The next generation of data centers will need to be open, adaptive, and responsive. Workloads will be dynamically assigned to IT resources based on application characteristics, best-available resources and service level policies to deliver continuous, dynamic optimization and reconfiguration to address infrastructure issues. Standards-based application patterns and their integration into open source networking are key building blocks of such systems.
The OpenDaylight Project, with extensions around applications, services and middleware integration, can provide the framework for such open, adaptive and responsive data centers. There are various ways customers can utilize the ODP framework to build such a data center - all the way from “roll-your-own” to complete turnkey solutions from established vendors. This talk will present concrete steps an IT vendor needs to take to create a portfolio of robust product offerings around ODP; how the Open Source community based innovation and continuous development processes impact such a roadmap, and what additional value and benefits such a commercial offering brings to the end-user customer.
CTO of Network OS and Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Vijoy Pandey is the CTO of Network OS, and a Distinguished Engineer at IBM. He leads the team that drives the technical vision & system and software architecture for IBM System Networking. | | He was previously the CTO of Blade Network Technologies, a network switch vendor with IP around network transparent, converged, and server virtualization aware switching, and had garnered almost 60% market share in its segment of server-attached... Read More →
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