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Monday, November 3 • 17:10 - 17:50
Developing OpenStack as a Framework for NFV

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Communication service providers embracing Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are endorsing OpenStack as providing the common API Service Framework required to deliver their applications and services with a lower time to market. This desire for agility is in turn driving increasing pressure for OpenStack to meet the performance, reliability, and determinism requirements of this sector.

At the last OpenStack summit in Atlanta service providers and developers came together over the course of several "birds of a feather" (BoF) sessions to form a new OpenStack sub-team [1] with a stated goal of defining use cases to drive the identification and prioritization of requirements for enabling Network Function Virtualization (NFV) workloads on OpenStack clouds.

This presentation will briefly describe the structure and operation of the subteam as well as the relationship with other groups such as ETSI NFV before moving on to discuss the current realities of OpenStack as a Framework for NFV both in terms of progress made, and work still to be done.

Specific NFV use cases will be discussed before being linked to either outstanding gaps in OpenStack or to corresponding enablement work undertaken in the Juno cycle including:

  • CPU/NUMA topology awareness and pinning enhancements

  • Large pages enhancements

  • DPDK enablement

  • DPDK vSwitch enablement

  • SR-IOV enhancements

Finally we will discuss what still needs to be done and how you too can get involved in the NFV sub-team, helping to drive NFV enablement in the OpenStack community.

[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Meetings/NFV

avatar for Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon

Principal Product Manager, Red Hat Canada
Stephen is a Sr. Technical Product Manager focused on OpenStack Compute and supporting technologies at Red Hat. Previously Stephen was a technical writer producing documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and related open source projects including the OpenStack documentation project. | | Stephen is an avid collector of “Internet points” at  the Foundation's Q&A portal... Read More →
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Adrian Hoban

Principal Engineer, SDN/NFV Orchestration, Intel, Intel Corporation
Adrian Hoban is a Principal Engineer in Intel's Network Platforms Group. He is the system architect responsible for management and orchestration for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation. He specialises in open source software such as OpenStack, Linux, Open vSwitch, KVM, QEMU and libvirt and has a particular interest in multi-core performance optimisation leveraging the advanced features of Intel... Read More →
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Alan Kavanagh

Expert Cloud System Architect, Ericsson, Ericsson AB
Alan possesses over 15 years R&D experience in the Telecom Networks, Mobile networking and Fixed Broadband network technologies. Alan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 with a double Degree BA, BAI Hons in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and immediately started working for Ericsson. Prior to Alan’s current role as Cloud Architect, System Design and Product Strategy he worked at Ericsson Berkeley Research labs on GPRS and... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 17:10 - 17:50
Salle Maillot

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