Panel Discussion: Towards Kubernetes as the Network Service Orchestrator
In the current landscape, network services are defined by a slow-moving standards ecosystem (TOSCA etc.) with vendor proprietary extensions. With the advent of Edge Computing and 5G, dynamism of Netwo …
|Talk Title||Panel Discussion: Towards Kubernetes as the Network Service Orchestrator|
|Speakers||Ramki Krishnan (Lead Technologist, Open Source, VMware), Ed Warnicke (Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems), Nikolay Nikolaev (Open Source Networking Team Lead, VMWare), Jeffrey Saelens (Principal Cloud Architect, Charter Communications), Heather Kirksey (VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation)|
|Conference||Open Networking Summit North America|
|Location||San Jose, CA, USA|
|Date||Apr 2- 5, 2019|
In the current landscape, network services are defined by a slow-moving standards ecosystem (TOSCA etc.) with vendor proprietary extensions. With the advent of Edge Computing and 5G, dynamism of Network Services is a critical element in achieving end-to-end service agility for applications and networks for enterprises, network operators and beyond. While transition from PNFs->VNFs->CNFs is an important element of this transformation, delivering a dynamic network service using an industry standard API is a key gap to address in a disaggregated landscape. This panel discusses how the open source effort Network Service Mesh (NSM) uses the extensibility of Kubernetes API to deliver dynamic network services across Distributed DC deployments by seamlessly interconnecting PNFs, VNFs and CNFs at Layer 2/3. This panel also elaborates on the current state of NSM and future architectural plans.