaces, significantly reducing vulnerability to externally mounted attacks. With added intelligent control plane management APIs, developers can quickly deploy flexible network customizations, simplifying IT network management.

Speakers

Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:55pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Develop, Deploy and Deliver with NetIDE: An Integrated Service Level Network Programming Framework - Matteo Gerola, CREATE-NET
The NetIDE project has developed an SDN controller platform with a companion IDE that provides a true cross-platform development and deployment experience. The controller is based on a two-tier approach, with a layer of client controllers executing applications and a layer of server controllers driving the network elements which are orchestrated by a core module that included conflict resolution. The controller is available as an OpenDaylight project while the IDE can be installed on an Eclipse IDE through the Eclipse Market. In addition, our framework can also use ONOS as server controller. In our talk, we present the integrated framework and its workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Gerola

Matteo Gerola

Senior Research Engineer, CREATE-NET
Matteo Gerola is software architect and senior research engineer at CREATE-NET research center. Within CREATE-NET he has been involved in several European projects on SDN, optical technologies, and Future Internet test-beds. He has published in more than 20 International refereed... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Lessons in Deploying Wedge/FBOSS at Scale - Alex Eckert, Facebook
Facebook has deployed thousands of its OCP-accepted Wedge switches into its data centers over the last year. The FBOSS software evolved rapidly throughout that period as the team dealt with outages, different topologies and migrations, and other software challenges. At this point, we are able to update the software on thousands of our switches at least weekly with minimal impact on our applications. In this talk, we will discuss some of our development and operational learnings

Speakers
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Alex Eckert

Facebook


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Open-O (Orchestrator) Implementation for Fixed and Mobile NFV Networks - Michael Kearns, Huawei; Lingli Deng & Hui Deng China Mobile
OpenO is designed to be ETSI NFV architecture compliant, whose northbound interface supports both TOSCA and YANG templates input as well as an GUI engine for NFV service template creation/editing. OpenO is composed of a NS orchestrator, responsible for NS lifecycle events management, and Resource orchestrator, maintaining a DB for stats and status of resource/VNF/NS instances. There is also a dedicated module for real time monitory on the running status of instantiated VNFs/NSs. Currently, Tacker is integrated as the generic VNFM implementation, which could be used to create and manage the corresponding virtual resources via OpenStack, e.g. virtual machines via Nova and virtual networks via Neutron. Service Function Chaining is also supported by integrated SDN driver within the NS orchestrator talking to an ODL controller to fulfill network orchestration.

Speakers
avatar for Hui Deng

Hui Deng

Chief NFV Strategy Officer, Huawei
Hui DENG obtained his Doctor degree from Dept. Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2002. He worked as chief researcher in Hitachi (China) R&D Cooperation from 2002 to 2007, and worked as Principal staff between 2007 and 2016 in China Mobile. He joined Huawei... Read More →
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Project Manager, China Mobile Research Institute
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Michael Kearns

VP Network Single OSS, Huawei Technologies


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

3:05pm

Power-up Networking for Micro-Services: Connecting your application containers with SDN - Jason Messer, Microsoft
SDN can be your unfair advantage when dealing with micro-services from DevOps. It is the ultimate infrastructure-as-code experience – let the developers set their own pace, and still maintain control and reliability for enterprise class infrastructure services. Designing and deploying networks for new micro-service based architectures can be just as fast as the development cycle, if you have the right infrastructure support. We know how to use SDN to solve the challenges of agility, flexibility, scale, availability, and security for VMs in the software-defined data center. But, have you thought about how it could help you cope with a 10 to 100x increase in the number of network endpoints, while maintaining security? In this session we’ll talk about some of the amazing results you’ll be able to get when you combine SDN and a container based development practice.

Speakers
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Jason Messer

Senior Technical Program Manager, Microsoft
Jason Messer is an accomplished software engineer and project lead with a proven track-record of building and deploying large distributed systems in a variety of vertical markets for government, large enterprise, and cloud service provider customers. In his current role as a Technical... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Introduction to FD.io - Ed Warnicke, Cisco
FD.io is an open source project to provide an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software.Architected as a collection of sub-projects, FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency and resource-efficient IO services. The design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic.  FD.io will help advance the state of the art of network and storage infrastructure and will quickly become a “must have” technology in next-gen service provider and enterprise data center strategies as its benefits to areas like SDN and NFV are realized.

In this session you will get an introduction to the technology under FD.io, it governance, and community structure.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems. He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source. He was the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

ONOS and OpenDaylight: Crossing the Chasm - Mathieu Lemay, Inocybe Technologies
The ONOS and OpenDaylight projects have often been seen as competing solutions to similar problems in the SDN space. This talk will provide highlights and strengths from both initiatives based on the design choices and respective focus. It dives into each control framework architectures and provides an example blended reference architecture that provides the best of both world in a proof of concept. We then will go through a live demonstration of this architecture using sample code.

Speakers
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Mathieu Lemay

CEO, Inocybe Technologies
Mathieu Lemay is CEO of Inocybe Technologies, a company funded in 2005, a SDN pioneer and now specializing in Pure Play OpenDaylight-based deployment solutions, training and services. Mathieu has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. He earned a Master’s degree... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Scalable and High-Performance Virtual Switch Using Pre-vSwitches - Jun Nakajima & Mesut Ergin, Intel
A single and centralized vSwitch (virtual switch), such as OVS (Open vSwitch) can have scalability issues, thus performance issues as it needs to perform low-latency packet processing among the data plane VNFs (Virtual Network Function) running in VMs (virtual machine).

We have been working on inter-VM communication to achieve low-latency and high-throughput at OPNFV. In our prototype based on KVM, the “pre-vSwitch” of the source VM can directly access the destination VM or the shared pages in a protected and efficient fashion. By having a small cache of the information maintained by the vSwitch, the pre-vSwitch can send packets in consistent with the vSwitch. That way we can offload the vSwitch for inter-VM communication, and thus we can improve scalability and performance of the vSwitch. We share our findings and performance data, showing a prototype that uses OVS with DPDK.

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avatar for Mesut Ali Ergin

Mesut Ali Ergin

Research Scientist, Intel Corp.
Mesut Ali Ergin works for Intel Corporation as a Research Scientist within Intel Labs. Dr. Ergin has worked in various areas of SDN/NFV, platform energy efficiency, wireless and mobile systems. He holds a PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and worked for Wireless... Read More →
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Jun Nakajima

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corp.
Jun Nakajima is a Senior Principal Engineer at the Intel Open Source Technology Center, leading open source virtualization, such as KVM and Xen. Recently Jun worked on various security issues, implementing migitations for KVM. Jun presented a number of times at technical conferences... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

4:10pm

Docker Networking Tutorial - Brent Salisbury & John Willis, Docker
Attendees - please bring a laptop to this tutorial.

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avatar for Brent Salisbury

Brent Salisbury

Docker, Software Integration Engineer
Brent is a Software Integration Engineer at Docker where he focuses on network ecosystem integrations with Docker. He most recently co-founded the startup Socketplane which was subsequently acquired by Docker. Prior to the founding of Socketplane he worked at RedHat out of the CTO... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:10pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

OVS Project Update - Russell Bryant, Red Hat & Justin Pettit, VMware
Open vSwitch 2.5 has arrived! We will go over what's new in OVS in this release.  We will also discuss planned feature enhancements such as load-balancing and NAT.

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Russell Bryant

Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat
Russell Bryant is a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat, where he works on infrastructure management to support Kubernetes clusters. Prior to working on the Metal³ project, Russell has worked on other open infrastructure projects. Russell worked in Software Defined Networking with... Read More →
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Justin Pettit

VMware
Justin Pettit is a software developer at VMware. Justin joined VMware through the acquisition of Nicira, at which he was a founding employee. He was one of the original authors of the OpenFlow Standard, working on both the specification and reference implementation. He is one of... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

Open-source ACTN (Abstraction and Control of TE Networks)- Young Lee, Huawei

ACTN has started in IETF to address architecture and requirements for both information model and data/protocol models. One of the main objectives of ACTN is to provide scalable performance for a large-scale automated network that comprises a number of multi-layer and multi-domain networks. To address this objective, a new open-source project has been launched (https://sites.google.com/site/openactn/home) and actual implementation is in progress in both ONOS and ODL. This presentation will include an early implementation experience to address interoperability and scalable high-performance in the context of multi-platform controllers (e.g., ONOS and ODL), multi-vendor and multi-technology (e.g., packet and optical).

Pertinent audience who can benefit with this presentation includes implementers of ONOS/ODL, operators, vendors, application providers and so on. ACTN can provide benefits to the ecosystem in many ways. It promotes open-source multi-vendor inter-operability, easy adoption in the dev ops environments, and proof of concept demo/trial with operators to guide industry. 


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Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

5:00pm

OpenDaylight: Testing Scale and Performance in the Trenches - Marcus Williams, Intel
OpenDaylight is one of a few projects at the forefront of a new class of Software Define Networking controllers; scale, stability, security and performance (S3P) capabilities of OpenDaylight are key metrics that limit real-world use and adoption of OpenDaylight for NFV, SFC and NetVirt use cases. In this talk Marcus Williams will summarize current testing and benchmarking practices and the inherent challenges. He will outline recently implemented test methodologies focusing on S3P and will analyze the results of currently available S3P benchmarks.

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Marcus Williams

Network Software Engineer, Intel
Marcus Williams is a Network Software Engineer working on Intel’s OpenDaylight Team. He focuses on OpenDaylight OVSDB and integration projects working to enhance general performance, scalability and interoperability with OpenStack and Open vSwitch. He's spoken previously at OpenDaylight... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

5:25pm

OVN Project Update - Russell Bryant, Red Hat & Justin Pettit, VMware
The Open vSwitch community has also been working on a new project, OVN (Open Virtual Network). OVN is a network virtualization project that brings virtual networking to the Open vSwitch user community. It is an open source project being developed by the core OVS development community. In this talk we will cover the current state of OVN.

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avatar for Russell Bryant

Russell Bryant

Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat
Russell Bryant is a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat, where he works on infrastructure management to support Kubernetes clusters. Prior to working on the Metal³ project, Russell has worked on other open infrastructure projects. Russell worked in Software Defined Networking with... Read More →
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Justin Pettit

VMware
Justin Pettit is a software developer at VMware. Justin joined VMware through the acquisition of Nicira, at which he was a founding employee. He was one of the original authors of the OpenFlow Standard, working on both the specification and reference implementation. He is one of... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2016 5:25pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center
 
Thursday, March 17
 

2:00pm

Container Network Interface: Network Plugins for rkt, Kubernetes and Beyond - Josh Wood, CoreOS
With the rise of containers comes new networking problems to solve. Numerous container SDN solutions have entered the market, each best suited for a particular environment. Combined with multiple container runtimes and orchestrators available today, there exists a need for a common layer to allow interoperability between them and the network solutions.

As different environments demand different networking solutions, multiple vendors and viewpoints look to a specification to help guide interoperability. Container Network Interface (CNI) is a specification started by CoreOS with the input from the wider open source community aimed to make network plugins interoperable between container execution engines. It aims to be as common and vendor-neutral as possible to support a wide variety of networking options. Today it is adopted by Kubernetes and rkt.

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avatar for Josh Wood

Josh Wood

DocOps, CoreOS
Josh Wood’s passion for the rkt container runtime led him to CoreOS, where he is responsible for documentation. He enjoys photographing polydactyl cats and writing short autobiographies.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

2:00pm

Overview of Model-Driven SAL and Creating an Application based on MD-SAL - Radhika Hirannaiah, OpenDaylight Project
To achieve a dynamic and robust network control, one method is to add accommodated device control and network agility solutions coupled with existing systems. This can be achieved by OpenDaylight that constitutes a model-driven architecture. OpenDaylight’s service abstraction layer (SAL) design allows a clean separation of the application API from any southbound protocol plugins such as OpenFlow, NETCONF, OVSDB etc. Model-driven SAL (MD-SAL) is the OpenDaylight kernel that interfaces between different layers and modules using APIs to connect and bind requests and services for communication. This delivers a community of models of implemented services responsible for organized distribution and layering of functionality for both providers and consumers.
An overview of MD-SAL’s internals with an emphasis on creating MD-SAL based application for OpenDaylight will be provided.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:00pm

Technology Analysis of Service Chaining Approaches - Bin Hu, AT&T and OPNFV Technical Community
Service chaining plays an important role in network function virtualization by stitching together an ordered list of virtual network functions, such as routers, firewalls, load balancers etc., to achieve a particular complex service that previously required multiple physical appliances. This presentation will review and analyze two major technologies that enable service function chaining, i.e. NSH-based SFC and BGPVPN-based SFC, followed by current status of various projects addressing SFC, MPLS / BGP VPN, and related APIs in OPNFV, OpenStack and Open Daylight. A detailed review of technologies of both BGPVPN and NSH that can enable diverse SFC use cases is expected, as well as a landscaping of SFC / BGPVPN / NSH related projects in open source communities. Lastly, this presentation will also review a prior PoC that implemented inter-DataCenter SFC using BGPVPN technology.

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Bin Hu

AT&T
Bin Hu is an innovation thought-leader in diverse technology domains ranging from mobile Internet and web platform to NFV, SDN and Cloud Computing. He currently focuses on implementing AT&T's open source strategy in network virtualization. He is the convener of OPNFV Technical Community... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

2:00pm

DPDK & BESS: Fast Packet Processing for NFV - Sangjin Han, UC Berkley; Christian Maciocco, Intel; Joshua Reich, AT&T Labs
We will present cutting-edge technologies for high-performance packet processing on general-purpose CPUs. We begin with Intel's Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), a set of libraries and drivers that can be used to receive and send packets within the minimum number of CPU cycles, develop fast packet processing algorithms, and run third-party fast path stacks. We then turn to the Berkeley Extensible Software Switch (BESS) that picks up where DPDK leaves off: providing a modular framework for functions such as L2/L3 forwarding, IPsec, and firewalling. Developed jointly by UC Berkeley, Intel and AT&T, BESS offers both maximal extensibility and extremely high performance: outperforming current soft-switches for OPNFV usage models. This makes BESS ideal for custom applications---unlike monolithic software switches whose large baked-in feature sets consume resources and hamper extensibility.

It is recommended that attendees bring their laptops with them for this session. 

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avatar for Christian Maciocco

Christian Maciocco

Principal Engineer, Intel
Christian is a Principal Engineer and Director of Telecom Systems Research in Intel Labs working on platform and communications research in Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Christian is Intel’s alternate board member to CORD/ONOS and is also... Read More →
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Joshua Reich

Research Scientist, AT&T
Systems, Networking, SDN, NFV, Verification, PL


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

2:50pm

Achieving Low Latency and High Performance for NFV - Yunhong Jiang, Intel
It’s challenging to have low-latency and high-performance VNFs in virtualization, including the cloud. In this presentation, Yunhong will introduce the OPNFV KVM4NFV project and how it helps to achieve low latency and high performance network function on virtualization environment. The DPDK L2 forward application will be used to show how the maximum packet latency is reduced to 1/3. He will also share the experience on how to tune the network function to meet the latency and performance requirement.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

2:50pm

Opendaylight-based Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning framework for Networks - Prem Sankar & YuLing Chen, Cisco
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning plays a crucial role in network modelling, design and planning. The key part of decision making depends on the data available. SDN controller is a treasure trove of information due to its inherent nature of managing networks in a centralized fashion. ODL controller which is leading SDN controller in the market has this data in terms of Data store (DS). There are no modules in ODL that can digest the data/information from the DS that are spread across various DS and provide network intelligence and decision framework. This paper discusses about methods/model in building an intelligent framework that would act as a AI/ML platform. 

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avatar for YuLing Chen

YuLing Chen

Senior Technical Leader, Cisco Inc.
YuLing Chen is currently a Senior Technical Leader in Cisco Inc. YuLing has more than 20 years experience in Telecom, Data Center, Big Data Analytics, NFV, SDN, and e-Commerce areas. Before Cisco, she worked as Principal Engineer/Technologist at Dell, Ericsson, and IBM. Since... Read More →
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Prem Sankar

Principal Engineer, ERICSSON
Prem Sankar works for Ericsson Opensource Ecosystem team and part of the Opendaylight team in Ericsson. Prem evangelizes SDN and Cloud and has given many sessions and conducted workshops around SDN and ODL. Prem is PTL of Opendaylight VPNService project. Prem is currently driving... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center

2:50pm

Towards Continuous Delivery in Open Source Projects - Daniel Farrell, Red Hat
In a world of ubiquitous Continuous Integration testing, Continuous Delivery is becoming a requirement for modern open source projects. Integration-focused projects like OPNFV can only validate consumed upstream projects as frequently as they provide testable release artifacts. As integration tests become more frequent (towards Continuous Integration), the frequency of the integrated projects’ releases must increase (towards Continuous Delivery).

The release artifacts expected from modern open source projects are also becoming increasingly complex. Vagrant boxes and Docker containers need to be built alongside traditional packages. Configuration management options like Ansible and Puppet need to be provided.

These topics and others, from the trenches of building OpenDaylight’s delivery pipeline.

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avatar for Daniel Farrell

Daniel Farrell

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel Farrell is a Software Engineer on Red Hat’s SDN Team, where he contributes to upstream ODL and OPNFV. He has been involved in SDN since it emerged from Stanford, including early OpenFlow and OpenStack work. He’s now an active committer on ODL’s Integration Team. During... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom G Santa Clara Convention Center

3:15pm

Packet Processed Storage in a Software Defined World - Ash Young, Huawei
The storage arena has strived to significantly improve its storage capabilities over the years via technologies such as FCoE and NVMe. Simply reducing where the protocol sits in terms of the OSI model has proven to not be the solution. Similarly, eliminating the CPU from being the bottleneck for local storage I/O is also not the answer. Instead, we must assume that storage blocks or objects must ultimately be exchanged over a network; and if storage ultimately goes over the network, then we must re-think storage as packet processing.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:15pm - 3:55pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center

3:40pm

Model-Driven APIs for Network Programmability - Santiago Alvarez, Cisco

This session describes how to simplify network programmability using APIs generated from data models. The numerous choices of protocols, transports and encodings may bring complexity to the automation of network devices.  Model-driven APIs allow the network programmer to focus on the underlying structure of the configuration and operational data associated with the device.  They abstract protocols, transports and encodings, plus free the programmer from having to master the specifics of the modeling language that the network device uses.


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Santiago Alvarez

Distinguished Engineer, Web Portfolio, Cisco


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Grand Ballroom C Santa Clara Convention Center

3:40pm

Path Protection and Failover Strategies in SDN Networks - Rashmi Pujar, Inocybe Technologies
In a SDN solution it is crucial to have a self healing network that detects node and link failure events to recover the connectivity of a system by exploiting redundant links; all of which is transparent to the user.
Failover mechanisms can be implemented either using slow-reroute or hard-reroute.
1. Slow-reroute is done in software using disjoint path calculation algorithms (E.g. Suurballe algorithm) and standard Openflow features.
2. Fast-reroute is done using hardware assisted OAM with 802.1ag path failure detection and using Openflow group failover table features.
Opendaylight controller currently implements path failure detection and recovery using slow-reroute mechanism. In this presentation we discuss the current implementation of failover mechanisms, and the challenges in supporting it in the SDN paradigm.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Grand Ballroom B Santa Clara Convention Center