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Software Defined Networking – SDN Summit, Paris, 21 & 22 March 2013
Transforming Networking Architecture
The second edition of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Summit will take place in Paris in on March 21st and 22nd 2013. The event will be collocated with the MPLS World Congress.
Upper Side expects 400+ delegates to attend the conference.
What is Software Defined Networking?
During the conference, key experts will confront practical implementations with conceptual views on a successful concept that still needs to be exactly defined.
Indeed, if everybody agrees that SDN is about to transform networking architecture, there are multiple definitions of Software Defined Networking. SDN asserts that the control and data planes are decoupled, network intelligence and state are logically centralized, and the underlying network infrastructure is abstracted from the applications.
How to achieve Network virtualization?
The other area closely tied to Software Defined Networking is network virtualization. From the “traditional” models of virtualized networks like VLANs, VRFs, etc. the discussion has turned towards carving out slices of networks along with services on top of these slices.
There are technologies like Network Functions Virtualization which are a critical part of the bigger Software Defined Networking story. The Northbound interfaces, the forwarding models and a bunch of other functionality still need to be defined.
The key questions
Representatives from standardization organisms (ONF, IETF), from service providers addressing real use cases, from research centers and from new specialized start-ups or traditional equipment vendors will help delegates to understand the promises but also the limits of the new Software Defined Networking concept.
What are the key architectural choices and burning issues with Software Defined Networking (SDN)?
Will Software Defined Networking (SDN) drive the era of commodity network hardware and what does it mean for the carriers?
What is Software Defined Data Center and how will it impact the network hardware?
What are the service strategies of Internet and Cloud providers?
What is the role of overlays and VPNs in Software Defined Networking and network virtualization?
What is the role of APIs in SDNs? What level of abstraction do these APIs need to provide?
Is Software Defined Networking the only solution for automation? Or are there other valid architectural approaches to achieve the same benefits in terms of agility and operational efficiencies?
Is OpenFlow an integral part of Software Defined Networking? Or just one of many possible choices?
What are the issues with respect to application deployment in the context of Software Defined Networking? What kind of intelligence is required from the network?
What kinds of management tools are required in the context of Software Defined Networking?
The responses provided during the Software Defined Networking Summit
All these questions will get answers through a set of sessions including:
- Network Function Virtualization
- Interfaces & components
- Software Defined Networking uses cases
- Data center issues and use cases
- Optical Software Defined Networking
A panel will address the OpenFlow current limitations and confront this new concept with other alternatives.
During the second edition of the SDN Summit, to be held in Paris from 21 to 22 March, 2013, key experts in this field will confront practical implementations with conceptual views.
For more information, please visit http://www.uppersideconferences.com/sdnsummit2013/sdn2013intro.html