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The Networking Channel

Sept 2021

WED 15

8am PST

panel discussion

Google Networking: Infrastructure and Selected Challenges

Christophe Diot – Principal Engineer at Network Operations team, Google

Paulie Germano – Senior Staff Network Engineer, Google


Matt Caesar – Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois

Jim Kurose – Professor of College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Google has deployed one of the largest network infrastructures worldwide connecting tens of data centers to billions of users worldwide with a large diversity of workloads (e.g. youtube, search, maps, photos, mobile). In many cases, Google had to create and implement new technologies to deploy and manage its network as there was no other infrastructure with such a scale in industry. This explains why GOOGLE has pioneered many technologies, as with e.g. Data Center architecture, SDN networks, and computing models. We present the GOOGLE network infrastructure, how it was designed and why. We identify  some research challenges  for our data centers and networks. 


8am PST

(11am EST / 5pm CET / 1am JST)


web-streamed | time streamed



panel discussion