May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Scaling NFV - Are Containers the Answer?

Abstract: Containers are the biggest hype today - In the latest Heavy Reading Survey (October 2016), 68.4% of the responders said they will use containers for NFV. While containers provide high scale, low latency and a low startup time, however, no one really understands the complete impact of containers on how it changes the virtualization model for NFV and what impact it has on the networking and orchestration model for NFV.

Containers are well dsigned for scale out applications but for containers to work with NFV we need the ability to assign public IP addresses to containers. That is not so easy as it sounds. 

In this presentation, we will discuss the NFV architecture with containers in detail. In particular we will discuss topics like Kuryr (Containers and Openstack), Container networking, Container instantiation with Openstack, Scale, Performance (Latency and Throughput) and data path acceleration for containers.

What can I expect to learn?

Container and how they can be used for NFV

Limitations of containers

Orchestration NFV with VMs and Containers using Openstack


Tuesday, May 9, 12:05pm-12:45pm (4:05pm - 4:45pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Chief Architect - Telecommunications
Azhar is currently at Red Hat Inc., as a Chief Architect driving their Service Provider Architectures and solutions with Openstack, Containers, SDN, NFV and DC orchestration. Azhar is a veteran of  networking and communications industry that includes development, design, installation and management of complex networks involving multiple technologies and products and building... FULL PROFILE
Partner Engineer, NFV & CI
Douglas K Smith is a member of the NFV Partner Engineering team in the Office of Technology at Red Hat, Inc. He specializes in DevOps for NFV, working to integrate partner solutions with OpenShift and OpenStack. Douglas has over 18 years of experience developing and deploying open source solutions. Prior to working at Red Hat Douglas spent 10 years working as a telephony engineer and designed... FULL PROFILE