Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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Akraino Edge Stack: An OpenStack and Linux Foundation joint blueprint on Edge Computing​

In the past decade, there has been a concerted effort among all companies to move IT infrastructure to centralized clouds, enabled by virtualization. With the emergence of new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, autonomous cars, drones and IOT with smart cities, data is increasingly being produced at the user end of the network. These use cases demand real-time processing and communication between distributed endpoints, creating the need for efficient processing at the network edge.

AT&T and Intel have explored several Edge architecture options to run nimble applications and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at the Edge, and have worked with the Linux Foundation to found the Akraino project. Akraino aims to develop a full Edge solution using containerized OpenStack services, Kubernetes, ONAP, etc.

We will share our conceptual plans and path to converge OpenStack and Linux Foundation community projects into Akraino’s evolving Edge architecture.

What can I expect to learn?

We will share Open Source based Edge reference architecture which converges OpenStack and Linux Foundation communities to achieve the goals together without duplication.

Wednesday, May 23, 4:40pm-5:20pm (11:40pm - 12:20am UTC)
Slides: Slide Deck
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T
John is Lead Member of Technical Staff in AT&T Technical Architecture area responsible for AT&T Edge Architecture. His recent experience is in overlay technology and performance optimization for platform and virtualized network functions, and he has held leading roles in definition of AT&T Cloud architectures for virtualized network functions.  He has more than 30 years... FULL PROFILE
Product Marketing Engineer
Travis leads Intel's open source advocacy and governance efforts for System Software Products, focusing on Intel's upstream contributions across the stack from device to edge to cloud. He was involved in outreach and marketing for the Kata Containers and StarlingX project launches.  He previously spent 15 years in Intel IT, where he was an architect working on OpenStack deployment, PaaS,... FULL PROFILE