DANA at Juniper’s New Network Technical Forum 2011

This last 25 and 26 of October we were invited by Juniper to the New Network Technical Forum at the great venue Hotel Fira Palace, here at Barcelona. Juniper’s Paul Gainham blogged about it just right before and after the event.

After a triple keynote kick-off which outlined the Juniper’s view on the major trends affecting the cloud and network in the coming years, up to 4 tracks where setup concurrently. These tracks allowed for a deeper discussion in concrete areas of the new network technologies sector and challenges.

Our group was invited to present our testimonial on porting our Enigma application to JunOS Space SDK (called jEnigma) as part of Juniper’s Early Access Program. We presented our experience at 2 tracks and were available on the demo section, where many interested people approached us.

It was good the see the interest that Juniper’s customers express for SDK experiences. We had the opportunity to hold very interesting discussions about the capabilities of both JunOS SDK and JunOS Space SDK. We discussed a number of customer-specific situations that could be enhanced, if not solved, with these technologies. In overall, there is a growing interest in previous experiences in order to asses the viability of the new platform. From DANA, we are very pleased to see initiatives like jEnigma pave the way in that regard.

Also interesting was Dario Lombardo’s (from Telecom Italia) JDShape project, a JunOS SDK development that allows extended DNS related monitoring capabilities for Juniper routers, including line rate blocking of DNS attacks. You can find extend information here and here.


About Joan A. García-Espín

M.Sc. Joan A. García-Espín (joan.antoni.garcia@i2cat.net) is the Director of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) of the i2CAT Foundation. He received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. He wrote his Master Thesis in design and implementation of TE-enabled, DiffServ-aware MPLS networks for providing end-to-end QoS, also in 2007. He is a PhD candidate in the Telematics Engineering Department of the UPC. He is currently working in European projects FP7 GEYSERS (WP3 Leader) and GÉANT3. He has also participated in various European projects such as FP6 PHOSPHORUS and FP7 FEDERICA, and national (Spanish) projects including Enigma, Enigma Enhanced (Enigma II) and E3MS. He owns experience in optical networking, dynamic switching and management systems for networks, QoS and DiffServ for MPLS networks and infrastructure virtualisation. He is an active contributor to the NSI-wg and ISOD-rg gropus in the Open Grid Forum. His main research interests are cooperative agent interaction for network service provisioning, infrastructure virtualisation and network resource sharing and allocation.
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