Towards Systematic Design and Configuration of Enterprise Networks
Sanjay G. Rao
Assistant Professor, ECE Department
Wednesday, December 09, 2009|
12:00pm - 1:30pm
4941 Beyster Bldg.
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About the Event
Enterprise networks are important, with size and complexity
even surpassing carrier networks. Yet, the design of enterprise
networks is ad-hoc and poorly understood. Further, the inherently complex
high-level policies that operators have for their networks
are realized through thousands of low-level device configurations.
Configuring networks is error-prone given the huge mismatch between
operator objectives and low-level configurations.
Recent surveys show that 80% of the IT budget in enterprises is devoted to
managing networks, yet, configuration errors account for 62% of network downtime,
and enable over 65% of cyber-attacks.
Sanjay G. Rao is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Purdue University, where he leads the Internet Systems Laboratory. His research interests are in Networking, more specifically in Peer-to-Peer systems, and Network Management. He received the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and the Ph.D from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University in 2004. He was a visiting researcher in the Network Measurement and Management group at AT&T Research in Summer 2006. He has played a leadership role in the End System Multicast project - the project pioneers P2P live-streaming, which is now a mainstream research area and an emerging commercial sector. His research has been funded by NSF, Cisco, and AT&T. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of several workshops and conferences including ACM Sigcomm, IEEE Infocom and ACM CoNext, and is the technical program co-chair of the INM/WREN workshop (on Internet Network Management and enterprise networks) to be held in conduction with NSDI 2010.
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