Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (8:45 am - 10:00 am)
The Many Faces of Software-Defined Networking?
Kenneth Duda, Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Arista Networks
The data networking industry trade press has been saturated with punditry touting the coming revolution in Software-Defined Networking, or SDN. In this talk, I will examine the many faces of SDN, describe what is really happening and what isn't, explore use cases for network element programmability, make the case against control plane / data plane separation, and touch on emerging data center overlay networking.
Kenneth Duda is founder, CTO, and SVP Software Engineering for Arista Networks, where he leads the design and development of EOS, a state-oriented modular network operating system. From 2005 to 2008, Ken was also the Acting President of Arista. From 1999 to 2004, Ken was CTO at There.com, leading the design and implementation a real-time 3D-rendered distributed system that scaled to thousands of simultaneous users. Ken was also the first engineer at Granite Systems, leading the software development effort for Cisco Systems' Catalyst 4000 product line after Granite's acquisition in 1996. Ken holds three engineering degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014 (8:45 am - 10:00 am)
Elephants, Mice, and Lemmings! Oh My!
Fred Baker, Cisco Fellow, Cisco
Cisco Fellow Fred Baker will comment on routing and traffic issues in today¹s Internet, beset as it is with business objectives, metadata capture, attacks of various sorts, and various traffic-related issues.
Cisco Fellow Fred Baker has been involved in data communications since 1978 and the development of the Internet since the 1980's. He has been involved in standards development in the IETF, both contributing technically and managing processes. His current interests are in routing, the management of latency and data flow, and the universal deployment of IPv6, and the public policy implications they bring with them.
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