In this talk, we will discuss how L4-L7 devices can integrate in various SDN architectures, discuss benefits and some of the challenges that such integration represents. We will also talk about how SDN and NFV relate, and what are the different challenges to successfully deploy L4-L7 devices as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) or provide such services to the NFV Infrastructure (VIM).
Youcef Laribi is a Principal Architect in the Delivery Networks BU at Citrix. He is responsible for driving the integration projects of the NetScaler ADC product with several Cloud, SDN and Automation environments including OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware NSX and Cisco ACI. He is also the Citrix representative on the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. His background is mainly in Operating Systems and Distributed Systems, and he worked on several middleware technologies from DCE and CORBA in the early days, to J2EE and .NET to SOA and micro-services today. Youcef speaks 4 languages and holds a PhD and an MSc in Computer Science from the French INPG Institute in Grenoble, France.