Where to find Red Hat at ONS Europe 2018: Exploring containers, blockchain, and more

Here at Red Hat, we are excited to join partners, customers, and The Linux Foundation for the 2018 Open Networking Summit (ONS) Europe, September 25-27, in Amsterdam. We have a lot on the schedule for service providers, with presentations covering topics like moving your virtual machine virtual network functions (VNFs) to a container environment, blockchain for telcos, and an OPNFV tutorial.

Join us in the Red Hat booth for demos on OpenDaylight (ODL) and Kubernetes; Prometheus; and Kubernetes for network functions virtualization (NFV) – Multus and single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV). And don’t miss the community-developed Virtual Central Office (VCO) 2.0 demo in the Linux Foundation booth to the left of the main entrance to the convention center, where our Red Hat team also will be available to answer questions.

On Tuesday, Thomas Nadeau, Red Hat’s technical director for NFV, will deliver a keynote for service providers on achieving innovation through open source. (Which you can also livestream if you won’t be at ONS.) And don’t miss our tutorial on integrating ODL with OpenStack on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Keep reading for more details on the presentations we’ll be sharing. Just click the links to add these to your schedule. We look forward to seeing you this week in Amsterdam!

Overview of Red Hat Presentations ONS Europe

Tuesday, September 25

1:40 – 2:05 p.m.: Keynote – An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services, presented by Heather Kirksey, vice president of ecosystem & community at The Linux Foundation; Hanen Garcia, telco solutions manager at Red Hat; Azhar Sayeed, chief architect at Red Hat; and Qiao Fu, project manager at China Mobile. Auditorium

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: How to Bring Your Virtual Machine VNF to Container World, presented by Tomofumi Hayashi, senior software engineer at Red Hat Room G109

Presentation Highlights: In this presentation, Tomofumi will explain the gaps between virtual network function (VNF) virtual machines and VNF containers and explore various open source projects’ support for VNF developers. Network infrastructure, configuration framework, metering, and the container infrastructure itself will all be explored on the path to making your container VNF feasible to a cloud native environment.

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.: Tutorial – NFV Features in Kubernetes: A Hands-On Tutorial, presented by Doug Smith, NFV partner engineer at Red Hat and Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan, senior software engineer with Intel. Room G102

4:10 – 4:40 p.m.: Evolving CI/CD in Open Source Networking, presented by Daniel Farrell, software engineer at Red Hat and Fatih Degirmenci, principal developer at Ericsson. Room G104/105

Wednesday, September 26

11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Tutorial – Integrating ODL with OpenStack: Architecture and Use Cases, presented by Rimma Iontel, senior architect with Red Hat and Janki Chatbar, software engineer at Red Hat. Room G102

2:10 – 2:20 p.m.: Lightning Talk – Telcos New Edge: Blockchain Technology Applied, presented by Ignacio Verona Rios, senior solution architect at Red Hat’s EMEA telco technology office. Room G106/107

Presentation Highlights: This talk will explore how blockchain technology may be leveraged for successful 5G deployments by service providers. Ignacio will propose how a distributed management framework designed on a blockchain may be adopted in lieu of decentralized management and orchestration, and share perspectives on distributed applications, security, and identity management along with several use cases.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Using Prometheus to Monitor a Telco Cloud at Scale, presented by Aneesh Puttur, senior software engineer at Red Hat. Room G104/G105

3:10 – 3:20 p.m.: Lightning Talk – Bringing User Space Networking to CNI, presented by Billy McFall, senior principal software engineer with Red Hat. Room G109

Presentation Highlights: Many service providers are exploring a move to a cloud-native architecture, but network functions virtualization (NFV) use cases bring a whole new set of requirements to a deployment scenario. Billy will share a proof of concept (POC) for a User Space container network interface (CNI) plugin that will allow containers to be deployed with user-space based interfaces. The POC, developed jointly by Red Hat, Intel, and Nokia, is designed to be implementation-agnostic and work with multiple implementations based on data plane development kit (DPDK) data plane libraries and network interface controller drivers (currently OVS-DPDK and VPP).

4:10 – 4:20 p.m.: OPNFV Tutorial, presented by Tomofumi Hayashi, senior software engineer at Red Hat and Ryota Mibu, assistant manager at NEC. Room G102

4:10 – 4:40 p.m.: Cloud Native, Scale and High Availability Models for VNF and CNF Deployments, presented by Azhar Sayeed, chief architect at Red Hat. Room G104/105

Presentation Highlights: In this presentation, Azhar will define cloud native models and provide some reference architectures to improve high availability with VNFs and container network functions (CNFs). He will also discuss the impact of high-availability architectures with networking, service chaining, resource assignment, and management, and how well this model scales with increasing load.

4:50 – 5:20 p.m.: 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multicloud, presented by Eric D. Schabell, global technology evangelist director for Red Hat and Roel Hodzelmans, senior solutions architect at Red Hat. Room G103

Thursday, September 27

9:30 – 9:35 a.m. : Keynote: The Path to Innovation is Open Source for Telecommunications Service Providers, by Thomas Nadeau, technical director of NFV at Red Hat. If you won’t be at ONS Europe, you can livestream his keynote. Auditorium

1:50 – 2:20 p.m.: Creating Synergies – Sharing and Reusing Results of CI/CD System Between Communities, presented by Yolanda Robla Mota, principal software engineer at Red Hat and Fatih Degirmenci, principal developer with Ericsson. Room G104/105

3:10 – 3:40 p.m.: Zero Touch Provisioning for Edge Computing, presented by Hanen Garcia, telco solutions manager at Red Hat and Azhar Sayeed, chief architect at Red Hat. Room G109

Presentation Highlights: Hanen and Azhar will take you on a deep dive into zero-touch provisioning of standalone compute nodes to stretched cluster environments for Kubernetes and OpenStack for edge use cases. They will explain the zero-touch options available for deployment today and provide a short demonstration of edge-compute provisioning using Ansible and Kubernetes.

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