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 >
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.
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 >
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
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 Metlzer in a discussion about SDN and NFV and how they are creating the new networking stack.
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 >
Moving to mobile first campus with SDN Vision.Read more >
In this webinar, we will discuss:
• the joint effort between AT&T, Broadcom and ONF to support ON.Lab’s Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter (CORD) Project
• the specific use case of a SDN based leaf-spine fabric built with bare-metal OCP hardware (using Broadcom switching silicon) and open source switch software, built on top of Broadcom provided SDN reference software, Open Flow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA).
The goal of the joint effort is to provide a pure SDN-based fabric implementing the following:
• standard L2 switching within racks,
• L3 forwarding across racks using MPLS labels between leaf and spine switches, with support for QinQ and IP multicast.
• The entire fabric will be controlled by an ONOS controller cluster. Broadcom’s OF-DPA 2.0 software will be used to program the OpenFlow rules in all the white box switches
As SDN and NFV are seen as complimentary technologies, this webinar will provide an overview on SDN Usage in ETSI's NFV architectural framework including typical design patterns, use cases and feedback from PoCs as well as a comparison of open source SDN controllers and recommendations.
Ms. Marie-Paule Odini, Vice Chair of ETSI NFV ISG is HPE Distinguished Technologist. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, NFV, SDN and M2M/IoT.
Marie-Paule is Distinguished Technologist for Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends in the communication industry. She leads the technology discussions for NFV (Network Function Virtualization), M2M, Analytics, Cloud. She sits on ETSI, ATIS, IEEE and other standard bodies. She is Vice-chair of ETSI NFV ISG, sits on the Technical Steering Committee, is a Vice Chair of TST working group (testing, interoperability and Opensource), rapporteur of SDN work item, and Vice Chair in IEEE SDN. She participates in European Commission SDN-NFV task force, and is also active on M2M & IoT, within ETSI and oneM2M. She holds a few patents and is also a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines and blogs, incl HPE Telecom IQ.
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) will have a disruptive and transformative impact by creating virtualized and programmable networks. By deploying SDN and NFV, operators can create unified backhaul solutions that lower cost and generate greater flexibility and efficiencies in the network. This webinar considers the challenges and opportunities for combining SDN and NFV in the backhaul network, to enhance network-wide intelligence, optimize traffic, and define operator policies.
Key Topics for Discussion
Understanding the evolution of the next-generation mobile network
Analyzing backhaul challenges and the role of SDN in unifying backhaul networks
Creating a modular, phased approach to implementing NFV for small cells and het-nets
Business models for the new virtualized service environment
Answers to audience questions during live Q&A
NFV, SDN, and cloud combined provide the infrastructure and flexibility needed for dynamic, elastic, reliable services. However, in order to fully realize their potential, they need to be accompanied by an ingenious, agile architecture. The greatest industry pain point is not a lack of network and IT technologies that would enable dynamic, elastic, on-demand services, but the fact that end-to-end orchestration and management of these services cannot be supported by the existing static OSSs, which are too slow and cumbersome.
This webinar from Intel and Amartus presents an innovative and dynamic approach to End-To-End Service Management & Orchestration, optimized for rapid introduction and full life cycle automation of any type of service across all domains & technologies, including Cloud, NFVs, SDNs, and traditional WAN networks. At its core lies the dynamically programmable architecture, which makes it fully customizable and extensible 'on-the-fly', and allows it to integrate with the existing infrastructure. The solution eliminates the primary problems of current OSSs – long development cycles, manual processes and costly integration, and leverages and combines both traditional WAN and new network virtualization and cloud technologies to deliver full end-to-end service orchestration and management.
Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect at CenturyLink, defines Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) as a framework that allows automation of service fulfillment and assurance and provides a well defined architecture for developing API.Read more >
When the idea of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) started gaining momentum, commercial suppliers answered by each creating their own SDN controller. It became clear that if the industry pooled its efforts, the result would be faster time to market for everyone and help spur innovation. The OpenDaylight open source project was founded in 2013 to create an open, common platform for SDN and to enable NFV and is today considered the industry's de facto standard platform. More than 50 companies are supporting the community's work to build a modular platform that includes traditional and emerging southbound protocols, a common northbound interface, and open APIs. The project's third release called "Lithium" made its debut in June 2015. Here you'll see what progress has been made to-date, and what's in store for Lithium and beyond.Read more >
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has released Atrium, an open SDN software distribution designed to help the networking industry as a whole more easily adopt open SDN by fostering an open ecosystem of interoperable applications, controllers, and hardware-based OpenFlow switches. This webinar will examine the needs that drove the creation of Project Atrium, its objectives, elements, how it works and how it will evolve as SDN becomes more broadly deployed in brownfield networks.Read more >