Steven Teitzel - Global Solution Executive, Network & OSS Transformation; Denis Murphy - Offering Manager IBM Cloud
NFV/SDN creates a need for a new way of enabling the operations of the lifecycle of services in a hybrid network. We already know that manual operations in a physical world won't scale. However automation, through simple scripting of manual operations, also won't be able to scale to meet the needs and all the variations that could occur in a hybrid network of virtual and physical components. The ability to automate through machine enabled automation is required, combined with operations that utilize cognitive computing to outthink the network. Join us as we overview cognitive networking in a world of NFV/SDN.
Uwe Rauschenbach (Nokia), Jong Hwa Yi (ETRI) & Ernie Bayha (Ericsson)
This webinar introduces the ETSI Family of Common NFV APIs that enables a modular and extensible framework for automated management and orchestration of VNFs and network service (NS) within an Interoperable Ecosystem. This webinar will cover VNF lifecycle management operations and related use cases – onboarding, operation, instantiation, scaling, etc. and detail the new ETSI API specifications that permit NFV Orchestration and Interoperability.
Andreas Lemke – CloudBand Product marketing & Ranny Haiby, Principal Systems Architect, Nokia
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.
Francisco-Javier Ramón, Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTO Unit, Telefónica
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.
Paolo Di Prisco, Mobile Networks Product Manager, Nokia
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.
Filippo Galimberti – Sr Manager, Service Provider, Wayne Cullen, Sr Manager Marketing & Volker Tegtmeyer, Sr Manager, Cisco
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.
Mark Bieberich Senior Director of Strategy for SDN/NFV Solutions & Ari Banerjee Senior Director Strategy, NetCracker
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.
Phil Tilley–NFV Solutions Marketing Director & Jose De Francisco Lopez–NFV Cloud Innovations Centre Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
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.
Paul Drew, Metaswitch Networks; Dave Reekie, Metaswitch Networks; Craig Matsumoto, SDNCentral
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.
Carl Moberg, Dir Tech; Stefan Vallin, Prod Man, Cloud & Virtualization Grp; John Lawitzke, Tail-f ConfD Prod Man
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
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
Volker Tegtmeyer, Senior Manager Product & Solution Marketing & Filippo Galimberti, Sales Business Development Manager, Cisco
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
Phil Tilley : Marketing Director Cloud Solutions & Ted East: VP Cloud Innovations Centre, Alcatel-Lucent
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.
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
Don Clarke, Chair, Network Operator Council, ETSI NFV ISG; Head of Network Evolution Innovation, BT
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.
Francisco-Javier Ramón, Chair PER Expert Group, ETSI ISG NFV; Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTO, Telefónica
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.
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