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Monday, October 13


High Performance NFV Infrastructure (NFVI): DPDK Host Applications with Neutron/OpenStack and VNF Acceleration - Vincent Jardin, 6WIND
The OpenStack community is building automation to create connectivity based on pre-built scenarios of Neutron configuring Linux functions. This creates an open networking environment with NFVI for VMs to run multi-vendor virtual network functions (VNFs). It also prevents single vendor solution lock-in and avoids building proprietary OpenStack plugins of Neutron. With DPDK and packet processing software to create NFVI, it is possible to keep this openness while both introducing performance and avoiding Neutron plugins for proprietary technologies. In this presentation, Vincent will show how DPDK applications can be combined on the host and guest of the network, and compute nodes of OpenStack scenarios, in order to sustain high performance for north-south and east-west traffic that is required for NFV solutions. 100 Gbps of packet processing throughput examples will be demonstrated.


Kelly LeBlanc

VP of Marketing, 6WIND
Vincent Jardin is 6WIND's CTO, joining 6WIND as a software architect after working at Ericsson Labs. He was promoted to CTO of 6WIND in 2006 to lead the development of 6WINDGate, the company’s flagship embedded networking software solution for multicore processors. Vincent is also... Read More →

Monday October 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 16
Tuesday, October 14


The Service Enabling Wireless Network - Anthony C. K. Soong, Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd,
There is now no dispute that the wide spread acceptance of the smart phones in the last few
years is currently transforming the mobile communication networks. One aspect is related to the 
movement of data to the cloud so that it can be accessed from anywhere with a variety of devices. This fundamentally redefines the endpoints and time frame for which network services are provisioned.

This talk will discuss two technology trends that will become paramount in the future of mobile 
communication systems: Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking 
(SDN). Together they arguably represent the biggest advancement in the mobile communication 
network architecture in the last 20 years, and are fundamentally changing how network services are 
provided. It is the key enabler that will allow the network to be more nimble, flexible and scalable. It 
gives a unique opportunity to re-architect the mobile network to efficiently offer the services in the 

The industry has already moved strongly in this direction; the creation of OPNFV in September of 
2014 is a significant step from the industry in terms of commercialization of these technologies, they will 
increase the rate of innovation, equip the industry for novel business models, and speed up the 
development of the ecosystem that will enrich our lives.


Anthony Soong

Anthony C. K. Soong (S’88-M’91-SM’02-F”14) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta. He is currently the Chief Scientist for Wireless Research and Standards at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, in the US. His research group... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:35am - 9:55am
Room 1


NFV for Beginners - Dave Neary, Red Hat
Network Function Virtualization is a domain laden with acronyms, which can seem impenetrable to newcomers who have not worked with networking before.

This presentation will explain what we mean by network functions, the issues involved in virtualizing them, give an overview of the relevant open source projects for an NFV platform, the relationship between NFV and SDN (and go through the state of things today, and what you can expect to see in the coming year.

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Dave Neary

Open Source and Standards, Red Hat, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on SDN and NFV community strategy as a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team. He is active in OPNFV, a project whose goal is to promote NFV as a core use-case to upstream projects such as OpenStack, and to engage directly with the projects to ensure... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:15am - 12:05pm
Room 01
Wednesday, October 15


Where is Cloud Going - David Nalley, Citrix
The cloud space is still rapidly evolving. Every day there seems to be some new element that gets exposed. We’ve had traditional IaaS with products like Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula and OpenStack around for a few years now. PaaS is also making big waves, we have with Cloud Foundry and OpenShift. Then the tech press is captivated by a retro move with containers, and Docker in particular. Does private cloud have a future? Will we care about IaaS in a PaaS or container world? How does SDN and NFV change the landscape? Come get your questions answered. 


Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 17