Szymon, Mentel works as a System Engineer at Erlang Solutions. He graduated from AGH-UST receiving Master of Science degree in December 2015. For the past three years, he has worked on projects related to Software Defined Networking. He is involved with system design and development and also teaches Erlang.
Software Defined Networking is a new type of computer network architecture. Its core concept is about decoupling the data plane from the control plane.
The OpenFlow protocol standard specifies communication between the two decoupled components.
In this talk, I present a journey with Erlang through the SDN world that began with building a learning switch atop the LOOM OpenFlow Framework and conclude by testing its scalability. The story reveals how good a companion Erlang was, as well as what its weaknesses were.