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Wednesday, August 24 • 4:35pm - 5:25pm
Programmable Overlays with VPP - Vina Ermagan & Florin Coras, Cisco Systems

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Network Overlays are established as major enablers for Network virtualization. The growing prevalence of overlays, partially due to the broad and accelerated adoption of SDN and NFV, has raised the need for improved programmability to simplify provisioning, change propagation, and policy application by network admins, as well as network application developers.
The Fast Data project (FD.io) has recently joined Linux Foundation, as a new open source project aiming at providing an I/O services framework for the next wave of high-performance network and storage. At the heart of FD.io is the Vector Packet Processor (VPP), a DPDK enabled forwarding engine. In this talk, we will give an overview of the current overlay capabilities in VPP, with a focus on LISP/VXLAN-GPE, and discuss how FD.io together with OpenDaylight SDN Controller platform can be used to improve programmability in overlays.


Florin Coras

Software Engineer, Cisco
Florin Coras is a Software Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems. His current focus is on SDN technologies, network virtualization and overlays. He has contributed to a number of open source projects including FD.io, where he is the PTL of the Overlay Network Engine and a contributor to the VPP, and the LispFlowMapping project part of OpenDaylight. Florin holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from... Read More →

Vina Ermagan

Technical Leader, Cisco Systems
Vina Ermagan is a Technical Leader in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems. She focuses on network virtualization, SDN technologies, overlays, and mobility. She is the PTL of LISP Flow Mapping project in OpenDaylight, and has been working on enabling programmable overlays in Open vSwitch and the Fast Data project (FD.io).

Wednesday August 24, 2016 4:35pm - 5:25pm

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