Vishal Thapar works as Senior Tech Lead with Ericsson SDN Conroller project and currently committer on OVSDB, Netvirt, Genius and VPNService Projects in OpenDaylight. He is also a contibutor to Networking-ODL and Networking-BGPVPN projects in OpenStack. Vishal has over six years of experience in SDN/OpenFlow. Earlier, apart from designing high availability in the solutions developed for private clouds using OpenStack Neutron, he contributed in the OVS based firewall design. He was also involved in the development of switch software and high availability of an OpenFlow controller.