Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:00am

NFV deployments represent some of the most demanding workloads in OpenStack clouds, yet the economic and operational promise of NFV makes this a high-value technical challenge for service providers worldwide. In this webinar we will discuss a joint solution based on Big Switch’s SDN Fabrics (for cloud and for visibility) and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 7 for a large NFV deployment at tier-1 US telecom provider.  For deploying OpenStack cloud for NFV, the following key design principles will be discussed:

  • Resiliency & Performance at Scale
  • Reducing Operational Complexity
  • Integrated Security & Analytics

Demo: OpenStack Network Automation

Additionally, pervasive visibility of NFV environment is critical due to east-west traffic across NFV workloads and increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.  Big Switch’s Big Monitoring Fabric enables advanced visibility and security to the OpenStack NFV cloud. Specifically, we’ll discuss:

  • Out-of-band and inline SDN fabrics for visibility and service chaining
  • Intel DPDK-based service node for advanced services such as De-deduplication, Packet Slicing, and RegEx Pattern Matching
  • Dynamic policy creation through event triggered API integration

Demo: Advanced Network Visibility 

Prashant Gandhi
Vice President, Products and Strategy
Big Switch Networks
Glenn Rudolph
Director, Business Development
Red Hat
Bala Ramchandran
Director, Product Management
Big Switch Networks