May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wednesday, May 2 • 16:25 - 17:00
SRv6LB: Leveraging IPv6, Segment Routing, and VPP for Very Fast, Reliable, and Efficient Distributed Data Center Workload Balancing - Mark Townsley & Pierre Pfister, Cisco (Advanced Skill Level)

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In this talk, we present performance and scalability numbers from our open source implementation of the Maglev data-plane (part of Google’s load balancing architecture as defined in [1]) in fd.io/VPP, as well as extensions that leverage IPv6 and Segment Routing (SRv6LB [2]) in ways that improve the fairness and reliability for workload balancing in a Data Center. In systems like Kubernetes that serve a large number of connections to micro-service instances in containers, our analytical and experimental results show that processing with SRv6LB is more fairly balanced than with Maglev alone. This results in significantly faster overall response times for end users and more efficient utilization of compute resources, especially under very high load.

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Pierre Pfister

Pierre Pfister is Software Engineer at Cisco's CTAO organization. He is an active participant and author at IETF (homenet, 6man, bier and hackathons) and co-developed the reference implementation of HNCP on OpenWrt platforms: hnetd. He is now commiter to FD.io's VPP-Sandbox project... Read More →
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Mark Townsley

Fellow, Cisco
Mark Townsley is a Cisco Fellow, Ecole Polytechnique Professor, and co-Founder of the Paris Innovation and Research Laboratory (PIRL). Before Joining Cisco in 1997, he held positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications... Read More →

Wednesday May 2, 2018 16:25 - 17:00 CEST
Auditorium 15
  Networking, Advanced