NFV PoC #39 - Virtualized Service Assurance Management in vGi-LAN
Tim Epkes (Brocade), Antti Pappila (Creanord), Brendan Ryan (Intel)
About this talk
Service assurance accurately measures and reports on infrastructure (network and platform) KPIs that might affect a specific service. Although service assurance is well-understood in the traditional networking environment, applying a similar mechanism to network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFV-I), and using principles from software-defined networking (SDN) to automatically restore service level remains a work in progress. Telenor, Brocade, Creanord, and Intel have partnered together to develop an approach to Virtual Service Assurance Management (vSAM), enabling more open and deterministic service deployment and resource usage in a virtual environment.
Tim Epkes is a Principal Software Engineer at Brocade under the CTO for Mobility, working on open-source software development and solutions prototyping. Tim collaborates with partners and customers to create software that accelerates adoption of software solutions like SDN and NFV through further automation.
Antti Pappila is a co-founder and CTO of Creanord focusing on innovation, Creanord's long term roadmap and strategic partnerships. Antti is an Industry visionary with extensive experience in Performance Assurance, SLA Monitoring & Networks developed through close collaboration with the leading service providers and network vendors worldwide.
Brendan Ryan is a senior software engineer in the Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel, working on open-source software development and customer enablement towards adoption of SDN and NFV technologies in telecoms networks.