Pre-Summit Workshop: Software Defined Networking
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
9:00 am — 12:30 pm
Software-defined networking (SDN) is part of the open networking movement that, like cloud computing, blurs the boundaries between networks and computers. It allows network administrators to have programmable central control of network traffic without requiring staff to manually configure each device. SDN has become more important with the emergence of virtualization where data centres may need to create and configure virtual machines remotely, and configure firewall rules or network addresses in response. (See a backgrounder explanation of how SDN works)
This workshop is for data centre operators, network technologists, those working with cloud infrastructure (IaaS and Network as a Service), and anyone interested in applications that use new approaches to routing or filtering network traffic.
About the presenters
Alvaro Pereira is a Senior Network Analyst at Cybera. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Alvaro has focused his career on working with networks and has managed both small and large networks.
Alex Valiushko is a Dev Op and Network Engineer at Cybera. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Ukrainian State University of Water Management and Natural Resources Application. Before moving to Canada and joining Cybera, Alex spent five years as an instructor, teaching a full range of courses in the System and Network Administration Department at a computer academy in the Ukraine.