September 28-30, 2020
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Tuesday, September 29 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Introducing Project DENT: Linux Networking at the Edge - Roopa Prabhu, Cumulus Networks & Aviad Raveh, Mellanox Technologies

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Over the past decade Open networking and Linux networking have been well accepted and the new normal in enterprise and cloud data centers. Recently announced project DENT provides a platform to bring Open Linux Networking to campus and edge networking ecosystem players. DENT strives to build an Open Network Operating system based on Linux standard networking switchdev hardware acceleration model. This will enable networking hardware vendors to leverage the same benefits that all Linux hardware do today: Open Linux firmware management, platform driver infrastructure, Linux networking protocols, tools and ecosystem. With DENT, every switch is basically a Linux server with multiple data-plane ports. In edge deployments where rack space is critical, native Linux networking architecture can optimize, unify and simplify the infrastructure. In this talk the speakers will cover DENT architecture, Edge use case running DENT and demonstrate a cloud edge application running on the Linux switch.

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Aviad Raveh

VP, BD technology, Mellanox Technologies
Aviad is the VP, BD technology, responsible of driving the Ethernet switch business development. Aviad collaborates with the biggest T1 and T2 cloud and web companies in the US and China. Until recently, he led the Ethernet switch software architecture and was responsible for building... Read More →
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Roopa Prabhu

Chief Linux Architect, Cumulus Networks
Roopa Prabhu is Chief Linux Architect at Cumulus Networks. At Cumulus she and her team work on all things kernel networking and Linux system infrastructure areas. She loves working at Cumulus and with the Linux kernel networking and debian communities. Her past experience includes... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
Enterprise Networking & Edge Theater
  Enterprise Networking & Edge
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