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    • Create Networks of Tomorrow with SDN & NFV Create Networks of Tomorrow with SDN & NFV Manish Singh, VP, Product Management - SDN & FNV, Tech Mahindra Recorded: Oct 13 2015 4:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Experience is the single most important factor to achieve service excellence and is one of the major challenges faced by every network provider’s be it within the Enterprise, Campus or TSP networks today. One of the major reasons for this is static configuration and selection of end-to-end paths based on certain configured criteria, not taking into consideration, the real-time network variables.

      Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) can boost the agility of network, service provisioning and operations. They are designed to merge the network into the age of the Cloud to become a service creation platform that empowers end users and delivers customized experiences. The industry has reached an inflection point and the status quo of the today’s networks is not sustainable. Communication Service Providers must adapt these rising phenomenon towards an open and agile infrastructure that’s simple to manage, efficient and programmable

      ‘Creating Network of Tomorrow with SDN-NFV’ session will give a quick overview on SDN and NFV technologies with a focus on how they differentiate and complement each other in various use cases. We will briefly present the capabilities that Tech Mahindra brings in this space.

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    • Key Open Source Efforts for SDN and NFV Key Open Source Efforts for SDN and NFV Sharon Barkai, Co-Founder, ConteXtream & Uri Elzur, SDN/SDI System Architecture Director, Intel Recorded: Apr 28 2015 5:00 pm UTC 56 mins
    • As we move away from legacy models for providing network services, namely dedicated physical appliances, to virtualized network functions servicing single or multiple data centers, the industry is experiencing the heavy lifting of bringing up new technologies for orchestration, SDN, and integrating the dynamic NFV model with the OSS/BSS Telco providers are using to control their ever-growing networks.

      The community of vendors, enterprises, and service providers is using Open Source to share and expedite this technology shift with a focus on quickly modernizing the infrastructure.

      The lower three layers of the stack enjoy broad community support as the Reference Architecture for NFV and SDN:

      •OpenStack – Used to orchestrate the infrastructure
      •OpenDaylight (ODL) – The SDN controller, enabling feature-rich, scalable solutions for network virtualization, service chaining, and other functions
      •Open vSwitch (OVS) – An entity controlled remotely by the SDN controller, providing inter-VM connectivity and emerging SLA, QoS, and security functionality at customizable granularity down to per-flow levels

      In this webcast, ConteXtream and Intel will describe the roles of each layer and the status of the basic functionality available today. A special focus will be given to ODL’s scalability and functionality challenges and solutions for intra- and inter-data-center networks (e.g. Telco networks). We will further discuss how overlay network standards are used to achieve these goals and how ODL federation is performed along IETF-RFC lines to achieve robust fan-out of control capacity. We will also demonstrate new capabilities and levels of flexibility powered by a combination of inter-data-center ODL, service chaining, and NFV technologies.

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    • A Major Threat Looms to CSP and Enterprise SDN/NFV Success A Major Threat Looms to CSP and Enterprise SDN/NFV Success Jeremy Rossbach, Sr Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies; Tim Diep, Director, Product Management, CA Technologies Recorded: Jun 16 2016 3:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    • Meeting the demands of the new digital consumer means that every business must become a digital business in order to be successful. This success demands a network transformation but today’s traditional networks and processes will not be able to cope with SDN/NFV network speed and complexity. So the question is - Are we really ready to track performance and fault in the new SDN/NFV networks?

      Recent research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)[1] reveals that two-thirds of early SDN adopters admit that their current infrastructure management investments are ill-prepared to support performance, availability and fault for SDN and NFV. Redefining SDN/NFV Assurance for tomorrow’s networks requires not just a technology change but an operational change as well. In this webinar, CA Technologies, a proud partner in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, will discuss how to solve the assurance problems inherent in today’s infrastructure management solutions to get the most out of next-generation network investments.


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    • Delivering Resilient SDN Fabrics For OpenStack NFV Clouds w/ Advanced Visibility Delivering Resilient SDN Fabrics For OpenStack NFV Clouds w/ Advanced Visibility Prashant Gandhi and Bala Ramachandran of Big Switch Networks; Glenn Rudolph of Red Hat Recorded: Mar 17 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • NFV deployments represent some of the most demanding workloads in OpenStack clouds, yet the economic and operational promise of NFV makes this a high-value technical challenge for service providers worldwide. In this webinar we will discuss a joint solution based on Big Switch’s SDN Fabrics (for cloud and for visibility) and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 7 for a large NFV deployment at tier-1 US telecom provider.

      For deploying OpenStack cloud for NFV, the following key design principles will be discussed:
      •Resiliency & Performance at Scale
      •Reducing Operational Complexity
      •Integrated Security & Analytics

      Demo : OpenStack Network Automation

      Additionally, pervasive visibility of NFV environment is critical due to east-west traffic across NFV workloads and increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Big Switch’s Big Monitoring Fabric enables advanced visibility and security to the OpenStack NFV cloud. Specifically, we’ll discuss:
      •Out-of-band and inline SDN fabrics for visibility and service chaining
      •Intel DPDK-based service node for advanced services such as De-deduplication, Packet Slicing, and RegEx Pattern Matching
      •Dynamic policy creation through event triggered API integration

      Demo : Advanced Network Visibility

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    • Ensuring your SDN & NFV Investment is Future-Proofed Ensuring your SDN & NFV Investment is Future-Proofed DR Jay Perrett, Chief Technology Officer, Aria Networks Recorded: Dec 17 2015 4:00 pm UTC 53 mins
    • Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Visualization (NFV) are now a serious consideration for operators making strategic decisions on using the technology and, it is important to make sure that all aspects of network and service evolution are considered to ensure the investment provides a future proof solution.

      Listen to Aria Networks latest webinar where Jay Perrett, their Chief Technology Officer, will discuss the often overlooked requirement that arises from the need to create a closed loop system that can automate network operation which is necessary if business driven optimization is to be realized.

      SDN provides the separation of Data and Control, NFV provides the separation of Hardware and function. SDN and NFV are facilitators to enable change to be orchestrated in the network but there is another stage that is missing - the intelligence to decide what changes need to be made to the network or the service placement and when. It is this intelligence and the separation of network/service engineering from operational staff that is missing. This third separation is essential for a fully automated closed loop that enables business driven optimization to be realized.

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    • SDN — The New Networking Stack SDN — The New Networking Stack Dr. Jim Metzler, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst at Ashton, Metzler & Associates; Todd Krautkremer, SVP, Cradlepoint Recorded: Jun 15 2016 6:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    • In less than a decade, virtualization and cloud technologies have transformed enterprise computing from top (applications) to bottom (storage).

      During this time, computing has evolved from a tiered and operationally isolated architecture of front-end, application, database and storage servers — each tier having its own teams, processes, tools, and manual functions — to a tightly integrated, fully automated “stack” that’s orchestrated with a common set of people and tools.

      Because of this unification and automation of the computing stack, enterprises can now instantly deploy workloads across private and public clouds with ease. While this evolution has been occurring on the computing side of IT, networks have remained largely unchanged. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies are about to change that.

      Join Cradlepoint and analyst Dr. Jim Metzler in a discussion about SDN and NFV and how they are creating the new networking stack.

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    • Achieving Seamless Resiliency and High Availability in NFV and SDN Achieving Seamless Resiliency and High Availability in NFV and SDN Ali A. Kafel, VP of Business Development, Stratus Technologies Recorded: Aug 18 2015 3:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    • OpenStack has been selected as the cloud platform of choice for NFV and SDN. While OpenStack supports basic levels of availability it does not support service continuity and stateful fault tolerance. However, most VNFs and SDN applications need service continuity and state protection. Unfortunately, this time-consuming and complex task is generally left to the applications – until now!

      Providing transparent HA and Resiliency in the software infrastructure is significantly less complex and less time consuming. This talk will show a flexible and efficient way of deploying dynamic resiliency for any application, with selectable levels of availability, including stateful fault tolerant with geo-redundancy, without code changes.

      What Attendees will learn:
      •How to achieve seamless service continuity with fully stateful fault tolerance for any application, in an NFV and SDN environment
      •How to fully automate a cloud workload environment, with selectable levels of availability, for all applications including control and forwarding elements, with different latency requirements.
      •How to transform Telco network equipment efficiency from the traditional 45% utilization towards a model that provides 80% to 90% utilization

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    • VoIP Header Compression on SDNs VoIP Header Compression on SDNs William A. Flanagan, President, Flanagan Consulting Recorded: Jun 15 2016 6:00 pm UTC 19 mins
    • Software-defined networks introduce the central controller that finds paths for connections, on demand. The controller runs routing protocols "virtually," based on knowledge of device status and link state throughout an administrative domain. The 'product' of the path finding is the same for SDNs as for routed or switched networks: entries in forwarding tables in each device that define a path for a connection. Routing protocols (IS-IS for example) rely on header information to find the path and use the full address to identify a packet as part of a stream/connection. An SDN needs only a much smaller channel identifier on each packet, potentially increasing connection capacity by 10X and reducing latency.

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    • Innovation at the Speed of Light: What SDN & Tesla Have in Common Innovation at the Speed of Light: What SDN & Tesla Have in Common Michael P. Monroe, Independent Consultant Upcoming: Sep 21 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • We will explore the fundamentals of SDN from the context of a digital business in need of a 21st Century communications & collaboration platform. From this perspective - we’ll examine what SDN brings to the business and what it requires. In this age of cloud delivery scenarios – whether hybrid, public or private we will inspect SDN for suitability and competitive advantage. Finally, we will juxtapose it with another innovative technology to gauge its transformative power.

      Join Michael P. Monroe, an independent cloud & premise based Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) consultant with over twenty years of global sales, business development, management and marketing experience leading, developing and contributing to Information Technology and Telecom companies ranging in size from Global 1000, Fortune 500, INC.500 to start-ups.

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