This is the second installment of the Open Networking Foundation’s webinar series focusing on the hottest topics in SDN. You can see the recordings from the first webinar in the series here.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is receiving a lot of attention from service providers for its potential to streamline service provider network provisioning and enable new services through network programmability. Networking vendors have evolved their SDN story by designing their products for separation of software and hardware, allowing greater software control. Addressing interoperability and operations issues will be a key to allowing service providers to deploy SDN widely within their networks. On December 2, 2015 a panel composed of experienced industry leaders will share their perspective on the latter issues. This panel moderated by Roy Chua of SDxCentral will include:
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has been addressing the standardization of SDN interfaces in the network that is needed to support interoperability across multiple vendors and technologies, extending SDN control to optical equipment and opening APIs to applications. OIF, working together with ONF, is addressing other pieces of the “toolbox” for SDN deployment, including carrier requirements and interoperability testing between vendors. Lyndon Ong, OIF’s Market Awareness & Education Co-chair, Networking and Vishnu Shukla Chair of the OIF Carrier Working Group will review the work on SDN for optical networks. The webinar is designed for network and infrastructure architects and planners, application developers and engineers. We will cover the following topics:
- How is SDN deployed in a service provider transport network?
- Key interfaces for SDN interoperability
- Southbound (OpenFlow) interface specifications
- Northbound interface or transport API specifications
- Carrier view: What is needed to make SDN more widely deployable in the service provider network?
- OIF’s toolbox for service provider SDN deployment and operation
- Next steps in joint interoperability testing of SDN
We look forward too seeing you on Wednesday, December 2nd for the next installment of the ONF “Hot Topics in SDN” webinar series on SDN for optical networks!