Workshop: Building Your Network for the Next 10 Years – Tuesday Oct. 1st, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Networking is cool again! After a decade of relative technology stagnation, data centre networking has been seen dozens of new technologies emerge to offer new business services. This means more networking, more technology and more things to do.
This workshop is well suited to network architects & engineers who want insights into the technology foundation of the data centre network for the next 10 years. This session will particularly focus on the design principles for Private and Public Cloud networking and help understand the difference between “virtual networking” of today and “cloud networking” of tomorrow. This session will attempt to define Software Define Networking so that you can laugh at “software defined” vendors.
Session Link: – http://www.interop.com/newyork/schedule-builder/session-id/71
- TRILL / FabricPath / VCS
Virtual Networking (Legacy)
- On robot patch panels
Introduction to Software Defined Networking
- Cisco onePK, SLAX, NetConf
- Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation
- Juniper QFabric,
- What is Overlay Networking and Why You Want It
- Tunnel protocols VXLAN, NVGRE, MPLSoGRE,
- Tunnel Fabrics, Network Agents,
- Enterprise Security Overhaul
- Networking for Virtual/Software Defined Data Centers
- Programmable Infrastructure
- Comparing Software-Only and Integrated Overlays
Session: Overlay Networking: Wed. Oct. 2nd, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Introduction to Overlay Networking – Session Link: http://www.interop.com/newyork/schedule-builder/session-id/95
# Key Takeaways
- Brief Introduction to How Overlay Networking Works
- Tunnel Fabrics
- Overlay and Underlay Networks.
- Edge Networking in the Hypervisor
- How Software Defined Networking can be used on overlay topology
- How to replace Virtual Networking on Physical Devices with Cloud Networking and Software Devices
Why these business outcomes are possible:
- provisioning speed and flexibility
- server mobility
- lower CapEx
- Possible Definition of Software Defined Data Centre ?
Panel Session: Will SDN Make Me Homeless? Wed. Oct. 2nd, 4:00 to 5:00pm
This one should be the most entertainment. Ethan Banks, Michelle “Mrs Y” Chubirka, Brent Salisbury and myself get together to have a vibrant discussion
This lively panel discussion will look at the changing roles of network and IT professionals as virtual networks, SDN, and automation shift the ground on which we all stand. Automation and orchestration are eliminating some of the drudge work that network administrators have always been tasked with. Network functions are being integrated in virtual and cloud platforms and starting to meld networking with server and security teams. Should we find new hobbies or start looking for a new job? Where do network architects fit in a DevOps world? And how much Python do you really need to know? These and other topics will be dealt with in a panel forum that’s geared to engage the audience. There will be lots of time for questions–for those brave enough to ask.