Scaling in the Cloud — The Hype and Happenings of Software-Defined Networking

Speaker: Ben Cherian, Midokura

In the infrastructure space, there is a growing trend of companies calling themselves “software defined (x)”. Often, it’s a vendor that is re-positioning a decades old product. Though on occasion, it’s smart, nimble startups and wise incumbents seeing a new way of delivering infrastructure. Either way, the term “software defined” is with us to stay and there is real meaning and value behind it if you look past the hype.

In this session, Ben Cherian will educate the audience on what software-defined networking is and relay the potential for this modern approach.

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- The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for OpenStack, the Foundation has already attracted more than 9,500 individual members from 100 countries and 850 different organizations, secured more than $10 million in funding and is ready to fulfill the OpenStack mission of becoming the ubiquitous cloud computing platform.

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