Senior Research Scientist
Network Technology Labs
America Research Center
TitleCloudcasting - Perspectives on Virtual Routing for Cloud Centric Network Architectures
With the increased adoption of cloud based services, the demand for location-agnostic access to virtualized workloads is growing through private, public and hybrid cloud models. Cloud centric networks involve the formation of a massive number of client networks and interconnection of client resources across a shared infrastructure. Key characteristics include infrastructure independence, multi-site distribution, scalability, multi-tenancy and workload mobility. In current deployments both virtual network and virtual path discovery techniques are closely controlled by traditional routing procedures such as distance vector or path vector protocols. In contrast an autonomous virtual routing scheme dedicated for the client networks can be found more efficient for the overall operation of cloud based networks.
In this talk I provide a perspective on virtual routing for cloud based networks to address issues observed in traditional routing schemes. Particular emphasis is given to i) infrastructure-agnostic connectivity, ii) economy of routing information distribution, and iii) ease of deployment. A vision for a converged virtual routing scheme is introduced, which simplifies development and operation for cloud-based networks.
Kiran Makhijani is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Network Technologies Lab in Huawei. She has been in the field of networking for over 16 years. She joined Huawei in 2013. At Network Technology Labs, she is part of a strategic program "Next Generation Protocol Architectures", with ETSI that investigates enhancements to TCP/IP protocol suite with a holistic approach to solve inefficiencies of the current network functions and operations.
At IP labs, she has contributed to several projects relating to network virtualization technologies; validation of an internal programmable network processor using Openflow, non-disruptive OSPF area segmentation through Topology-Transparent Zoning (TTZ), and virtual routing for cloud oriented networks. Prior to joining Huawei, Kiran led several projects at Cisco, with the focus on L2 and L3 services such as policy based routing, broadband network gateways, Carrier ethernet services and early SDN initiatives. She received the B.S. degree in Physics from Delhi University and the Masters in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department, Pune University, India.
TitleSoftware-Defined Everything and the Implications for Interconnects
AbstractSoftware-defined networking, software-defined storage, and in general, software-defined infrastructure have generated a lot of interest the past few years. How did we get here and what impact, if any, will this have on interconnect technology? Join us as we examine the drivers behind the software-defined movement and tease out relevant elements for interconnects.
Roy Chua is an entrepreneurial marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the enterprise cloud applications, networking and security industry. He is actively working with enterprises, service providers and technology vendors on go-to-market planning and strategy for cloud platforms, next-generation security (APT), and SDN and NFV initiatives.
Roy has got a strong track record in shepherding products from concept to successful launches, dominating competitive market spaces and winning key industry awards and favorable press reviews. He has got a proven ability to understand core competencies in companies, leveraging those into effective market penetration programs across key industry verticals.
Roy's specialties are: Company and market strategy, product positioning, product marketing, product management, marketing communications programs, market research and competitive analysis, go-to-market launches, analyst and press relations.