[talks] 4:30pm Mon Nov 26 talk on "Software-based services for cloud networks" in CS 402

Jennifer Rexford jrex at CS.Princeton.EDU
Wed Nov 21 19:47:05 EST 2012

Software-based Services for Cloud Networks
Anees Shaikh, IBM Research
Monday, November 26, 2012, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Computer Science 402

Software-defined networking (SDN) aims to provide a well-defined 
programming and automation interface to network devices.   In moving 
network control and functionality to software running on standard server 
platforms, SDNs depart from the traditional, vertically integrated model 
of network hardware and software.  We view SDNs as a new opportunity for 
supporting more seamless integration of networks with IT processes, and 
for providing higher-value network services.

In this talk, after describing the SDN model and our approach for building 
SDNs, we will focus on the problem of providing networking services for 
cloud computing platforms.  As more enterprises look to leverage the cost 
and flexibility advantages of cloud computing, the lack of rich networking 
support remains a challenge.  We will discuss the requirements of 
enterprise line-of-business applications for additional network functions 
in the cloud, and describe our research efforts to develop networking 
services for multi-tenant enterprise clouds using software-defined 
networking techniques.

Anees Shaikh is a Research Staff Member and Manager with the IBM TJ Watson 
Research Center in New York.   He currently leads the Systems Networking 
Research group at Watson, focusing on problems related to data center and 
cloud networks.

www:  http://researcher.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-aashaikh

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