Software Defined Networking with Windows Server, System Center and Windows Azure

For this event we will be hosting Rajeev Nagar & Ravi Rao from Microsoft

About Rajeev Nagar

Rajeev Nagar oversees the Datacenter Networking & Platform team in the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, responsible for infrastructural networking & connectivity technologies for Microsoft operating system platforms, devices, and services (Datacenter/Cloud). Past responsibilities have included strategic, business, & technological leadership for storage, clustering, and high-availability solutions within Microsoft Windows. Prior to Microsoft, Rajeev was founding-CEO and CTO of Kuokoa Networks, Inc., focused on storage networking solutions for enterprises, and founder/CEO of NTCS, Inc., delivering file-systems, storage, and security solutions for Windows based deployments. Rajeev has also held technical leadership positions with Hewlett-Packard, and Transarc Co. (IBM). Rajeev’s credits include multiple patents and publications, including a book on developing file systems. Rajeev holds a BE in Computer Engineering, MS in Computer Sc. (UCF), and a MBA (UC, Berkeley).

About Ravi Rao

Ravi Rao is a Principal Program Manager Lead on datacenter networking at Microsoft. In his role, he contributes to the overall Software Defined Networking strategy, including technologies such as the virtual switch, network virtualization, hardware accelerations and the TCP/IP stack. Previously, he worked on peer to peer protocols, WAN optimization solutions and networking APIs. Ravi has more than 20 awarded patents. He graduated with an MS in Computer Science from Michigan State University specializing in distributed systems.

Synopsis

MSFT operates very large datacenters worldwide. Lessons learnt from these large-scale deployments are delivered through Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, for private and hybrid cloud deployments. Ravi and Rajeev will walk you through SDN specific technologies shipping today as part of the Windows platform. This will include:

– The Hyper-V Extensible vSwitch as the policy edge of the network

– Hyper-V Network Virtualization as the overlay networking solution

– Windows Gateways providing the bridge between networks, including Windows Azure

– Using OMI for configuring the underlay network

– Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager as a centralized network controller

When Mar 26th 2014

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

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides @ Microsoft SDN

Building real world datacenter networks using OpenFlow white box switches

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

Synopsis

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

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides Pica8 Tech Talk

Tech Talk OpenContrail: Open source network coding for OpenStack & CloudStack

OpenContrail

OpenContrail is an open source, standards-based project for an SDN controller that delivers network virtualization and enables the migration of applications and IT resources to more flexible private or hybrid cloud environments.

About Ankur Singla

Ankur Singla, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Platforms, Software Solutions Division, Juniper Networks, will give an overview of the OpenContrail internal architecture, and extend the discussion to OpenStack/CloudStack integration. In addition to main network virtualization use cases, Ankur will cover OpenContrail discrete features and unique value , and show you how you can contribute to the open community.

In this Tech Talk, Ankur will talk about:

OpenContrail Architecture
The goal of open sourcing the OpenContrail code
Why people would use it?
Use Cases
How to develop on it?

When Jan 20th 2014

Where Juniper HQ, Building 3, 1st Floor, Pacific Room, 1194 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Tech Talk: SDN with Network White Boxes from FlowForwarding.Org

For this event we will be hosting Shivaram Mysore, Community Director, FlowForwarding.Org

Synopsis

FlowForwarding.Org, a community dedicated to provide open source implementations of standards related to Open Network Foundation such as OpenFlow that can run on commoditized Network White boxes.  All implementations are released under commercial friendly Apache 2 license.

To-date, FlowForwarding provides implementations from Switch (LINC) to Control Plane (Loom) and Applications (Tapestry).  This talk focuses on:

• What is FlowForwarding?
• LINC Switch and how to use and deploy (Mininet, hardware)
• Use Cases – Demos

Please drop us an email (info@FlowForwarding.org) or on comment section if you have specific questions that need answers.

About Shivaram Mysore

Shivaram is a serial entrepreneur and has over 15 years of experience in design and development of technology products. He has contributed significantly to over 25 revenue-generating products. His expertise ranges from strong authentication, XML, Web Services, and networking to security. He has contributed significantly to various security-related standards at W3C, ANSI, and ISO and in networking-related standards at Open Networking Foundation. He is an inventor or co-inventor in six patents. Previously, he worked at Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. Shivaram holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bangalore University and a Masters in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University. Shivaram currently serves as the technical strategist at Infoblox.

When Nov 20th 2013

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/

Slides @ https://github.com/FlowForwarding/incubation/blob/master/papers_presos/meetup/LINC_SDN_Meetup_BANV2013.pdf

 

Tech Talk by JR Rivers: Evolution of Data Center Networks

In this Tech Talk, JR Rivers will cover the general changes occurring in data center networks today along with the drivers. He will talk a bit about switch HW architectures and silicon. Finally, he will delve into Cumulus Linux and how customers are leveraging the platform to simplify their networks along with a demo of their bleeding edge technology.

About JR

JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He’s worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR’s early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco’s Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenters.

When Oct 17th

Where HackerDojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/141849592/

Intel’s Open Network Platform Strategy

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is driving innovation at all level of networking technology and service delivery models. Separate control and data planes hold the promise of creating flexible and adaptable networks that can quickly respond to application and operational needs. But at the same time, the performance and functionality needs of various layers must be considered. Intel has introduced its Open Network Platform (ONP) Strategy to address the benefits and openness of commodity technology at both the server layer and the networking layer, while taking advantage of the power of and functionality of switch silicon. Come hear Sanjay Rungta talk about Intel’s Open Network Platform Strategy as well as Intel’s SDN motivation and challenges.

About Sanjay

Sanjay Rungta is a lead architect and engineer in the Intel IT Engineering group. He joined Intel in 1993 and started his career in Chandler, Arizona working in the site network organization. His first job provided Sanjay hands-on experience and emphasized the importance of a hands-on approach to research and innovation. Currently Sanjay is working in SDN area to transition the virtualized environment within Intel IT.

Sanjay received his bachelors of science in electrical engineering from Western New England College and his master’s in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He holds eight United States patents with an additional two pending in the area of Networking. His interests are in data center & distributed networking.

When Sept 18th – 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/133945032/

Slides Intel SDN presentation

Pyretic – A new programmer friendly language for SDN

Managing a network requires support for multiple concurrent tasks, from routing and traffic monitoring, to access control and server load balancing. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) allows applications to realize these tasks directly, by installing packet-processing rules on switches. However, today’s SDN platforms provide limited support for creating modular applications.

Join us as Dr. Joshua Reich, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Computing Innovation Fellow at Princeton University presents Pyretic – a new programmer-friendly domain-specific language embedded in Python that enables modular programming for SDN applications. Pyretic is part of the Frenetic Network Programming Language initiative sponsored by Princeton University and Cornell University, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, Google, Intel and Dell.

When August 21 – 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/124188872/

Slides 2013-08-reich-BANV

FlowVisor & NetVisor: Network slicing and virtualization platform

Building multi-tenant clouds presents a substantial cost and effort that is out of reach for most researchers. This puts realistic research in multi-tenant clouds firmly in the hands of the industry which tend to be closed and use proprietary technologies. As a community, we can benefit from research on multi-tenant clouds that is open and facilitates public discussion of an important topic in computer science. Building on experience of FlowVisor, Dr Ali’s team is building NetVisor a network virtualisation platform enabling infrastructure as a service.
In this talk, Dr. Ali will introduce and describe FlowVisor. He will explain the limitations of flowspace slicing and detail its complexity. Finally, he will describe network virtualization platform, NetVisor, which enables tenants to spawn their own isolated virtual network complete with its own virtual topology and performance guarantees.

About Dr. Ali Al-Shabibi

Dr. Ali Al-Shabibi is the lead engineer on Network Virtualization at Open Networking Laboratory and maintainer of FlowVisor, a network hypervisor. Previously, he was a post-doc at Stanford University researching OpenFlow and SDNs in Nick McKeown’s group. He received his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 2011 after performing his doctoral research at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) in the ATLAS (A Toroidal Lhc ApparatuS) Networking group, where he contributed to the design and development of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition ) Network. He hold a BSc and MSc degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

When July 16th – 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/124589652/

Slides Virt-July-2013-Meetup

Advanced OpenFlow/SDN tutorial for developers

The June 18th tutorial will start with a quick summary of the API for programming under the 3 controllers (POX, OpenDayLight, and Ryu), and then give the audience choice of 3 services/applications to build (e.g., load-balancing, NAT, flow tracker). Towards the end, we will walk you through the solutions using POX controller.

This is free series of tutorials sponsored by Deutsche Telekom Inc.

Requirements

Please bring a laptop capable of running Virtual Machines (VM). We will provide a copy of the VM onsite.

About

Dr. Srini Seetharaman is the Technical Lead for Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Previously he was a member of the OpenFlow/SDN team at Stanford, between 2008-2011, where he led SDN deployments in several nation-wide campus enterprise networks, including Stanford. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

When 18th June – 6:00 PM

Where Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/120443472/

Beginner’s OpenFlow/SDN tutorial using OpenDayLight controller

The June 11th tutorial will start with a brief introduction to OpenFlow/SDN, and then follow-up with a hands-on tutorial on the OpenDayLight OpenFlow controller. The tutorial will be similar to that conducted on April 30 and June 4. For the hands-on part of the session we’ll be referring to the following link: http://www.openflow.org/wk/index.php/OpenFlow_Tutorial.

This event will be hosted at the DT office (295 N. Bernardo Ave., STE 200, Mountain View, CA, 94043) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The total capacity limit is 30. This is free series of tutorials sponsored by Deutsche Telekom Inc. NOTE: Please do not sign up for the event if you have already attended a beginner tutorial, so that you leave room for true beginners.

Please ensure that you RSVP for only one Beginner’s Tutorial – either the event on June 4th or the event on June 11th.

Requirements

Please bring a laptop capable of running Virtual Machines (VM). We will provide a copy of the VM onsite.

About Srini Seetharaman

Srini Seetharaman is the Technical Lead for Software-defined Networking (SDN) at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Previously he was a member of the OpenFlow/SDN team at Stanford, between 2008-2011, where he led SDN deployments in several nation-wide campus enterprise networks, including Stanford. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

When 11th June – 6:00 PM

Where Deutsche Telekom Inc, 295 N. Bernardo Ave. Suite 200 , Mountain View, CA

RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/openvswitch/events/120442572/