Yesterday’s OpenFlow Symposium was packed with headliners, but the presentations by Igor Gashinsky of Yahoo! and Ed Crabbe of Google were a highlight for many. Igor and Ed talked about their use of this nascent technology and gave honest feedback to the audience and vendors alike. These videos document these important presentations.
Introduction with Stephen Foskett and Greg Ferro
Stephen Foskett and Greg Ferro introduced the day’s presentations.
Igor Gashinsky of Yahoo!
Igor Gashinsky of Yahoo! was up first. He talked about the company’s “warehouse scale” data centers, need for automation and innovation, and compared OpenFlow to Software Defined Networking (SDN) in general.
Ed Crabbe of Google
Ed Crabbe of Google was next, continuing the discussion of SDN and presenting the business case – CAPEX and OPEX savings and innovation velocity.
After Igor and Ed, the vendor panelists presented. Following this was a rousing audience Q&A session, presented below.