Event Brings Together Leading Enterprises, Service Providers and Cloud Providers from Korea to Discuss Open Networking and P4-programmable Forwarding

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barefoot Networks, a provider of high-performance and fully programmable networking solutions, today announced its participation in Open Networking Korea 2018 Fall, Korea’s premier open networking event, gathering enterprises, service providers and cloud providers from across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of Open Source Networking. This event features a dedicated P4 Session with talks from SK Telecom, Barefoot Networks and Korea University. The event focuses on the importance of open source software and programmable forwarding in powering the future of networking industry.

What: This 7th annual Open Networking Korea Fall Event ONK 2018 Fall will feature keynotes and workshops on key issues affecting the networking industry today. Speakers from Industry including SK Telecom, KT, LG, KISTI, ETRI, Edgecore Networks, ONF, and Barefoot Networks will address the rise of 5G, network automation, the P4 programming language, P4-programmable forwarding planes, software-defined networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), mass storage systems, and Service Function Chaining (SFC) among other topics. The event also features leaders from academia, including professors from Stanford University and Princeton University. More at: https://www.sdnnfv.org/onk-2018-fall.   

Why: Open Networking Korea gives attendees a chance to hear and meet leading experts in the Networking Industry on topics relating to SDN, P4, open and programmable networking.

Who: The P4 session at Open Networking Korea will feature a range of experts, including:

  • SK Telecom – Junho Suh, Research Engineer; presenting “P4 and Tofino – Network Packet Broker (NPB)”
  • Korea University – Sangheon Pack, Professor; presenting “How to Virtualize P4 Programmable Data Planes”
  • Barefoot Networks – Nick McKeown, co-Founder and Chief Scientist; presenting “Programmable Forwarding Planes are Here to Stay,” and participating in “Distinguished Expert Panel” and Changhoon Kim presenting “P4 Applications”

When: Oct. 25-26, 2018; 9:00-6:00a.m.
            Opening remarks will begin at 9 a.m.
            The P4 Session begins at 13:10 on Day 1, October 25, 2018

Where: The-K Hotel
             70 Baumoe-ro 12-gil
             Yangjae 2(i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Contact: Reporters interested in attending and interviewing Barefoot Networks may contact press@barefootnetworks.com                   

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About Barefoot Networks
Barefoot Networks launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software while not compromising on performance. Barefoot empowers network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantage. In combining the P4 programming language with fast programmable switches, Barefoot has also created an ecosystem for compilers, tools, and P4 programs to make P4 accessible to anybody. Barefoot Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is backed by strategic investors including Alibaba, Dell Technology Capital, Google Inc., Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, and Tencent, and by premier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit https://barefootnetworks.com/.

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