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Thursday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
How app-enabled switches increase innovation for telcos and DC operators

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Telco and data centre operators want software-defined capabilities to match their newly open hardware. This talk will demonstrate the state of the art for top-of-rack switches, as well as forthcoming telco-centric open networking such as DSLAMs, GPONs and software-defined LTE base stations, that build a software ecosystem to take advantage of OCP’s open hardware strategy.

Using open source mechanisms optimised for scale-out environments, the speakers will walk through a model central office or data centre, showing how diversity of NOS options and diversity of networking apps can fit together in a highly-automated cluster. Using OpenBMC and FBOSS from Facebook, MAAS, LXD containers, Ubuntu and a range of apps, the speakers will demonstrate dramatically more efficient software-defined approach to infrastructure.

We will use OCP switches to demonstrate running apps on the ToR switch that deploy and manage both server and physical switch infrastructure. Using OpenBMC, PXE, and ONIE, we are able to automate the deployment of scale-out bare metal infrastructure using 100% open source tools.  We will show how the separation of OS and apps enables greater competition for network control plane vendors as well as creating new opportunities for innovation in the SDN, NFV and network intelligence markets.


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Mark Shuttleworth

CEO, Canonical
Mark leads Canonical products and is founder of Ubuntu, the reference operating system for OpenStack clouds. Mark has charted the course that made Ubuntu the top OS for all public and private cloud platforms, and brings his passion for next-generation platforms and technology to this... Read More →
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Luke Williams

Technical Architect, Canonical
Luke Williams is a systems network engineer. He has worked professionally in IT for over 22 years in different roles and has over 10 years of experience in networking architecture and engineering. He has multiple certifications from Cisco, Silver Peak, Juniper as well as Red Hat... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST
Lower Level: LL21A/B