This week Guru Parulkar and I (Guido Appenzeller) will visit the seven Universities that are part of the GENI OpenFlow Campus Trials that are taking place this year. The reason why we will spend the week mostly in planes, cars and meetings with IT folks is that we feel we don’t fully understand yet what it will take to deploy OpenFlow at these universities. It is one thing to read a proposal or listen to a 30 minute presentation at a conference, but a very different thing to actually talk to the people who will have to deploy and support the hardware and software that will run production traffic.
Unless the winter weather stops us, we will within five days visit:
- University of Indiana (Bloomington)
- University of Wisconsin at Madison
- Washington University
We hope to post a short update from each university while we are on the road, as well as an overall summary at the end. This should be interesting. Stay tuned.