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IO Visor Community to Highlight Networking, Tracing, and Policy Use Cases at OPNFV Summit

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Demos, Presentations to Highlight Capabilities of Project That Allows Modification of Linux Kernel at Runtime for Broad Set of NVF Applications.

SAN FRANCISCO // OPNFV SUMMIT // November 9, 2015 — Members of the IO Visor community will participate in this week’s OPNFV Summit, showing demonstrations of the latest build of the open source project, giving presentations and discussing diverse applications of the technology in the rapidly growing network functions virtualization (NFV) space.

Demos in the project’s booth (#209) will include tutorials on how to use IO Visor to implement group-based policy (GBP) for containers, as well as tracing and NFV deployment and operations.

Margaret Chiosi, president of OPNFV and distinguished network architect with AT&T will moderate a panel today at 11:05 am titled, “Programmable Data Planes and the Role of IO Visor in NFV.” Joining Chiosi are panelists including Keith Burns of Cisco, Yunsong Lu of Huawei, Bob Monkman of ARM, Chris Price of Ericsson and Pere Monclus of PLUMgrid.

The panel will discuss the factors driving the telecom industry to embrace NFV and its promises of faster time to market for new network services and flexibility through virtualization, programmability and automation. Programmable data planes are needed to achieve these benefits, as well as management and scalability of the network. The open source IO Visor project offers a Linux based, in-kernel programmable data plane that is independent of hardware systems and silicon. IO Visor is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

IO Visor advances IO and networking technologies to address new requirements presented by cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). An industry transformation is underway in which virtualization is accelerating and driving the IT industry to seek faster service delivery and higher efficiency. As virtualization of compute, storage and networking continues to grow, fundamental changes in the way IO and networking subsystems are designed are required.

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