Learn about NFV and SDN products from SDxCentral’s SDN & NFV Webinar Series, DemoFriday™ presentations which demonstrate working SDN/NFV/virtualization products to the SDxCentral community. The real-world examples take SDN/NFV from the theoretical to the practical so you can improve your network and solve pressing business problems today.
Usually presented by the CTOs, software architects, and product managers who helped develop the NFV and SDN products, DemoFridays help you understand SDN/NFV’s capabilities and limitations as well as how the emerging markets are developing.
Q&As about the NFV and SDN products follow every DemoFriday, giving you the chance to learn from colleagues in the networking community as well as the presenters themselves. Become a part of the influential community responsible for driving change in networking today and check out previous DemoFridays below, or keep your eye out for upcoming presentations.
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SDxCentral SDN & NFV Webinars: DemoFridays
Traditional approaches of securing a data center are focused on building a strong perimeter to keep threats outside the network. However, little is done to protect the network once a breach has occurred.
Join Shiv Agarwal, co-founder of Arkin, and Shinie Shaw, Sr. PMM, to learn how VMware NSX and vRealize Network Insight can not only help you secure your network, but also optimize network performance and increase your visibility across virtual and physical networks. Read More >
Want to understand why Oracle scooped up Ravello, one of the hottest startups in virtualization, earlier this year? Or how Ravello won VMworld’s Best of Show award two years in a row (2014 and 2015)? Or perhaps you’re looking for more concrete ways to actually use Ravello’s groundbreaking Nested Virtualization yourself? Or how IXIA is enabling product developers to use its leading security and application tools in a lightweight and low-cost package? Read More >
HPE/Intel Open NFV Ecosystem DemoFriday Featuring Metaswitch: Master Full Lifecycle Management Support for VoLTE Interconnect
Metaswitch will demonstrate the full life cycle deployment of a new VoLTE peering services, using its leading Session Border Controller within a fully virtualized environment to create a new VoLTE peering service. Read More >
It is challenging to run OpenStack environments that support the high network performance requirements of carrier and enterprise networks without breaking the virtual environment. In this DemoFriday, 6WIND and Radware will prove that it is possible to achieve, and sustain virtualized performance above and beyond industry expectations for NFV using an OpenStack environment. By combining 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ and Radware Alteon® NG VA, network operators can migrate to high performance vADCs while eliminating PCI passthrough and SR-IOV. The end result is a cost effective move to an NFV architecture without compromising the performance or impacting the virtualization environment that their customers expect. Read More >
The wireless data traffic explosion on the network has caused service providers to re-evaluate their existing network architecture. Traditional Central Office infrastructure built with closed proprietary boxes has proven to be too rigid, limited by existing hardware investment and available spectrum. Read More >
GNS3 Solarwinds DemoFriday – Top Notch Testing & Analysis with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
In the GNS3 demo, David Bombal and Chris O’Brien will help you in setting up and configuring a virtual network lab using GNS3 and then spinning up a virtual machine running the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitoring solution to test the power of brand new features like Netpath Service which will help you discover the entire, complex network path that connects users to services far, far away on the Internet. Read More >
Netronome DemoFriday: Ericsson Cloud SDN With OpenDaylight Accelerated by Netronome Agilio-CX Intelligent Server Adapters for Improved Telco NFV Performance & Flexibility
An important requirement for Telco NFV Applications is high performance data-plane scaling and throughput, while maintaining data plane flexibility for rapid feature innovation. While software based Open vSwitch forwarding provides good flexibility, the low forwarding rate of the software-based data plane makes it difficult to implement many NFV applications with a reasonable amount of server resources. This is because NFV applications are very data intensive, so the amount of server resources needed to implement the virtual switch function to feed these hungry applications can in many cases consume the majority of server CPU resources. Read More >
HPE, Intel & Affirmed Service Automation Platform (ASAP) DemoFriday: Automate & Cut Deployment Time for New Services
Think about the time your network operations team spends defining and provisioning new services, configuring elements, managing updates and testing new services. Now imagine being able to automate those processes to shave months from your production cycle.
That’s the power of the Affirmed Service Automation Platform: a network-wide service automation and orchestration platform that radically simplifies service creation, service provisioning and the turn-up of new virtual network function (VNF) instances in your network. Read More >
KEMP Technologies DemoFriday: Bridging the Gap – Leveraging Network Visibility for Application User Experience
With software defined networking (SDN) well on its way towards the mainstream, especially in Mode 2 environments, customers are more interested than ever in exploring the various use cases it can be applied to in order to solve real life problems such as branch office deployments, edge security, campus networks and the WAN. One area that’s especially important is that of application user experience – after all, the network is there to connect and serve applications in the first place! Read More >
Computing models in today’s dynamic data centers and clouds are changing dramatically. Application-centric enterprises are finding that they need to develop nimble operational models for infrastructure, networking, and application services. Application delivery controllers (ADCs) are an important part of the networking and application services considerations for software-defined data centers. Read More >
HPE DemoFriday: HPE and Intel Partner Ecosystem DemoFriday – Network Agility & Boosting Profitability with vCPE
F5 will demonstrate virtual network services in an end to end ETSI NFV architectural framework. This demo includes HPE NFV Orchestration (HP NFV Director) and F5 Virtual Network Functions (VNF) that provide virtual ADC, virtual Firewall and virtual DNS network functions delivering vCPE services.
SDxCentral and Wind River join forces for our latest DemoFriday featuring Wind River’s Titanium Server CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) in a virtual Business CPE use-case (vBCPE). In this session we will demonstrate a cost-effective and highly reliable virtual CPE solution. Read More >
Nokia DemoFriday: Tools to Operate the NFV Telco Cloud with CloudBand & OpenStack Vitrage for Root Cause Analysis
A major challenge in the adoption of network function virtualization (NFV) within the telco cloud is ensuring that the same or better service levels can be maintained with reduced operational overhead. As operators move to the deployment of OpenStack for cloud orchestration they must ensure that there is open source code, which supports the key operational tools expected in todays physical networks. Read More >
Comarch’s approach is different – it assumes leveraging modern OSS capabilities to implement both service orchestration (thus enabling creation of customer services, based on “hybrid” networks, combining virtualized and not-virtualized ones), NFV orchestration and generic VNF manager. Read More >
Cisco IOS XR 6.0.0 offers the first iteration of Cisco Streaming Telemetry, a push-based alternative to simple network management protocol (SNMP). Using Streaming Telemetry IOS XR users can gather traditional SNMP information, as well as previously unavailable information, without a MIB, and at a higher granularity than achievable with SNMP. Read More >
KulCloud DemoFriday: PRISM – Scale Up Your OpenStack Cloud with Scale Out On-Demand Network Disaggregation
KulCloud’s powerful software approach, PRISM, orchestrates and on-boards any network OS over a cluster of white boxes using elements of SDN to deliver ultimate the form of network disaggregation to achieve scale-out routing. In simple words, it offers centralized and Linux-managed virtual chassis platform over a cluster of white boxes. Read More >
Dialogic DemoFriday: Automation & Vendor Interoperability Between Dialogic’s Real-Time Multimedia VNFs & Oracle’s MANO Layer
Real-Time multimedia focussed applications that provide collaborative, contextual and interactive voice video will be a major consumer of resources in evolving virtualized networks. Network functions virtualization (NFV) promises flexibility, elasticity, automation and a shift away from proprietary hardware with an industry backed framework built on open standards, but interoperability still is a main concern for service providers and other ecosystem participants to speed this technology shift along. Read More >
Brocade experts will also educate you on the different deployment scenarios available for vCPE leveraging the Brocade vRouter and discuss our engagements in the Tacker community. Take control of your network and learn how Brocade’s unique, simple and intuitive approach to NFV and SDN empowers you to support your business and technical needs. Read More >
Citrix DemoFriday: Automate Insertion of Layer 4-7 Network Services in SDN Environments with Nuage VSP & Citrix NetScaler
In this special DemoFriday, Citrix Systems shows how its NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) and the Nuage Networks VSP SDN Controller can work together to automatically provide Layer 4-7 services to applications and deliver real-world solutions using software-defined networking (SDN). Read More >
For the most part, managing a wide area network (WAN) and metropolitan area network (MAN) is tedious, especially with a software-defined network (SDN). Between complex orchestration needs, limited scalability, and complex protocols — wouldn’t it be great if there were a simpler way to meet your SDN orchestration dreams? Let Cisco help your dream become a reality with Segment Routing.
SDxCentral’s Scott Raynovich joined Cisco’s Technical Marketing Engineers Jose Liste and Derek Tay as they demonstrated how Segment Routing can be utilized to help achieve scalable end-to-end policy, operational simplicity, and better utilization of the installed infrastructure thanks to centralized optimization. Read More >
Brocade will showcase how the Services Director makes license management and capacity management simple with powerful inherent capabilities and the leverage of using OpenStack to the compute, storage and network for application workloads. In this demonstration, see how the Brocade Services Director in conjunction with OpenStack can seamlessly facilitate resource management of vADCs and cloud application workload management. Read More >
Infrastructure programmability in the data center is a big deal as it drives automation and efficiency which, in turn, drives speed – an obvious prerequisite for the success of just about any business dealing with digital disruption. In part 1 of Cisco’s Open NX-OS series, we touched on the programmability and automation capabilities of Open NX-OS, and how it drives efficient IT operations. Read More >
Brocade will demonstrate the best-practices methods and latest tools available for achieving on-demand virtual networks with advanced routing and L4-7 services such as firewall or IPsec gateways. The demo will showcase Brocade products such as the Brocade SDN Controller (a commercial distribution of OpenDaylight), the Brocade vRouter and Brocade vADC, within an OpenStack environment. This example will help you gain ideas for implementing Layer 4 through 7 services at need. Learn critical tips and tricks on your path to software-defined networking (SDN) and innovations intended to ease your migration to a more automated and programmable data center. Read More >
So what is NX-API REST all about? First we need to understand the challenge today. As data center networks become more virtualized and move toward cloud and agile IT models, managing these networks through CLI or other means doesn’t allow for operating the infrastructure as a single system. This is no longer sufficient.
Telco NFV is not about virtualizing the different telecom applications and simply deploying them on a couple of servers in any data center. There are many aspects to consider, and an important key success factor for telco NFV is to seamlessly provide connectivity between the telecom operator’s IP/MPLS network and their cloud environment. Read More >
Secure your applications with the latest lessons from the A10 DemoFriday. This special event on advanced security is one security architects, network architects, and DevOps specialists will want to explore. As it undertakes the challenge of securing network applications, A10 partners with Cisco to demonstrate advanced security solutions. Read More >
Security isn’t what is used to be. Attacks are more sophisticated, calculated, and carry detrimental effects that impact employees and customers alike. As of late, major security breaches have grabbed headlines, forcing us to pay more attention to how to best protect ourselves, our data, and our businesses. Read More >
Discover how to create a programmable network with Cisco Open NX-OS in this DemoFriday. Learn how Cisco provides the most comprehensive set of network programming options currently available. Cisco experts will guide you through a variety of use cases including a hands on demonstration of how Cisco Open NX-OS enables increased agility, flexibility, and scalability. Read More >
In this DemoFriday, Sonus covers existing IT trends that includes private and public cloud computing, continued automation of business processes, and digital storage of all extremely important data and records. Having this vulnerable data increases the need for continuous availability and this presentation examines important factors to consider when architecting the wide area network (WAN) to support business continuity. Read More >
The Cisco DemoFriday will look at the foundations of the platform, how the system enables you to design, configure, and operate network topologies quickly and efficiently. This gives you more time to spend on “real work.” Read More >
In today’s world, networks need to be simple, open, and programmable to enable trends such as mobility, cloud, and big data. HP is the industry leader in software-defined-networking (SDN), with a solid, integrated, scalable end-to-end solution spanning from data center to campus and branch. HP’s SDN strategy is to provide customers with a programmable network that is aligned to business applications. To assist in easy migration to SDN, HP provides a full SDN service offering coverage from assessment and analysis, validation, integration, and implementation to ongoing support and training and certification. Read More >
In this DemoFriday, Accedian Networks takes us through an interactive journey on how to achieve optimized performance monitoring in software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) environments. Accedian Networks‘ Vice President of Solutions and Development Scott Sumner teamed up with Solutions Manager Greg Spear to demonstrate how an instrumentation layer can easily be implemented over SDN and hybrid networks. Read More >
Join this DemoFriday and learn the results of 6WIND’s SDxCentral NFV Performance Report. The report summarizes NFV performance results for 6WIND’s new Speed Series family, including Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec software appliances running in stand-alone bare metal deployments, and also in VMs on top of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator for an NFV configuration. Read More >
Pluribus Networks DemoFriday: Brownfield SDN – How to Deploy SDN Switching Within Your Existing Network
With Pluribus, the addition of rich SDN features plus our industry leading analytics does not mean a rip and replace of your current architecture. Leave most of your network in place while enjoying an SDN fabric that delivers agility, availability, a single point of management, and analytics capabilities. A standard CLI, open APIs, and an easy to use GUI enable IT teams to leverage existing switching and routing skill sets while MLAG, VXLAN, and BGP fabrics help ensure you get the most of your network. Read More >
In this exclusive SDxCentral DemoFriday, ThousandEyes, a performance analytics company, dives into the black box of Internet performance. Using detailed network analytics, Nick Kephart, director of product marketing, shows how to utilize the ThousandEyes technology to detect faulty links, bogged-down interfaces, routing mishaps, as well as ISP trouble areas that can plague networks. With this information, we learn how to take command of these challenges and regain control of the entire end-to-end network. Read More >
F5 & Cisco DemoFriday: Facilitate & Automate L4-L7 Services in Cisco ACI Environments Using F5 BIG-IP & BIG-IQ
In a special SDxCentral DemoFriday featuring F5 Networks and Cisco, attendees learn how to facilitate and automate the L4-L7 service insertion for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environments alongside F5’s F5 BIG-IP and BIG-IQ management platforms. Read More >
Meru DemoFriday Webinar: Simplifying Microsoft Lync & Personal Bonjour Support Across Campus Networks
Meru Networks is leading the way being the first wireless vendor to receive a Certificate of Conformance through the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) OpenFlow™ Conformance Testing Program within our wireless LAN controllers to enable third-party control all the way down to the access point. This provides customers with confidence in our products they acquire to provide the best-of-breed, multi-vendor support. Read More >
Brocade DemoFriday Webinar: Using SDN applications using Brocade’s Vyatta Controller based on OpenDaylight
With the Brocade Vyatta Controller, users enjoy an open platform for scalable management of end-to-end services. As a tested and commercially supported open source framework, the Brocade Vyatta Controller is a low-risk opportunity to integrate SDN into one’s network, empowering users to effortlessly transition workloads from existing equipment to an SDN environment. Read More >
Despite all of these benefits, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) still aren’t sold on SDN quite yet. They expect Communications Equipment Providers (CEPs) to create and offer SDN and NFV solutions that are cost-effective, provide easy deployment, and are feature-rich. CSPs want all of this, and they don’t want to sacrifice performance in a virtualized environment to get it. Read More >
Citrix DemoFriday Webinar: From Whiteboard to Production: Cisco ACI and Automating Load Balancing with NetScaler
Now, major vendors like Cisco are embracing SDN and creating production grade networks. As it continues to evolve and find its way into our businesses, it’s important to ask ourselves if we are still on the same trajectory we were when the term “SDN” was originally coined.
In a special Citrix DemoFriday, Citrix’s Steve Shah and Chiara Regale show how Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler join together to address Layer 2-3 services and Layer 4-7 services, respectively. Read More >
DevOps tools, like Puppet, empower Fast IT by gathering several IT teams together and overcoming challenges with automation. With an automated approach, IT professionals have the ability to manage a large number of devices quickly and efficiently. By doing this, IT teams can do more with less, giving them the ability to react faster to changing business needs.
In Cisco’s DemoFriday, find out how the Puppet framework can streamline management of Cisco Nexus Switches. Read More >
SDNCentral and Wind River join forces for our latest DemoFriday featuring Wind River’s Titanium Server and highlighting the importance of high reliability and availability in a multi-vendor NFV environment.
While the rise of Big Data offers incredible opportunities, the ideal network to support Big Data applications is not the one that has been around for decades. New requirements for Big Data require the next generation of data fabrics.
CALIENT DemoFriday Webinar (w/ Cumulus Networks and InMon): SDN Optimization of Hybrid Packet/Optical Data Center Fabric
In this DemoFriday™ from September 19, CALIENT, InMon, and Cumulus Networks demonstrate a programmable hybrid data center network based on real-time traffic patterns and specific application priorities. Offloading the elephants facilitates more efficient and cost-effective delivery of the flows while freeing the Layer 2/3 network to focus on handling the short-lived mouse flows it services very effectively. Read More >
Built with PLUMgrid Platform, IO Visor, and Virtual Domain technologies, the OpenStack Networking Suite is compatible with any data center physical infrastructure and significantly reduces the deployment time of OpenStack clouds. Built-in monitoring, analytics, and troubleshooting tools help administrators seamlessly manage cloud networks and perform upgrades with no downtime. Read More >
As a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles, Cisco ACI provides a common operational model between the application, network, security, and cloud teams to deliver agility, simplified operations, assured performance, and scale. Read More >
Enterprise data centers are migrating to virtual architectures that share resources across business units and individual applications. As part of the process, organizations are consolidating networking services and collapsing multiple network appliances into a single platform. Read More >
ConteXtream DemoFriday Webinar: Highlights Distributed, Subscriber-Aware SDN Fabric for Gi-LAN Virtualization
To support exponential traffic growth and customer demand, operators are looking for innovative ways to extend existing services and roll out new functions. Deploying a virtual network solution on the Gi/SGi interface gives operators the flexibility of introducing new services while providing a scalable solution to cope with increasing traffic.
This DemoFriday highlights ConteXtream’s ContexNet, a distributed, subscriber-aware SDN fabric for network functions virtualization (NFV). Read More >
Iron Mountain provides secure, compliant data center colocation services that rely on highly resilient and redundant facilities: Its flagship data center is in a bunker 220 feet underground with 12-feet-thick limestone ribs between rooms. While virtually impenetrable and highly disaster resilient, the design poses significant challenges for deploying network connectivity. Read More >
Pluribus Networks DemoFriday Webinar: Netvisor Demo Shows New Approach to Highly Programmable Cloud-Scale Networks
Pluribus believes that for networking to join the modern world, it needs to move from a hardware-based, fixed feature-set model to one in which an operating system controls the network switch. Netvisor is built on a converged architecture combining merchant silicon-based switching and open source-powered compute. This fundamental change in the control plane enables a new class of programmable network services and applications. Read More >
6WIND and Red Hat team up in this DemoFriday™ to teach you how to build network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) and eliminate network bottlenecks when transitioning to software-based NFV. Read More >
Plexxi DemoFriday Webinar: Application Abstractions Using OpenDaylight and Real Status Visualization
The software-defined data center promises automated infrastructures that deliver an optimized application experience. At the center of this highly orchestrated future is open source. This DemoFriday™ brings together Plexxi’s programmable network, OpenDaylight’s open source controller platform, and scalable visibility from Real Status’ Hyperglance for OpenDaylight to open up new infrastructure capabilities across multivendor environments. Read More >