ConteXtream to Sponsor and Speak at OpenDaylight Summit

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Company to Discuss Their OpenDaylight Project Contribution at Prestigious Industry Event

ConteXtream, the leading Carrier-SDN solution provider, today announced that Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, will be presenting with Cisco Systems at the The Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight Summit. Barkai will present as a part of the Networking Programming & Community track in a session entitled “Location ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Flow Mapping for Software Defined Networking (SDN) & Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).” ConteXtream is also a bronze sponsor of the event.

In collaboration with Cisco Systems, ConteXtream recently contributed a LISP-based mapping service to the open source SDN project, OpenDaylight. The joint contribution enables the federation of SDN controllers across a WAN and provides a flexible map-and-encap framework that can be used in overlay network applications and decouples network control plane from the forwarding plane. Network programmability is achieved by programming forwarding policies such as mobility, service chaining, and traffic engineering in the mapping system, where the data plane elements can fetch these policies on demand as new flows arrive. This session will explain how the LISP Flow Mapping project in OpenDaylight can be used to enable advanced SDN and NFV use cases including Mobile Core and Gi-Cloud use cases.

WHO: Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream and Vina Ermagan, technical leader in the Enterprise Networking Labs at Cisco Systems

WHAT: “LISP Flow Mapping for SDN & NFV”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5 at 11:20 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)
The OpenDaylight Summit will be held February 4-5, 2014.

WHERE: Hyatt Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, Calif., 95054

About ConteXtream
ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Investments. For additional information, visit

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