Guest Speakers: Martin Casado (a16z), Ivan Pepelnjak (IPspace), Tom Herbert (Facebook) The days after Thanksgiving, when gratitude and turkey have both been replaced by the frenetic pace of crosssing off shopping lists, family and friends, is also a time when all too frequently, some take to hocking their predictions for the coming year. In this final episode of the year of Demystifying Networking, we'll be spending some time looking for grace and amazement in the year about to end, and searching for some solid nuggets of predictions. I'm privileged and grateful that I have three of the brightest, and thoughtful people joining me in the episode: Martin Casado, now at Andreesen Horowitz, Ivan Pepelnjak, and Tom Herbert at Facebook, an eminent Linux kernel networking dude. We'll discuss the highlights of 2016 w.r.t data center networking specifically, and data centers in general along with what we can expect in this space for the coming year. What problems have not yet been addressed, what key changes are coming in the Linux kernel w.r.t networking, whether containers will continue their seemingly uncontained interest and increasingly show up in data centers etc.