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Thursday, March 10 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Transforming Networks to an All-IT based Infrastructure with OCP and Open Networking

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Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exWDwTQFBHE

As the leading telecom operator in Korea, SK Telecom is trying to transform its infrastructure into All-IT based unified infrastructure to prepare for changing environments. One of the key components in such transformation is utilizing commodity hardware and open source to implement telco-grade SDN environment. As an attempt to achieve aforementioned goal, SK Telecom ran a PoC on how OCP certified networking hardware can be utilized for telco-level operating environment.

Specifically, one task was porting an OpenFlow agent on ONL (Open Network Linux) and FB Wedge for SDN use case to interact with SONA, SKT’s SDN Platform based on ONOS project. Another task was porting a new network OS (OpenSwitch) on FB Wedge, to support legacy networking use case. With the PoC, SK Telecom could learn the lessons and details on how to improve legacy network infra and adopt SDN feature, with commodity hardware & customized hardware based on open architecture. Another approach SK Telecom has been taking on customized hardware with open architecture is to build a converged network appliance design for virtualized network services. T-CAP is the latest approach toward such goal, pursuing both flexibility & cost effectiveness. The first hardware model of T-CAP will be displayed during the summit. Open Networking has created new opportunities and new challenges for Data Center designers and implementers. Many customers are used to using monolithic solutions from a single integrator.

When using Open Networking solutions from multiple providers, a few key questions arise: will it all work? Are there common interfaces I can use to monitoring and control the hardware? How do Data Center designers and implementers ensure that the components they’ve chosen will be interoperable?

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Junho Suh

Research Engineer, SK Telecom
Currently, I am a research engineer at SKT. Before joining SKT, I received a Ph.D. in network systems at Seoul National University in 2015. Prior to SNU, I received BS at KAIST in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2008. While doing BS, I joined WINE lab and carried out... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am PST
Lower Level: LL21F