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Gastvorträge 2013

Distributed Clouds and Software-Defined Networking: Complementary Technologies for the Next-Generation Internet
Dr. Rick McGeer, Chief Scientist, Distinguished Technologist for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services
Friday, December 6, 2013, 11.15-12 a.m., building Marchstraße 23, room MAR 4.051

Abstract

Software-defined networking is a revolution for many reasons, but perhaps the most compelling is that it permits a clean separation of concerns and abstraction of the network control plane.  However, SDN as currently conceived is exclusively a set of  abstractions for the media access and routing layers of the network.  In this talk, I'll argue that SDN also offers the opportunity to cleanly integrate transport and application services into the network architecture, converting middleboxes from network stepchildren into first-class elements of the network.  I will argue that Distributed Clouds are the cornerstone of this integrated architecture, and naturally subsume classic middleboxes and provide a clean platform for Network Function Virtualization. The GENI architecture is one example of a Distributed Cloud architecture integrated with SDN; others are emerging from research groups in Italy, France, Germany, Canada, and Japan, sharing many common elements.  I'll close by outlining key problems to solve going forward.

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Dr. Stefan Schmid, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories and Fachgebiet INET

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