Featured Software-Defined Networking Sessions
Leveraging SDN for Data Center Security
Network and server administrators have struggled with implementing data security in the data center without resorting to complex designs and configurations. Regulations such as PCI and HIPAA have proven cumbersome and difficult to meet using traditional tools and methods. In this session, Varrow CTO Jason Nash will focus on how you can leverage SDN offerings from Cisco and VMware to help ease the pain of implementing robust security in the data center. Jason will explain how to use SDN to deploy policy-based security in both physical and virtual environments in much simpler ways than were previously possible.
Speaker: Jason Nash, Chief Technology Officer, Varrow
OpenStack Networking: What You Need To Know About Neutron
As the fastest moving open source software in the industry, OpenStack is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with 23,000 members across 155 countries. This session takes an in-depth look at the networking subsystem, Neutron, and provides a walkthrough of the technology, the plugin ecosystem, with perspectives on the past, present, and future. Join Fernando Sanchez, Principal Systems Engineer for PLUMgrid, who will provide an architectural and operational view of virtual overlay networks with some of the latest developments.
Speaker: Fernando Sanchez, Principal Systems Engineer, PlumGrid
SDN Building Blocks
Software-defined networking has plunged the networking industry into a state of flux, further confused by buzzwords, hype, and "marketecture." At its core, however, there are a handful of protocols and technologies that keep coming up in products and designs. In this session, Matt Oswalt will offer a no-spin, technical deep dive into how these technologies operate. He will explore protocols like OpenFlow, Open vSwitch Database Management Protocol (OVSDB), VXLAN, and OpFlex. Learning the details of these building blocks will help all network technologists understand the truth of SDN -- whether they are interested in open source implementations such as OpenDaylight and Open vSwitch, or working with proprietary platforms like VMware NSX or Cisco ACI. Attendees will leave with a better understanding, and as a result will be able to make better decisions about which SDN technologies are best suited for their business needs.
Speaker: Matt Oswalt, Network Software Engineer, eBay Inc.