At 06:45-07:30 UTC on 8 November, Chang Yue, Chief Architect of Network Product Line of Huawei Technologies, presented "Challenges of Evolution Towards Autonomous Network".
The network is in the process of changing to adapt to cloud requirements and closer integration with computation and storage resources, which requires network provisioning within seconds. Network autonomy is a response to this challenge; to implement autonomy, the network has to be simplified. The simplification applies to protocol systems as well, as protocols play a key role in networking.
Based on network autonomy, virtualization and softwarization of networks help to decouple tenant network provisioning from the underlying physical resource, which makes the speed of network service deployment match the one for computing and storage resources. In addition, intelligence is going to be introduced into the network to provide abundant data on network status for timely diagnosis, decisions, and configuration changes. Chang Yue will share his experience and insight to these trends, as well as his opinions on technology evolution. More information is available at the IETF 103 Host Speaker Series webpage.