ManSDN/NFV Keynote Talks
Keynote Session 1
Title: Test in the new world of softwarization
Speaker: Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist, Product Management, Ixia, Vice-Chair TST working group, ETSI NFV ISG, USA
Date: November 4th, 2016, 09:00 - 10:00 AM
Bio: Pierre Lynch has been working in the network testing industry since the beginning of his 20 year career. Pierre is a Lead technologist in the Product Management team, and is responsible for representing Ixia at industry forums and standards definition organizations (SDOs) relating to virtualization and mobility. He has been with Ixia since 2006, when he helped start and then guided the development of the wireless core network testing product line. He is currently the TST working group vice-chair at the ETSI NFV ISG, and the Operations working group co-chair at the Small Cell Forum. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and a bachelors degree in Applied Computer Science.
Abstract: Along with multiple benefits, the softwarization of networking has multiple impacts on the organization, the operational mindset and the implementation of networking for the future. The presentation will look into how the test function will fit into a software-based networking paradigm. We will outline how test fits into the paradigm, touching on concepts like Devops and CI/CD, as well as more traditional testing models adapted to NFV and SDN. It will also discuss our experience in the differences encountered when testing in a virtual environment, and will detail concrete factors to consider with the platform, the test devices and the configuration when designing the test strategy.