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Under the covers: the networks of a cloud provider

Speaker: Jeff Mogul, Google

Location: 60 Fifth Avenue C15

Date: Oct. 11, 2017, 12:30 p.m.


A successful Cloud computing provider depends on a variety of fast, cost-effective, and reliable networks. This talk explains the requirements for cloud networks, and then discusses how a cloud provider such as Google creates virtual networks, and the underlying data-center and wide-area networks that support these virtual networks.

Speaker Bio:

Jeff Mogul works on fast, cheap, reliable, and flexible networking infrastructure for Google. Until 2013, he was Fellow at HP Labs, doing research primarily on computer networks and operating systems issues for enterprise and cloud computer systems; previously, he worked at the DEC/Compaq Western Research Lab. He received his PhD from Stanford in 1986, an MS from Stanford in 1980, and an SB from MIT in 1979. He is an ACM Fellow. Jeff is the author or co-author of several Internet Standards; he contributed extensively to the HTTP/1.1 specification. He has been the chair or co-chair of a variety of conferences and workshops, including SIGCOMM, OSDI, NSDI, USENIX, HotOS, and ANCS. You can find a partial list of publications here.