- Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
- Start of the Conference 08.30
- Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.00
- Seated Lunch: 12.30
- End of Conference: 18.30
Eric Vyncke, Co-Chair of IPv6 Council of Belgium
Introducing the tests of trouble shooting in segment routing means and its benefits. Focusing on the combination of multicast and segment routing. The presentation is based upon latest test results including leading vendors and their forefront solutions.
Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director, EANTC
Carsten Rossenhövel is Managing Director and co-founder of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC is a test lab specializing in telecommunication technologies and offers vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers. In this role Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks testing and is responsible for EANTC's business development and marketing. His technical areas of expertise include Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and transport network solutions (MPLS; SDN; Carrier Ethernet). Before joining EANTC, he studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and worked as a Software Engineer as well as Consultant in the financial services and media sector. In 1999 he founded EANTC together with Gabriele Schrenk and Herbert Almus.
Service Function Chain (SFC) allows the selected traffic to traverse an ordered set of Service Function Forwarders (SFF) and Service Functions (SF) in the network. To some extent, SFC could be deemed as a special application of the source routing mechanism. Describing how to leverage the USR to realize a transport-independent SFC by encoding the SFC path information as an MPLS label stack.
Mach Chen, Principal Engineer, Huawei
5G mobile network is expected to provide flexible data path to be optimized based on requirements from the applications of 5G. Describing what the issues in current mobile networking for that and how SRv6 can deal with those issues to make the data path in the 5G mobile simple and programmable. And also sharing the latest status in SDOs for 5G mobile.
Satoru Matsushima, Deputy Director, Softbank
Satoru Matsushima is a Deputy Director in SoftBank's Network Division of Technology Unit. He has experience in the telecommunication industry in design, planning and deploying networksand services. His expertise in IP based technologies, such as MPLS, IPv6, SDN and other related protocols. He participates regularly in IETF standardization meetings, and co-authors Request For Comment (RFC) documents and Internet Drafts to standardize protocols. He is currently working to develop new mobile network architecture and solutions with software defined infrastructures and virtualization technology. The goal of his work is to simplify current networks and is able to provide programmability for 5G applications.
In some cases a customer may request its service provider/operator to steer the traffic over specific path to meet specific customer SLA requirements. In majority of cases these specific customer requirements can be framed into pre-defined path/topology options based on commonly used constrains.
Depicting how these use cases can be solved with Flex Algo to design constrained topology/path for unicast as well as multicast based on operator design logic.
Arkadiy Gulko, Principal Network Architect, Thomson Reuters
Arkadiy Gulko is a Principal Network Architect at Thomson Reuters. He has more than 20 years of in-depth experience in network architecture, design, development and service transition. Arkadiy, as the principal technologist, has been deeply involved in setting a vision for the future, research and development to proactively approach network challenges and upcoming business requirements. Throughout his career, he has led on introducing various innovative technologies: he was one of the first operators to support native multicast and later MVPN services; he pioneered in commencing ATM, DWDM, IP/MPLS, IPT/VOIP technology within his organization. In his current role, Arkadiy is responsible for transformation to an orchestrated connectivity platform to develop and operate a modern, secure and fully automated set of Network Connectivity Services underpinned by Segment Routing and BIER Technology. He is a co-author and contributor to multiple IETF drafts."
Describing a large WEB/OTT experience with centralized SRTE.
Providing a better understanding of SRTE in this segment.
Dennis Cai, Chief Network Architect, Alibaba
Dennis Cai, chief architect of Alibaba network infrastructure, responsible for the architecture and the future evolution of the Alibaba production network, including data center, metro, backbone and edge network. Before join Alibaba, Dennis was a distinguished engineer at Cisco. As lead architect in Cisco SP business group, he was responsible for defining Cisco next-generation network platforms, architectures and solutions for the SP and Web market segments.
Update on the latest deployment experience (Web/OTT, SP and Large Enterprise, spanning DC, metro and WAN, SR-MPLS and SRv6) New SR technology together with their use-cases (e.g. 5G, SDWAN, SR in the entreprise, SR to the host). Update on SR implementation in open-source projects (Linux, FD.IO) and latest interop.
Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow
Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 20-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems. Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment. He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 40 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity. Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments. Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 130 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (8 RFC’s, 20 drafts on standard’s track) or books. Clarence holds a Masters in Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.
Mark Townsley, Cisco Fellow
Presenting, based on several case studies, some recommendations as for IPv6 address management in complex enterprise environments.
Enno Rey, ERNW
Enno is a long-time IPv6 practitioner who regularly tweets (@enno_insinuator) or posts (https://insinuator.net/tag/ipv6/) about IPv6.
Describing how Reliance Jio has leveraged IPv6 from infrastructure to the customer's premises to enable the delivery of all consumer services e.g. voice, video etc. over its fastest growing mobile network. Discussing MAP-T deployment for wireline services.
B Nagaraj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Reliance JIO
Rajiv Asati, Distinguished Engineer, CTO Cloud & Network Services, Cisco
Rajiv Asati, a Distinguished Engineer with 18+ yrs of Cisco life, is responsible for 'Architectures & Strategies' in Advanced Services CTO team with a focus on disruptive technologies. He is a Subject Matter Expert/Consultant, a key goto technical resource, and well respected thought-leader across many key IP/NGN technologies (Virtualization, IPv6, IP/MPLS, Routing, BNG, Multicast, L3/L2VPN, QoS, Video etc) and related products. He has 70+ Patents (issued/pending) in the area of networking, security, IoT, block-chain etc., CCIE certification, and written 100+ engineering documents/design guides/white-papers. He also works very closely with the development engineering to drive the forward-looking features. During his Cisco career, he has worked with Service Providers, Enterprises, Govt./Universities etc. around the world, strategizing and architecting/designing large scale/complex IP and MPLS based multi-play networks and providing trusted advisory to CxOs. He incubated the 1st IP NGN Solution architecture (CESNA) for Cable MSOs/SPs back in 2006 and led its evolution and worldwide adoption through 2011. Rajiv has presented at numerous conferences/seminars such as NCTA, SCTE Cable Show, APRICOT, CiscoLive, MPLS Congress, SEVTs, EBCs etc. since 2003. He was one of the featured Speakers on ciscolive.com in 2011. His ongoing industry standards contributions IETF (10+ RFCs & drafts in 6man, v6ops, softwire, DHC, IDR, MPLS WGs etc.) and CableLabs (BSoD L2VPN, DPoEPON, DOCSIS 3.0 OSSI & MEF specifications). Prior to joining Cisco, Rajiv worked with 'AT&T Labs' to design & deploy Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN), and Nortel Networks to develop SS7 & ISDN protocols based switches.
Providing an update on the IPv6 journey that Microsoft IT Networking team is on right now. The team aims to move from Dual-Stack to IPv6-Only on the corporate networks.
Veronika McKillop, Network Architect, Microsoft
Veronika McKillop works as a Network Architect in Microsoft IT. She leads the Enterprise IPv6 efforts with the long-term goal of moving all corporate services to IPv6-Only. Prior to joining Microsoft, Veronika worked in Cisco as a Consulting Systems Engineer in the Global Service Provider team. Veronika chairs the UK IPv6 Council which she founded in order to bring the technical, business and government community together and to progress the IPv6 deployments in the UK.
IPv6 Segment Routing can be used to provide application-aware load-balancing in a decentralized manner, by steering packets from a new flow through a set of candidate servers, until one of them decides to accept the connection.
Yoann Desmouceaux, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique de Paris
After his studies at École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) where he followed the Network/Security track, Yoann Desmouceaux completed his MSc in Advanced Computing at Imperial College (London, U.K.). He is currently undertaking an industrial PhD under joint supervision of Mark Townsley (Cisco Systems) and Thomas Clausen (École Polytechnique). His research interests include high-performance networking, IPv6-centric protocols, load-balancing, reliable multicast and data-center optimization algorithms.
Roland Thienpont, Director IP Product Marketing EMEA, Nokia
Roland has over 25 years of experience within the networking and data communications industry, in the areas of engineering, technology and product strategy and product management. From early 2000 until 2016 he had the role of IP product manager for Nokia's IP/MPLS Service Router and Ethernet Services Switch products for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Recently he took the role of Director Product Marketing for IP. Roland holds a MSc. in Electronic Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunications from the University of Antwerp and an Alcatel International Master in Management.
Providing the approaches to scale PCE to realize the new paradigm of network services such as Bandwidth on Demand and Self Optimizing Network.
Ranga Maddipudi, Product Line Manager, Cisco
Ranga is Product Line Manager in Cisco Service Provider Networking Automation and Analytics Business Unit. Ranga currently manages Product Management of Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), XR Traffic Controller (XTC), and Network Analytics. Prior to this Ranga worked on Product Management of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) - NFV Orchestration, Elastic Services Controller (ESC) - VNF Manager , and Cisco NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) by partnering with Redhat, Intel, Zenoss, WWT etc. Ranga has over twenty years of experience in computer networking, virtualization and cloud technologies in different roles: product development, technical marketing and product management. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Sonny Franslay, Product Manager, Cisco
Sonny is Product Line Manager in Cisco Service Provider Networking Automation and Analytics Business Unit and currently manages the product line of WAN AutomationEngine (WAE), including WAE’s integrated solution with Cisco’s XR Traffic Controller (XTC). Sonny has over seventeen years’ experience in the industry. He has spent a good number of those years in the field as a Consulting System Engineer, working with service provider customers, helping them with solutions for network management, planning, and optimization. He has also worked as a Network Engineer for several global service providers, providing him with an intimate insight and understanding of the challenges and needs of service provider customers. Sonny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from National University of Singapore, and Master’s degree in Finance from Singapore Management University. He is also a CCIE holder.
Carriers globally recognize the considerable benefits of moving to fully software-defined service-aware transport networks, however the path to implementation has been slow. Describing an organic, two-stage approach to service-aware SDN implementation that is gaining recognition with global service providers, with clear benefits demonstrated at each stage.
Ori Gerstel, Founder & CTO, Sedona Systems
Ori Gerstel is founder and CTO of Sedona Systems – a leading supplier of multilayer network control software. Before starting Sedona, Ori was a Principal Engineer at Cisco, where he was responsible for driving the architecture of router-transport integration. Before joining Cisco in 2002, Ori held senior architecture positions at Tellabs and Nortel, where he architected the first mesh optical network and the first fully switched optical network, respectively. He started his work in optical networking at IBM, where the first commercial DWDM system was developed. For his contributions, Ori was awarded the grade of IEEE Fellow (2008) and OSA Fellow (2014). Ori has published approximately 100 papers in the main international conferences and journals in the field, as well as several book chapters. He holds over 35 granted patents on optical and multilayer networks, and a similar number of pending patents. He served as Editor in Chief for IEEE/OSA JOCN and as a conference committee member and co-chair of several conferences and is regularly invited to teach short courses, attend panels, and give plenary talks at the main conferences of the field. He also serves as steering committee member for OFC. Ori holds a PhD from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Detailing a new approach that combines inter-PCE communication (Backward Recursive method or hierarchical relationship) and path configuration offered by stateful extensions of PCEP.
Julien Meuric, R&D Engineer on Transport Networks, Orange
Discussing the role of SDN Controllers in the Broadcast TV environment. Examining how a SDN Controller can be used to perform computation and instantiation of diversely-routed pairs of traffic-engineered P2MP LSPs in the WAN, in order to carry contribution and distribution feeds. Describing the role of a SDN Controller in the TV Studio environment, in order to allow migration from legacy Synchronous Digital Interface (SDI) to an IP-based switch fabric.
Julian Lucek, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks
Julian Lucek is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Juniper Networks, where he has been working with many operators on the design and evolution of their networks. Before joining Juniper Networks in 1999, he worked at BT for several years, at first in the Photonics Research Department and later in the data transport and routing area. During this time he gained a PhD in ultrahigh-speed optical transmission and processing from Cambridge University. He is the holder of several patents in the area of communications technology. He has a Master's degree in Physics from Cambridge University and holds Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE) certification number 21. He is co-author of the book "MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies", by Ina Minei and Julian Lucek. This book is now in its third edition.
Giving a holistic overview of how SDN controllers bring value to existing core networks, and introducing new ways to differentiate flow-handling and traffic distribution. This helps an operator to steer flows through most optimal paths and provide a competitive service offering for best-effort traffic, for premium traffic and for any type of traffic in between.
Gunter Van de Velde, Product Line Manager, Nokia
In order to solve the challenges of SR-TE, more PCE functionalities can be introduced:
. Allocating the node/agency segment centrally
. Allocating the MPLS multicast forwarding entry
. Allocating the forwarding MPLS unicast forwarding entry
. Downloading the BFD parameters
Zhenbin Li, Chief IP Standard Representative of Huawei Network Product Line, Huawei
Zhenbin Li is in charge of the research and standard promotion work of IP protocols. Before that he had been the Chief IP/MPLS Service Architect and the Chief Architect of SDN controller to be responsible for the service and architecture design of IP software platform and SDN controller. Zhenbin Li and his team are taking an active part in the IP/MPLS/SDN standardization work in IETF and promote the innovation of SR, BGP/VPN, PCE, SBI/NBI, Telemetry, etc.
Combining transport optimized silicon, segment routing traffic engineering, small (fixed) systems, automation and simplicity in fast-growing IP/MPLS networks for massive TCO reduction, operational benefits and elimination of complex and proprietary black-box components. This is paired with a multiplanar topology, providing minimal vendor lock-in and horizontal scaling.
Johan Gustawsson, Senior Network Architect, Telia
Johan Gustawsson is a Senior Network Architect with Telia Carrier, driving network architecture, strategy and transformation in IP/MPLS, automation and virtualization for the world’s #1 Internet backbone. Prior to that, he was part of the Telia Group (CTO office) Network Architecture team focusing on cross-OpCo synergies and initiatives for global SD-WAN deployment, network virtualization as well as created the architecture for the group-wide automation & orchestration framework. In addition, he is providing subject matter expertise in IP routing, BNG, SDN and NFV. Johan also holds a degree of Science in Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology and is currently serving as an advisor to several open-source projects including OpenDaylight and OPNFV
In response to the threat of an optical interface failure, critical traffic is rerouted to other paths in the network before the link fails. This was accomplished in a real-world environment with software that used link interface statistics, NetFlow data, as well as routing telemetry and analytics to predict the interface failure.
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, CTO, Packet Design
Cengiz Alaettinoglu is a founding member of the company's R&D staff and provides technical direction for the product portfolio. His early experimental work, analyzing routing convergence and scalability properties, and correlating network performance issues to routing protocol incidents, lead to the creation of route analytics technology and the Packet Design product suite. He is currently working on real-time SDN analytics and orchestration applications that intelligently satisfy path and bandwidth demands without negatively impacting other services. Prior to Packet Design, Cengiz was with USC's Information Sciences Institute where he worked on the Routing Arbiter project. He was co-chair of the IETF's Routing Policy System Working Group, has been published widely, and is a popular lecturer at industry events worldwide. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland
EVPN, as an overlay technology, is quite relevant for Service Providers. It provides L2, L3 and IRB type of functionalities into a single BGP address-family. Looking at few use cases, the motivation behind its usage and its adoption.
Patrice Brissette, Principal Engineer, Cisco
Patrice Brissette, Principal Engineer and Architect for Service Provider L2 and EVPN Technologies. Patrice Brissette leverages 20 years R&D in the telecommunication industry. He is currently Principal Engineer at Cisco involved in current and future L2 / EVPN solutions and architectures working with large customers, standards and strategic product development. Patrice is also active within IETF and other standards organizations.
How EW and NS BGP algorithm can be used for load-balancing and migration in an EVPN fabric inside the DC. How to attain end-to-end EW traffic engineering across-DCs with an underlay built on Segment Routing using EVPN-VXLAN as the overlay.
How to achieve NS traffic optimization by inter-connecting EVPN fabrics to an L3VPN-MPLS core and the inherent translation between EVPN and L3VPN NLRI
Deepti Chandra, Product Manager, Juniper Networks
Explaining the EVPN key benefits to support SD-WAN service requirements. VXLAN, a well-known traffic encapsulation in DC environments, is available for EVPN to assure connectivity between branches and cloud based services. The EVPN control plane also includes a wide range of security features, beneficial for SD-WAN services which mainly reside in untrusted environments (branch sites connected via internet).
Gilles Geerts, Senior IP Consulting Engineering, Nokia
Gilles Geerts is Consulting Engineer in the Network Solutions and Consulting team at Nokia, EMEA region. In this role, he provides design guidelines based upon best practices and customer requirements with a special focus on IP/MPLS architectures and next-gen Business Services. For this, he interworks with Nokia technical sales as well as technical experts in leading EMEA service providers. Currently based in Antwerp, Belgium, Gilles has more than 17 years of experience working on Enterprise and Provider IP/MPLS networks throughout the world. He has been part of the Nokia¹s IP Division for the last 13 years in a consulting and new product introduction role. He holds Nokia SRA (#28) certificate and has a master degree in electro-mechanics.
Focusing on few aspects of EVPN bcast/mcast flooding suppression:
a) Suppression of IPv4 ARP flooding (ARP Proxy)
b) Suppression of IPv6 ND flooding (ND Proxy)
c) Suppression of IGMP flooding (IGMP Snooping/Proxy)
d) Reduction of multicast flooding (IGMP Snooping/Proxy)
Krzysztof Szarkowicz, Professional Services Consultant, Juniper Networks
Krzysztof Grzegorz Szarkowicz (JNCIE, CCIE) has over 20 years of experience in networking industry, gained during early years of his career with Hewlett Packard Labs, Telia Research, Ericsson, and Cisco Systems. Then, in 2007, Krzysztof joined Juniper Networks Professional Services team and later became Senior Consultant. He has worked on multiple different projects - mainly in Europe and Middle East - with many Telecoms and ISP including some of global reach such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telenor, Telstra, Orange, Vodafone or Saudi Telecom. He is the co-author of O'Reilly book titled "MPLS in the SDN Era". Currently Krzysztof holds the position of Product Line Manager in Routing Product Team in Juniper Networks.