Intel Network Builders: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management

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Charlie Ashton, Sr. Director, Wind River, and Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks

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Communications service providers see the potential of a very strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation. Yet there are still concerns about running mission-critical revenue-generating network functions as software applications on general purpose compute platforms rather than purpose-built appliances. This webinar will explore what is required to create a carrier class, also known as carrier grade, high-performance environment for hosting virtual network functions. Attendees will learn how to leverage the power of the Intel architecture and the key attributes of management and orchestration needed to support the complete service life cycle in a VNF-agnostic service environment.

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The Intel® Network Builders webinar program is a recurring webcast series in which ecosystem members and Intel technology experts delve into the technologies, topics, and issues facing the networking industry. Presenters delve into the network transformation taking place through the adoption of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) across telecommunication and enterprise organizations. Intel Network Builders also offers a comprehensive NFV and 5G training program through the Intel Network Builders University, which offers a broad collection of online content for technical professionals in the network industry. Learn more at