Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Tuesday, April 4 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Rethinking NFV: Where Have We Gone Wrong & How Can We Get it Right? - Scott Shenker & Sylvia Ratnasamy, UC Berkeley

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The NFV movement has embraced “openness” as its central tenet, spawning multiple open source orchestration efforts. However, the focus on openness has left several important goals unaddressed, such as operational simplicity, state-of-the-art performance, and advanced development tools for NFs. In this talk, Scott Shenker and Sylvia Ratnasamy will survey the state of NFV and point to a new approach which retains the important goal of openness, which is preventing vendor lock-in, while providing much better simplicity, performance, and development tools than the current NFV ecosystem has yet achieved.


Scott Shenker

Scott Shenker and Sylvia Ratnasamy are Professors of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Scott has worked in a wide range of networking topics, and was one of the central figures in the creation of Software-Defined Networking. In addition to his academic research... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Ballroom G
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