Sunday, January 13, 2013
08:30 – 09:30 • Room: Vista Room
Albert Greenberg
Partner Development Manager
SDN in Windows Azure Cloud
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a much hyped term without clear definition or agreement on scope or meaning. In this talk, we
present the "real world" problems in networks in a large cloud like Windows Azure. We then describe how software is being used in Windows
Azure to solve these problems. By software control of the physical network hardware, one can achieve reliability and scale of operations for
a large public cloud. We describe an approach to software control of the physical network. In addition, by delivering virtualized networks and
network functions like load balancing realized and managed in software, one can achieve the needs for multi-tenancy and virtualization in the
Albert Greenberg is the Partner Development Manager at Microsoft, where he leads design and development of cloud networking
services and technologies at Windows Azure, for both logical and physical data center networking. Albert joined Microsoft Research in 2007,
where he worked on data center networks, cloud service infrastructure, enterprise network management, and monitoring. Albert joined
Microsoft after many years at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, where he was an Executive Director and AT&T Fellow, and where he helped
build the systems and tools for engineering and managing AT&T's networks. Albert is an ACM Fellow.
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