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Wednesday, April 3

3:10pm PDT

Open Source Networking @ Target to Support Stores - Craig Dolezal & Jeff Strande, Target Corporation
Craig Dolezal and Jeff Strande are working on a project to leverage commodity hardware and open source networking to support over 1,800 Target Stores - where historically only vendor supported solutions were implemented.

This solution will help Target on the path of a digital transformation

Learn how Target is investing in open source networking, training the team and transforming stores with open source networking and commodity hardware

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Jeff Strande

Principal Engineer - Connectivity, Target Corporation
Principal Engineer at Target focused on Networking.

Craig Dolezal

Sr. Director - Distributed Connectivity, Target Corporation
Sr. Director at Target leading the Distributed Connectivity Team. Currently working on an effort to redesign the store network for Target Stores by leveraging an open source strategy.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT

3:50pm PDT

Open Source White Box Load Balancers - Jay Vincent & Muthurajan Jayakumar, Intel Corporation
NFV and/or SDN have been terms bouncing around the industry for a number of years, but the practical application of virtualized network functions has yet to be realized in scale deployments except for the largest most advanced service providers. This is primarily due to the highly diverse needs of service providers and the lack of easy to deploy solutions. Many service providers are looking for more open source based solutions to enable Firewalls, Load Balancers and Security Gateways in a cost effective manner. In this presentation Jay and M Jay will present a solution for Load Balancers based on open source software and commercial off the shelf hardware based on Intel Architecture. The solutions leverage open source projects such as DPVS, DPDK, FD.io and Envoy to create robust purpose built L2 through L7 load balancers.

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Muthurajan Jayakumar

Platform Application Engineer, Intel Corporation
M Jay has worked with the DPDK team since 2009. M Jay has authored DPDK Cookbook ebook https://software.intel.com/en-us/article/get-the-dpdk-cookbook M Jay joined Intel in 1991 and has worked in various roles and divisions with Intel, including a roles as a 64 bit CPU front side... Read More →

Jay Vincent

Solution Architect, Intel Corporation
Jay Vincent is a Platform Solution Architect in the Network Platform Group at Intel Corporation. Jay is a Certified Data Center Management Professional with over 25 years of experience devoted to Information Systems development, deployment and operations. For the last 14 years Jay... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT

4:30pm PDT

Lessons Learned from Using ONAP to Build a Multi-vendor SD-WAN Solution - Jaspreet Sachdev & Jack Raynor, ARRIS
CSPs and Networking Vendors globally are offering enterprise customers with next-generation services based on SDN and NFV technologies. One of the most common use cases is that of SD-WAN, which provides enterprises with flexible, on-demand WAN connectivity. Generally, SD-WAN vendors are providing these solutions along with proprietary controllers responsible for managing the life cycle of their VNFs.

As the number of VNF vendors grows, service chaining use cases between vendor VNFs will begin to increase. This will lead to situations requiring Service Providers to integrate with, and manage, multiple vendor VNF management tools (VNFMs).

This talk will take you on a journey, describing the utilization of multiple vendor VNFs without their corresponding VNFM, as well as how open source modularity, centered around ONAP, can be used to to provide orchestration and automation of such env.

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Jaspreet Sachdev

Engineering/Product Management, ARRIS
Over twenty years experience in building products and services using open source technologies. Spent the early part of the career building Linux based networking products. Ran a software consulting business focusing on rapid prototype using leading edge technologies. Currently working... Read More →
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Jack Raynor

Sr. Director Software Engineering, ARRIS
In leading an Organization of 200 amazing resources, spanning 3 countries and 9 offices, my primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Executing on ARRIS’ overall vision; shaping its technical strategy; growing its business; growing and motivating its engineering... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT

5:10pm PDT

An Emerging Architecture Pattern for Agile Integration: Cell-based Architecture - Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2
The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A “cell-based” architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud-native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed overall release times. In this talk, Asanka will introduce the "cell-based" reference architecture, which is API-centric, cloud-native and microservices friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture.

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Asanka Abeysinghe

Deputy CTO & VP, Architecture - CTO Office, WSO2, Inc
Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Thursday, April 4

11:10am PDT

Rapid Integration of New Technologies via DevOps - David Lu & Dan Connolly, AT&T
As we venture into the era of SDN and 5G Networking, the speed of new technology introduction is accelerating exponentially. While the base cost structure continues to decline, the complexity of network management and control is increasing. Business demands will require unprecedented fast forwarding of new technology introduction and integration in the next 5-10 years. Effectively managing such challenges at an accelerated pace will be a perfect storm for network service providers and engineers.

This talk will share AT&T’s experience in adopting the DevOps model using open source platforms and tools to transform our operations support systems to rapidly introduce and integrate SDN, vRAN, and 5G technologies into our networks. We will discuss our goals, platform approach, and implementation strategy. At the end of the talk, we will provide a demo to demonstrate our initial success.


Dan Connolly

Assistant Vice President - Member Technical Staff, AT&T
Dan Connolly is Assistant Vice President - Member Technical Staff in the SDN Platform and Systems Organization. Dan leads systems engineering activities for Target OSS and ECOMP / ONAP, AT&Ts platform for real-time, policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual... Read More →
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David Lu

Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T
David Lu, Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, is currently responsible for development and engineering of AT&T next generation ECOMP platform and open source ECOMP (ONAP) to enable AT&T network virtualization (SDN) and target OSS/BSS transformation including API, micro-services... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am PDT

11:50am PDT

How Linux Foundation is Changing the (Machine-Learning) World! - Dr. Ofer Hermoni, Amdocs
Open-source AI tools/solutions ARE available but they’re not easy to implement, aren’t always compatible, & each solve only a small piece of the puzzle. That’s why – despite growing adoption – AI is still difficult to deploy. That’s also why LF Deep Learning Foundation (LFDL) was established – to reduce solution fragmentation, encourage project, company & developer collaboration, & drive the effective use of AI tools/solutions to increase adoption/innovation. LFDL ground-breaking projects include Acumos AI (open-source marketplace for Machine-Learning models initiated by ATT) & Horovod, (distributed training framework for TensorFlow, Keras, & PyTorch contributed by Uber). Here Dr. Ofer Hermoni explores LFDL projects & activities, including a new (very cool) AI open-source landscape tool. Ofer also presents the opportunities & benefits of actively participating in the LFDL community.

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Dr. Ofer Hermoni

Chairperson, Technical Advisory Council, LF AI Foundation

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT

1:50pm PDT

Fast Prototyping Network Functions with DPDK and eBPF in Containernet - Andrew Wang, Comcast
One of the earliest challenges for developers of network functions in DPDK and eBPF is to find a large enough testbed where they can verify the functions written perform as expected. Creating a virtual network out of multiple VMs on a single server easily exhausts its resources as more nodes are added and dynamically scaling in a lab often proves to be time-consuming and slows down development.

In this talk Andrew will introduce Containernet, a fork of the mininet project, which supports using Docker containers as hosts in emulated networks. Developers can create virtual networks in seconds, easily scale to add nodes as needed, have access to all the hosts in the network for debugging, and all this in their own laptops, with hosts that can load eBPF programs and run DPDK apps normally. This allows developers to explore the space freely and significantly increases development speed.

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Andrew Wang

Principal Software Engineer II, Comcast
Andrew is a senior principal software engineer at Comcast and is actively working with a team of engineers to prototype programmable network functions. Prior to this, he was tech lead for the open source network speed measurement project called Speed-testJS. He can be found working... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Driving to the Edge: How Open APIs and Open RAN will Transform Ordinary Parking Lots into Dynamic Data Centers - Natasha Tamaskar, Radisys
Self-driving cars are bringing the cloud to the most mundane of locations – the city parking lot. But this brings density and network congestion challenges as these cars demand access to mobile networks to receive updates. The emergence of 5G will support these new applications, while moving the network closer to the edge. Natasha Tamaskar will discuss how open APIs, Open RAN solutions, CBRS, and small cells combine to enable disaggregation and virtualization at the network edge, enabling new use cases such as driver assistance services (self-parking, etc.).

Ultimately, the influx of local processing power and real-time data from self-driving cars will provide operators, developers, city planners and automotive manufacturers an opportunity to monetize the new data centers that will populate smart parking lots.

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Natasha Tamaskar

Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales Strategy, Radisys
Natasha heads corporate & product marketing and sales strategy for Radisys. Named last year as one of the Global Telecoms Business “50 Women to Watch,” Natasha brings nearly 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in product and corporate marketing, product... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:40pm PDT

How Open Networking Helped SDN Rise Inside Hyper-scale Traditional Data Center Network - Honghui Xiao, ByteDance
SDN has many advantages, such as flexibility, easiness for management, security. However, its adoption evolves slowly in companies which have deployed their businesses on top of traditional Data Center Networks. The killer reason is that the stability and consistency of the businesses have to be guaranteed. Therefore, those companies hesitate to make changes, such as modifying hardware configuration or even changing the IP addresses of the services.

In this proposal, Honghui will introduce the practice of building high-performance SDN in a hyper-scale Data Center, which has had millions of services built on a traditional network. However, the practice doesn’t require changes to hardware or services, so the services can switch between SDN and traditional network smoothly. Moreover, Honghui will share the experience of how Open Networking, such as OpenStack, GoBGP, EVPN, make things happen.

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Honghui Xiao

Network Architect, ByteDance
Honghui Xiao is a CCIE(Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) and has more than 8 year’s experience at Cloud Computing and Networking. He is working as a senior architect in ByteDance, which has more than 600 millions active users and hundreds of thousands of servers over the world... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT

4:20pm PDT

Network Service Mesh and OpenStack Integration to Bridge VM and Container Worlds - Faseela K., Ericsson & Frederick Kautz, Doc.ai
In this talk, we will demonstrate exposing Neutron networks to Kubernetes pods in a Cloud-native way without breaking Kubernetes networking.

Neutron is just a ‘network service’. This means we can use Network Service Mesh to easily connect a pod to a neutron network.

In this demonstration, we connect a VPP enabled pod via memif and an OVS powered VM to an OpenDaylight powered Neutron network. We then demonstrate connectivity between the Kubernetes pod and the VM.

Finally, we discuss the opportunities of this new integration.

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Frederick Kautz

Head of Edge Infrastructure, Doc.ai
Frederick Kautz is Head of Edge Infrastructure at Doc.ai. He was previously a Principal Software Engineer in the Office of Technology at Red Hat where he focused on improving the overall state of container networking and container+SDN integration. Frederick is an active contributor... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

DevOps for Networking - Jay Ashok Shah & Dushyant Dubaria, SMU
To demonstrate the power of DevOps tool we have deployed a web-based ticket booking website using GIT, Ansible, Vagrant, Docker, Jenkins and Kubernetes. DevOps is a new methodology that combines developers and operations team. It closely integrate people, processes and technology for an automated software delivery that is agile, scalable and cost-effective. DevOps delivery is a combination of two previous methods; agile software development and the collaboration between developments and operations team. By changing the way we think to deploy an infrastructure through the entire product life-cycle, from the design through the production phase, we can deliver consistent and repeatable designs. By abstracting the configuration needed to launch server instances with specific configurations into consistently repeatable recipes or manifests, the entire technology stack becomes converged. In order to do this, both operation and development skills are required. 

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Dushyant Dubaria

Cloud Engineer - Containers and Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services - AWS
Speaker at Open Source Summit, San Diego, Aug'19 and at Networking Summit, San Jose 2019. He has Built Web-based ticket booking application using open source DevOps tools (GitHub, Vagrant, Ansible and Jenkins). He has Deployed a Modern Clouds using Docker, DevOps & Kubernetes.- Published... Read More →
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DevOps Engineer, Southern Methodist University
Jay has pursued his M.S degree in Computer and Network Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Texas. He has been a speaker at 'The Open Networking Summit- North America'19 and various conferences at ' University of Nevada, LV and 'Columbia University, NY'. He has five International... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Friday, April 5

11:10am PDT

Panel Discussion: How Open Source and Open Standards are Collaboratively Accelerating Next-Gen Networks - Dan Pitt, MEF Forum; Axel Clauberg, TIP; Alla Goldner, 3GPP ETSI; Pierre Lynch, ETSI NFV ISG TST; Bill Carter, OCP; Pierre Gauthier, TM Forum; Phil R
Standards bodies have been around almost as long as the telco industry itself. However, as open source has increasingly become a de facto approach to collaborative software development across sectors, the specific role of standards bodies vs open source communities can be complex. While standards should act as guidelines to keep technologies "open," especially for OSS developers, there's debate about what qualifies as open as well as who gets to pick what becomes a “standard.” This makes defining what “open standards” are - and how they integrate with open technologies themselves - more complicated. Representatives from both open software and open standards communities, will discuss how the two types of organizations work together to define and refine open source networking, as well as work together to change the way things operate based on lessons learned from the other party.

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Bill Carter

Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works with the entire OCP Community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →
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Pierre Gauthier

Chief API Architect, TM Forum
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Axel Clauberg

VP Strategic Portfolio Management & CTO TC Services, and Chairman of the Board, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Deutsche Telekom
Axel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. Within the Group CTO/Technology Innovation team, Axel is responsible for DT's Aggregation, Transport & IP and Infrastructure Cloud architecture. Axel has more than 30 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry... Read More →
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Dan Pitt

Sr. VP, MEF Forum, and President, Palo Alto Innovation Advisors
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →
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Alla Goldner

Director - Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
Recognized by Light Reading as one of the industry’s best Female Tech Pioneers in 2018, by capacity Media as the “Best Women in Network Orchestration” in 2019 and with multiple patents to her name, Alla Goldner is the Chair of ONAP Use-Case Subcommittee. She also leads all ONAP... Read More →
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Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies
Pierre Lynch is a Lead Technologist for Keysight Technologies. Pierre has been working in the mobile network testing industry since the beginning of his 20 year career. He is responsible for representing Keysight at standards definition organizations (SDOs) and open source communities... Read More →
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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 12:20pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

3rd Party VNF Deployment in the Public Cloud - Ju Zhang, Alibaba
As the public cloud is widely used in various verticals, network topology and feature requirements become increasingly complex. The basic VPC network functions such as virtual switch, virtual router, and NAT cannot fully satisfy the needs of large enterprises who still keep a vast on-premise network. They need 3 rd party VNF to be deployed within the cloud network to offer more customized network capabilities.

This presentation will discuss how a public cloud platform can integrate a 3 rd party VNF solution while adding HA features. NFV HA deployment is achieved by using the standard template on Alibaba Cloud marketplace. With the template, users can build the best practices to realize HAVIP, ECMP and private-link network functions.

Additionally, I will discuss how to support the VNF service chain deployment in public cloud. I will talk about the difference between two typical ways to build service chain, PBR (Policy base Routing) and Source Routing (Standard SFC). I will also introduce the cloud-based segment routing mechanism and its source routing service chain model, which simplifies the traffic orchestration of cloud NFVs.


Ju Zhang

Senior Engineer, Alibaba

Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:10pm PDT

Workflow, Inventory & Network Control - Gerhard Wieser, FRINX
We will discuss open source tools and systems that allow customers to operate workflows, inventory for heterogeneous networks. We will introduce the audience to our open source library that translates between vendor device data models and OpenConfig. Further we will discuss how we implement network transactions and manage device and service configuration across network devices. We will demonstrate an open source based workflow system and a collection of services that enable operators to interact with their IT infrastructure and automate intent and network services.

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Gerhard Wieser

Gerhard is the CEO and co-founder of FRINX.io a company focused on open source network automation. FRINX.io was founded in 2016 and works with Fortune Global 500 customers to provide products and solutions for workflow, inventory and network control. Gerhard was previously a Senior... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT

4:50pm PDT

AI Ops - A Big Data and Machine Learning Practice in IT Ops from Alibaba Cloud - Lv Biao, Alibaba
After years of growth, cloud computing has been a preferred choice when enterprise expands their business or innovation. As the infrastructure for all the applications and business in cloud, networking is facing challenges from both the scale and complexity, it has to adapt the new architecture, be nimble to change and be reliable enough to provide SLA. Traditional networking ops can hardly meet the goal, a new approach is needed.

This topic will discuss how Alibaba Cloud Network uses big data and machine learning to practice AI Ops in super large scale. The self-driven system not only manages and monitors millions of network appliances globally but also perform maintenance and upgrade without human involvement. More than that, to better understand how applications and business are running in the network, sophisticated models are built in real time.


Lv Biao

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Alibaba Cloud Senior Techinical Manager, reponsible for Alibaba Cloud network data-driven operation and management platform Qitian. Before he joined Alibaba, Biao has been working in Microsoft Windows team, specialized in virtual machine and virtual networking. Alibaba Cloud is a... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm PDT