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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 Software 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 Kubernetes, Docker enthusiast and an active contributor to OpenStack Neutron project... Read More →

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

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