Program Agenda

8.30 a

Keynotes: Google, AT&T and Microsoft

SCCC - Mission City Ballroom


Abstract: Microsoft

The scale and automation requirements of “hyper-scale” public cloud are driving the move of control systems from hardware devices into software in a trend called Software Defined Datacenter. Azure has been driving this transition in its systems from its inception, and has applied the principles of virtualized, scale-out, partitioned cloud design and central control to everything from the Azure compute plane implementation to cloud storage, and of course to networking. In his keynote, Mark Russinovich will describe Azure’s high-level approach with examples from across its services, including a look at the capabilities and design of new networking advancements.


Abstract: A Look Inside Google’s Data Center Network

Google’s data centers power the most demanding interactive, storage, and cloud services in the Internet, all requiring the highest levels of availability. Bandwidth and scale demands are growing exponentially, doubling approximately every year. Thus, Google’s data center network architecture must deliver cost-effective networking operating at the granularity of tens of thousands of servers, all while maintaining operational simplicity. We present a first look into Google’s data center network design and implementation, focusing on the data, control, and management plane principles underpinning five generations of our network architecture.

11.00 a

Plenary Session:
SDN for Service Providers – Open Source Approaches

SCCC - Mission City BallroomChair: Paul Parker-Johnson
  • PJ-300x290
    Practice Lead, Cloud Computing and Virtual Infrastructure Technologies
    ACG Research
  • Tom-Anschutz_AT&T
    Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
  • Ayush_Photo
    Senior VP, CTO & Head of IP & Cloud Technologies Group
  • rexford
    Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Computer Science
    Princeton University
  • Kelly-Herrell_Brocade
    VP and General Manager, Software Business Unit
    Brocade / OpenDaylight
2.30 p

SDN Infrastructure

SCCC - Ballroom GHSession Chair: Sylvia Ratnasamy, University of California at Berkeley

Opening Remarks

Amin Vahdat and Jennifer Rexford

mSwitch: A Highly-Scalable, Modular Software Switch

Michio Honda (NetApp), Felipe Huici (NEC Europe Ltd.), and Giuseppe Lettieri and Luigi Rizzo (Università di Pisa)

DC.p4: Programming the Forwarding Plane of a Data-Center Switch

Anirudh Sivaraman (MIT), Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks), Ramkumar Krishnamoorthy (Barefoot Networks), Advait Dixit (Barefoot Networks), and Mihai Budiu (Barefoot Networks)

The Case for an Intermediate Representation for Programmable Data Planes

Muhammad Shahbaz and Nick Feamster (Princeton University)

Ravana: Controller Fault-Tolerance in Software-Defined Networking

Naga Katta, Haoyu Zhang, Michael Freedman, and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

NetPaxos: Consensus at Network Speed

Huynh Tu Dang and Daniele Sciascia (Università della Svizzera italiana), Marco Canini (Université catholique de Louvain), and Fernando Pedone and Robert Soulé (Università della Svizzera italiana)

GitFlow: Flow Revision Management in Software-Defined Networks

Abhishek Dwaraki (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Srini Seetharaman (Infinera), Sriram Natarajan (Deutsche Telekom, SVIC), and Tilman Wolf (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

4.00 p


4.30 p

Data Centers and Enterprise Networks

SCCC - Ballroom GHSession Chair: Changhoon Kim, Barefoot Networks

Hierarchical SDN for the Hyper-Scale, Highly Elastic Data Center and Cloud

Luyuan Fang (Microsoft), Fabio Chiussi (Cisco Systems), Deepak Bansal and Vijay Gill (Microsoft), Tony Lin (Juniper Networks), and Jeff Cox and Gary Ratterree (Microsoft)

A Scalable Multi-Datacenter Layer-2 Network Architecture

Chen Chen (University of Pennsylvania), Changbin Liu and Pingkai Liu (AT&T), and Boon Thau Loo and Ling Ding (University of Pennsylvania)

NoEncap: Overlay Network Virtualization with no Encapsulation Overheads

Sergey Guenender, Katherine Barabash, Yaniv Ben-Itzhak, Anna Levin, Eran Raichstein, and Liran Schour (IBM Haifa Research Lab)

Towards a Flexible Data Center Fabric with Source Routing

Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mo Dong: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; P. Brighten Godfrey: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Identifying SDN State Inconsistency in OpenStack

Yang Xu and Yong Liu (New York University) and Rahul Singh and Shu Tao (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)

Scalable Programmable Inbound Traffic Engineering

Peng Sun (Princeton University), Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zürich), and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)

Exodus: Toward Automatic Migration of Enterprise Network Configurations to SDNs

Tim Nelson, Andrew D. Ferguson, Da Yu, Rodrigo Fonseca, and Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown University)

6.00 p

ONS & SOSR Party in Expo Hall

10.00 p