Open Networking Summit 2017
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Tuesday, April 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Accelerated SDN in Azure - Gabriel Silva & Daniel Firestone, Microsoft

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SDN is at the foundation of all large scale networks in the public cloud, such as Microsoft Azure - at past ONSes, Microsoft has detailed how all of Azure's virtual networks, load balancing, and security operate on SDN. But how do we make a software network scale to an era of 40, 50, and 100 gigabit networks on servers, providing great performance to end customers with ever increasing VM and container scale and density?

In this presentation, Daniel Firestone and Gabriel Silva will detail Azure Accelerated Networking, using Azure's FPGA-based SmartNICs. They will show how using FPGAs, we can achieve the programmability of a software network with the performance of a hardware one. They will detail how this and other host SDN advances have led to huge performance increases for Linux VMs in particular, and Linux-based NFV appliances, giving Azure industry-leading network performance.

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Daniel Firestone

Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Daniel Firestone is the tech lead and manager for the Azure Host Networking team at Microsoft. His team builds the Azure virtual switch, which serves as the datapath for Azure virtual networks, load balancers, security groups, QoS, and more, as well as SmartNIC, the Azure platform... Read More →

Gabriel Silva

Sr Program Manager, Microsoft
Gabriel Silva is the Program Manager for Network Performance at Microsoft Azure, where he leads Azure's Accelerated Networking platform and partner relationships.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom E
  Enterprise - Business
  • Experience Level Any