Packet Design CTO to Emphasize Crucial SDN WAN Analytics during Open Networking Summit

Panel to cover the analytics enterprises need to successfully deploy services and applications across the WAN

AUSTIN, Texas – June 9, 2015 – During the Open Networking Summit (ONS) next week, Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu will participate in a panel session about how analytics are critical for orchestrating services and applications across the WAN using software defined networking (SDN). ONS will be held June 15-18 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Session Title: “The Role of Analytics in Orchestrating Services End-to-End Between Enterprise Sites and Data Centers Across a WAN”

Session Track: SDN in Enterprise – SDN WAN

Session Description:

Industry focus on SDN has been in three segments: the data center, the enterprise-WAN edge, and the WAN itself. The next area of focus will be the orchestration of services and applications end-to-end across these segments. For example, when data center compute resources become unavailable, some virtual machines (VMs) will need to be moved to other data centers. External traffic to these VMs, as well as the east-west traffic that was confined to the data center, will now have to traverse the WAN. Therefore, paths with sufficient performance characteristics will need to be set up. Or, when an enterprise-WAN edge orchestrator chooses a particular WAN connection for a town hall meeting, CoS treatment and capacity reservation will need to be provisioned in the WAN. Setting up paths for these new workloads without actually understanding their impact on other applications and services running on the network can be detrimental to both the existing applications and to the application making the request.

In this talk, the panelists will present how analytics, by monitoring and correlating the performance and topology of each of these three segments, can help successfully deploy services and applications end-to-end across the WAN.


  • Cengiz Alaettinoglu, CTO, Packet Design
  • Sharon Barkai, Co-Founder, ConteXtream
  • Todd Krautkremer, CMO, Pertino

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 16, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. PDT

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