SDN & NFV: Next Generation Solutions for Enterprise Network & Telecom
How are they similar? How are they different? How do they complement each other?
ITRI International Inc.,
2870 Zanker Rd. Suite 140,
San Jose, CA 95134, USA
Thursday, Feb 5th, 2014 | 6:30-9:30 PM
- Ali Al-Shabibi, ONOS Lead Engineer, ON.Lab
- Tom Tofigh, PMTS, AT&T
6:30 pm Registration & Networking
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are two keys to unlocking a more robust and malleable future for communications networks. As networks expand to cover a larger volume and greater diversity of devices, SDN and NFV offer solutions to keep up with the breakneck pace of growth while providing the versatility needed to link together such a breadth of hardware in one unified network.
While NFV offers users the ability to apply services and network functions virtually across an entire network, SDN helps by separating the control and data planes to provide a more adaptable way to control and manage network communications. These two concepts combined offer vast potential to communication and network providers looking to enhance the adaptability and speed of their burgeoning networks.
SDN and NFV are clearly related, but how exactly are they similar? How are they different? How do they complement each other? Are you new to SDN or NFV? Come listen to our two speakers as they introduce us to these concepts, their origins, evolution and a look into how they are expected to evolve.
Ali Al-Shabibi is the lead engineer for ONOS and maintainer of OVX, a network hypervisor, at the Open Networking Laboratory. Previously, he was a post-doc at Stanford University researching OpenFlow and SDNs in Nick McKeown’s group. He received his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 2011 after performing his doctoral research at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) in the ATLAS (A Toroidal Lhc ApparatuS) Networking group, where he contributed to the design and development of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition) Network. Ali Al-Shabibi brings vast knowledge of flow models and congestion avoidance protocols. He comes to ON.Lab from Stanford and CERN, where he analyzed large, mountainous systems, such as ‘Portes du Soleil’ and ‘Argentiere.’ Urban wannabe, unrelenting espresso consumer and dedicated traveler, Ali Al-Shabibi is an avid soccer and table tennis player. While he was born in Baghdad, he grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where he attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) for his BSc and MSc degrees. Nowadays, Al-Shabibi can be found theorizing and philosophizing about SDNs or dreaming up cool networking applications with the ONRC crew over many coffees.
Tom is currently a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the AT&T’s Domain 2.0 architecture and planning Labs at AT&T. Tom has been responsible for planning and implementation of large-scale telecommunications equipment He has extensive experience that spans across many disciplines including emerging mobility networks, Switches, enhanced protocols, cross layer design, smart devices, and chip designs. Products introduced include innovative solutions for the mobile devices, switches, platforms, and QOS mechanisms. He holds over 25 patents awarded and many more pending.
ABOUT ON.LAB and ONOS
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster an open source community for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN. ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem and the industry can build real products and solutions. ON.Lab has a team of highly motivated and talented individuals, with expertise and a stellar track record in industry and research institutions.
ON.Lab recently open sourced ONOS, a carrier grade SDN network operating system for service provider and mission critical networks. ONOS is a complete open source SDN network operating system that enables agile service creation and deployment at scale on any hardware, including white boxes. ONOS delivers a highly available, scalable SDN control plane featuring northbound and southbound open APIs and paradigms for a diversity of management, control, and service applications across mission critical networks.
Founding members who are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative include AT&T, NTT Communications, Ciena, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, NEC; and members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, CNIT, Black Duck and Create-Net. Learn more about ONOS at onosproject.org