Denver Open Source Networking User Group Q2 Meeting + Pizza

Rule4, Inc. - 3002 Bluff St #100 Boulder - View Map Open Source Networking User Group Denver
Thu, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

It's time for another Open Source Networking (OSN) Meetup.
This group encompasses all Linux Foundation OSN projects (DPDK,, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, and SNAS, as well as other open source initiatives). See

Our topics and speakers for this meetup include:

Pizza, Networking & Introductions 6:00-6:15
Brian Hedstrom, Moderator, Principal, OAM Technology Consulting LLC

Topic 1 6:15-6:45: A step-by-step guide to building a true composable architecture for 5G/Edge
Jonathan Wagner, Systems Engineer, Lumina Networks

The next generation infrastructure needs composable architecture to realize the needs of 5G/Edge requirements. This session provides an overview of the framework and Open Source tools to build a composable architecture. The session will touch upon Radio (SDN-R), Transport(Network Slicing) and Multicloud management and orchestration solutions (ONAP) the key building blocks of 5G and how cloudnative helps those areas. The session will also provide deep insights into Kubernetes Custom Resource (CRD) models and how it helps in defining a true cloud native architecture.

Topic 2 6:45-7:15: Network Automation Considerations for Large Enterprises
Matthew Davy, Chief Network Architect, Visa

The network is typically the last part of large enterprise infrastructure to be automated. If it was easy, perhaps it would have been the first ! So, how do you get started ? How do you pick a framework or toolset ? Source-of-Truth databases, Ansible,Telemetry, to sort it all out and build a successful strategy for network automation in a large enterprise.

Topic 4 7:15-7:55: Open Source Networking is changing the paradigm of network engineering
Dr. Levi Perigo, Scholar in Residence, Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy (TCP) graduate program, University of Colorado-Boulder

In this talk Dr. Levi Perigo and some of his students will discuss the “Improved Learning Switch” which makes SDN behave as a single switch. This has been achieved based on classification of network links as internal (OpenFlow switch to OpenFlow switch) and external (OpenFlow switch to non-OpenFlow device). The application builds a link state database of the network, therefore, there is no need for flooding inside the network, and the packets flow through the network taking the dynamic least latency path every time. In addition to this, we will discuss an Optimized Containerized VNF Placement Engine for OpenFlow SDN in the ETSI NFV architecture. As more solutions are developed in the cloud, this research indicates a method for placing a SDN controller in the optimal location within the cloud infrastructure, and compares it to random VNF placements.

Closing 7:55-8:00
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Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)


Rule4, Inc.
3002 Bluff St #100 Boulder