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Wednesday, February 5 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
How to Build a Rich SAL on Diverse Hardware, Curt Beckmann, Brocade & Colin Dixon, IBM

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To be succesful, OpenDaylight must somehow deliver a powerful northfacing API, and do so by managing a hugely diverse underlying infrastructure. Recent progress within the ONF will make it easier to deliver deterministic OpenFlow interoperability across a variety of underlying switches, but depends on some new support in controllers. Colin and Curt will talk about ways to provide this new support in OpenDaylight, and how this can be done in a way that makes OpenDaylight even more valuable and compelling.

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Curt Beckmann

Chief Technology Architect for EMEA, Brocade
Talk to me about how an SDN controller can hide the diversity of hardware. | I'm active at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where I chair the Forwarding Abstractions WG (FAWG). FAWG recently published the "Table Type Patterns" (TTP) spec. TTPs are a modeling language for OpenFlow help abstract away hardware differences. Curt is also project lead on the TTP project at OpenDaylight.
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Colin Dixon

TSC Chair, Distinguished Engineer, OpenDaylight, Brocade
Colin Dixon is the Chair of OpenDaylight's Technical Steering Committee and a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade. In both roles, he focuses on leveraging open source software to build innovative networking solutions. Beyond that, he is active in open standards bodies including the Open Networking Foundation, where he has won two outstanding technical contributor awards for his contributions to Table Type Patterns that support using OpenFlow with... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Grand Ballroom B

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