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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Tradeoffs in Network Complexity
Meeting: NANOG60
Date / Time: 2014-02-12 9:30am - 10:00am
This item is webcast
Room: Peachtree Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Russ White, Ericsson

Russ White has co-authored 8 technical books (through Pearson), over 30 software patents in the area of network protocols, eleven RFCs, has spoken at network conferences and network operator's groups throughout the world, and is a regular contributor at Packet Pushers. He currently serves on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, as a co-chair of the Internet Society's Advisory Council, on the Technical Advisory Council for Capella University, and as a technical advisor for Shepherds Theological Seminary. Russ is a Principal Engineer at Ericsson, working in the space of next generation mobile networks and data centers. He lives in Holly Springs and Oak Island, NC, with his wife and two daughters (who claim they will not be engineers, but only time will tell).
Abstract: While we're not addressing network complexity "head on," we're always skirting around the topic through various other technical proposals, such as software defined networks, mobility, and network function virtualization. This session will present one possible way of looking at network complexity, specifically as a series of tradeoffs or continuums along which network engineers can choose complexity verses solving specific problems, or even one type of complexity verses another type of complexity. This session will not attempt to define complexity, or even to propose ways to measure the concept, but only provide one framework within which to understand complexity vis-a-vis current ideas in new ways to build and manage networks.
Files: pdfTradeoffs in Network Complexity(PDF)
youtubeTradeoffs in Network Complexity
Sponsors: None.

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