The possibility to programmatically add new functionality to network data planes has lately opened new exciting research directions. In this talk, I will present some of the work I have been doing towards rethinking the role of programmable switches when developing scalable network telemetry systems. I will discuss challenges and opportunities when dealing with the design of algorithms that aim at reducing the cost of data collection as much as possible. I will then conclude my talk with open research questions and considerations on how, in the future, programmable switches shall support new applications.
Gianni is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary University of London. More information can be found on this website: https://gianniantichi.github.io/