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Networking Mini Summit [clear filter]
Thursday, September 14

9:00am PDT

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation
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Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, Routing... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Gold 3

9:20am PDT

Whitebox and Autonomous Networks - Chris Rice, Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design
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Chris Rice

Chris Rice is senior vice president of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network. This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:20am - 10:00am PDT
Gold 3

10:00am PDT

Coffee Break
Thursday September 14, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am PDT
Gold 3

10:20am PDT

Linux in a 5G World - Gunnar Nilsson, Ericsson
5G is billed to be the next big thing to hit our mobility airwaves… But when will it be here, why is it interesting, what makes it important and how does Linux play a role in it?
Linux plays a central role in technology evolution across almost all aspects of software and technology development today. This talk will outline the role Linux plays in 5G access technology, lifting the lid on how a 5G network is built and demonstrating the importance of the Linux ecosystem to the development of our next generation mobile internet. From hosting workloads distributed and managed from central cloud entities to the features and capabilities in the kernel, Linux provides the best in class platform for developing radio technologies and solutions.

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Gunnar Nilsson

Open Source Strategies, Ericsson
Gunnar is Ericson’s most senior open source expert within Ericsson’s Chief Technology Office, leading Ericsson’s use of open source as well as playing an instrumental role in defining global corporate strategies for community engagement and technology positioning. Gunnar is... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 10:20am - 11:00am PDT
Gold 3

11:05am PDT

5G Mobile Core and Network Slicing - Om Prakash Suthar, Cisco
5G mobile technology will transform business models for service providers and contents providers. 5G core is built using open-source tools and end-to-end virtualization. One of unique feature is “networking slicing” which manages life cycle of 5G services ensuring end-to-end QoS and SLA. This session discusses about overall architecture for 5G architecture, open sources tools network slicing. The presentation will also cover use cases being deployed by service providers.


Om Prakash Suthar

Cisco Systems
Prakash Suthar is Principal Architect with Cisco Systems In. Core expertise in virtualization, NFVI and NANO for mobile service providers. Cisco certified expertise level knowledge in switching and routing protocols (OSPF, BGP), IPv6, software defined datacenter (SDDC), Hypervisor... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 11:05am - 11:45am PDT
Gold 3

11:50am PDT

NovoNet Vision in China Mobile - Yachen Wang, China Mobile

In this presentation, Yachen will give some introduction about the consideration of China Mobile’s future network transformation. NovoNet is a project and also a vision, which will enable china mobile to use NFV, SDN, ONAP to achieve the network transformation in three aspects, such as Network function reconstruction, Network infrastructure reconstruction, Network management reconstruction etc.  Network function reconstruction is about how to use Service based architecture to redefine the 5G network functions. Network infrastructure reconstruction will use NFV and SDN technologies to reconstruct DC to be a TIC (Telecom integrated cloud). Network management reconstruction is mainly about how utilize ONAO to achieve the automotive and  intelligent network management and orchestration.

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Yachen Wang

Deputy Director, China Mobile & ONAP President
Mr. Yachen Wang is ONAP President, Deputy Director of Network Technology Department in China Mobile Research Institute and Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG13 IMT-2020/5G Working Party. Now he is leading in the research and development of Network evolution, NFV/SDN, 5G network architecture... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Gold 3

12:30pm PDT

Lunch (Attendees on Own)
Thursday September 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Gold 3

2:00pm PDT

Fireside Chat: The Promise of 5G: Developing the Network Infrastructure for a Connected Future - Chris Donley, Huawei & Balaji Ethirajulu, Ericsson

5G will completely change the technology landscape across all industries, from healthcare and finance to transportation and government. It will enable massive machine-to-machine communications, IoT innovation and create a greenfield for new services that have yet to be developed. So what does this mean for network infrastructure? How are carriers and service providers using open networking platforms like ONAP, OpenDaylight and OPNFV to enable their networks to support 5G and next generation services?

Moderated by Phil Robb, Technical Director of ONAP and Executive Director of OpenDaylight, this panel will discuss network management for 5G including infrastructure challenges, best practices for deploying SDN and NFV, and the importance of creating a flexible, agile network to support a connected future.

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Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →
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Balaji Ethirajulu

Senior Director Product Management, Ericsson
Balaji Ethirajulu is a senior director of product management at Ericsson, driving technologies in the areas of open source, automation, orchestration, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud-native, edge computing, networking, and IoT. He has more than 25 years of experience in product management, technology... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Gold 3
  Networking Mini Summit
  • Experience Level Any

2:45pm PDT

OpenDaylight as a Platform for Network Programmability - Charles Eckel, Cisco DevNet
Software Defined Networking (SDN) may have started as the separation of the control plane and the data plane, but the true power lies in the ability to communicate with the network through well defined and interfaces using standard protocols. This session provides a brief intro to SDN in general, and more specifically to OpenDaylight, an open source platform for programmable SDN. Next we dive into network programmability, including why we need it and the role of NETCONF, YANG, and RESTCONF. Then we put the theory into practice as we install OpenDaylight as use it a platform for programming a sample network.

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Charles Eckel

Principal Engineer, Global Technology Standards, Cisco Systems
Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. At Cisco, Charles is responsible for identifying and guiding open source efforts related to key standards initiatives. In addition to work in MEF, Charles is active in IETF, where he started and runs... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 2:45pm - 3:25pm PDT
Gold 3

3:30pm PDT

Improve the performance of GTP-U and Kube-Proxy Using VPP - Hongjun Ni, Intel
Come to this combined session where you will hear about:

Improve the Performance of Kubernetes Cluster with VPP Based Router and Load Balancer
In current kubernetes environment, the container network’s data paths are all in kernel space:
Container connects to the host with Linux virtual Ethernet device (VETH), kernel routing rules
And iptables rules enables the connection of the container from/to other containers or external Hosts; the default (which gains best performance) load balancer for the kube-proxy are also Implemented with iptables. This presentation will give another approach to enable the container Network with an userspace application named VPP to archive much better performance, two key technologies are used:
1> Virtio_user based data path to archive best performance for virtual NICs.
2> VPP load balancer to enable load balancer in userspace to archive better performance for kube-proxy

Six Ways to Improve Data Plane Performance in VPP and Container
VPP is a high performance, packet-processing stack that can run on commodity CPUs. But for some developers, if they did not know some tricks, they could not develop high performance data plane using VPP. The presentation will show six ways to optimize the data plane performance in VPP and container.It includes below key elements:

1) One-loop, Dual-loop and Quad-loop and performance evaluation.
2) Packet prefetching and performance evaluation.
3) Bypass first routing lookup and performance evaluation.
4) Bypass second routing lookup and performance evaluation.
5) Handle packet header in advance and performance evaluation.
6) Tweak startup configuration in container and performance evaluation.

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Hongjun Ni

Senior Software Engineer, Intel
Hongjun Ni has been focusing on Cloud Networking and Network Security.He is FD.io VPP Maintainer, UDPI Project Lead, Sweetcomb Project Lead and NSH_SFC Project Lead.He has fifteen years' rich experience on Cloud Networking, Network Security, SmartNIC and Wireless.He has given 20... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm PDT
Gold 3

4:15pm PDT

Who Needs Network Management in a Cloud Native Environment? - Eshed Gal-Or & Pino de Candia, Huawei
Network management (and virtual network in particular) is hard. Cloud app developers find themselves dealing with too many options and too many settings, which make no sense. This is because Cloud APIs evolved from legacy IT management.

Cloud-Native apps are revolutionizing how software is developed and deployed.
Why do app developers need to deal with those legacy network knobs and gauges?
Why do we even need to care about IP addresses, routers, or load balancers, in a cloud-native world?

In this presentation, we will explore some alternative approach and how we could go about implementing it *today* with K8S and Dragonflow (an open source virtual network management project), to provide a more stable, better performing and truly scalable cloud-native infrastructure.


Pino de Candia

Cloud Architect, Huawei
Pino is cloud architect at Huawei's Tel Aviv Research Center, where he contributes to open source projects Dragonflow (SDN) and Tatu (SSH). Before joining Huawei, Pino was CTO at Midokura, where he led development of the company's open-source software-defined networking technology... Read More →
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Eshed Gal-Or

Chief Architect Open Source, Huawei
I'm an avid technologist, innovation leader and problem solver, with 20 years of R&D experience in diverse domains, such as networking, virtualization, telecom, BSS, IT infrastructure, cloud and security. I currently manage a team of open source developers and PTLs in Huawei Tel... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 4:15pm - 4:55pm PDT
Gold 3
  Networking Mini Summit
  • Experience Level Any