This is an introduction to cloud connectivity challenges and solutions. First, the lecture describes why and how networking in cloud environments differs from the traditional networking. Next, it presents specific requirements for connectivity in the cloud and gives a generic overview of the solution design space. Then, it gives concrete solution examples and discusses their pros and cons, providing links and pointers for deeper learning.
Katherine (Kathy) Barabash is the manager of the Cloud Architectures and Networking group in HRL. Kathy holds B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from the Technion. She is with IBM Research since 1997, focusing on Systems research. Today she works on cloud, data center network, and virtualization research.