SC464 - Software Defined Networking in the Cloud - Designs, Operations, and Management

Monday, 07 March
13:30 - 16:30

Short Course Level: Advanced Beginner


David Maltz, Microsoft, USA

Short Course Description:

At the heart of a computing cloud is an amazing network that must provide tremendous bandwidth at high availability and low cost between servers all around the world.  Combining physical switches, optical devices, and Software Defined Networking, these networks offer every tenant its own completely customizable virtual network while enabling the cloud platform to optimize its resource usage and automatically mitigate faulty equipment.  Drawing examples from Microsoft Azure,  I will explain how large cloud networks are designed and operate.

Short Course Benefits:

Audience members interested in building services in the cloud will leave able to design their services to work the underlying network, and all attendees will be able to explain the exciting challenges in high-speed, high-scale networks and the state of the art solutions.

Short Course Audience:

The course is intended for those with basic knowledge of cloud services or networking, particularly those designing technologies that support cloud networks and those designing services to run over cloud networks.

Instructor Biography:

David A. Maltz is Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft.  He leads Azure's Physical Network team responsible for developing, deploying, and operating the software and network devices that connect the servers of Microsoft's largest services, including the Azure Public Cloud and Bing.  We write the code for the software defined network v-switches on the servers and the SONiC firmware that runs many of our physical switches.  We build the distributed systems that continuously monitor the network and ensure it remains healthy by automatically remediating problems.  We design the cloud-scale networks and data centers that provide terabits of connectivity at low cost and high reliability.