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Host Speaker Series: Telemetry – Industry Status, Challenges, and IETF Opportunities

Telemetry is the new buzzword in the industry these days. At 11:30 - 12:15 UTC on 28 March, Frank Brockners and Benoît Claise addressed key questions, such as What is telemetry at the network, application, and business level?

Other questions included, What is the intersection of standardization and tool/reference-implementation development? What are the opportunities for the industry and especially IETF with regards to evolving telemetry?

Video from the session is below, and you can also download the slides separately. More information is available at the IETF 104 Host Speaker Series webpage.

Frank Brockners, Benoit Claise

Frank Brockners is Distinguished Engineer in Cisco's Chief Technology and Architecture Office, driving software and architecture development for software defined devices with a strong focus on telemetry. Frank is active in several open source projects, including ONAP, OPNFV,, and PNDA. He is a member of the OPNFV TSC and LFN TAC. Frank's current focus in the IETF is on telemetry, in particular "in-situ OAM". 

Benoît Claise, is a Cisco Fellow and CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert), working as an architect in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office. Areas of passion & expertise include Internet traffic monitoring, accounting, performance, fault, configuration. Benoît's area of focus these days is network automation with YANG as the data modeling language, and telemetry as a feedback loop to solve intent-based networking. Benoît was IETF Operations and Management Area (OPS) co-director from 2012 to 2018, period during which much of the data model-driven management protocols, encoding, and data models were specified.