ESnet’s Chris Cummings from our Orchestration and Core Data team was asked to present at the industry event “Networking Field Day: Service Provider”.
Networking Field Day (NFD) is a unique event in which industry professionals are invited to join a panel of delegates who are presented with new products and offerings from networking vendors. These presentations then follow an open format where delegates can ask questions of the vendors and understand more about the products being discussed.
For this particular instance of NFD, Chris was invited as a community member to present on how ESnet has built service orchestration and intent-based networking tooling, which allows us to abstract our service offerings from the technical implementation details that compose them. This is a topic that has a lot of mystique and buzz-words surrounding it in the networking industry, but this presentation contains concrete examples and demonstrations of the software that ESnet uses daily.
The talk Chris gave explored ESnet’s approach to building a service orchestration software suite. He also gave a few demonstrations of the software in action. This presentation is not an exhaustive explanation of how to build your own intent-based networking environment, but rather an example and overview of a real-world stack that is being used in a production network today and the principles behind it.
Watch Chris’s presentation here: https://techfieldday.com/appearance/a-real-world-approach-to-intent-based-networking-and-service-orchestration/