[Premise: Open source SDN will deliver the innovation networks need.]
[Scott’s Notes on topics to cover:
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is paving the way for self-service innovation, enabling higher levels of access and control over networks and their resources. In this session, you’ll hear about how SDN architecture decouples the control and data elements of the network to provide an open, flexible, and centralized management model.
Software Defined Networking is starting to deliver on the promises of a highly automated and programmable network that is open and standards based. In this session, hear about how SDN architecture decouples the control and data elements of the network to provide an open, flexible, and centralized management model, learn about the SDN landscape, open projects and standards that are impacting the industry. Hear about technologies available today that will move your physical networking infrastructure towards an SDN enabled environment.
* Industry overview – who is investing in SDN and how they are doing it. Commercial and Open Project overview – open source projects like OVS and ODL.
* SDN Controllers – OpenDayLight overview – physical and NFV capabilities
* Expansion of Software Defined beyond the network – SDN to SDX –the expansion towards SDX – software defined everything.]
We’ve been hearing all day that the world of IT is changing. The scale is increasing across nearly all dimensions and the needs are increasingly dynamic.
By contrast the network hasn’t changed much
Device-by-device => Network-wide
Open Standards => Open Standards + Open Source
Proprietary Software => Open Source
Networking, Storage, Compute => Converged IT
Hardware => Software
Open Standards Open Standards + Open Source
Proprietary Software Open Source
Networking, Storage, Compute Converged IT
To a large extent, this is the rise of open source networking
So, what does this look like? Well, right now, as we’ve said, networks are very device centric with operation taking place on a device-by-device basis. Further, each device is not just the
Innovation is limited both by
Architecture because most changes need to happen across silos
Economics because there’s limited incentive to fix things if you’re locked into a silo
Also talk about cost: capex/opex
Avoid vendor lock-in: multiple suppliers of the same code base
Have a seat at the table: development is open to user input
Faster innovation: more and more diverse contributors
Easier integration: combine multiple solutions if they share an open source base
Mention why these three are called out: exemplars at different layers
Something like the difference between an RFP and the proposals that come back.
Explain the difference between membership levels from the point of view of customers.
Key point here is that multiple people are actually selling it.
Mention differences between ways of productizing
Using some pieces of OpenDaylight in a product
Basing your product on OpenDaylight
Opens up cool ways for vendors to partner more easily to provide solutions
Read one outloud.
[Needs to have the colors in the diagram made less ugly]
Use this slide to talk about SDN => SDX
This will enhance the whole data center, change the title to reflect that.
[Maybe drop this slide since it’s very close to marketing.]