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Jun 7, 2014 - “SDN / OpenFlow”

posted May 29, 2014, 10:58 PM by 郭晓峰   [ updated May 30, 2014, 11:50 AM ]
Featured Guest Speakers:
  Ronghua Zhang, Senior Staff engineer at VMWare (VMWare only has 60 Sr. Staff Engs).

Event Topic:
  SDN / OpenFlow

Speaker Brief Bio
  Ronghua joined VMware after he graduated from University of Virginia. He co-designed and implemented VMware's 2nd and 3rd generation virtual NIC (enhanced Vmxnet and Vmxnet3). He also co-designed industry's first PCI NIC passthru with VM migration support.  Later, he joined Nicira and led the L3 effort on the pioneering NVP SDN platform. He is now leading the effort to build next-generation Edge for VMware.

Event Description
OpenFlow enables remote controllers to determine the path of network packets through the network of switches. This separation of the control from the forwarding allows for more sophisticated traffic management than is feasible using access control lists (ACLs) and routing protocols. Also, OpenFlow allows switches from different suppliers — often each with their own proprietary interfaces and scripting languages — to be managed remotely using a single, open protocol. Its inventors consider OpenFlow an enabler of Software defined networking (SDN).

Some pioneer companies already adopt OpenFlow for performance. For example, Google's internal network had been completely re-designed to run under OpenFlow with substantial efficiency improvement. As one of the biggest cloud service providers, VMWare also contribute significantly in the field. It is our pleasure to have Ronghua to introduce it this time.

Date and Time
  1:30PM - 4:00PM, Jun 7, 2014

Location (还是老地方)
  Google Bldg 2000-1-Briones Training Room (34) VC (2000 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043)