Tech Talk by Rob Sherwood: SDN and Bare Metal Switches

For this event we will be hosting Rob Sherwood, CTO, Big Switch

About Rob Sherwood

Rob serves as the CTO for Big Switch Networks, where he spends his time internally leading software architecture and externally evangelizing SDN to customers and partners. Rob is an active contributor to open source projects such as Switch Light and Floodlight as well as the Open Compute Project.  He was the former Chair of the ONF's Architecture & Framework Working Group as well as vice-chair of the ONF's Testing & Interoperability Working Group.  Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor”, allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network and is involved in various standards efforts and partner and customer engagements. Rob holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Synopsis

Rob's Tech Talk will focus on the benefits of combing SDN with bare metal Ethernet switches. He will also touch on various open source projects (Open Network Linux, Project Floodlight, etc.) and will discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.

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  • Vikram D.

    Video recording for Rob's tech talk is posted @ youtube.com/thenvirters

    July 23, 2014

  • Sridhar S.

    Rob said that the slides would be shared. Is it already shared ?

    May 21, 2014

    • C K S.

      would be nice to be able to access the slides in pdf if possible.

      May 21, 2014

    • Vijayakumar R.

      Looking for the slide link

      June 6, 2014

  • Jay K.

    Rob it was good presentation. Very centric to Big Switch products. Got to learn various use cases that big companies eyeing.

    May 20, 2014

  • kripa

    what time does the actual presentation start?

    May 19, 2014

    • Peter

      Started @ 6:30

      May 19, 2014

    • kripa

      thanks peter

      May 20, 2014

  • Kamesh K.

    Informative. Found the audience engagement valuable.

    May 20, 2014

  • Tejas B.

    Great interactive talk by Rob!!

    May 20, 2014

  • Ashok M.

    Rob...Excellent presentation.

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    very detailed and seemed to cover what people were interested in...especially the interaction.

    May 19, 2014

  • winston

    Any slides available for those who couldn't make it? I really wanted to come but kids got sick.

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am very new to SDN. This was very enlightening. I want to learn more about this. I too thought the presentation was very interactive, good questions were asked. Thanks Rob.

    May 19, 2014

  • Raghu

    Excellent presentation by Rob!!!Thank you for providing wonderful insights into SDN and the problems with it...

    May 19, 2014

  • Sujata T.

    was really enlightening

    May 19, 2014

  • Ram

    Excellent talk. Very interactive. Thanks to Rob for answering all the questions !

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Preeti

    Where is building E? I see only A, B, C and D.

    May 19, 2014

    • Ahmed

      Close to the end of the road. Ask for the cafeteria.

      May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did not make it, apologies. Any relevant slides or videos would be super bonus.

    May 19, 2014

  • Vikram D.

    Here is a google maps link for exact location on Symantec campus and parking options: http://goo.gl/VJ7PbA­­­

    Parking behind the building is the closest.

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Sujata T.

    Is this accessible to
    Non symatech employees ?

    May 19, 2014

    • Xin H.

      Yes, Sujata. The event is open to every group member. You will be able to enter building E even if you are non Symantec employee.

      May 19, 2014

  • Rama

    Looking forward to see how the SDN is going evolve into deployment environments.

    May 8, 2014

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