This webinar will bring you the practical and technical insights providing an overall approach to testing & validation of SDN and NFV based networks across different scenarios. We will focus on the key challenges, implementations and showcase how Happiest Minds uses modern day best practices to architect an integrated testing approach for creating validated systems based on Intel and other open technologies to power enterprises or telco clouds and help realize the maximum potential of Network Virtualization.
This webinar, while showcasing Happiest Minds Testing capabilities, would also provide us with a great platform to showcase how Intel platforms and other open technologies can be the optimal choice to build network infrastructure, overcome challenges in testing and motivate end customers from the Network Builder group to engage with Intel and other technology partners for solution design and development.
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Ask the Expert Series.
Join Darien Hirotsu, Solution Architect at SDN Essentials and Kelly Harris, Senior Content Manager at BrightTALK, as they take a technical deep dive into software-defined networks and automation.
Darien will answer questions related to trends from the field, including:
- Building the development pipeline
- Lessons learned building automation solutions
He will share expert insight into what he wish he had known about software-defined networking and automation years ago, and help you jump start your SDN solutions.
Audience members are encouraged to send questions to the expert which will be answered during the live session.
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 >
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Founders Spotlight Series, where each week we feature inspiring founders and entrepreneurs from across industries.
In this episode, Doug Marschke will share his insight and expertise into the software-defined networking industry: what it means to found and run a consulting and managed services company, where the network industry is headed in the age of software-defined everything, and how to scale and grow a services organization in the hi-tech industry.
Join us for this live AMA where the audience will be encouraged to ask questions and engage directly with the panelists.
Is today’s workforce up to the challenge of SDN and NFV? Do you have the skills necessary to plan, deploy and manage virtualized networks? Industry predictions say both SDN and NFV technology adoption is continuing to grow. Not only do revenue-generating services rely on the maturity of SDN / NFV but also the skilled engineers, developers and operators behind the technology. Join in and understand how to “up-skill” your workforce to take full advantage of the SDN and NFV opportunity for agile services growth.
Who Should Attend?
• SDN & NFV engineers, developers, operators, and network administrators
• Training and Knowledge Management Leadership
• Hiring Managers/HR & Technology Hiring Professionals
• Analysts, those covering SDN & NFV market developments
Join us for the unveiling of MEF’s higher-level training strategies behind the new MEF-SDN/NFV skills certification. Understand the future of SDN & NFV from luminaries Dan Pitt (VP, MEF), and Vishal Sharma, Principal at Metanoia, Inc., with insight, information, and expert perspectives.
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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 >
Software-defined networking has come onto the scene and changed the way we think about moving packets throughout a network. But it has also morphed into multiple definitions and approaches, driven by both vendors and enterprise customers. But how does security fit into this picture? This talk will discuss the convergence of SDN and security and will try to make sense of them both.
1: Understand all types of SDN.
2: Understand SDN and security.
3: Understand how a secure SDN makes a network safer.
Software defined networks (SDNs) offer an agile and scalable network option, yet the lack of visibility presents a huge challenge for the security and network operations teams who need to secure and manage it.
Join Omer Ganot, Product Manager at AlgoSec, for this technical webinar on best practices for managing security across the SDN environment.
Key topics include:
• How to securely discover, map and migrate application connectivity to the SDN
• Holistically managing the entire hybrid SDN, cloud and on-premise enterprise network through a single pane of glass
• Assessing risk and compliance cohesively for the entire end-to-end enterprise environment, including SDN
• Best practices for managing security policies across Cisco ACI and VMware NSX
• Tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls when managing east-west and north-south security policies
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 >
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 >
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?
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.
"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."