A webinar presented by SDxCentral, ONF, and the iSDX team
Tuesday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Internet routing can be unreliable, inflexible, and difficult to manage because of constraints imposed by Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The iSDX project, led by Princeton University and featuring well-known SDN researchers including Arpit Gupta, and Professors Nick Feamster and Jennifer Rexford, aims to revolutionize wide-area traffic delivery by bringing software-defined networking (SDN) to Internet exchange points (IXPs).
Today, BGP limitations cause network operators to rely on arcane mechanisms to perform traffic engineering, prevent attacks, and realize peering agreements. The upcoming webinar will highlight the software-defined Internet exchange point (iSDX) project and explain why it offers new hope for solving such long-standing problems in inter-domain routing.
iSDX does more than simply replace an IXP’s switches with their OpenFlow counterparts. It offers direct control over packet-processing rules that match on multiple header fields and perform a variety of actions, enabling new applications such as application-specific peering – for example, where two networks peer only for streaming video traffic.
With the iSDX project now at the stage where it can be shared with the broader open source community, the team has begun offering direct access to the code through the Open Networking Foundation (ONF)’s opensourcesdn.org.
We invite you to join us and two of the researchers from the iSDX project, Nick Feamster, professor of computer science, and Arpit Gupta, leading researcher on iSDX on an exclusive webinar. ONF Technical Program Manager Rick Bauer will also present portions of the webinar, which will look at:
- why the industry needs iSDX
- how iSDX compares to other initiatives in the SDN ecosystem today
- a short demo of iSDX
- iSDX in practice – a customer viewpoint
Register below for the webinar on Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. PDT to learn more about how iSDX can revolutionize wide-area traffic delivery.
If you cannot take part in the live event, you can still register, and we will let you know when the webinar archive materials are up on SDxCentral.