Conference Day 1
Conference Day 1
- Josh Goodell - VP of Intelligent Edge, AT&T
The very first SDN and NFV use cases were not cloud native and, without that capability, those applications won't be able to scale quickly enough to keep up with soaring network traffic levels. In this panel, we'll discuss:
· What progress has been made on NFV and SDN? What are the success stories?
· What's holding operators back from advancing their NFV and SDN strategies?
· How and what kind of telco applications are moving to the cloud? How are we getting them there?
· What are some of the new business models and opportunities that have been unlocked by virtualization?
You thought we'd go through a whole event without mentioning 5G? WRONG! This quick round of talks focuses solely on the importance of NFV and SDN as network operators are building out and offering 5G services.
Up to 6x 5 min. presentations; 10-15 min. discussion; 10-min. Q&A
- Sterling Perrin - Principal Analyst, Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
SD-WAN is revolutionizing branch-office connectivity in the era of cloud, and operators globally are jumping on board, many for fear of missing out on the next big thing in enterprise services. Still, from a network operator's perspective, what is the end game? Competing on price versus legacy MPLS services is a race to the bottom. Many operators have long-term plans of integrating SD-WAN as part of their overall NFV strategies, but this too is not easy.
This series of lightning talks will take a hard look at the future of managed SD-WANs from a business point-of-view. What is the best business model for SD-WAN, and how should it be implemented? Or, is SD-WAN best positioned as a point-product in a larger enterprise services portfolio?
- Mike Frane - Vice President of Product Management for SD-WAN, Windstream Enterprise
5G is not only a major technology disruptor, it will also indelibly alter existing business models. This panel will start by considering how several factors, including 5G and fixed network virtualization architectures, are implemented and when they will impact security risk requirements.
In addition, the panel will assess how some of these associated 5G security challenges can be turned into a business opportunity through the introduction of advanced managed security services designed to meet the strong level of demand from enterprise customers.
- Ofer Weill - Director of Product Marketing, Drivenets
- Jim Hodges - Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading
One of the most important decisions service providers must make in their virtualization journey is whether to implement virtualized services in private, public or hybrid clouds.
These lightning talks will document the factors and related decision points that will drive this selection process including considering the impact of deploying cloud-native services in whatever configuration(s) is implemented.
- James Buchanan - GM - Edge Cloud, ADVA
- Ray Le Maistre - Editor in Chief, Light Reading