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Tuesday, March 15


Mitigating Security Risk in Practical vCPE Solutions - Ulrich Kohn, ADVA Optical Networking
NFV promises significant simplification and increased efficiencies, and vCPE is one of the most prominent use cases. Virtualizing customer premises equipment means detaching functions from hardware and eventually from their present location. This impacts the risk profile and introduces additional threats due to the software-driven and open architecture of NFV.
In this presentation, Ulrich Kohn analyzes the vCPE use case with a special focus on the virtualization layer and the virtual infrastructure manager (VIM). He describes attack vectors and explains technical controls provided with OpenStack to counter the emerging risk. A combination of encryption, authentication and traffic isolation provides efficient security controls. The presentation concludes with a customer premises solution which combines performance and security requirements in a highly effective way.

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Ulrich Kohn

Director Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking
Ulrich is Director of Technical Marketing at ADVA Optical with responsibility for the companie`s NFV program. Before joining ADVA Optical Networking in April 2013, he worked for Ericsson and Marconi Communications in management positions with Business Development, Network Strategy... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


ODL based SD-WAN Solution for Operators - Ajay Sahai, HP
The adoption of mobile & cloud tech is driving changes to the traditional hub and spoke network architecture. This is causing ripples in the telco biz managed connectivity services marketplace.With growing usage of SaaS, IaaS offerings today not all enterprise traffic stays on a managed WAN end to end. Some enterprising new entrants are promoting solutions that effectively provide an OTT solution with a BYOW (Bring Your WAN) paradigm. However the importance of reliability, which was the telco's value proposition has not decreased and adding reliability by bringing in more providers is not always practical. In this new enviroment Telco providers need to refresh their offerings – simplify addition/changes/deletions of sites, enable visibility and control of traffic. This talk will describe and demonstrate an ODL based solution that enable SD-WAN for operators.


Ajay Sahai

Head of Technical & Product Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ajay Sahai, Head of Technical & Product Marketing for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Carrier SDN solution which helps operators virtualize their communication infrastructure. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, HPE’s Carrier-SDN solutions enables communication service providers leverage the... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


Taking SDN / OpenFlow to your home—Powering content delivery with OpenFlow, ONOS and PicOS - Sudhir Modali, Pica8
OpenFlow not only enables an open networking ecosystem, it also delivers the idea of dynamic granular control. Dynamic (agile) provisioning can enable faster time to new services as well as rapid modification of an existing service. Both are strategic advantages in “point and click” operations. Additionally, specific customer or application traffic can be managed in a scalable manner. Content providers are exploring ONOS (ON.Lab) and Pica8 to develop the first OpenFlow-enabled SDN content delivery network.

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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 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


Learn How Cloud Service Providers Can Save 70% Moving VMware NSX Workloads to OpenStack VMs & Linux Containers - Dinesh Dutt, Cumulus Networks; Mark McClain & Doug Wills, Akanda.io stributed Peer-to-Peer ONOS Provider for a Multi-Domain Environment - Matt
In 2013, DreamHost began the process to replace VMware NSX with a native OpenStack solution that provides layer 3 network services to tens of 1,000 of VMs serving more than 1,000 DreamHost customers. The 100-percent open source solution saved DreamHost up to 70 percent in capital expenses and 40 percent in operating expenses. Key elements of the open source solution include a light-weight network virtualization platform from Akanda, IT automation recipes written by DreamHost using OpenChef, and an open, easy-to-program network operating system from Cumulus Networks.

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Dinesh Dutt

Chief Scientist, Cumulus Networks
Dinesh Dutt is the CSO of Cumulus Networks.

Mark McClain

CTO, Akanda

Tuesday March 15, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


Operational Experience Deploying SDN Pods For NFV - Chris Emmons, Verizon
We’ll talk about the vision and learnings in designing & deploying the first handful of production sites for Verizon’s SDN/NFV initiative. This is a large scale (50+ rack) NFV deployment that we started to design in March 2015, and began production in national data centers in December 2015 and into large scale edge and small scale edge sites in 2016 (CORD-like initiatives). Verizon’s pod designs are based on SDN software, whitebox/bright box switching hardware and OpenStack orchestration. The project set a record time from design to deployment in Verizon, and in the NFV ecosystem and the large scale OpenStack ecosystem we believe.

We’ll also discuss our decision to embrace a core-and-pod architecture rather than a big monolithic architecture, optimizations that came from SDN that we put in for both operational and performance reasons, and organizational practices that we learned along the way.


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


Building Turkey’s Public Safety & Defense on SDN & NFV - Erhan Lokman, Argela
The Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries has recently launched an R&D project with Argela Technologies, namely MILAT, to provide an SDN based infrastructure to realize cybersecurity mechanisms and enable security-sensitive dynamic configuration abilities attuned to the exigence of public safety and commercial entities. Within the MILAT project, SDN & NFV based components (controller, virtual switch, VNFs) will be developed, to be used in public safety and commercial communication infrastructures. In this presentation, the details of the MILAT project will be given, highlighting the innovations made in the security and SDN domains. Attendees can also expect a glimpse into the SDN & NFV solutions to be deployed in public safety and telco networks in the next 2-5 years.

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Erhan Lokman

Technology Director in the R&D Unit, Argela Technologies
Erhan Lokman is currently working as Technology Director in the R&D unit in Argela Technologies, Istanbul, where he is responsible for managing the R&D activities performed within Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) domains. Prior to joining... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


AT&T's SDN and Virtualization Big Bets - Margaret Chiosi, AT&T
Review the implementation and rollout of the SDN enabled cloud within the AT&T networks - mobility, managed services, access and core. This network is being deployed globally and is changing the way AT&T introduces new services, operates, organizes and executes. AT&T has made a big bet on these pivotal technologies to help AT&T compete in the fast pace, just in time world of today.

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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 →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


SDN-NFV R&D and Innovation Approaches at CableLabs - Don Clarke, CableLabs
CableLabs progresses R&D and Innovation on behalf of cable operators globally. SDN and NFV are key foundation technologies for future cable networks and this talk will outline recent changes at CableLabs to increase focus on longer term innovation.

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Don Clarke

Principal Architect, CableLabs
Don Clarke is responsible for network virtualization strategy at CableLabs which serves the global cable industry. In his former role with BT, Don initiated and co-founded the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG). This forum has grown to over 290 companies including 38... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:25pm - 5:45pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center
Wednesday, March 16


SDN Enabled Virtual EPC - Ariel Noy, HPE
A major consideration during the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) architecture design was to provide a functional split between MME, P/S-GW elements so that the mobility management (control) and packet/user plane forwarding functions. Since the development of the EPC architecture and deployment of 4G networks, the amount of traffic, number of devices has exploded. One of the solutions for implementing a next generation S-GW and P-GW uses SDN and NFV technology to split the function further into S/P-GW-Control and S/P-GW-User Plane respectively. This type of implementation leverages the original EPC design philosophy regarding data/control decoupling so that the functions within the gateways can scale independently. This session will provide insights on why this architecture is extremely suitable for 5G and also for cost-effectively growing current EPC infrastructure.

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Ariel Noy

CSB Contextream CTO, HPE
Ariel Noy is responsible for setting the HPE CSB ConteXtream technical direction, architecture, and ongoing innovation and Proof of Concepts (PoCs). Ariel co-founded ConteXtream and served as CTO for 9 years. Prior to ConteXtream he was a technical leader at Cisco Systems. Ariel joined... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:35pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


Application Defined E2E Security via SDN and NFV - Linda Dunbar, Huawei
Application Defined Security control is a paradigm for applications, application controllers or clients to dictate what traffic they want to receive, when to receive them and how.
With the Application Defined Security Control, networks can be “cellularized” at application/service granularity for more fine-grained and distributed security control. This approach not only allows applications to dictate what/when/where/how their traffic are delivered, but also allows the controller to place the most suitable virtual security functions at the close proximity to the application end points to fight against advanced attacks more effectively.
The ability to utilize the virtualized security functions on these granular “micro-layers” allows the establishment of comprehensive “default deny” security postures, greatly inhibiting the unwanted traffic or DoS attacks traffic.


Linda Dunbar

IETF I2NSF WG Co-ChairLeading SDN/NFV solutions for service provider networks and Cloud Data Centers. Leading industry standardization initiatives.Frequent speakers at SDN/NFV congressActive Contributor to SDN, NFV, Data Center and Cloud services related standard initiatives: IETF... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 2:40pm - 3:00pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


E2E Service Slicing Platform for Application-driven Wireless Network - Ravi Ravindran & GQ Wang, Huawei
Next generation 5G network architecture is required to serve several heterogeneous applications ranging from massive M2M communication, ever increasing video media, to applications which expect very low latency (1-10ms). Further the architecture is expected to deliver better mobility and security feature to these services. Information-centric networking is being researched as new narrow waist to support heterogeneous applications as it enables a network layer based on application semantics that of names, content object based security model enabling in-network caching/computing while lending its use in both constrained IoT environments and also for large scale content distribution. In this talk, we discuss how the intersection of three emerging technologies, i.e ICN/SDN/NFV can be used to deliver very agile and programmable service-centric networking platform.

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Ravi Ravindran

Senior Staff Reseacher, Huawei

Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


C/U Separated and Componentized Architecture for NFV - Dr. Mo Li, ZTE Corporation
With NFV and SDN, Telecom network will be reconstructed based on multi-tier data center has been considered by the industry as the evolution trend to achieve a scalability and flexibility when providing network service to different kind of customers.
The architecture design of NFV is very important and will determine the scalability & extensibility of the network service provision in the multi-tier data center scenario also.
In this presentation, Dr. Li Mo will share an experience of C/U separated and componentized NFV architecture design of gateway function like GGSN, SAEGW suitable for multi-tier data center. And how telecom Qos (such as inter data center reliability) is achieved in this multi-tier data center scenario.


Dr. Li Mo

ZTE Corporation
Dr. Li Mo is the Director of Technology, CTO Group, ZTE Corporation. Dr. Mo has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication industry, including extensive work in IBM, Nortel and Fujitsu, prior his joining ZTE in 2001. His current research interests include SDN, NFV, P2P network... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center


SD-WAN: Early Adopters Share Lessons Learned - Presenting Vendors & Customers: VeloCloud with Devcon; Citrix with The Watershed; Nuage with CCS Group; and Talari with Teleperformance

Driven by the need for agility, cost reductions, and adoption of off-premises cloud services, the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) rollout is underway, with 2015 live production deployments by early adopters providing a trail for others to follow. As SD-WAN “crosses the chasm,” moving from early adopters to mainstream buyers, decision makers must make important long-term choices about their WAN architectures. Four  enterprise customers and their vendors will share their experience deploying SD-WAN,  and provide suggestions for purchase-decision makers.

Vendors will introduce customers and provide a 1 slide summary after customer presents

  • VeloCloud with Devcon, Architecture, Engineering, Construction
  • Citrix with The Watershed, health care provider
  • Nuage with CCS Group, provides communications solutions and consulting services
  • Talari with Teleperformance, a contact center provider.


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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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Kevin Gavin

Chief Marketing Officer, Talari Networks
Kevin joined Talari Networks in July 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings more than 30 years of high-growth communications expertise to Talari Networks, including helping companies achieve market-leading status in new market categories by delivering breakthrough products and... Read More →
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Sunil Khandekar

Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks from Nokia
Sunil leads the vision and direction at Nuage Networks. Sunil brings over fifteen years of experience in the communications and networking industry, including his former role as VP of business development for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as VP of global product... Read More →
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Kory Logan

Sales and Marketing Director, CCS Group
Kory Logan is the Sales and Marketing Director for the CCS Group. Kory has over 18 years of industry experience and has delivered solution across a wide breadth of technologies to multiple verticals in Bermuda, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Kory’s experience with leading... Read More →

Trevor McCain

Network Engineer, The Watershed
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Sanjay Uppal

VeloCloud, CEO & Co-founder
Sanjay is the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud where he leads the team that is working to Re-Invent WAN and transform how businesses connect. Prior to VeloCloud, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay also spent time at Citrix through the... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 4:10pm - 5:45pm
Room 203/204 Santa Clara Convention Center
Thursday, March 17


TouSIX first OpenFlow European IXP - Marc Bruyere, CNRS
The Internet eXchange Points (IXP) are essential for the Internet evolution as they empower high bandwidth low latency and inexpensive local traffic peering as opposed to transit traffic.
OpenFlow SDN enables more dynamic network programmability to control network behavior via open interfaces, as opposed to the legacy closed-box solutions and proprietary-defined interfaces.
This proposed presentation is about the migration of the TouIX from a traditional to a full OpenFlow IXP. It especially describes how switches have been selected, configured and installed, and presents the TouSIX-Manager tools that have been developed for the IXP fabric robustness and members benefit.
TouIX is a non-profit neutral Internet eXchange Point organization founded in 2005. It provides an interconnected network infrastructure at 4 PoPs around the city of Toulouse and the Paris FranceIX and LyonIX IXPs.


Marc Bruyere

Researcher, CNRS
Marc Bruyere Phd student at the LAAS/CNRS after being Technical Consultant at Dell-Force10. In 1996 he worked for the ISP Club-Internet.fr and he left it to pass a Master in Computer Networking University Toulouse France. He worked for Cisco, Vivendi Universal, Credit Suisse First... Read More →

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


Multi-Layer Performance Based Path Computation Engine Enhancements to ONOS Controller for SD WAN Packet Optical Integration - Raghu Gangi & Mukesh Kumar, ADARA Networks & David Altstaetter, CALIENT
Cloud Computing’s evolution increasingly incorporates performance as a service primitive in conjunction with virtualization creating additional considerations for developers addressing service response time using legacy protocols for topology discovery, and forwarding; such protocols are agnostic to performance parameters required to imbue service delivery guarantees. The ONOS controller framework and ADARA Path Compute Engine (PCE) solves these industry issues via implementation of Performance Based, Automated Multilayer Path Computation. ADARA’s PCE is based dynamic network state as opposed to static parameters, enabling dynamic multilayer performance as methodology for service reachability, workload placement, load balancing, infrastructure configuration, reliability and multi-layer network virtualization with SDN Packet Optical integration. This represents a non-evolutionary advance.


David Altstaetter

Sr. Director of Product Line Management, CALIENT
David Altstaetter is Senior Director of Product Line Management; his primary focus is delivering solutions for cost effective optical switching. In this role, David is responsible for creating and managing solutions for intra-data center and inter-data center physical layer switching... Read More →

Raghu Gangi

Principal Engineer, ADARA Networks
Raghu Gangi is a Principal Engineer at ADARA Networks and leads the cloud and switching platform team.  Raghu has an extensive background in networking having held senior engineering positions at IP Infusion, Nokia, and Aricent.  He holds Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Information... Read More →

Mukesh Kumar

ADARA Networks

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


Architectures for a Multi-Vendor IP-Optical Control Solution - Ori Gerstel, Sedonay Systems
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... Read More →

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


End-to-End Orchestration of Multitier Clouds based on Software-Defined Infrastructure - Hadi Bannazadeh
We propose to speak on how end-to-end orchestration is supported in the SAVI application platform testbed. SAVI has deployed a national testbed in Canada that explores the delivery of applications across a multitier cloud that spans core datacenters, a smart edge, and virtualized customer premise edges. The SAVI management system operates over OpenStack, OpenFlow, and other resource controllers to provide IAAS in support of applications. We will describe how to use the networking services provided in SAVI (including pro-active path setup, flow store, and tunneling for legacy networks) as well as its service chaining capability to enable end-to-end deployment of applications across a three-tier cloud. We will describe applications that have been deployed and briefly demo a couple of applications.


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