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Tech Talk: OVN: The Open Virtual Network for Open vSwitch

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Vikram D. and 6 others


For this event we will be hosting Ben Pfaff & Justin Pettit from VMware.

Synopsis (from Ben & Justin)

Open Virtual Network (OVN) is a new project within Open vSwitch that brings virtual networking to the OVS user community. OVN complements the existing capabilities of OVS to add native support for virtual network abstractions, such as virtual L2 and L3 overlays and security groups. Just like OVS, our design goal is to have a production quality implementation that can operate at significant scale.

This talk introduces the design and architecture of OVN. We will discuss its origins and goals, the progress that has already been made, and what we intend to accomplish in the rest of 2015.

About Ben Pfaff

Ben Pfaff is a lead developer of the Open vSwitch project. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow and a leading contributor to the development effort of the original OpenFlow reference implementation. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently at VMware. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007. Ben has worked in free and open source software projects, including Debian and GNU, for over 20 years.

About Justin Pettit

Justin Pettit is a lead developer on the Open vSwitch project. He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently working at VMware. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow, working on both the specification and reference implementation. In addition to working on Open vSwitch, he is involved in the design and development of Nicira/VMware’s other products. Prior to Nicira, Justin worked at three successful startups focused on network security. While completing his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Stanford, he worked on research that became the basis for the OpenFlow Standard and software-defined networking.

6:00 PM Pizza & Networking

6:30 PM Guest Speaker Presentation

350 Ellis Street · Mountain View, CA