Communications services’ digital revolution is quickly running out of letters in the alphabet for clever acronyms. How should the industry ratify the best path forward when it comes to developing the right architecture to take today’s cash-flow generating legacy networks and transform them into tomorrow’s utopian ‘as-a-service’ network-nirvana.
We’ll hone in on one of the critical pillars of this digital revolution – assurance – and provide a much-needed perspective of where the industry is today, where its headed and what’s required to get there including the much-discussed API. Plus, you’ll learn from the award-winning multi-vendor proof of concept for multi-operator networking-as-a-service featuring LSO concepts within the context of SDN and NFV.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What is LSO, and how open source and SDOs are collaborating to support this industry evolution
- Top 5 drivers for performance assurance in next-generation digital networks
- The role of APIs and how to navigate the dangers and the benefits of software-defined-everything
- Details of an award-winning industry collaboration for networking-as-a-service and its implications for performance assurance
Christopher Cullan is the Director of Product Marketing, Business Services Solutions, InfoVista. Christopher is passionate about helping communications service providers (CSPs) increase the value of their enterprise business services. He believes the increasingly software-driven nature of the industry provides a revolutionary opportunity for CSPs. As director of product marketing, business services solution at InfoVista he evangelizes the merits of SDN, NFV, Carrier Ethernet and application-aware networks for realizing CSPs’ full potential. Christopher has spent 20 years in the ICT industry providing design, implementation, security and project management services for financial services sector, utilities and health-care before focusing on telecommunications over the last decade. He is InfoVista\’s liaison to the MEF focusing on Carrier Ethernet performance management and co-authored the MEF’s Third Network Vision and Strategy. Based just outside of Toronto, Canada, Christopher holds a bachelor of mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.
Stan Hubbard is the Director of Communications & Research, MEF. Stan is a communications professional with 20 years of experience in industry analysis, forecasting, strategic marketing, and event programming. In 2013, he joined MEF, where he is directing program development for MEF global networking events, managing industry analyst and press relations, and developing research and other initiatives to help accelerate Third Network development. Prior to the MEF, Stan was a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on CE services and network equipment markets and SDN. He chaired ~20 major Light Reading CE events in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before Heavy Reading, Stan was the Director of Market Intelligence at Ciena.
Matt Ringhofer is the Technology Services Director, North & South America, InfoVista. Matt is focused on network performance assurance, bringing 17 years of performance management expertise to communications service providers and mobile network operators. Matt leads the consulting, architecture, training and presales support for InfoVista’s customers across the Americas as director of technology services. He ensures his customers have the expertise necessary to maximize the performance of their networking assets. With his in-depth understanding of technology, coupled with strategic thinking, Matt provides effective solutions for CSPs and MNOs that need to maintain and optimize their service quality while adapting to the increasingly software-centric nature of networking services.
Join SDxCentral and InfoVista on May 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM PDT for a webinar on The ABC’s of APIs: SDN+NFV-Driven Evolution of Performance Assurance Architectures.
If you can’t make it to the live event, register anyways! SDxCentral will notify you via email when the on-demand presentation is available.