Most cloud users are well aware of the benefits of unlimited computing and storage offered by the cloud. However, as we become more dynamic in the way we provision our infrastructure we need networks that can be dynamically managed to accommodate ever-changing ephemeral infrastructure.
Software Defined Networking is essential to allow for complete cloud automation and agility and is rapidly evolving to become an invaluable tool for cloud operators.
In this talk we will discuss the challenges of virtual machine networking, present techniques developed in the last ten years and show how they led to the third leg of virtualization in the datacenter: network virtualization. We will discuss the OpenFlow protocol and how Open virtual Switch, and other software-defined network controllers are playing a critical part in software defined data center to deliver a transparent extension of the datacenter into the Cloud.
In particular we will discuss how project Daylight, project Floodlight and quantum bring together software defined networking and clouds.
This session is sponsored by Citrix
Sebastien Goasguen is a Cloud Computing Evangelist in the Open Source Office at Citrix. He is an Apache CloudStack committer and PMC member with 15 years of experience in distributed systems, virtualization and scientific computing. He works in the EMEA region where he organizes meet ups, workshops and overall outreach to the developer and users communities, he leads the CloudStack university initiative and is coordinating the Google Summer of Code projects in CloudStack. Prior to joining Citrix he was an associate professor at Clemson University where he taught distributed computing and computer security, he has authored over 70 academic publications. Before working on CloudStack he contributed the first open flow support in OpenNebula, integrating the NOX controller and providing an ec2 compliant interface for elastic IP and security groups.
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