Tech Talk by Rob Sherwood: SDN and Bare Metal Switches

For this event we will be hosting Rob Sherwood, CTO, Big Switch

About Rob Sherwood

Rob serves as the CTO for Big Switch Networks, where he spends his time internally leading software architecture and externally evangelizing SDN to customers and partners. Rob is an active contributor to open source projects such as Switch Light and Floodlight as well as the Open Compute Project. He was the former Chair of the ONF’s Architecture & Framework Working Group as well as vice-chair of the ONF’s Testing & Interoperability Working Group. Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor”, allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network and is involved in various standards efforts and partner and customer engagements. Rob holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Rob’s Tech Talk will focus on the benefits of combing SDN with bare metal Ethernet switches. He will also touch on various open source projects (Open Network Linux, Project Floodlight, etc.) and will discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.

When May 19th 2014

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


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