Wednesday, 22 March; 12:00 - 13:30
Expo Theater II
Session Organized by Open Config
Operators face significant challenges in scaling global networks while reducing costs and delivering highlyavailable infrastructure and services. The need to constantly evolve the network has led to a mix of equipment from multiple vendors or open whitebox devices to exploit advances in cost, power consumption, and capacity. Standard, vendorneutral device models and management interfaces are essential to efficiently manage these heterogeneous networks. At the same time, software defined networking (SDN) with centralized traffic engineering and control has proven to increase utilization and performance, at layer-3 and layer-1. This session will host representatives from web scale operators, carriers, and equipment manufacturers to discuss these challenges. Panelists will focus on the latest open management interfaces (OpenConfig, NETCONF, OpenFlow, etc.), new monitoring approaches such as streaming telemetry and pub/sub, and innovations in SDN and transport-SDN.
Steve Plote, Nokia, USA
, Senior Technical Advisor, Ciena
Dave Miedema is currently a senior technical advisor working on the software that controls and manages Ciena's agile and programmable optical transport systems. Dave joined the industry in 1994 working on software on OC48 Transport systems. Dave received his B.Eng. from McMaster University in Engineering Physics. Dave's most recent efforts include modernization of the embedded software architecture and northbound interfaces.