2016 will see SDN move from Proof of Concepts into the heart of the Service Provider to support the NFV transformation needed to prepare networks for 5G, Cloud and IoT. There are still challenges beyond the technology though and Service Providers must address these head on to the full capabilities of the technology: one is on interoperability and openness, the second is the operational aspects. In this seminar Elena Romero, Head of Ericsson Product Line SDN & Policy control will visualize the Ericsson SDN portfolio as well as address Ericsson’s approach to supporting our customers on this journey.Read more >
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.
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.
For service providers migrating to SDN and NFV, operationalizing new, virtualized services in a hybrid environment requires modernizing the existing BSS/OSS environment and unifying cloud, resource and service orchestration. Without both, monetizing new applications and services is exceedingly difficult if not impossible. In this webinar, NEC/NetCracker will discuss the migration path to generating revenue from new, virtualized services and applications, highlighting practical recommendations for modernizing the BSS/OSS alongside essential orchestration solutions.Read more >
This webinar will provide an overview of Intel’s contribution and engagement portfolio to the Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) open source community. In detail it will discuss how Intel is accelerating network transformation to SDN and NFV specifically through the Open Network Platform (ONP) Server program. Attend the webinar to discover various SDN/NFV open source engagement opportunities to drive SDN/NFV adoption in telco, cloud, and enterprise IT markets.Read more >
SDN/NFV Interoperability testing presents many challenges and opportunities. In this webinar, we will explore many interoperability testing organizations, test plans and results and how standardization can move faster. We’ll explore the dreaded ‘hybrid phase’, where CSPs are in the middle of transition from fully physical networks to physical + virtualized networks, and what can be done to minimize complexity and service disruption.Read more >
In today’s telecom market, tighter margins, tougher competition and the insatiable demand for bandwidth are all forcing global carriers to innovate at the speed of light. Software-defined networking technology, or SDN, seems to be the answer to most of these challenges but as the concept continues gaining fervent adepts (and critics), it is becoming increasingly difficult to get unbiased information to make informed decisions.
This webinar will provide a thorough analysis of SDN and give attendees some help to make an assessment of their organisation’s readiness and willingness to adopt SDN.
The technology behind the concept
What kind of networks are good fits for SDN
The impact on organizational and operational cultures
If your organisation should buy or build
The impact on equipment selection
The experience of the speaker’s organization with SDN
O2/Telefonica is launching their SD-WAN offering to the market this year built using the Network Operations and Analytics platform from CA. After a successful CA eHealth to CA Performance Management upgrade, they now have the capability to define their customer SD-WAN offering thanks to modern network performance monitoring from CA. In this session, learn how one of the largest UK telecommunications providers transitioned to a modern network monitoring platform that delivers fast and intuitive network operations insights, capacity planning and high scale and future proofs their next-gen SDN initiatives to competitively win the digital marketplace.Read more >
NFV/SDN creates a need for a new way of enabling the operations of the lifecycle of services in a hybrid network. We already know that manual operations in a physical world won't scale. However automation, through simple scripting of manual operations, also won't be able to scale to meet the needs and all the variations that could occur in a hybrid network of virtual and physical components. The ability to automate through machine enabled automation is required, combined with operations that utilize cognitive computing to outthink the network. Join us as we overview cognitive networking in a world of NFV/SDN.Read more >
OPNFV is an open community project developing solutions for transforming to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Learn the progress the vendor and service provider communities are making to accelerate the transformation.Read more >
In this webinar we’ll outline how the latest software-defined technologies and virtualization are transforming the enterprise WAN. There is a lot of hype surrounding these technologies, but what is really relevant, and what benefits can realistically be achieved?
We will cover the following:
►Why the enterprise WAN approach needs to be refreshed
►What is SDN / SD-WAN and how does it relate to the WAN?
►The benefits enterprises see in a software-defined WAN
►Virtualisation in the WAN: when should this be considered?
Listen to Dave Neary, SDN and NFV with Open Source at Red Hat talk about the benefits of engaging with an open source project as a user and what we can expect to see next for NFV and SDN standards.Read more >
Mark Brown of Canonical will discuss the newest release of Ubuntu, 16.04 Xenial Xerus, with particular detail on added network capabilities using Intel technology. Through the use of supported technologies like DPDK, OpenVSwitch, and the portfolio of Intel chip technology, Mark will explore the value of Intel enhanced network features as they apply to OpenStack, NFV/SDN, and other open networking solutions.Read more >
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) 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.
Measurement is critical to high quality video viewing experiences – especially in an OTT world. OTT video introduced new challenges for measurement system architecture and deployment, which can now be addressed through virtualized tools. But NFV/SDN architectures offer something more – the ability to scale video delivery infrastructure dynamically in response to quality and viewer demands.
Join this webcast to hear how IneoQuest and Intel worked together to develop virtualized versions of iQ’s popular end-to-end video quality monitoring tools. You will also learn how these virtualized offerings can be leveraged to monitor video quality across the distribution infrastructure.
•In the head-end/origin for content quality assurance at the ingest, transcoding, packaging, and publishing points
•At the network/CDN ingest points
•Within the network/CDNs
•Beyond the CDN, across geographically distributed access networks.
Software-defined networking has previously had a relatively narrow definition, but in the past few years, SDN has expanded and morphed towards including multiple different technologies. Protocols such as NETCONF, BGP, PCEP, and even the CLI are being used in "SDN" solutions. Even automation and orchestration are being presented as a form of SDN. Where has SDN been, where is it now, and where it is going? These are questions that this presentation will answer.
Chuck Black is author of the book "SDN: A Comprehensive Approach", and has been active in creating networking products for over 35 years, acquiring many patents and scars in the process. He is currently engaged in teaching vendors and customers alike about software-defined networking.
"Every service provider today has investment heavily in physical networking equipment. All their customers are all connected over the legacy network in one way or another. In order to maximize the ROI, there must be a simple and quick way to orchestrate new services using new network functions virtualizations (NFV) technology on top of the old network.
This live demonstration will showcase how this can be done, using the service orchestration, automation and activation capabilities of PacketFront Software’s BECS platform integrated towards an open source platform consisting of OPNFV, OpenDaylight and OpenStack."
How much time and missed opportunity is yesterday's network design costing today’s organisation? For many, cloud has already disrupted their software, communications and storage to scale and simplify operations – so why not networks?
Join our CWNEs for this 30 minute workshop o review the benefits of today’s cloud networking offerings – and how to apply principles of software defined networking for radical simplification of the local and wide area network. Reviewed:
How cloud networking compares to previous fixed network approaches
How to remove limitations and achieve faster deployment, simpler management and instant adaptability
Comparing clouds for your network’s future – scalability, security and performance
How to automate complex operations and dynamically change network behaviour based on activity
What cloud-powered big data, AI and analytics could do for you
We’ve been working through the impacts of software-defined networking for a number of years. The technologies that have reached the market today have matured considerably from the early implementations and there are tremendous opportunities that SDN has created. What were once model T’s are now a lot faster and a bit more furious.
Those changes have also opened some gaps in understanding and management that can create operational issues and security concerns. SD-WAN’s are seeing a lot of deployment and the orchestration possibilities of virtual networks in software-defined infrastructures (SDI) are powerful.
This session will dig into the implications of all of this new performance and look at ways to ensure that your network doesn’t wind up in the ditch. There’s a lot of good work to be done, but it’s important to understand how to master all of that power.
According to Aryaka's 2017 State of the WAN report, 50% of WAN traffic is now in the cloud. The cloud era of networking has officially arrived, and engineers better get comfortable with the software. It's here to stay.
SD-WANs are now more business-critical than ever. Given the rise and momentum of BYOD and more and more connected IoT devices storing data in the cloud, WAN traffic is growing more than 200% YoY. Companies can't afford not to adopt these technologies and risk falling behind the curve without a mobile infrastructure.
Join Todd Krautkremer, SVP of Strategy & Corporate Development, Cradlepoint, William Nelson, Principal Networking and SDE Architect at Lenovo, and Chad Hintz, Principal Systems Engineer, Cisco for a true technical deep dive and look at advanced SDN. Tune into this dynamic panel discussion for insight into key trends in software-defined networking, what it means for the cloud and IoT, and what the evolution of secure, agile infrastructures will look like in a software-defined world.
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
This educational webinar will include:
> Verizon’s perspectives on trends in software-defined architectures and NFV
> CloudGenix's thoughts on SD-WAN trends
> Quali's cloud sandboxes for NFV and SDN/SD-WAN compliance
> Demo - NFV certification in action!
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.
Thanks to a growing number of use cases — from failover to Parallel Networks, M2M-IoT, and primary WAN connectivity — the popularity of 4G LTE as a cost-effective network is on the rise, no matter what size the business. However, a new trend is emerging, combining LTE and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This trend is enabling the WAN to be as pervasive as today’s wireless LAN.
Join Cradlepoint’s Todd Krautkremer (SVP of Strategy) and renowned industry analyst Dr. Jim Metzler for a discussion hosted by SpiceWorks on how 4G LTE and SDN will enable enterprises to do more by wiring less.