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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Help! My big expensive router is really expensive!
Meeting: NANOG60
Date / Time: 2014-02-12 10:00am - 11:00am
This item is webcast
Room: Peachtree Ballroom
Presenters: Panelists:
David Temkin, Netflix.
Craig Pierantozzi , Microsoft.

Richard Steenbergen, GTT

Richard Steenbergen currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of GTT, a global IP/MPLS backbone in over 80 countries. Prior to GTT, Richard was the founder and CTO of nLayer Communications, a Senior Network Engineer for other very large NSPs, and a Senior Software Engineer developing advanced optimized routing technologies. Richard has many years of practical experience operating and managing large networks, and is a frequent contributor in many popular networking community forums. He is also an active developer for several tools and software packages used by the network operator community. Some notable projects include PeeringDB, a portal used by many networks to help coordinate their peering activities, and IRR PowerTools, a software package used by many ISPs to maintain their IRR-based BGP prefix lists.

Mark Berly, Arista Networks

Mark Berly is a senior systems engineer manager for Arista Networks Eastern region, Canada and WW Service Provider. He is one of Arista’s senior design architects and leads Arista’s extensibility and open source initiatives. Prior to joining Arista Mr. Berly spent over a decade at Cisco Systems. During his time at Cisco he led Cisco’s Data Center solutions cloud architecture group, was the senior product line manager for Cisco’s NX-OS and Nexus 7000 product lines, led the business unit world-wide engineering escalation group focused on Catalyst 6500 and helped start the Cisco IOS SafeHarbor testing initiatives. Mr. Berly is a trusted technical advisor for many fortune 500 companies.

Kevin Wollenweber, Cisco High End Routing and Optical Group

Kevin is currently Director of Product Management for the High End Routing and Optical group. He has been involved with Cisco's Service Provider Routing portfolio for over 17 years in various aspects of Engineering, Technical Marketing and Product Management. He currently runs the HERO Group Core Routing portfolio, consisting mainly of the CRS and NCS product families. He is currently focused area is next generation product development.
Abstract: Over the past few years, we've seen the data center switch market explode with commodity chips, open source software, and the concepts of SDN. All we have seen in the routing space has been bigger routers that need more power, cooling, and space on a curve that doesn't match the data center behind it. We seek to explore:

A) Why this is the case
B) What we can do as network designers and operators to maximize the investment in the platforms we have
C) What we can do to ensure we're not investing in a dying platform
D) What alternatives do we have to Big Expensive Routers that are really expensive?
Files: pdfHelp! My big expensive router is really expensive!(PDF)
youtubeHelp! My big expensive router is really expensive!
Sponsors: None.

Back to NANOG60 agenda.

NANOG60 Abstracts

  • Datacenter Track
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • Datacenter Track
    Martin Hannigan, Akamai Technologies, Inc.; Daniel Golding, Iron Mountain;
  • BGP 101
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;
  • BGP 102
    Dawit Birhanu, Cisco Systems;


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