April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Designing for NFV: Lessons Learned from Deploying at Verizon

Analysts predict NFV hardware and software to be a $10+B market by 2018, yet few organizations have experience deploying NFV infrastructure at a large scale.  In this talk, we will discuss lessons learned and the development that resulted as part of a specific large-scale NFV infrastructure roll-out that started in 2015. 

We will discuss the OpenStack pod design for NFV that emerged after multiple iterations between Red Hat, Big Switch and Dell.  This solution is currently being deployed in nationally across a tier-1 Telecom Service Provider's data centers for NFV workloads while being adapted for their central offices and mobile service centers.

The talk will cover a series of technical challenges that were overcome, and will end with some of the best practices that we learned by working together across the traditional orchestration <> networking silos.


The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.

What can I expect to learn?

 The discussion will focus on OpenStack for NFV at large scale, with a focus on networking / SDN topics.  Design topics will include scaling out bandwidth (east/west, north/south, floating IP), automating installation, removing constraints on NFV workload placement, distributing logical routing to avoid any single point of failure and machine-assisted troubleshooting.

Wednesday, April 27, 3:30pm-4:10pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Big Switch Networks
Kyle is the Founder of Big Switch Networks, the industry leader in SDN software for bare metal switching hardware.  He started the company in 2010, recruiting the initial team from Stanford.  He helped raise over $94M in venture capital since then, recruiting in the early management team and CEO.  He led the initial product design efforts, and then led... FULL PROFILE
General Manager, OpenStack at Red Hat
Director, Network Infrastructure Planning and Lead