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Thursday, May 21 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Tacker: Virtual Network Function Life-cycle Management for OpenStack

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NFV (Network Function Virtualization) represents a strong use case for OpenStack in the telco space. Up to this point, however, the NFV MANO (management and orchestration) working group has penciled in OpenStack as only a single component: the VIM (virtual infrastructure manager).

In this talk, we will discuss OpenStack Tacker, a network service lifecycle management project started during the Juno cycle with contributors from Brocade, Cisco, Intel, and other companies. Tacker aims to fulfill the VNF (Virtual Network Function) Manager role via:

  • a generic architecture which allows it to manage VNF beyond Nova, Glance, and Neutron

  • a general service insertion framework beyond plugging VNFs into Neutron ports or Neutron router interfaces

  • a general purpose monitoring framework and management interface/network orchrestration

  • future project items such as
    • VNF resource pool

    • elasticity services

    • service templates

avatar for Sridhar Ramaswamy

Sridhar Ramaswamy

Principal Engineer, Brocade
Sridhar Ramaswamy works as a Principal Engineer in Brocade’s Software Networking division. Sridhar leads OpenStack Tacker project building a generic NFV Orchestrator / VNF Manager. Sridhar is a Mesos, Docker enthusiast and an active contributor to OpenStack Neutron project.   Previously Sridhar worked as Sr. Technical Leader in Cisco Systems in wide variety of areas including LXC Container based application management and CSR1000V... Read More →

Stephen Wong

Contributing to OpenStack since Icehouse

Isaku Yamahata

Software architect
Isaku Yamahata is a Software architect in the Open Source Technology Center, Intel. His main focus is Network virtualization as Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. Isaku is an PTL for OpenDaylight neutron northboundan project, core developer for networking-ODL and an active OpenStack Neutron (networking) developer and has in the past contributed significantly to many open source softwares like qemu, kvm, Xen, and... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm
Room 110