NetLdn #5 – 08/08/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/263577675/

Talk 1: The Year of RPKI on the Control-Plane

Ben is a systems engineer in the day, and bad-ideas-blogger on the side. Previously built up the Cloudflare WAF over the last few years (sorry), and wrote some incredibly silly blog posts after he took a break from full time employment.

Presenter: Ben Cartwright-Cox (@benjojo12)

Talk 2: DirectFlow in a Low Latency Exchange

Building a cheap, high throughput, scalable, low-latency load-balancer using Arista’s DirectFlow.

Presenter: Tomas Morales Mendoza (lmax.com)

NetLdn #3 – 13/06/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/261453691/


Talk 1: Anycast DNS in the Cloud

The basics of the Infrastructure that runs DNS for .uk (and 35 other TLDs) and then more depth on how we expanded that infrastructure into the cloud to provide a wider coverage.

Presenter: Brett CarR (Nominet)


Talk 2: Balancing on the Edge: Transport Affinity without Network State

This talk presents Faild, a distributed load balancer which runs on commodity hardware and achieves graceful failover without relying on network state, providing a cost-effective and scalable alternative to existing proposals.

PRESENTER: Lorenzo Saino (Fastly)

NetLdn #2 – 09/05/19

Location:

Upstairs @ The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB

Arrival from 1830hrs. 
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/260665695/

Talk 1: What does a good design look like?

Knowing what a “good” design looks like requires more than just raw technical knowledge. This is a talk about how to create designs that successfully implement a technical solution, with years of stressful anecdotes thrown in.

PRESENTER: James Bensley


Talk 1: Anycast DNS in the Cloud (Rescheduled)

The basics of the Infrastructure that runs DNS for .uk (and 35 other TLDs) and then more depth on how we expanded that infrastructure into the cloud to provide a wider coverage.

Presenter: Brett CarR (Nominet)


Talk 2: Inetd. An IGP network topology acquisition and capacity planning tool built on opensource software.

– ISIS network discovery 
– Automatically generated network maps ( integration with d3js.org )
– What if scenarios for adding new links/nodes , changing links metric.
– SPF algorithm to get shortest-path between two nodes ( integration with https://networkx.github.io/ ). 
– Manually or Netflow traffic demands ( integration with http://pmacct.net )
– Ability to create network maps for external connection

PRESENTER: Catalin Petrescu (@cpetrescu)

NetLdn #1 – 11/04/19

Location:

4th Floor
2 Fitzroy Place
8 Mortimer St
London W1T 3NA

Arrival from 1830hrs.
Talks begin promptly at 1900hrs.

RSVP is essential: https://www.meetup.com/NetLdn/events/259756046/


Talk 1: Why Netflix needs its own CDN

Netflix runs its own CDN (Open Connect) to deliver video to >130 million subscribers around the world.
This talk will focus on the motivations for doing so, some of the unique challenges, and the hows and whys.

Bio: Javed Vohra

Javed is a member of Netflix’s Network Engineering team having joined 5 years ago.
He’s involved in the continued growth, evolution and day to day operation of the Open Connect CDN around the world.
Before Netflix, he spent 8 years in the Network Design team at Sky, having worked on numerous projects, including Core, FTTC and IPv6 rollouts.


Talk 2: That time I accidentally started an ISP

Getting 1Gbit/s to the middle of nowhere can be struggle, but also a lot of fun. Tales of how a small home network got wildly out of hand.

Bio: Nat Morris

Nat has been at Netflix for nearly 4 years and has written many of their network configuration and automation toolsets from the ground up. He works from home on a farm in rural Pembrokeshire. Before Netflix, Nat led the customer engineer team at Cumulus, he also volunteers at a local primary school teaching students to code.