The SDN Controller being developed by the ODP Project is central to making software defined networking a reality in the wide area network. But the SDN Controller is only a necessary, but not sufficient condition, for that success. The SDN Controller must integrate with network and cloud management. This integration is often called orchestration. Francois will discuss the past year of Ericsson’s experience in defining use cases, running labs and trials and developing product to provide insights into SDN controller integration with Cloud management systems, accounting for SDN control within Data Centers, between DCs, and between DC/WAN and User. He will focus on achieving the telco-grade reliability and scale required for the ODP SDN Controller to be successfully deployed in the global telecom network.