SDN Information Day. Thursday, September 18, 2014

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8:00am - 9:00am Networking and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sam Greenblatt, CTO, Dell Enterprise Solutions and Dr. Richard Soley, CEO, Object Management Group
9:15am - 10:00am Keynote: Finding Business Value Through the Hype
Randy Cross, Senior Director for Fabric and Infrastructure Product Management, Avaya   Download PDF
This session will focus on the evolution toward SDN via real life use cases deployed and under development with Avaya customers. We will explore the immediate benefits of network automation, the relevance of that foundation for broader SDN and how savvy CTOs are identifying SDN applications that actually matter to their businesses. We will highlight the problems businesses are looking to solve and how SDN concepts enable innovative solutions.
10:00am - 10:15am Morning Refreshment Break
10:15am - 10:45am Future of Open SDN
Subi Krishnamurthy, CTO, Dell Networking    Download PDF
Disaggregated development methodology similar to what happened in the server world would enable innovation by reducing the cost of development for smaller companies. Explore what happened in compute in the past and predict the future of networking in the data center and beyond.
10:45am - 11:15am SDN - Needs for an Analytics Plane
Brent Schroeder, Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Dell Software Group    Download PDF
Rajesh Narayanan, Distinguished Engineer, Dell Research Division     
What you cannot control you cannot measure - the need for analytics plane in the SDN ecosystem
11:15am -  noon NFV Update
Dr. Steven Wright, Chair, ETSI NFV ISG     Download PDF
This presentation will provide an update on recent progress on NFV at the ETSI NFV ISG
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:00pm NFV - The Killer App for SDN
Dave Duggal, President, EnterpriseWeb    Download PDF
Telecom Operators and other large organizations see Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as an opportunity to cut operating expenses and gain business agility by shifting from expensive physical appliances to a flexible new software-based model. In the new approach, Network Functions such as firewalls, routers, IMS, EPC, etc. are dynamically deployed as software on generic x86 hardware. NFV presumes a Software Defined-Network and promotes emerging Open Source technologies like OpenStack and OpenDaylight. EnterpriseWeb provides an award-winning platform for orchestrating and managing Virtual Functions in real-time. Dave Duggal will discuss his experience in the exciting new domain and will provide a short demo of his Company's platform.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Protocol and Integration Challenges for SDN systems
Gerardo Pardo-Castellote, Ph.D., CTO, Real-Time Innovations    Download PDF
Co-chair OMG Data-Distribution Service SIG
SDN programming and operations requires continuous monitoring of network and application state as well as consistent configuration and update of (forwarding) policies across heterogeneous devices. This is resulting in significant challenges. Multiple open protocols such as OpenFlow, OF-CONFIG, OnePK , etc. are being adopted by different vendors causing an integration problem for developers.

Internet of Things applications are pushing the size and volume of data handled by SDN systems demanding more efficient and scalable protocols for information distribution and coordination of SDN devices. This presentation will describe these and other SDN challenges and ways in which various open protocols, such as DDS, XMPP, AMQP, are being used to address them.
3:00pm - 3:15pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:15pm - 4:15pm Looking at SDN with DDS Glasses
Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., CTO PrismTech     Download PDF
Co-chair OMG Data-Distribution Service SIG, Architecture Board Member
The idea of programmable networks has recently re-gained momentum due to the emergence of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its promises to dramatically simplify network management and enable innovation. SDN decouples the forwarding hardware from control decisions so to make the latter programmable. The controller, implementing the control plane, communicates with the switching device through what is commonly referred as the southbound-API while network applications communicate with the controller via the northbound-API.

While OpenFlow has emerged as one of the most widely adopted API for the southbound API, the situation is far more fragmented for the northbound API. This presentation will take a fresh look at northbound and southbound SDN interface requirements and will investigate the advantages that the OMG's Data Distribution Service standard can bring in terms of performance, scalability, and interoperability.
4:15pm - 5:00pm Panel and Facilitated Discussion Session

NOTE: If you register for the Technical Meeting Week, you do not have to pay the additional fee(s) to attend any or all of the special events.  If you register only for special events, the special fees apply.

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