Building real world datacenter networks using OpenFlow white box switches

For this event we will be hosting David Liu, Chief Architect of Pica8


White box switches are emerging as a viable alternative for network architects deploying software defined networks, but SDN deployments will require OpenFlow support. In this presentation, David will explain the experience of taking an OpenFlow white box switch to production in 3 data centers. The presentation will cover the following topics:

– How to work through limited TCAM in commercial silicon and maximize the TCAM usage for production

– How to scale an OpenFlow-based data center network under constraints

– How commercial silicon supports the OpenFlow 1.3 specification

– Additional features of the OpenFlow specification that will drive commercial silicon development

– Interworking L2/L3 and an OpenFlow network on the same switch

About David Liu

David Liu, Chief Architect at Pica8, brings an extensive software and service provider background to the discussion. Before Pica8, David held software management positions with Cortina Systems, Ericsson and Lantern Communications. He holds a MS in Computer Science from University of Michigan.

When Feb 27th 2014

Where Symantec Building E, 350 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA


Slides Pica8 Tech Talk