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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
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
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.
Axel Clauberg, Vice President - IP & Optical at Deutsche Telekom AG, defines Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) as the orchestration layer that addresses service fulfillment and assurance. LSO is built on top of SDN and NFV and enables end-to-end service delivery between operators. SDN and NFV are enablers for delivering connectivity services in a new way.Read more >
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.
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
This webcast will provide an overview of how Intel drives the industry transformation to SDN/NFV in Telco, Cloud and Enterprise markets. Intel ONP Server is a reference architecture that integrates Open Source and hardware elements optimized for SDN/NFV. This platform eases solution development and accelerates SDN/NFV adoption and deployments.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today's applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions (Routing), enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services, which can treat the network as a logical or virtual entity.
Join Professor Ahmed Banafa, College of Engineering at SJSU to discuss new emerging opportunities in software-defined networks and what this means for your network infrastructure and internal communications.
The ODCA originally addressed SDN as an emerging technology in 2014. IHS Research recently estimated that over 75% of enterprises will be live with Software Defined Network technology in data centers by 2018.
Key members of the Infrastructure Work Group will review recent ODCA content, share lessons learned from early adoption of the technology to help attendees map an early path towards SDN adoption.
About the Presenter
Wim van der Bijl has 34 years of experience in the Networking and Telecommunication area. Currently he is responsible for network portfolio development with the Infrastructure Services Business Unit of Capgemini. His main focus points are on Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Infrastructure and NFV.
Wim is also Chair of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) Infrastructure Work Group.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) promise more flexibility and scalability in the network, including better bandwidth allocation and a more expedient response to application and resource requirements. Enabling agile services requires proper integration of service assurance tools with orchestration. This new reality creates the need for improved analytics capabilities that can derive insights from data collected from various sources within the network, providing the control plane with the information necessary to make optimal decisions. This webinar discusses how analytics tools with integrated service assurance are addressing new app and resource requirements in todays NFV and SDN world.Read more >