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Monday, September 23
 

15:30 CEST

5G RAN Optimization Using the O-RAN Software Community’s RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) - Thoralf Czichy, Nokia
The O-RAN SC’s RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) is an open-source container-based implementation of the RIC concept as standardized by O-RAN. The presentation will give an overview of its architecture. It shows how radio-function-specific xApps deployed into the RIC make the RAN (Radio Access Network) programmable. As part of this we also take a look at the communication protocol used between RIC xApps and gNB.

Speakers
avatar for Thoralf Czichy

Thoralf Czichy

Technical Lead, Nokia
Thoralf is an expert in telco platforms, with over 20 years of experience in building complex real-time systems. Recently, he has been the key contributor in RIC architecture work and he is PTL of the near-realtime RIC open source project in O-RAN SC.



Monday September 23, 2019 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps

15:30 CEST

Kernel-based Forwarding Plane for Network Service Mesh - Radoslav Dimitrov, VMware
Network Service Mesh is a novel approach solving complicated L2/L3 use cases in Kubernetes that are challenging to address with the existing networking model. The forwarding plane is one of the two key components of Network Service Mesh which makes this possible. This session will cover the implementation of a pure Kernel-based forwarding plane using the built-in network facilities such as netlink. By leveraging the Linux kernel networking, it makes it possible to enable a wide variety of network protocols that are not yet native in Kubernetes. This will ease the introduction of new use cases for cloud-native services allowing for more domains to benefit from the cloud-native technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Radoslav Dimitrov

Radoslav Dimitrov

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Radoslav Dimitrov is working as a full-time Open Source Software Engineer at VMware. Currently, he’s contributing to the Network Service Mesh project, but before that, he was working on other open-source projects like OpenStack, OPNFV, QEMU and OpenFaaS. He has spoken at previous... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

15:30 CEST

How Open Networking can Manage Large-Scale VPCs on Top of Clos Network Architecture - Honghui Xiao & Honghao Wang, ByteDance
Modern Data Centers are based on Clos Network Architecture, which is extremely simple yet unfriendly to applications. It is common to build Software Defined Data Centers on top of it and use VPCs to host applications. However, when building a distributed system that need to support Internet services with hundreds of millions of Daily Active Users, a VPC has to be large-scale. This imposes big challenges on the backend SDN system, which need to copy massive control-plane data among hosts , keep it consistent and program it into data-plane rapidly.

In this proposal, we will introduce our practice of building large-scale VPCs that each can host tens of thousands of VMs in Bytedance’s production environment. We will share our architecture which is based on Open Networking, such as Open vSwitch, OpenFlow, and EVPN. Also, we will explore the problems encountered and how they were solved.

Speakers
avatar for Honghui Xiao

Honghui Xiao

Network Architect, ByteDance
Honghui Xiao is a CCIE(Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) and has more than 8 year’s experience at Cloud Computing and Networking. He is working as a senior architect in ByteDance, which has more than 600 millions active users and hundreds of thousands of servers over the world... Read More →
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Honghao Wang

Software Engineer, Bytedance
Honghao Wang is working for ByteDance, and is responsible for the control plane of SDN and elastic compute.



Monday September 23, 2019 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT

16:15 CEST

Who says You Shouldn’t Run VMs and Containers Together? - Ian Jolliffe & Glenn Seiler, Wind River Systems
As momentum around the edge continues to grow there is a widely held thesis that you shouldn’t run VMs at the edge. But what about the VM-based applications that exist today? Converting every application to a container isn’t a viable solution for the near future. What is needed is an infrastructure platform that can support VMs and containers as equal citizens and provide the same level of services for both. The session will take a look at the evolution of VM/Container architectures that have been used to address the growing use of containers and then take look at the StarlingX project. StarlingX is a full featured cloud for the edge that uses Kubernetes to provision and manage cloud native applications and when needed OpenStack VMs. Other exciting technologies like Kubevirt, Kata containers and Virtlet will be discussed as solutions for making the ecosystem as flexible as possible.


Speakers
avatar for Glenn Seiler

Glenn Seiler

VP Linux Solutions, Wind River
Glenn is Vice President of Strategy at Wind River and drives the open source and community engagements. Glenn has been a strong advocate of Open Source for twenty years. He was a founding member of the Linux Foundation Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup and is currently active in the OpenStack... Read More →
avatar for Ian Jolliffe

Ian Jolliffe

Sr. Director Engineering R&D, Wind River Systems
Software Architect, and technology leader focused on Edge Cloud Native technologies. Ian is active in StarlingX as a member of the Technical Steering Committee, OpenStack and OPNFV - defining the future of technologies that will enable next generation cloud solutions at the Edge... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

16:25 CEST

Lightning Talk: Advancing CPU Management in Kubernetes - Levente Kálé, Nokia
While the majority of the K8s managed workloads are traditionally more forgiving towards frequent context switches, sharing CPU cores, over-provisioning, etc.; these are not the only applications which would like to leverage the features of a K8s infrastructure.

K8s resource management community tried to address this issue with the introduction of the CPU manager feature, but even the existing policies have unaddressed gaps.

The talk lists the requirements still missing from the core CPU Manager component, like the absence of sub-node level CPU pools, the true physical isolation of K8s and non-K8s managed processes, process-level CPU pinning, socket alignment, etc.

The talk then introduces an existing open-source component called CPU-Pooler and showcases how can all of these requirements satisfied today in a cloud-native, and future proof way.

Speakers
avatar for Levente Kálé

Levente Kálé

Product architect, Nokia
Passionate cloud architect tirelessly working on marrying 5G with open source, containerization, and cloud-native; both within Nokia and Akraino.Always up for a chat regarding networking and resource management in Kubernetes, or the many challenges of putting TelCo stuff on everyone's... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 16:25 - 16:35 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Cloud Native Networking

16:35 CEST

Lightning Talk: Telemetry Aware Scheduling: Let the (Scheduling) Magic Unfold!! - Swati Sehgal, Intel Corporation
With containers becoming the desired deployment model for a wide range of workloads such as Big Data, IoT, storage, AI, ML, SDN and NFV solutions, Container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, need to evolve to meet stringent networking and resource management requirements. Service Level Objectives for many such workloads demand network I/O performance and capabilities beyond pure connectivity and reachability. Automated actions based on policies as well as predictive and reactive closed loops are becoming an indispensable requirement in the orchestration layer in order to achieve operational Efficiency, better Service performance, reduction in CapEx, OpEx and improved customer experience. This talk focuses on kubernetes scheduling capabilities enabling intelligent placement of workloads as well as for performing automated actions by using system telemetry obtained from Prometheus.

Speakers
avatar for SWATI SEHGAL

SWATI SEHGAL

Cloud Software Engineer, Intel
Swati Sehgal is a Cloud Software Engineer in the Cloudnative Orchestration Software Engineering team in the Datacenter Solutions Group, Intel to deliver best-in-class networking applications and leading edge solutions for Intel Architecture (IA) processors. She is working with Intel... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 16:35 - 16:45 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Cloud Native Networking

17:00 CEST

Large-scale Network Simulations in Kubernetes - Michael Kashin, Arista Networks
Virtual network simulation has been one of the best ways to test new designs before implementing them in production. There are plenty of tools that can help build arbitrary network topologies but most of them were designed to work on a single host.

Kubernetes presents an ideal platform to run large-scale network simulations, however its networking model, assuming a single interface per pod, is very limiting.

This presentation will examine the shortcomings of existing solutions, establish the desired requirements, provide an overview of a purpose-built CNI plugin (meshnet-cni) and demo how to build a 750-node network topology running open-source routing daemon (quagga/ospfd).

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kashin

Michael Kashin

Advanced Services Engineer, Arista Networks
I'm a network engineer, currently working as advanced services engineer at Arista Networks. I've been designing and building networks for almost 10 years and have always been looking for ways to optimise my workflow, which is why automation and testing have been one of my primary... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

17:00 CEST

Panel Discussion: Akraino - Balaji Ethirajulu, Ericsson; Tapio Tallgren, Nokia; Tina Tsou, Arm; Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T; Sukhdev Kapur, Juniper Networks
The panelists will talk about overall LF-Edge and how Akraino fits in to overall LF Edge. It will explain Akraino architecture, Akraino use cases, business benefits, and blueprints.

Speakers
avatar for Tapio Tallgren

Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio has a long history of representing Nokia in different open source projects and their technical steering committees. Currently he focuses on Akraino, where he has two projects and one committee to look after. Tapio has been giving several presentations in recent Open Networking... Read More →
avatar for Kandan Kathirvel

Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan is the Director at AT&T Labs and he leads the innovations of 5G and Edge Computing. In addition, he serves as a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair at Akraino Edge Stack and Technical Advisory Council (TAC) at Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Sukhdev Kapur

Sukhdev Kapur

Distinguished Engineeer, Juniper Networks
Sukhdev Kapur is Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks. He is part of Contrail Software Development team. He is on Technical Steering Committees of Tungsten Fabric as well Akraino Edge Stack (open source projects under Linux Foundation). He is also on Technical Advisory Council... Read More →
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →
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Balaji Ethirajulu

Sr.Director Product management, Ericsson AB
Balaji Ethirajulu is a senior director of product management at Ericsson, driving technologies in the areas of open source, automation, orchestration, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud-native, edge computing, networking, and IoT. He has more than 25 years of experience in product management, technology... Read More →


Monday September 23, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT
 
Tuesday, September 24
 

11:00 CEST

Resiliency Closed Loop: Telco Self-healing and Maintenance - Sunku Ranganath, Intel Corporation & Tomi Juvonen, Nokia
Various studies indicate platform components like memory are prone to errors over prolonged usage leading to huge unpredictable downtime. A resilient & self-managed 5G cloud requires ability of fault detection, fault isolation and re-provisioning of network slices based on hardware reliability errors encountered using open industry standard interfaces to guarantee five nines VNF operation. It is not just sufficient to recover fast from failure, but to close the loop by repairing what is broken and ensuring the service availability.

Our ongoing work in newly formed OPNFV Closed Loop Automation working group will showcase how you can have it all with a demo, with Collectd, Prometheus & OpenStack components Vitrage & Fenix along with available resiliency features that help predict component reliability.

Speakers
avatar for Tomi Juvonen

Tomi Juvonen

Technical Leader, Nokia
I have been in Telco industry for twenty years, in various exciting roles to drive new cutting-edge changes to market. Currently I am the PTL of the OPNFV Doctor and OpenDev Fenix projects. Working on making Telco industry needed functionality implemented into open source cloud solutions... Read More →
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Sunku Ranganath

Cloud Networking | OPNFV TSC | Speaker | Tech Lead, OPNFV and Intel



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 11:30 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps

11:00 CEST

Network Traffic Analytics through Accelerator and SmartNIC at Edge - Yuming Ma & Mrittika Ganguli, Intel Corporation
Network traffic analytics is critical to data center management and operation efficiency. The regular solution with cloud-based analytics has higher latency and delay for action feedback. This paper proposes an edge-based analytics model with close-loop action feedback to achieve real-time predictive network analytics. Under this solution, the network traffic telemetry data is collected and aggregated by the network devices (e.g. SmartNIC). The AI model is trained at cloud and deployed to the SmartNIC. The predictive analytics and AI inference is managed at the edge device of SmartNIC to achieve real-time close-loop management and mitigation.

Speakers
avatar for Mrittika Ganguli

Mrittika Ganguli

Ganguli, Intel Corporation
Mrittika Ganguli is a PE and Platform System Architect in Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. She has 22 years of experience in platform management, network and storage processing control and data plane, cloud orchestration, telemetry QOS and scheduling Architecture. She has... Read More →
avatar for Yuming Ma

Yuming Ma

Cloud Solution Architect, Intel Corporation
Yuming Ma is a solution architect of Intel DCG (Data Center Group) working on to build cloud solution and system leveraging Intel silicon & adjacency and eco system technology for next generation data center architecture, Prior to Intel, Yuming was chief storage architect of Cisco... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 11:30 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)

11:00 CEST

Connecting Kubernetes Clusters Across Clouds With Kilo - Lucas Servén Marín, Red Hat
In this talk, Lucas Servén presents a solution for creating Kubernetes clusters that span across cloud providers and regions: Kilo, a multi-cloud networking provider built on WireGuard. The talk considers the real-world issues motivating multi-cloud clusters, including: providing service geo-availability, building elastic clusters on-premises, and accessing hardware accelerators from other clouds. Lucas discusses how Kilo addresses these requirements and how its use of WireGuard solves additional cluster connectivity needs, such as deploying multi-cluster Kubernetes services, VPN-ing to clusters, and providing secured access to external services. Finally, the talk demonstrates the practice of running a multi-cluster service on heterogeneous infrastructure and considers some of the issues that arise when doing so.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Servén Marín

Lucas Servén Marín

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Lucas Servén Marín is a principal software engineer from Spain currently working for Red Hat in Berlin. By trade he is an electrical engineer, with a Masters in robotics. After two years at CoreOS, he joined Red Hat where he works on the OpenShift Monitoring team and contributes... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 11:30 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

11:00 CEST

Your Path to Edge Computing - Akraino Edge Stack Update - Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T & Tina Tsou, Arm
The Akraino community was proud to announce the availability of its release 1 on June 6th. The community has experienced extremely rapid growth over the past year, in terms of both membership and community activity.

Before Akraino, developers had to download multiple open source software packages and integrate/test on deployable hardware, which prolonged innovation and increased cost. The Akraino community came up with a brilliant way to solve this integration challenge with the Blueprint model.

An Akraino Blueprint is not just a diagram; it’s real code that brings everything together so users can download and deploy the edge stack in their own environment to address a specific edge use case.

Learn more about the Akraino Edge Stack. In this talk, we will share details about

1. R1 blueprints and its use
2. R2 goals
3. How to engage and contribute to the Akraino Community

Speakers
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →
avatar for Kandan Kathirvel

Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan is the Director at AT&T Labs and he leads the innovations of 5G and Edge Computing. In addition, he serves as a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair at Akraino Edge Stack and Technical Advisory Council (TAC) at Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 11:30 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT

11:45 CEST

Extendable Workflow for ONAP Service Orchestrator - Seshu Kumar Mudiganti, Huawei Technologies & Alexis de Talhouet, Bell Canada
In the recent meetups of ONAP F2F, many of the operators raised concerns on the adoption of ONAP as it is. The main challenges raised were around:

- Feasibility for the plug and play
- Readiness of the modules to be used in the field
- Ease of use and adoption in production

These key challenges are being worked out in the Service Orchestrator project through the use of building blocks that are extendable workflows which could be stitched together
This greatly helps in customizing the functional flows based on the business needs solving the issues around re-usability.

The current topic discusses in detail the design, solution and implementation adopted by Bell Canada and also involves a demo to the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis de Talhouet

Alexis de Talhouet

Senior Technical Architect - Network Automation, Bell Canada
Multi-tasking Technical Architect / Developer building architecture, design and implementation for large-scale software solution deployed in Kubernetes within a private cloud. Strive to build an overall, yet very technical, knowledge of networking and programming.
avatar for Seshu Kumar

Seshu Kumar

Lead Architect, Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Seshu is a Lead Architect in Huawei Technologies and TSC member of ONAP and XGvela open source projects.Hands-on technical Architect with multi-tasking capabilities with a strong track record on defining architecture and solutions for technical research and commercial projects involving... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps

11:45 CEST

Approaches for Plumbing Hardware Accelerated Interfaces to Containerized Network Functions - Thomas F. Herbert, Red Hat
There is strong interest in containerizing network functions to leverage the obvious advantages of containerization. Many network functions require user space access to layer 3 or layer 2 high speed interfaces and bandwidth hungry network functions need zero copy access to the hardware offload features provided in modern 40GB and faster NICs. In this talk, Mr. Herbert will describe and contrast open source methods to plumb hardware accelerated interfaces into a containerized network function. He will discuss zero-copy methods such as SR/IOV and vDPA (vHost Data Path Acceleration.) and how vDPA shows promise as a vendor independent interface. He will also discuss vHost-user, tcflower and AF_XDP data paths and control paths. Finally, he will discuss how containers running in orchestration systems such as Kubernetes can utilize these interfaces.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Herbert

Thomas Herbert

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Thomas is a principal software engineer in the networking group in the Red Hat office of the CTO where he has been working on bringing hardware accelerated network interfaces into containerized network functions. Previously, he has worked on VPP, fd.io CSIT, Network Service Mesh and... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

13:50 CEST

Veo5G Project: A 5G Use Case for Network Data Analytics - Carlos Giraldo & Lorenzo García Cortiñas, Gradiant
This presentation will describe Gradiant's role in the VEO5G R&D project: provide data analytics for networking data in a 5G scenario.

Gradiant researchers will share their experience working with the PNDA.io LFNetworking project and how they manage thousands of Machine Learning models to predict VNF load at the mobile core. VEO5G is an example of the latest technology trends at the service of networking data analytics: Kubernetes, Spark Structured Streaming, and Timeseries Prediction through ML Regression are some of the pieces.

Speakers
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Lorenzo García Cortiñas

Senior Researcher-Engineer | Intelligent Systems Department, Gradiant
Lorenzo García Cortiñas. Telecommunications Engineer by University of Vigo. Joins Gradiant in 2014, working on privacy and security projects on cloud environments (HIGEA, AVATAR, SCAPE); with theese projects he gains expertise on REST API development, SQL and NoSQL databases and... Read More →
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Carlos Giraldo

Senior Researcher, Gradiant
Carlos Giraldo Rodríguez, 27 November 1984, Vigo, Spain. Carlos graduated from Vigo University in Telecommunications Engineering in 2007 with a final thesis on Delay Tolerant Networks applied to Wireless Sensors. Then he moved to Toulouse to start his PhD on Information Theory and... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)

13:50 CEST

Blockchain-based Solution for Reducing the Cost of Settling Inter-carrier Charges - Vipin Kumar Rathi, Delhi University & Sunay Zelawat, Subex Ltd.
This session will provide a brief overview of key Telecom use cases which benefit from using Blockchain and how Blockchain based solution can help CSPs to manage wholesale settlement efficiently and quickly by reducing friction and removing the long settlement and dispute cycles. In the case of Roaming and content, there is a great dependency on intermediaries, Network operators spend substantial amounts of time and effort to resolve the billing discrepancies between the partners and invest a lot of money to avail the roaming settlement services from the clearinghouses Interconnect is considered one of the largest operating costs and ranges from 30% to 50% of the overall operator’s business. Blockchain bases solutions will build transparency and trust across deals and financial transactions, Increased direct control by reducing intermediary dependency and Dispute Management.

Speakers
avatar for Vipin  Rathi

Vipin Rathi

Assistant Professor, University of Delhi
Vipin Rathi is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Delhi. He is ChairPerson of Linux Foundation Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group. He started his career as a Research Fellow in CSIR. He also worked in CERN where he implemented Load balancer as... Read More →
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Sunay Zelawat

Product Director - Partner Management, Subex Ltd.
Sunay currently serves as the Product Director of Partner Management portfolio. He specializes in Telecom Partner Settlement, Digital Billing, Route Optimization and Interconnect Billing. He has 12+ years of experience in the Telecom Industry. He is also a keynote speaker in forums... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT

14:35 CEST

Seamless Transition to CNFs with Tungsten Fabric - Magdalena Zaremba & Jaroslaw Lukow, Codilime
One of the key strengths of LF's Tungsten Fabric is its wide range of integrations and deployment scenarios. As a proven network backend for OpenStack, it powers some of the largest NFV clouds. Now, because it can support integration with Kubernetes as a CNI plugin, it is able to seamlessly incorporate Cloud Native Network Functions into existing environments. In this talk, speakers will focus on combining hardware-virtualized and containerized services, show the TF capabilities of container networking, mixed service chaining between OpenStack instances and K8s pods, and how this can be used to bring the incorporation of CNFs closer to reality - first in your lab and later in larger setups. The benefits of this approach include earlier/easier evaluation of new services and a broader set of services possible to deploy in your existing environment.

Speakers
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Jaroslaw Lukow

DevOps Engineer, Codilime
Jarek is a software engineer turned network/systems engineer turned DevOps. He has been a maintainer of the continuous integration system for the Linux Foundation's Tungsten Fabric/Contrail project before starting to work with various Contrail deployments at scale in telco environments... Read More →
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Magdalena Zaremba

Software Engineer, Codilime
Magda works as a Software Engineer at Codilime. Her professional interests lie in the field of Software Defined Networks. She has been a developer on the Tungsten Fabric project. Now, as a member of the R&D departament at CodiLime, she is engaged in developing novel scenarios of integration... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 14:35 - 15:05 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

15:20 CEST

Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter and P4 - Omer Anson, Huawei Technologies
Suppose you want to implement Zero Trust network, where no-one can be trusted to do more than they must, and SDP, where trusted actors should be allowed access from anywhere. This way you can prevent breaches, which is good, and allow maximum flexibility for your network users, which is even better.

You could do this with smart switches and feature-rich gateways. But they are not cheap. On the other hand, commodity hardware allows you to use eBPF. This allows control all the way to the network header protocol layer, if you need it. You could bring cloud networking to your physical network.

We tried writing directly in eBPF. It’s a long, arduous task. Wouldn’t you prefer a higher-level language?

We implemented a compiler for P4 to eBPF. The result implements our SDP network dataplane.

Speakers
OA

Omer Anson

Software Physicist, Huawei Technologies
Omer is currently a software developer for Huawei. He has 10 years of professional programming experience, with over 6 years expertise in Linux systems and networking. Omer has an M.Sc and B.Sc in Computer Science, and a B.Sc in physics. In his studies, Omer worked on Programme Analysis... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 15:20 - 15:50 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT

16:20 CEST

Lightning Talk: AI Marketplace: We Make AI Accessible and Easy to Use - Jamil Chawki, Orange
Artificial Intelligence is now considered as the main paradigm for the next digital wave and industry 4.0. After an introduction of LF AI foundation projects and landscape, the Lightning Talk will introduce how Orange make AI accessible easy to deploy and to use. By creating a mutualized Open Ecosystem where producers can publish and share AI models that can be easily deployed as a micro-service, Orange AI Marketplace inspires and supports companies in developing their usage of AI, testing and deploying new AI solutions to grow their Business.

Speakers
avatar for Jamil Chawki

Jamil Chawki

Intrapreneur CEO, Orange
Dr Jamil Chawki leads Orange AI Marketplace at Intrapreneurs Studio. He is Chariman of the Outreach Committee of the Linux Foundation AI Foundation. He was in charge of IT and cloud networks open source activity at Orange and convenor of the Collaborative Teams between ITU-T and ISO/IEC... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:20 - 16:30 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)

16:20 CEST

Building a Unified Hybrid Cloud Networking Stack using Open Virtual Network (OVN) - Ankur Kumar Sharma & Manoj Sharma, Nutanix Inc.
Open Virtual Network (OVN) is an open-source SDN controller, providing abstractions for switching, routing, security policies, etc., with steadily improving adoption in the community. However, its implementation is predominantly overlay based, which limits its usage in on-prem deployments, where backend implementation is expected to be VLAN rather than an overlay. We would like to bring OVN control plane to on-prem deployments as well.

In this talk, we will go through the limitations in OVN for on-prem deployment and the corresponding enhancements done. We will explain how these fixes, allowed us to build a unified SDN networking stack which could be used for building on-prem private clouds and overlay backed multi-tenant public clouds. We will further explain, additional work done in OVN to provide hybrid cloud connectivity between on-prem deployments and public clouds.

Speakers
avatar for Ankur Sharma

Ankur Sharma

Staff Engineer, Nutanix Inc.
I work in Cloud Networking group in Nutanix. Primarily responsible for Datapath for SDN solution deployed in Nutanix's XI Cloud services. I have presented earlier in Open Vswitch Conference 2014 (https://www.openvswitch.org/support/ovscon2014/17/1330-OVS_HyperV.pptx) and Open Vswitch... Read More →
avatar for Manoj Sharma

Manoj Sharma

Staff Engineer, Nutanix Inc.
Manoj is a technical lead in cloud networking group in Nutanix Inc. He is responsible for overall SDN stack that is deployed XI Cloud Services. He has presented earlier in Open Vswitch Conference 2018 (https://www.openvswitch.org/support/ovscon2018/6/1340-sharma.pptx)



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:20 - 16:50 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

16:40 CEST

Lightning Talk: Can Blockchain and Machine Learning Cooperate? - Lorella Carbone, IBM
The role of collaborative technologies in training AI systems: How to adopt a blockchain approach to contribute to Visual Recognition Framework increasing accuracy in detection of plant diseases. The solution leverages permissioned blockchain like Hyperledger Fabric and Visual Recognition services like IBM Watson Visual Recognition. This new architectural paradigm has been applied in designing and implementing a 5G use case for a major Italian Telco company.

Speakers
avatar for Lorella Carbone

Lorella Carbone

IT Specialist, IBM
Lorella is one of the technical specialist of the "5G Program" for a major Italian CSP and she joined last month in the IBM 5G Team. In day by day activities, she's able to manage the intersection of many new technologies and application paradigms, providing deep knowledge in AI/ML... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:40 - 16:50 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)

17:05 CEST

ONAP Controller Framework Evolution with CDS - Alexis de Talhouët & Marc-Alexandre Choquette, Bell Canada
A lot of existing controllers focus on transport, by implementing southbound protocols such as NetConf, OpenFlow, etc...

This generic controller also focuses on content, and follow the Inversion of Control pattern. Using a model-driven approach, leveraging TOSCA, network designer are able to define their config provisioning/lice cycle management action in a self-serve manner.

This lightweight micro-service platform has two main capabilities:
1- Focuses on resources required for a given action, source(s), and how to resolve and transform them using templates
2- Enables the self-serve teams to own the configuration logic by providing scripts, or by acting as proxy to 3rd party systems (incl. vendor EMS).

The execution of the former occurs in separate micro-service, able to scale horizontally under load.

Speakers
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Marc-Alexandre Choquette

Lead Architect, Orchestration Platform, Bell Canada
Currently Lead Architect - Orchestration Platform in Bell Canada's network organization, 18 years experience in OSS & BSS development, architecture & operation at Bell Canada.
avatar for Alexis de Talhouet

Alexis de Talhouet

Senior Technical Architect - Network Automation, Bell Canada
Multi-tasking Technical Architect / Developer building architecture, design and implementation for large-scale software solution deployed in Kubernetes within a private cloud. Strive to build an overall, yet very technical, knowledge of networking and programming.



Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:05 - 17:35 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps

17:05 CEST

Running VM Workloads Side by Side with Container Workloads - Sebastian Scheele, Loodse
On Kubernetes clusters, cloud native workloads and (legacy) VM workloads can run side by side. KubeVirt is a project to bring declarative, Kubernetes-style APIs to VM creation, configuration, and management. In this talk, I will demonstrate how you can use the KubeVirt to set up and manage VM inside of a Kubernetes cluster. I will be describing how KubeVirt leverages CPU virtualization to implement a stronger security architecture for Kubernetes.

When combining both approaches, we can run a wider range of workloads, from container cloud-native applications to lift-and-shift applications with KubeVirt.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Scheele

Sebastian Scheele

CEO, Kubermatic
Sebastian Scheele is the CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic. Kubermatic is an enterprise software platform company that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver automated multi-cloud operations. Kubermatic Kubermatic, an enterprise Kubernetes management platform,  automates... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:05 - 17:35 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT
 
Wednesday, September 25
 

11:15 CEST

Accelerating 5G Slicing Deployment via Open Source and Open Standards - Lingli Deng, China Mobile
5G is coming to scale deployment with its appealing killer application on-demand slice automation, which has been the most highlighted use-case of ONAP community lately. 3GPP SA5 defines the 5G slice management reference architecture. TMF discusses the linkage with BSS and 3GPP slicing system. There are multiple implementations of 5G slicing based on ONAP. This presentation summarizes the different ways in which the three ONAPs support slice orchestration and management implementation. It discusses the possible deployment methods of different operators using ONAP to support slicing in different scenarios, and how to further improve the various projects of ONAP to support the next step of improvement of these deployment methods, including collaboration proposals with the relevant standards organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Technical Manager, China Mobile
Lingli obtained her Doctorate in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project which drives SDN/NFV strategy for China Mobile, and has been working on evaluation... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:15 - 11:45 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)

11:15 CEST

The TOSCA Datacenter - Tal Liron, Red Hat
TOSCA has been making inroads into the datacenter and it's high time we asked of it to take us all the way. Originally, it was aimed at deploying on-top-of-the-cloud workloads with the Simple Profile. Then the Simple Profile for NFV was introduced for modeling network services, again on-top-of-the-cloud. But what about the infrastructure? And how does networking fit in there, as a part-of-the-infrastructure workload? In this presentation we'll show how it's possible to use the full potential of TOSCA's object-oriented paradigm and its substitution feature to compose coherent topologies from hardware to networks to applications. This will allow for a more integrated and more manageable datacenter architecture, ready to tackle the ever increasing complexity of our cloud use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Liron

Tal Liron

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tal has been working in the cloud orchestration space for several years. He is currently in the networking team of CTO office of Red Hat, where he focuses on ONAP integration, and previously was at Cloudify. He is the creator of the Puccini TOSCA compiler and has worked on the ARIA... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:15 - 11:45 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

12:00 CEST

Lightning Talk: Using Edge to Reduce Latency Between End Users and Cloud - Nathaniel Moore, StackPath
Cloud datacenters are located where power and cooling are inexpensive. These are far away from population centers, where end users actually live. Since higher latency means lower bandwidth, performance from the Cloud can suffer. Edge Computing sits inbetween the two, terminating end user connections locally, and allowing for buffering and additional computing logic to be executed as close to the end user as possible, while still communicating changes with Cloud-based systems. This kind of asynchronous capability means that applications can accelerate delivery to the end user while still forwarding needed updates and other state information to the Cloud.

Speakers
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Nathaniel Moore

Director, Performance Engineering, StackPath
Nathan Moore is the Director of Performance Engineering at StackPath. He has been heavily involved in the online CDN industry for over 7 years in roles ranging from Principal Architect through Director. He specializes in the technologies which allow online experiences to be delivered... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 12:10 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Edge & IoT

12:00 CEST

Panel Discussion: Tosca VNF Validation for OVP Program - Yan Yang, China Mobile; Rabi Abdel, Vodafone; Haibin Huang, Intel Corporation; Kanagaraj Manickam, Huawei
The LFN OVP is an open-source, community-led compliance and verification program to demonstrate the readiness and availability of commercial NFV products and services, including NFVI and VNFs, using LFN components.

The aim is to bring more consolidation and consistency between ONAP and OPNFV eco-system to deliver a complete certification and verification program for both VNFs and NFVI.
In the presentation, we are going to introduce the joint demonstration work about TOSCA VNF validation within OVP.

What can you expect to learn?
- How ONAP works to manage and orchestrate the Tosca VNF
- An opened test framework for VNF Certification(both Compliance Testing and Lifecycle Testing)
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Speakers
avatar for Kanagaraj Manickam

Kanagaraj Manickam

Lead Architect, Huawei Technologies India
Kanag is having expertise in NFV cloud &Orchestration domains, focusing mainly on LFNOVP for VNF testing & certifications and he hasestablished VNF Test platform (VTP) in ONAPVNFSDK for OVP and along with CVC team, hedemoed VNF compliance and validation testing inONS NA & EU 2019... Read More →
avatar for Victor Gao

Victor Gao

Architect, Huawei Technologies
Weitao(Victor) Gao, the architect of EdgeGallery, an open source mec project. ONAP VNFSDK Project PTL,Senior Software Engineer of Huawei Cloud Network Opensource Department. LF Networking Community CVC Committee Huawei representative, mainly active in VNF certification, MANO, ETSI... Read More →
avatar for Rabi Abdel

Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →
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Haibin Huang

Cloud SW Engineer, Intel
Haibin Huang is an engineer of the Datacenter and Cloud Software (DCS) team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Haibin joined Intel in 2016. He has been working on Huawei after he graduated from Zhejiang University and got his Master's degree in Computer Science. He... Read More →
avatar for Yan Yang

Yan Yang

Project Manager, China Mobile
Yan Yang is project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She has more than 6 years experience in software design and development in telecom industry and 4 years experience of project development and management in open source community. She has a deep understanding of NFV domain... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 12:30 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)

12:00 CEST

NUMA Awareness in Kubernetes with Topology Manager - Louise Daly, Intel Corporation & Feng Pan, Red Hat
Kubernetes is becoming the choice orchestrator for containerized deployments, with users flocking to it. More workloads are becoming performance sensitive to achieve the results now expected of them. K8s has started to evolve to cater for such workloads with the creation of the CPU and Device Manager to handle the compute and device resources on a K8s node. However, these components act independently of each other, which results in sub-optimal resource allocations. These less than ideal resource allocations can severely impact performance sensitive workloads. We are working in the K8s community to introduce a Topology Manager component that will co-ordinate these resource allocations, to ensure optimal performance.This talk will introduce and demonstrate the Topology Manager, showcase benchmark results showcasing its benefits and finally discuss the different use cases this applies to.

Speakers
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Feng Pan

Software Engineering Manager, Red Hat
Feng Pan is an engineering manager in Office of the CTO at Red Hat working on emerging open source networking projects. Coming from networking background, Feng’s main interest is in the area of networking technology transformation. Currently, Feng is working on enhancing advanced... Read More →
avatar for Louise Daly

Louise Daly

Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
Software Engineer at Intel. Working towards cloud native orchestration of workloads, currently looking at enabling compute resources in Kubernetes such as CPU Pinning & Isolation, Topology Awareness, Huge Pages etc. to improve application performance, provide predicable performance... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 12:30 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

12:00 CEST

Multi-Access, Multi-Edge Access with Akraino - Tapio Tallgren, Nokia & Ferenc Szekely, SUSE
The ETSI Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) started with the idea that a base station can host a server. The benefits of being close are low latency -- critical for AR/VR applications -- and processing information close to the producer so that all does not need to be transmitted.

The Akraino MEC API Framework project creates tools that translate the ETSI APIs to programming language interfaces, and provides a repository where applications can find available APIs. The Akraino uMEC project is an ultra-small MEC platform that can be deployed in a lightpole in a Smart City, along a Smart Highway, or in a liftfork in a Smart Factory.

We tested the uMEC concept in a hackathon in Finland, with the task to create new applications for smart city denizens. We are planning to create a demo platform next that would allow the participants to create applications that will use real MEC APIs.

Speakers
avatar for Ferenc Székely

Ferenc Székely

Developer Program, SUSE
Working at SUSE's Developer Program. We are helping companies on their cloud transformation journey. I am looking forward hearing about interesting uses cases where uMEC (Micro MEC) would be a potential solution.
avatar for Tapio Tallgren

Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio has a long history of representing Nokia in different open source projects and their technical steering committees. Currently he focuses on Akraino, where he has two projects and one committee to look after. Tapio has been giving several presentations in recent Open Networking... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 12:30 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT

12:10 CEST

Lightning Talk: Auto Test Case Generation from Cloud Definition Using Rule-based Systems - Sridhar Rao, Spirent Communications
In this talk, Sridhar will present how one can take advantage of Infrastructure as code, by generating testcase automatically from the cloud definition files such as blueprints, templates, config-files, etc, using a rule-based systems such as Drools. In this talk, Sridhar will take Airship's blueprints and templates as example cloud infrastructure definition, and VNF package definitions for application information. The testcases that will be generated from reading these files would be OPNFV Testcases from different testing projects such as functest, yardstick and VSPERF. Though the Idea is novel, which has never been explored before, the challenge is in designing a rules engine to auto generate the testcases. This challenge will be the focus of the talk.

Speakers
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Sridhar Rao

Architect, Spirent Communications
Sridhar received his Ph.D degree in computer science from National University of Singapore, in 2007. Sridhar’s research interests are mainly in the domain of next-generation wired and wireless networking, and use of Machine-Learning in Networking. Sridhar is currently working as... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:10 - 12:20 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)

14:35 CEST

Cloud Native Network Provisioning with Network Service Mesh in the CNF Testbed - Taylor Carpenter, Vulk Coop & Nikolay Nikolaev, VMware
Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a CNCF sandbox project. NSM augments the Kubernetes networking to support running workloads for domains which are not covered by the default networking provided in K8s in a declarative cloud native manner. The CNF Testbed is an initiative within the CNCF to verify and layer the grounds of Cloud-native Network Function standardization. Both groups worked together for the last several months and implemented a set of use-cases, which target to prove the viability of the approach and allow for a practical look at deploying and maintaining solutions based on Cloud-native technologies. The session will present the work done, the current status, some conclusions and possible directions. An active feedback from the wider community and the audience is perceived as well as a post-session discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Carpenter

Taylor Carpenter

Senior Factotum and Chief Cat Herder, Vulk Coop
Partner at Vulk Cooperative - http://vulk.coop | Lead on CNCF CNF Testbed, Telecom User Group and CNF Conformance initiatives. OpenSource advocate, using Linux since 1994 with the 1.0 release and gnu tools on other unix systems before that. OpsDev geek. Elixir and Ruby programmer... Read More →
avatar for Nikolay Nikolaev

Nikolay Nikolaev

Technical Lead, Kong Inc.
Nikolay Nikolaev is a Technical Lead in the Office of the CTO at Kong Inc. where he works on the Kuma Envoy Control Plane. For the last 17 years, he has been implementing networking software ranging from hardware boxes to powerful server applications and virtualized data planes. He... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 14:35 - 15:05 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

14:35 CEST

Panel Discussion: Autonomous Smart Slices at the Edge - Lingli Deng, China Mobile & Jianguo Zeng, Huawei Technologies
The business scenario of this joint demonstration is a crowded hot spot coverage area in China Mobile, such as large shopping malls and stadiums. When using Tencent video integrated with Tencent Slice SDK, the user terminal user of the game service enters this area, and uses the intelligent experience prediction algorithm deployed on the edge to ensure that the user experience automatically triggers the on-demand creation of eMBB slices in this hotspot area. And associated with the user terminal, the 5G core network data plane gateway is automatically deployed to the edge site closest to the user access location, and the edge service traffic is diverted nearby. Through the in-depth cooperation between OTT applications and SP networks, ONAP implements intelligent orchestration of edge slices to ensure high-quality priority experience for end users.

Speakers
avatar for Zeng Jianguo

Zeng Jianguo

Software Architect, Huawei Technologies
Join Huawei since 2001, 15+ year experience in Transport network management solution, Technical planning for open source in network management solution. Now is Software architect in ONAP.
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Technical Manager, China Mobile
Lingli obtained her Doctorate in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project which drives SDN/NFV strategy for China Mobile, and has been working on evaluation... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 14:35 - 15:05 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT

15:20 CEST

Kubernetes for NFV - VNFs and CNFs - Srinivasa Addepalli & Ravi Chunduru, Intel Corporation
Many know that IT applications as containers can be orchestrated by Kubernetes. Do you know that there are industry efforts to extend Kubernetes to deploy Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and Containerized Network Functions (CNFs)? By bringing networking and performance concepts from Openstack to Kubernetes world, one can use Kubernetes to orchestrate all kinds of deployment types (VNFs, CNFs, VMs, containers and functions). In this talk, we will present the work that was done in LFN community - ONAP and OPNFV, CNCF community and LFE community - Akraino to enable K8S to deploy VNFs and CNFs. We, then talk about roadmap items - soft and strict multi-tenancy in K8S, network slicing, service mesh acceleration and supporting provider networks etc... At the end, we briefly touch upon some of the use cases from ONAP that demonstrate inter-working of VNFs, CNFs and Micro-Services together.

Speakers
avatar for Srinivasa Addepalli

Srinivasa Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel
Srini Addepalli is a Sr. Principal Engineer in the Intel Software group. He is one of the principal architects of networking, security & Edge technologies for the Network Function Virtualization/Containerization (NFV/NFC) and Software Defined Networks (SDN). Srini previously served... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Chunduru

Ravi Chunduru

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon
Ravi Chunduru is a Senior Architect at Network and Technology, Verizon responsible for design and implementation of OSS systems for Virtual Network Services. An Open source contributor to projects such as Openstack, OPNFV Promise. He joined Verizon from Clearpath Networks worked... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 15:20 - 15:50 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking

16:15 CEST

Panel Discussion: Embracing Cloud Native on the Path to 5G - Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Rabi Abdel, Vodafone; Lincoln Lavoie, UNH Interoperability Lab; Frederick Kautz, doc.ai; Taylor Carpenter, Vulk Coop
Communications service providers, from telcos to cable operators, continue to reimagine their networks and look towards next-gen services. As the industry move towards 5G, these next-gen services will increasingly need to include cloud native network functions (CNFs) running on cloud native infrastructure such as Kubernetes and Network Service Mesh using CI/CD and automated testing. Building on previous discussions, this panel of CNF experts will discuss how the path to cloud native is forming for CSPs, including lessons learned, progress to date, and where things are headed next.

Speakers
avatar for Rabi Abdel

Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →
avatar for Lincoln Lavoie

Lincoln Lavoie

Senior Engineer, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab
Lincoln Lavoie is a senior engineer at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, responsible for the NFV, Gfast, DSL, Wi-Fi, and GPON programs and services offered by the lab. He currently serves as the technical chair of the Broadband Forum and the chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Kautz

Frederick Kautz

Head of Edge Infrastructure, Doc.ai
Frederick Kautz is Head of Edge Infrastructure at Doc.ai. He was previously a Principal Software Engineer in the Office of Technology at Red Hat where he focused on improving the overall state of container networking and container+SDN integration. Frederick is an active contributor... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Carpenter

Taylor Carpenter

Senior Factotum and Chief Cat Herder, Vulk Coop
Partner at Vulk Cooperative - http://vulk.coop | Lead on CNCF CNF Testbed, Telecom User Group and CNF Conformance initiatives. OpenSource advocate, using Linux since 1994 with the 1.0 release and gnu tools on other unix systems before that. OpsDev geek. Elixir and Ruby programmer... Read More →
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)

16:15 CEST

Edge Computation Offloading - Miroslav Mikluš, PANTHEON.tech
The promise of 5G: low latency and high bandwidth. In this talk we will discuss how Radio Access Network could be used to offload tasks from the end-user device to the edge. We will demonstrate a client application (mobile device) that can execute compute-intensive tasks on an edge compute node. K8s has been used on a RAN site to host specialized container application, based on TensorFlow and pre-trained models, to classify image content, created on client devices. Working example with source code will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Miroslav Mikluš

Miroslav Mikluš

CPO, PANTHEON.tech
Miroslav Miklus is a CPO at Pantheon technologies, a software development company, with more than 15 years of experience in software development.



Wednesday September 25, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT

17:00 CEST

Lightning Talk: Cloud Native Resource Management - Sonam Saxena, Google
Enterprise/IT developers and operators have to use many different tools to manage different resource types with different providers. Workflows can be hard to orchestrate across non-interoperable tools. Often there is confusing inconsistency across the various configuration tools used.

This session will talk about how to gain consistency in multi-environment management using Kubernetes-native tooling

Speakers
avatar for Sonam Saxena

Sonam Saxena

Product Manager, Google Cloud, Google
Sonam is Head of Product for Google Cloud Deployment Manager and focuses on the CI/CD and DevOps space. He has over 17 years of experience as a PM in startups and enterprises as a PM and lives in Seattle with his wife and 2 daughters. Over weekends he likes to climb mountains and... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 17:00 - 17:10 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)

17:00 CEST

Panel Discussion: How OVP will bring Interoperability Across the Networking Stack - Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Rabi Abdel, Vodafone; Lincoln Lavoie, UNH Interoperability Lab
Recognizing the need for neutral, open source, community-driven verification initiatives for NFV deployments, the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) was launched in early 2018 with a focus on commercial NFVI/VIM product offerings. OVP is now evolving to cover compliance, validation, performance and testing of VNFs. In this session, learn how the program is expanding, process updates to begin addressing VNF validation, and how the program is working with GSMA and leading global carriers in the Common NFVI Telco Taskforce (CNTT) to create a common NFVI for the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Rabi Abdel

Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →
avatar for Lincoln Lavoie

Lincoln Lavoie

Senior Engineer, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab
Lincoln Lavoie is a senior engineer at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, responsible for the NFV, Gfast, DSL, Wi-Fi, and GPON programs and services offered by the lab. He currently serves as the technical chair of the Broadband Forum and the chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)

17:10 CEST

Lightning Talk: Service Flavor Selector to Deliver Customer Service with ONAP Using TM Forum Standards - René Robert, Orange
On one hand, Marketing people and ordering system wants to be able to request any kind of services, without having to care about vendor solutions or technology used.

On the other hand, ONAP is great to design and deliver a technical network service but is expecting very detailed and precise service request: in particular if several solutions/flavors are possible, it is necessary to explicitly indicate which solution/flavor to instantiate.

Using Telecom Management Forum standards, in addition with some simple instantiation rules, we can explain and demonstrate, via a proof-of concept application, a possible solution for ONAP to interconnect, understand and process service orders and eventually deliver customer services : the missing piece between Business Operating System (BOS) and ONAP.

Speakers
avatar for René ROBERT

René ROBERT

Senior enterprise architect, Orange
René Robert is senior enterprise architect at Orange Labs, implicated in network to IT transformation programs. Large experience in information system architecture (OSS/BSS), Orange API program and research project management, he also contributed to TM Forum and ETSI/NFV standardization... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 17:10 - 17:20 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps

17:20 CEST

Lightning Talk: Industry Harmonization for Shaping a Management Ecosystem and Promoting Innovation - Magnus Buhrgard, Ericsson
Industry alignment is key to creating a healthy management ecosystem and a base for service innovation. The presentation will address what is happening and the potential regarding industry alignment between ONAP, ETSI NFV, ETSI ZSM, 3GPP, MEF, TM Forum, etc

Speakers
avatar for Magnus Buhrgard

Magnus Buhrgard

Open Source and Standardization Manager, Ericsson LM
Magnus Buhrgard is the program manager for Ericsson's ONAP engagement. He is also Ericsson's primary delegate to ETSI ISG ZSM. With 30 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, his work has spanned a multitude of architectures and technologies, reaching from fiberoptic... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 17:20 - 17:30 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps