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Monday, November 3 • 15:20 - 16:00
Software Defined Infrastructure – A Gateway to Faster Innovation & Lower Costs

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Software Defined Infrastructure architecture addresses the Compute, Network, Storage, Security, Energy and Manageability aspects of the infrastructure.  It includes the technology domains of Network Functions Virtualisation and Software Defined Networking. It benefits the infrastructure user and owner by enabling faster innovation and lower costs. Efficient SDI requires Application and Infrastructure interaction with the server playing a critical role.

As the Industry charges ahead with building the next generation of networking products, open source components, such as OpenStack need to evolve to fit Telecom and cloud requirements and support the deployment of NFV applications. While today NFV imposes new requirements on Networking and Neutron, the OpenStack community can use NFV as one of the drivers for a complete SDI and position the OpenStack project as part of a holistic Compute/Network/Storage orchestration solution, targeting  efficient, policy driven shared SDI infrastructure.


OpenStack is the premier open source API Services Framework for NFV that can address the needs of the Virtualised Infrastructure Manager (VIM) defined in the ETSI-NFV architecture. This presentation will start from a Networking perspective, drawing from ETSI-NFV specification work and the knowledge gained virtualising Telco workloads, add SDI aspects and cover the following topics:

• Provide an overview of the ETSI-NFV reference architecture,

• Identify the unique challenges presented by Telco & cloud for OpenStack,

• Describe with concrete examples how advancements made in OpenStack up to the Juno release help      deploying SDI at large scale

• Articulate missing elements that are needed to automate the deployment of Network Services & SDI, and    share thoughts on how you can get involved in this exciting new space

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Dr. Malini Bhandaru

Architect, Intel
Malini Bhandaru is a Sr. Cloud Architect with the Open source Technology Center, Intel and has been involved with OpenStack for over three years. Her tenure at Intel spans work on cloud and security, fast encryption algorithms, and Xeon platform power and performance. Prior to Intel... 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... 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... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 15:20 - 16:00 CET
Room 212/213

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