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Tuesday, March 15


The Road to Open Network Management - Rob Shakir, Jive Communications; Anees Shaikh & Josh George - Google
The networking industry continues to evolve toward open, programmable data planes and platforms, coupled with open source software solutions for controlling and automating the network. Network operations and management still remains relegated to proprietary interfaces, CLI “programming”, and legacy protocols that suffer from poor scaling and limited extensibility.

We introduced OpenConfig a year ago at ONS as an industry-wide user-led initiative to tackle these operational and management challenges by defining APIs for configuration and monitoring. Momentum behind OpenConfig continues to grow, as major network vendors bring solutions to the market that provide native support for common APIs and streaming telemetry based on OpenConfig. In this talk we describe the progress to date and demonstrate how vendor-neutral, model-driven network operation is becoming a reality.


Josh George

Network Architect, Google
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Anees Shaikh

Network Architect, Google
I am currently with the Network Architecture team at Google where I work on operational aspects related to SDN, cloud networking, network visibility, and configuration and management in Google’s production networks. Prior to joining Google, I was the Chief SDN Architect in IBM... Read More →

Rob Shakir

IP Architect, Jive Communications

Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center


Virtualization Environments for SDN/NFV - Bob Lantz, Open Networking Laboratory
Virtualization and isolation has become a key part of SDN management, control, and data plane (aka NFV) solutions. This talk will focus on the spectrum of options from processes to virtual machines that provide virtual environments for testing and development of SDN controller platforms, as well as deployment environments for network functions. It will outline the features of hypervisors and kernels that are used to provide different types of isolation and virtualization, including memory, network, and file system isolation, and the overhead associated with each. It will also examine how (and why) different container platforms (e.g. Mininet, Docker, LXC) use different combinations of virtualization features to create virtual environments.


Bob Lantz

Open Networking Laboratory
Bob Lantz is the founder of the Mininet project and currently works on Mininet and SDN projects at the Open Networking Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and has recently presented at OVSCon and SIGCOMM.

Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center


Work Load Optimized Service Chaining - Debasish Pratiher, Cavium
Service chaining is key aspect of SDN and NFV. A work load optimized processor like ThunderX which is a multi-core processors from Cavium with 24 to 48 cores integrated with H/w acceleration unit like Hyper Finite Automata (HFA), Xpliant Switching Module (TNS) and powered by Cavium virtSOC ™ IO technology is capable of work facilitating service chaining.
HFA is hardware acceleration block and capable of capable of application aware processing and with integral Xpliant(Flexible Pipe Line) switch module ThunderX(ARM) is capable of steering service and application aware packets e.g. the network service header by IETF or network function visualization (NFV) at ETSI.
This presentation will explore a high-level concept and architecture and software (DPDK, ODP, OVS, OPNFV and SDK) to enable intelligent service chaining using software running on ThunderX platform and relevant H/w.

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Debasish Pratiher

Lead Engineer, cavium
I have more than 20 years of experience in networking and embedded technology; worked for Cavium, Broadcom, Intel, Starent, Cisco etc.. As part of Cavium (Xplaint and ThunderX) team we are involved in latest SDN/NFV & Datacenter technologies. These projects are mainly with integration... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center
Wednesday, March 16


Project Atrium: SDN Based Routing & Fabric Solutions - Saurav Das
Project Atrium is ONF's open source SDN distribution, a vertically integrated set of open source components which together form a complete SDN stack. It’s goals are threefold: 1) Close the large integration-gap of the elements that are needed to build an SDN stack; 2) Overcome a massive gap in interoperability; 3) Work closely with network operators on deployable use-cases, so that they could download near production quality code from one location, and get started with functioning software defined networks easily.

This presentation discusses the second Atrium release which focuses on open-source BGP speaking routers built with ODL and ONOS on a variety of vendor switching hardware (NoviFlow, Extreme etc.). We also introduce an open-source datacenter leaf-spine L2/L3 Clos Fabric built using SDN principles, on white-box hardware (EdgeCore) and software from OCP and Broadcom.

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Saurav Das

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Over 20 years in networking & communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center
Thursday, March 17


Panel - Is Innovation in Hardware Dead? - Ritch Dusome, CENGN; Bruce Gregory, Corsa; Martin Izzard, Barefoot Networks; Walter Miron, TELUS; and Cliff Grossner, IHS (Moderator)

Open networking is intended to open innovation to all and drive it at the speed of software development cycles, rather than tie innovation to much longer hardware release cycles. Many believe that this relegates hardware to low cost commodity merchant silicon and white box bare metal systems, yet we still see strong pockets of new hardware.

With the advent of open networking the focus has been on software, but has the pendulum swung too far? Can open networking really make the underlying hardware irrelevant or will hardware such as switch innovation become even more essential? What will solve the open networking industry’s biggest problems – hardware or software innovation? This session will provide valuable insight from a diverse panel of software, hardware and service provider experts.


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Cliff Grossner

Executive Director Research and Analysis, IHS Markit
"Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director & Advisor for the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit technology . He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and... Read More →

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Ritch Dusome

Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Internet of Things Gateway, Cloud, Networking, Data Centre
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Bruce Gregory

CEO, Corsa
Bruce is CEO and co-founder of Corsa Technology, leaders in delivering scale, performance and flexibility for Software Defined Networks. Bruce is a strong believer in melding open standard interfaces for network orchestration with high performance programmable hardware to deliver... Read More →
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Martin Izzard

CEO, Barefoot Networks
Martin is CEO and co-founder of Barefoot Networks, a Venture Funded Silicon Valley startup. Martin grew up in Durban, South Africa and holds BS and MS degrees from Natal University in South Africa, and a PhD from Cambridge University, England (Trinity College). He joined Texas... Read More →
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Walter Miron

Director of Technology Strategy, TELUS
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer as the Director of Technology Strategy, Walter Miron is responsible for delivering strategies and technology to better serve our enterprise customers. Most recently Walter led the introduction of SD-WAN at TELUS. He has over 20 years of experience... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center