[e2e] j'accuse NFV

Matt Mathis mattmathis at google.com
Wed Apr 29 15:01:24 PDT 2015

Ahh Ha!  A litmus test for True SDN: "Software" must mean programmable by

NVS is one of the required components to enable control programmability
around rich prebuilt data (or control) functions.

If the "software" in the control plane is locked down by the vendor, then
NVS (or for that matter, all of SDN) is little more than buzzword bingo.
It just doesn't matter.

I bet the nfv route reflectors mentioned by Randy all contain custom code
to implement policies that can not be implemented by any off-the-shelf

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On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:

> one place nfv is making inroads is route reflectors.  those who do not
> believe that the data plane should be congruent with the control plane
> (i am not among them) like the cost saving of not having the fancy
> forwarding silicon.  they trade the risks and and ops costs of strange
> failure modes and ugly debugging for capital cost savings.
> randy
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