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Thursday, May 21 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Role of NFV Research in Open Source and Open Standards

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Community awareness of applied NFV research problems which are important for Telcos is still low and slowly increasing. Thus, in the current landscape, open source NFV project proposals in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV etc. are often focused on near term implementation issues and not considering long term architectural requirements.

In this talk, we discuss the newly formed IRTF NFV Research Group (NFVRG) [1] and the role it will play in building community awareness in the area of applied NFV research. The NFVRG will help in driving the NFV architectural vision for projects in OpenStack, OpenDaylight, and OPNFV etc. by complementing the ETSI NFV [2] standardization efforts. We will also discuss some of the key NFV research problems and the architectural implications to OpenStack.


[1] “Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) NFV Research Group,” https://irtf.org/nfvrg

[2] “ETSI Network Functions Virtualization,” http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/nfv

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Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Director of Architecture and Head of NFV Research, Brocade Communications, Brocade
Ram (Ramki) Krishnan is an industry expert in the area of Networking. He combines deep technology understanding with strategic thinking to bring customer-winning products and solutions to reality. His expertise includes a wide range of technologies and market trends, including... Read More →

Dilip Krishnaswamy

Senior Research Scientist, IBM
Dilip Krishnaswamy is a Sr Research Scientist at IBM Research. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1997 to 2006 he was at Intel Corporation in California where he was a Platform Architect. From 2006... Read More →

Diego Lopez

Dr Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic... Read More →
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Prodip Sen

CTO, Network Functions Virtualization at Hewlett-Packard
Prodip Sen is currently Chief Technology Officer of Network Functions Virtualization at HP, where he is responsible for the technology strategy and industry engagement for the NFV business unit. His current focus is to foster the generation of solutions and techniques that will accelerate... Read More →
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Steven Wright

Lead MTS, AT&T
Steven Wright is a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T where I convert challenges at the intersection of business, technology and law into opportunities. I am most excited when I have the opportunity to negotiate industry technology agreements that enable new ecosystems. The... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 110

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