In the past, computing centered around hardware based silos of network and storage. With data centers of the future defined by software defined infrastructure, efficiency can be boosted as resources get divided. In the earlier model, because of the network, you had to build pods or tiers. Now tasks can be moved around and ability to move applications that need high performance, is increased.
Dr. Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of Open Networking Research Center (ONRC) and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University, will talk about how OpenFlow enables networks to evolve by giving a remote controller the power to modify the behavior of network devices. The growing OpenFlow ecosystem now includes routers, switches, virtual switches, and access points from a range of vendors. Parulkar has been in the field of networking for close to 20 years. He joined Stanford University in 2007 and helped create three large projects – OpenFlow and SDN, POMI 2020 (Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020), and SEDL (Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory). Parulkar is now spending most of his time on OpenFlow and SDN and on ONRC including OnLab.
Will Open Flow and SDN gain momentum quickly and become a new norm of networking? Come and hear Parulkar talk about how Open Flow and SDN is increasingly deployed in the production network of universities, with an aim to develop comprehensive intellectual framework for SDN. Register for TiEcon 2013 at www.tiecon.org .