Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Cisco: ML2/VPP ­ Blazingly Fast Networking for Neutron

VPP is a fast network data plane, part of the Linux Foundation project.  It is designed on top of DPDK to run network workloads at ludicrous speeds using vector packet processing technology.

ML2/VPP is a VPP network driver for Neutron designed to take advantage of VPP’s performance. VPP brings the performance; ML2/VPP brings the resiliency, simplicity and scalability required to make it useful in OpenStack environments.

We’ll talk about what VPP is and why it’s a good choice for network workloads, particularly demanding ones such as NFV applications; how the ML2 driver is put together and why you can trust it to hold up in cloud environments (and even debug it); and the performance we see when we put the two together in a real world OpenStack deployment.

Thursday, October 27, 11:50am-12:30pm
Difficulty Level: Advanced
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use.  His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions in an OpenStack cloud for use in telco networks - a balancing act to get maximum performance from a cloud... FULL PROFILE
Jerome is Distinguished Engineer working in the Cisco Chief Technical and Architecture Office (CTAO) with a specific focus on Datacenter / Container Networking, Policy and Security. Jerome is driving is an active member of He is leading networking-vpp project as well as other VPP related projects. He has extensive experience of computer systems and network architectures, and strong... FULL PROFILE