November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

SD-WAN - The open source way

SD-WAN is a hot topic. With many startups producing different architectures to build a software defined WAN to connect branch offices, it is a popular solution to ease the deployment of managed and un managed CPEs.

This session will discuss the SD-WAN architecture in depth and provide a solution based on purely open source products and the OpenStack platform, to build an SD-WAN that is relatively easy to implement and automate via Ansible.

We will demonstrate provisioning and configuration of vCPE at a branch office discuss the architecture options OpenStack environments and provide orchestration and monitoring options for such an environment.

What can I expect to learn?

SD-WAN Architecture

Ansible Automation

NFV Architectures


Wednesday, November 8, 2:40pm-3:20pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat Inc.
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 has more than 25 years of experience in the networking and communications industry that includes development, design, installation and management of complex networks involving multiple technologies and products and... FULL PROFILE
Lead Architect
Jaffer Derwish is a Lead Architect with Rogers Communications primarily responsible for Digital Transformation enablement by converging IT with business technologies, transforming data centers and core networks to SDN and NFV. FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Hanen is the Global Telco Solutions Manager at Red Hat, with more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry building complex networks solutions and value-added services for large telecom operators in Europe, his current role is to support telecom operators during their networks transformation journey. Prior to joining Red Hat, Hanen worked at... FULL PROFILE