Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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VPP: The Ultimate NFV vSwitch (and More!)?

NFV support in OpenStack started in Kilo release with Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) support, optimizing OpenStack orchestration and use of modern server’s software and hardware. (e.g. Huge Pages, CPU pinning, NUMA Topology awareness, etc.). However, with limited performance vSwitch options, SR-IOV was used in many cases. So, the Telco VMs (VNFs) could have reached high packet processing performances / core, at the cost of hardware dependency and features flexibility and challenges to software control plane.

Nowadays, Vector Packet Processing (VPP) technology, offers an interesting high performance I/O processing alternative for NFV. VPP also offers network features richness (yes, e.g. SFC with NSH is also included), flexibility, hardware independence and a 100% Open Source software vSwitch with open governance model, with an OpenStack,  OpenDayLight and containers integration in progress.

What can I expect to learn?

In this session, we will give an overview of the Linux Foundation community and provides insights about the VPP project. VPP, initiated by Cisco back in 2002, is now well-tuned and open source. The talk will cover internals, features, extensibility, performances, and of course OpenStack, OpenDaylight integration status and roadmap. Finally, we will present how VPP can interconnect containers and also how it can serves as platform to develop container based VNFs.

Thursday, October 27, 9:50am-10:30am (7:50am - 8:30am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat
Franck Baudin is in responsible for the NFV technical strategy of  within Red Hat’s OpenStack product management team. He  currently focuses on providing high performance network connectivity to VNFs: SR-IOV, OVS-DPDK, VPP, SmartNICs.   In his previous role within the Qosmos CTO team, Franck was responsible for technical Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and prototyping of... FULL PROFILE
Intel Corp, DNSG CTO
  Uri Elzur is the CTO for the Data Center Network Solution Group (DNSG) of Intel’s Data Center Group. In this role, he is responsible for creating SDN/NFV technical strategy, open source top-to-bottom stack architectures (including MANO, OpenStack, ODL, vSwitch) and influence the server platforms. Uri is a networking specialist with more than 25 years of industry experience and a... FULL PROFILE