Packet Design to Demonstrate How Route Analytics Can Mitigate SDN Risks at SDN & NFV 2014 Conference

CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu to speak on software defined networking challenges and demo company’s latest version of SDN management software 

Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu will address the software defined networking (SDN) management challenges facing network operators at the third annual SDN & NFV 2014 conference, to be held Sept. 15-17 in Nice, France. In discussing how route and traffic analytics can provide the visibility needed to effectively manage SDN, he will describe the need for a Network Access Broker to verify if the wide area network (WAN) can handle dynamic application demands without impacting other applications adversely.

Session Title: “Operating a Software Defined Network and How Route Analytics Can Mitigate the Risks”

Session Description:
North-bound SDN APIs allow the creation of network-aware applications. Cloud and data center applications have successfully taken advantage of these APIs to provide seamless virtual machine mobility and elasticity. Recently, there have been announcements of WAN orchestration and service provisioning applications. Unfortunately, these applications are mostly unaware of whether or not the underlying network can provide the performance they need, and the programmatic changes they make in the underlying network are largely invisible to the network operator. As a result, network operators face two new management challenges:

How to ensure automated network changes are optimal and will not impact other services
How to diagnose the problem root cause when these applications perform poorly or impact the performance of other applications
To address these challenges, operators need deep, real-time knowledge of the underlying network topology, paths, and traffic demands. This presentation will show how current route analytics technology provides this knowledge and how it is being enhanced to address other unique challenges introduced by software defined networking.

Date and Time: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:25 a.m. CEST

Packet Design is a silver sponsor of the conference and will be demonstrating the company’s Network Access Broker technology in booth 25. For more information, visit