Lew Tucker // Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Computing, Cisco Systems, Inc. Cloud Computing and the Promise of Networking-as-a-Service. Software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and the emergence of cloud computing platforms promise to transform the traditional approach for deployment of networking services. Just as infrastructure is turning into infrastructure-as-service, open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack open up the possibility to develop a network-centric platform for the delivery of elastic, software-based, networking services. Web app developers have long enjoyed the benefits of building on an infrastructure-as-service cloud platform. Why shouldn't networking application and service developers be able to similarly take advantage of a cloud software platform that exposes APIs for interacting with the underlying infrastructure? What new service possibilities emerge as networking functionality becomes software? Why shouldn't networking services become as easy to deploy as virtual machine apps out of a catalog? Software platforms for development of applications and services make this possible. This talk will address how OpenStack enables this networking-as-a-service approach along with the challenges and opportunities it holds for the evolution of software-based networkingservices. Biography: Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for shaping the future cloud strategy and products. Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systemsand artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to Cisco, he was VP and CTO for Cloud Computing at SunMicrosystems and led the development of the Sun Cloud. Other achievements in his career include Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine. He's currently driving Cisco's contribution to the OpenStack open source cloud project and is vice-chairman of the Foundation's board of directors. Tucker holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
This is complete recording of Lew Tucker's Keynote Address on Cloud Computing and the Promise of Networking-as-a-Service. December 10, 2013 // IEEE GLOBECOM // Atlanta, GA USA.