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Achieving Assurance In the Era of SDN and NFV

The last ten years have seen the growth of cloud and virtualization, and more recently this trend continues with software defined networking and network function virtualization. Those organizations that can assure the deployment, availability, and quality of their services delivered during this race to evolve infrastructures, will reap the greatest benefit from these technologies.

Achieving assurance now requires openness, scalability, and flexibility. The newness of these technologies means aspects are likely to change but assurance can not wait and must adapt as these technologies mature.

We will discuss in this webinar:
- How to achieve service assurance,
- Critical components in a service assurance solution,
- Requirements for assurance in virtualized infrastructures.
Recorded Nov 12 2014 42 mins
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Shawn Ennis, CTO and Founder, Monolith Software; Ramandeep Ahluwalia, CSP Innovation Team, Aricent
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