Spring Fever for your networks
Software Defined Networks (SDN) is one of the hot topics in the networking industry these days. SDN is a radical change in the way networking is approached today. SDN brings the whole software development eco system close the network forwarding elements like switches and router. SDN enables the operators to integrate all the network resources and aspect into the application domain. The network virtualization will follow the computer virtualization.
By defining a vendor agnostic API (OpenFlow) to program the behavior of a whole network or network segment. This specification enables the software industry to quickly deliver new architectures, standards, functionalities and applications running on top of every OpenFlow enabled network.
FlowER is an open-source Erlang based OpenFlow controller. Its purpose is to provide a simplified platform for writing network control software in Erlang. While still under heavy development, FlowER is the basis for Travelping next generation products and already in use in selected projects.
This talk will give an introduction to SDN, OpenFlow and how Erlang and FlowER can help you to get some spring fever in to your network.
Talk objectives: Inform the audience about the momentum of software defined Networking (SDN). Show how a software ecosystem can change the world of networking. Tell the industries how the FlowERs can help to develop production-ready OpenFlow applications in Erlang.
Target audience: Network equipment vendors, network operators (telecoms), datacenter providers, virtualisation companies.
Andreas Schultz FlowER designer
Andreas Schultz is working as a senior development engineer for Travelping since 2004.
He has a strong background in Control Plane Protocols such as RADIUS, DIAMTER and recently OpenFlow.
Andreas was working in a number of AAA Telecommunications projects since 1997.
Currently he takes care of the design of Travelping Openflow Controller framework called FlowER.
Holger Winkelmann Telecoms and AAA Expert
Holger Winkelmann is Founder and Managing Director of Travelping GmbH. He founded Travelping in 2004. He has a background in Telecommunication Systems since 1996. The current activities are focused on NGN architectures. He has participated in a number of projects to develop or transform existing public service networks.
Holger is product manager of most of the products Travelping is offering. OpenFlow is playing a major role in the the product portfolio since 2011.