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Less is More: What we're doing wrong with virtual networks and how to break free from the complexity trap

Less is More: What we're doing wrong with virtual networks and how to break free from the complexity trap

This presentation was given at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Lunch session in New York. I presented these slides, arguing for simplicity in virtual networking, as an introduction to Truman Boyes (then at Bloomberg) who talked about how they were adopting Calico in their data centers.

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Andy Randall

May 12, 2015
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  1. Project Calico is sponsored by Sponsored by Less is More

    WHAT WE’RE DOING WRONG WITH VIRTUAL NETWORKS AND HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM THE COMPLEXITY TRAP Andy Randall May 12, 2015
  2. Project Calico is sponsored by The Goal: Hyperscale Efficiency The

    Goal: Hyperscale Efficiency
  3. Project Calico is sponsored by

  4. Project Calico is sponsored by They shoulda listened to Einstein…

    “We tried supporting a bunch of the commercial software-defined networks... The theory was, 'is it just the open vSwitch in Neutron is crap?' – [but] even the commercial ones aren't where they need to be.” – Joshua McKenty, CTO, Piston Cloud
  5. Project Calico is sponsored by

  6. Project Calico is sponsored by Virtual Networks have layers… …

    Layers = complexity
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  8. Project Calico is sponsored by Metaswitch Networks | Proprietary and

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