This webinar discusses best practices for successfully troubleshooting wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) fiber networks. Through several real-life examples, it provides specific guidance on how to identify the origin of a WDM network failure and how to fix it. It also discusses some of the testing challenges brought about by novel technologies like ROADMs and 40 Gbit/s data rates.Read more >
Optical networking equipment manufacturers who deploy optical transceivers in their products can choose from a variety of different optoelectronic technologies to satisfy higher speed data center requirements, such as deploying multiple fiber lanes (multimode/singlemode parallel optics), Advanced Modulation/Encoding/Error Correction/Dispersion Compensation and WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing).
Products that support communications networks such as the optical physical layer components (like structured cabling) will change depending on transceiver technology and deployment requirements (application reach, module interfaces, patching/pathway densities, etc.). This talk will focus on the synergies required between optical transceiver technology and the fiber cable plant and will explore the tradeoffs (cost, performance, data rate migration, etc.) in technology selection.
Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC.
Data Centre and Cloud services offer a flexible solution to the problem of data storage and compute services for enterprises, and even individual users today. But one implication of data centres is that they are highly distributed – partly for resilience, but also to ensure that these distributed storage and processing functions have low latency, and appear to the user as though they are “local”. In order to do this, the underlying optical transport network has to have the same level of flexibility as the Cloud services themselves. In this webcast Colt and Infinera will describe how a modern data centre architecture places specific demands on the underlying optical transport network, and how this network can be designed from the ground up to respond to those demands.Read more >
The concept of NFV has been around for several years already and its benefits need no further explanation. However, it is fast becoming clear that actually getting Virtual Network Functions (VNF) to run seamlessly on the select software & hardware infrastructure proves to be a challenging task. It requires a significant amount of engineering work to get even a single VNF to run on a new platform and tweaks and tricks are often required, both on the VNF and on the NFVI side. In this webinar we will address these challenges and present a systematic verification and validation methodology based on devops concepts, employing a high level of automation that ensures successful VNF deployments – all the time, every time.Read more >
This webinar will present the brand new Open Source MANO (OSM) community, recently launched under the umbrella of ETSI, and holding its first official meeting on 5th April.
OSM is focused on delivering an open source Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack for NFV capable of meeting the requirements of production NFV networks while consuming an established common Information Model (IM) – all defined, implemented and released in open source software.
This session will describe:
•the critical challenges that NFV Management and Orchestration must address
•the foundational concepts of OSM and how they help to manage MANO complexity
•how the initial software drop works
•what are the modalities of engagement with the OSM Community
At the SDN World Congress last year, 6 challenges that are preventing network operators from using OpenStack for Distributed NFV deployments – specifically for virtual CPE or vBranch use cases – were presented by BT.
This webinar will further explore these challenges and will begin to identify solutions, which in the short-term range from leveraging existing Linux capabilities, selective use of OpenStack, and other open source projects like OpenDaylight. This webinar will also identify promising OpenStack blueprints and projects for longer-term solutions.
Thanks to its ease of deployment and relatively low cost compared to fiber, microwave remains a widely used technology for transport, especially for mobile backhaul application. The introduction of 5G, Internet of Things and Cloud will lead to a tremendous increase in the volume of data traffic. In order to cope and deliver the requested capacity, new concepts and approaches are needed. The combination of several frequencies with different physical properties will be one path explored by the industry actors.
This webinar explains the concepts of Carrier aggregation in microwave and millimeter waves, illustrates the benefits and describes the challenges for next steps.
1. NFV reality check
2. NFV technical considerations
3. Huawei NFV practices
Imagine if your network could easily instantiate new functions to create new services for your customers and adapt on demand. Imagine a high performance and high available infrastructure optimized to deliver Virtualized Network Functions at scale. Imagine it designed and tested, ready for your business.
This session will present how the network transformation, defined in Cisco’s Open Network Architecture strategy, creates real opportunities for you, leveraging innovative orchestration and automation technologies, an extensive portfolio of Virtualized Network Functions and a packaged NFV Infrastructure.
The results of the independent tests performed by EANTC will be presented to validate the value of the architecture.
Join us for the webinar to start transforming your business.
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 >
To maximize the opportunity presented by SDN and NFV we need to start planning operational tasks from a new perspective. In this session Alcatel-lucent will highlight how Lean principles are being applied to the operationalization of NFV to enable efficient and automated dynamic services. The session will outline a framework for network and service orchestration followed by a demonstration of Lean NFV operations launching VPN and VoLTE services using an OpenStack based platform.Read more >
The dynamic nature of content, computing and global flow of information is now placing unprecedented pressure on content providers and data center owners to plan, deliver and operate a Terabit-scale ready cloud infrastructure. But key questions must be addressed in terms of what, when, where why and how they should be implemented.
This presentation/case study evaluates a real-world content provider's requirements and their need for elastic bandwidth. Furthermore, the presentation will review best practice recommendations including 100G ready cloud infrastructure, GMPLS based intelligent control plane for automation and restoration, and how to best leverage WDM with integrated digital switching and bandwidth virtualization to enable elastic bandwidth.
Networking professionals understand that technology is always evolving and must find ways to remain relevant during these times. As the adoption of NETCONF and YANG continue to grow, NEPs and ISVs need an agile model to quickly create management interfaces across any environment.
This webinar will show how ConfD Basic can help radically reduce the time and resources needed to implement advanced management agent capabilities across equipment and applications. Tail-f experts will discuss the ins and outs of network programmability and how leveraging ConfD Basic can inexpensively deliver critical management functionality along with the key advantages current customers are experiencing. Attendees will learn how ConfD Basic provides:
•Robust Network Programmability
•NETCONF/YANG Management Tools
Why do SPs get into the platform business?
What platform do they need?
Importance of self-service portals and zero touch provisioning
Agile Business Automation, service module creation based on catalogs
Revenue generation due to faster time to market
New market opportunity with Virtual Managed Services for SMB
Summary ESP for cross domain services and business solution
Shopping on-line for cloud-based services is becoming the norm for Enterprises. To run their business CIOs look to cloud-based software applications such as Office 365, Salesforce.com and Box, and data center resources for development and operations in the form of platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service. Plus, enterprises want to consume these products from a variety of cloud providers based on factors such as price and services.
The days of private, prefab IT and in house custom software are waning.
This webinar will discuss:
•The changing consumption habits of modern enterprises
•How carriers can provide a retail experience for on-demand network connectivity and value-added functions required to ensure the performance and security of cloud-based IT
•The solution imperatives for doing so profitably and with minimal hassle
The rapid evolution of standardized commodity computing infrastructure, over the last few years, has created an opportunity to build communications networks in totally new ways. NFV represents a new approach to building networks that will ultimately provide numerous benefits to network operators, including reductions in both capital and operating expenses and the promotion of rapid innovation in the services space. This webinar focuses specifically on the evolution of fixed and mobile multimedia consumer communications services, detailing not only the technology behind virtualizing these services but how network operators are employing NFV to remain competitive in this important market.
Metaswitch is at the forefront of NFV deployments in the telecommunications industry with an innovative IMS core, designed from the ground up to run in the cloud, and a unique, carrier class SBC that can run on COTS hardware or in public or private clouds , along with a carrier class TAS solution re-architected for cloud environments. From multimedia applications to infrastructure, our virtualized network functions have already been deployed in some of the world’s largest network operators to provide VoIP access and interconnect security and interworking along with IMS Core functions and app servers for OTT, VoWiFi and VoLTE service migration. As leaders in the Network Software Provider revolution, our fully-virtualized product portfolio also powers the business unified communications offerings of converged carriers around the globe – and we can do the same for you.
Join our webinar and learn how you can start virtualizing key fixed and mobile multimedia communications services today, increasing scalability and flexibility while dramatically reducing your capital and operational costs: Realizing the promise of NFV.
Ensuring a successful centralization strategy for the Radio Access Network requires many inter-related factors to be taken into account. This webinar will cover:
-the different architectural options available when centralizing RAN
-how latency & capacity of the backhaul network impact RAN performance
-optimising the overall cost-efficiency of the system
NFV has been full of automation and virtualization promise and now is the time to understand the reality of the developments. NFV is not only about Management and Network Orchestration but also understanding the status of the Virtual Network Functions software and the integration with a virtualised network.
In less than the length of this webinar we will see how a new VoLTE cloud installation including vEPC and vIMS can be built on a cloud platform. The webinar will start with an NFV platform and by means of analytics, engineering rules and policies finish with a VoLTE service and in between we will explain what steps have been made to assist the full automation of this process and indicate where progress is still required.
Alcatel-Lucent has more experience in NFV and SDN than any other vendor having been first to market with a solution, run over 30 NFV projects, pulled together an ecosystem of over 40 members and an active participant in the ETSI working group meetings.
During this webinar Phil Tilley and Ted East will highlight the progress made and indicate the lessons learnt and major considerations when making NFV and SDN decisions.
The presentation and demonstration will be followed with a live Q&A session where attendees can seek further views from the speakers.
Over the past year, the ETSI NFV ISG has successfully established Network Functions Virtualisation as the broadly-accepted evolution path and next-gen architecture for carrier network infrastructure, amidst exceptional interest and debate across the entire industry.
It is time now to look forward for the next year, and in this webinar, Don Clarke will present the current milestone achievements of the ISG, the challenges ahead and the development focus for the Working Groups.
Understanding the performance of virtualised network functions - the potential, boundaries and optimum configuration for real-world deployment - is of critical importance to all concerned in the emerging NFV ecosystem.
In this webinar, Francisco-Javier Ramón will present the current work of the PER Working Group, findings to date and development directions and focus for the coming year within the ETSI NFV ISG.
Then as Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTO Unit, he will highlight Telefónica's particular interest, introducing the two ISG Proof-of-Concepts which Telefónica is supporting, and further application of NFV in first use-cases such as vCPE.
Join NEC's Head of Market Development, Gerry Feeney, as he sets out NEC's vision for the Carrier SDN based upon a combination of SDN and NFV technologies. Learn about the value proposition and find out how NEC's solutions will deliver the Carrier Software-Defined Network. As a leader in the development of SDN and NFV solutions, NEC can point to a number of commercial deployments where customers are already realising the benefits of these technologies. During the webinar you will hear real-life examples/customer case studies based on today's deployment experiences and customer feedback. You will also be able to pose your questions during a live Q/A session.Read more >
As Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin has witnessed open source used as a powerful force for change within the IT industry. Linux now dominates almost every sector of computing; from mobile phones to the world's largest super-computers.
In this webinar, Jim will give an overview of activities happening in the open source community that can have an impact on accelerating Network Functions Virtualisation.
In addition to providing an overview of the open source development model and historic analogies where open source has been a vehicle for broad industry change, Jim will provide a brief description of key open source projects and how they relate to NFV.
ETSI NFV is about to celebrate its first birthday in January 2014 and after a year (actually 2-3 years already) we see many big operators are taking their first steps into NFV with a series of proof-of-concepts and live trials. Thus, we are more able to emphasize the challenges in this fascinating journey.
Since NFV is all about operations, this session will be dedicated to discuss the main challenges we are facing in operationalizing NFV from an end-to-end manner -- roles & responsibilities, management & orchestration, and interfaces with different platforms.
Join Paul Congdon, CTO of Tallac Networks and former CTO of HP Networking, for a frank discussion of Software-Defined Networking's
strengths and it's weaknesses.
Find out how much truth there is in the common criticisms of SDN, for example:
(a) SDN requires a fork-lift upgrade of your network
(b) SDN requires a complete rethink of 25 years of networking
(c) Flow-based forwarding doesn't scale
(d) SDN introduces a single point of failure
Take advantage of this opportunity to hear the views of one of the industry's most experienced professionals and to have your questions addressed during the Q/A session.
Find out more about the most important networking trend since IP from one of its pioneers.
Network Functions Virtualisation aims to consolidate many network equipment types onto industry standard high volume servers, switches and storage, thus providing a new network production environment, which lowers cost, raises efficiency and increases agility.
During this webinar you will learn how and why carriers are promoting NFV, as well as how carriers and the wider telecoms and IT industries might benefit. You will hear an update on the activities and plans of the newly-created ETSI Industry Specification Group on NFV. You will be able to find out how you might contribute to the development of NFV and help in the adoption and implementation of the technologies forming this important area.