In recent years, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has become a hot-topic in academia and industry, and are becoming more and more popular among network equipment providers and network administrators. One concern when dealing with SDN-based networks is to bring network administrators closer to the development tools and skills to solve real network problems. Aiming to contribute to the development efforts related to SDN, Unesp Center for Scientific Computing has been developing a new fully open-source SDN controller known as Kytos; such a development effort has been supported by Huawei.
During these 4 days we will introduce Kytos to those who want to get familiar with SDN technologies and develop their own applications using this new controller. In addition to sessions related to the controller, we will also have technical presentations and discussions related to the status of Unesp, AmLight, ANSP, and RNP networks and how their are using, or planning to use, SDN technologies. One of the goals is to understand the issues faced in particular by AmLight on dealing with SDN and discuss how the Kytos controller could be used to handle them. This Workshop is open to everyone who wants to learn more about SDN and contribute with the Kytos project.