NFV / SDN

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    TIA's CTO Council Meeting in Dallas, TX created several important points on how to tackle the challenges in the digitization of our networks, applications, hardware and software. Joining the discussion are David Tennenhouse, Chief Research Officer at VMware; Kevin Shatzkamer, VP, Service Provider Solutions and Strategy at Dell EMC, Adam Drobot, Chairman at OpenTechWorks and Amit Tiwari, VP, Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering at Affirmed Networks.

All NFV / SDN Videos:

  • Jim Kurose, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), talks to TIA NOW's Limor Schafman about this collaboration between the research community and the tech industry.

  • Johnny Ghibril, VP for Software Solutions and Strategy at Nexius, tells TIA NOW how we are no longer dependent on specific network components. Ghibril adds that agility in the network introduced a different cultural model for our industry, as we innovate with new and redundant technologies.

  • Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing at ADTRAN, says service providers need to balance new revenue streams with the cost of maintaining the network. Raaflaub talks about how software defined networking will allow service providers to be more profitable through increased network and operating efficiencies, allowing the roll out of new services to become more streamlined.

  • Jack Barrett, Senior Director of Americas Service Provider Field Marketing at Juniper Networks tells TIA NOW how DevOps provides agility and prioritizes people, skills and tools over traditional processes. Barrett also says that carriers need to take a nuanced approach to DevOps outside of the data center.

  • The main ingredients for network virtualization that support the Internet of Things are skilled people, horizontal business models and a provider's willingness to listen to its users. In the Dell TIA NOW studio, we explore the synergy between NFV and IoT with Pierre Olivier-Mathys, Director of Global Telco Solutions at Red Hat and Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research at Parks Associates.

  • Rod Naphan, CTO of Fujitsu Network Communications tells TIA NOW that the biggest challenge for NFV is that the open source community is moving at a rapid pace, and industry trying to keep up with the production cycles.

  • “Making the network sustainably profitable and supporting the deluge of data are the key goals for telcos in the coming years,” said Manish Singh, VP of SDN and NFV Solutions at Tech Mahindra.

  • Why is it so difficult to automate and orchestrate carrier networks when enterprises/clouds have been successfully doing it for several years? What are the carriers’ fears or issues with current solutions which are hindering greater deployment? Red Hat, Intel and Netscout discuss.

  • As communications service providers re-architect their networks, there are both technical and business implications. So how should we best prepare? Here to tell us, in the Dell TIA NOW studio, is Sandra Rivera, VP and GM of the Network Platforms Group at Intel.

  • Carriers have concerns about NFV Security, as their networks become more reliant on open source technologies and protocols. From the Dell TIA NOW studio, at TIA 2016, we will explore how carriers are approaching open source, in the burgeoning NFV Security space. Here in our studio is Bryan Larish, SDN/NFV Architecture Planning at Verizon and Chair of TIA’s NFV Security Working Group, also with us is Ken Garrard, CEO at Aunigma Network Solutions Corp and on the end is Franklin Flint, CTO at TIA

  • Are discussions about networking, SDN and traditional data center virtualization becoming blurred, and how is software-defined networking and network programmability, becoming more of a challenge for our industry? Here at the Dell TIA NOW Studio at TIA 2016, TIA NOW will look into this topic with Ramki Krishnan, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer of NFV, at Dell Networking.

  • TIA NOW spoke with Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst of Network Management at Enterprise Management Associates, about the impact NFV is having not only telcos and service providers, but also the enterprise.

  • from Events

    On this episode of TIA’s Network of the Future Interview Series is Timothy Doolittle, Director of IP Networks and Systems at CenturyLink. Doolittle tells TIA NOW what carriers need from NFV technologies, including benefits like time to revenue and cost savings.

  • from Events

    On this week's Network of the Future interview series, TIA NOW speaks with Bill Beesley, Principal Solutions Architect for Packet Optical Networking, at Fujitsu Network Communications. Beesley explains the relationship between NFV and the rise of 5G technologies, from the standardization of APIs to future trends in 5G and NFV.

  • from Events

    On this segment of TIA’s Network of the Future interview series, TIA NOW speaks with Avi Ambale, Founder and CEO of Pervazive, an enterprise software company serving the telco ecosystem. Avi talks about the primary concerns by operators for NFV security, from a business and technology perspective.

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