Saro Velrajan works at Aricent, as Director of Technology. He is responsible for driving innovation, and defining product roadmap for emerging technologies. He has an MBA in Marketing and 15 years of experience in working for leading networking companies such as Cisco Systems, Ericsson, and Juniper Networks. Saro specializes in Broadband access, Mobile Wireless, Wireless LAN, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Media Streaming/Caching, and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
A few examples of NFV applications show why the technology is getting traction with both service providers and OEMs, considering the variety of potential benefits the technology could unlock when used alongside SDN.
Not all SDN applications will be completely new. The first waves will take a basic focus: creating parity between 'SDN' and existing networking gear. That's a good thing, as a look into some Layer 7-aware applications reveals