Using SDN/OpenFlow in real life networks

28 Sep

Alexander Shalimov, PhD, Moscow State University

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Programmable networks or Software Defined Networking (SDN) offers new opportunities to manage computer networks: Make networks smart, introduce new service faster. However, in the real world, there are not enough deployments in industries due to significant organization and technical difficulties such as Hybrid OpenFlow switches, the complexity in SDN applications developing, interacting with non-OpenFlow networks, reliability. The talk presents experience on applying SDN/OpenFlow in real networks. Also the talk will cover the challenges, recommendations, and best practices in this field.

About Alexander Shalimov
Alexander Shalimov received his PhD from Moscow State University, in Russia. He currently works as a Lead Programmer in the Applied Research Center for Computer Networks (ARCCN). He is also a Researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), in Russia. His current research interests are in the areas of Computer Networks and Computer Architectures: Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Cloud, Cloud Security, Fast Packet Processing (DPDK, Netmap, etc), Distributed Systems, Tiled and Multicore Systems, and Runtime.

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This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Sala 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid 

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 01:00 pm
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