The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

OCP, Transforming the future of Data Centers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017; 10:15 - 11:45
Expo Theater II
Session Organized by OCP

Session Description

Openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing operational complexity in the scalable computing space.   The Open Compute Project (OCP) mission is to connect Engineers to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware designs that support scalable computing.  The OCP Foundation provides a structure in which individuals and organizations can be a community and share their intellectual property with Open Compute Projects.  In this panel, we will discuss how large content providers, datacenter owners, and solution providers from around the world are planning to use products that are developed under the OCP umbrella.  Share their experiences and if they are not currently using these products, what needs to change.   OCP will transform future data center design, implementations and operations.


Open Network Hardware and Software: Anatomy of Disaggregation
Oleg Berzin, Sr. Director Technology Innovation, Equinix, USA

Oleg Berzin is a Senior Director of Technology Innovation at Equinix – the world’s largest provider of interconnection and data center collocation services. Prior to Equinix, Dr. Berzin worked at Verizon, where he held various technology roles, including the development of the 4G LTE network for enterprise mobile services, and SDN enabled architecture. He has extensive expertise in developing, designing and implementing, complex multi-vendor, multi-protocol, multi-technology network products and services. Oleg has earned a number of leading professional internetworking certifications and holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.

Gaya Nagarajan, Network Engineering and Architecture, Facebook, USA

Our Experiences with Datacenter Network Deployments
Srinivasan Ramasubramanian, Chief Architect, Big Switch Networks, USA

Srinivasan Ramasubramanian is currently the Chief Architect at Big Switch Networks and leads the development of SDN-based datacenter networking solution, Big Cloud Fabric.  Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona.  He received his PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.


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