Interop Las Vegas 2016

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  • The Future of Networking Summit with Packet Pushers - Day 2

    Ethan Banks  |  Co-Founder, Packet Pushers
    Greg Ferro  |  Network Architect and Engineer, Packet Pushers
    John Merline  |  Cloud Architect, Northwestern Mutual
    Brad Casemore  |  Research Director for Datacenter Networks, IDC
    Russ White  |  Architecture Team, LinkedIn
    Charlie Baker  |  VP, Product Management, Dyn
    Location:  Lagoon D
    Session Type: Summit
    Track: Networking
    Pass type: 5-Day Pass, 2-Day Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | Welcome to Day 2 (Greg & Ethan)

    8:45 AM - 9:30 AM | TBD

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Networking for the Hybrid Cloud (John Merline, Northwestern Mutual)
    What is hybrid cloud? Application portability between private and public cloud? Application interaction across different public cloud platforms? The bridge between legacy and cloud applications? This talk will examine how to build networks that support all of the above based on real-world hybrid deployments.

    The driver for cloud adoption is not potential cost savings. Shifting applications to the cloud without redesign provides only limited benefits. Cloud technology can increase application scalability and the velocity of new features, but real transformation happens when these capabilities are applied to the design of the network itself.

    What does it mean to design infrastructure with a cloud-native paradigm? How far can we extend the same level of separation found in public cloud into the enterprise? Should networks still be handcrafted or built with scripting that prevents configuration drift and is self-testing? We will see how Infrastructure as Code provides the framework for this very different style of networking.

    Attendees will:

    • Learn ways to overcome the constraints of public cloud networking
    • Understand the financial tradeoffs of cloud exchanges and colocation
    • Witness a live demonstration of Infrastructure as Code

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Coffee o' Clock

    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM | Sponsor Talk: Visibility and Control When the Internet IS Your Network Core (Charlie Baker, Dyn)
    Like it or not - part of every business is "in the cloud." Whether a company is leveraging multiple CDNs, multiple cloud providers or cloud locations, or deploying a hybrid model the amount of visibility and control is shifting. Statistics on processes, usage and utilization still exist, but what about the network between core components? Customer experience is still measured across all of the touch points across an entire transaction. The Internet is the network that makes it all possible, but how much control does a business have on this shared infrastructure? The situation will only become more complicated as IoT devices are more widely deployed and life or death applications like self-driving cars become connected devices. What can be done today and how can a company plan for the future?

    11:00AM - 12:00 PM | Meet the Speakers

    12:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Lunch

    1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Network Disaggregation: What It is & Why It Matters (Brad Casemore)
    Network disaggregation--in which you buy switch hardware and the OS separately--is an emerging industry trend. Initially driven by hyperscale companies such as Facebook and Google, a robust ecosystem of hardware and software suppliers has emerged to provide architects, designers, and engineers with a new array of product options.

    In this presentation we'll map out the hardware providers, including ODMs and traditional vendors, and discuss the many options for third-party operating systems. We'll also talk about the operational impact of disaggregation, and review some of tools available to help with management and automation.

    We'll also examine where and when disaggregation makes sense for your organization, and walk through use cases for the enterprise and smaller Linux shops, including the data center, campus, and other applications.

    Last but not least, we'll dig into quantitative forecasts to see how this market is developing, and where it's headed in the next few years.

    Attendees will:
    • Understand the forces behind network disaggregation
    • Get the full picture of hardware and software providers
    • Learn how to take advantage of new options
    • Anticipate where this emerging technology is headed

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Greg Ferro

    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM | Coffee o' Clock

    3:15 PM - 4:00 PM | Greg Ferro

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | A Grumpy Old Network Engineer Looks At The Future (Russ White, Ericsson)
    In the last five years, networking has seen a flurry of seeds thrown into the industry wind. A few have landed on promising soil. Many have not. Of the new technology plants reaching for the sun, which ones have the strength to sink deep roots and grow into technologies we can count on?

    Join us for this closing Future of Networking session as Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks interview speaker, author, instructor, IETF contributor, and long-time industry veteran Russ White. Ethan and Greg will get Russ' take on just what new networking tech has a use case, what the industry is likely to agree on, what's worth learning about, and what's going to end up trampled under the feet of packet history.