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Packet Design CTO to Address OpenDaylight Summit on SDN Management and Orchestration

Cengiz Alaettinoglu to discuss importance of an analytics and automation layer in multi-service SDN

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 26, 2016 – During the OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle this week, Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu will discuss the need for a management and orchestration layer for multi-service SDN. He will explore the critical elements in multi-service networks, plus new protocols and OpenDaylight developments that enable end-to-end service overlays in the WAN.

Session Title: “OpenDaylight-Enabled Management and Orchestration Layer for Multi-Service SDN”

Topic: Today’s networks carry many different services and applications with varying and often conflicting requirements. For example, customers with time-sensitive financial trading applications need short-delay paths that may need to be segregated from other customers. Residential customers using over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix and YouTube will quickly change providers if their video quality requirements are not met. To accommodate different business demands, service providers must be able to provision SDN resources dynamically. This enables them to minimize over-provisioning of network resources and better control capex outlays.

However, SDN presents management challenges such as loss of visibility into changes taking place in the network and the need to capture engineering know-how in SDN applications. If automation alters network behavior without human intervention, what determines if these programmatic changes should be made or not, and what their impact on other applications and services will be? Addressing these challenges requires a management layer in SDN architectures fed by the right analytics, consisting of network topology, traffic and performance telemetry, projections, and algorithms.

Date and Time: Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m. PDT

Packet Design will present its SDN Management Platform and an SDN Traffic Engineering (SDN-TE) application that is built on the platform and integrated with OpenDaylight, in booth number B03. Cengiz will also demo the SDN-TE application on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 3:40 p.m. PDT in the Demo Theater. Packet Design is a Bronze Sponsor of the event.