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Tuesday, November 4 • 14:00 - 14:40
Nuage Networks: Pets, Cattle and Herding Dogs

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Randy Bias and Bill Baker first illustrated the parallel of cloud applications to "pets and cattle”, by setting the primitives for scale-out and applications that can tolerate failure. For the cloud applications, (ie cattle), an often forgotten aspect though is the "herding dogs", or simply the control plane that will manage the lifecycle of the cloud and the applications. And as in every cattle, the herding dogs are critical for the survival of the cattle, so is the control plane in a scale out cloud. In this talk will focus specifically on the network control plane and outline the key requirements in terms of performance, reliability, and scale. We will then focus specifically on OpenStack Neutron and present some examples of functions that result in asymptotically quadratic operations that significantly limit scalability. We will present alternative implementations based on SDN controllers that remove these bottlenecks from the Neutron server, and enable the seamless scale of OpenStack clouds.

 

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Scott Sneddon

Principal Solutions Architect, Nuage Networks
Scott Sneddon is Principle Solutions Architect at Nuage Networks in Mountain View CA where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Chief Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc, an innovator in Network Virtualization; Consulting Engineering positions at Juniper Networks where he contributed to Cloud designs at IBM, AT&T, France Telecom, and Telstra... Read More →
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Dimitri Stiliadis

Founder & Chief Architect, Nuage Networks
Dimitri is leading the technology and architecture of the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform. Before starting Nuage Networks, Dimitri was the CTO of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures and he led the Alcatel-Lucent strategy in cloud computing and NFV. He was also the CTO of the OmniAccess Nonstop Laptop Guardian, a security and compliance solution for IT organizations. | | Dimitri brings a multi-disciplinary background in distributed systems... Read More →


Tuesday November 4, 2014 14:00 - 14:40
Room 212/213

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