Six Myths and Truths about Virtualization of the Mobile Core

Sponsored by: IXIA
Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm ET

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) marks a profound paradigm shift in networking as we know it to move network functions from dedicated hardware appliances to running on virtualized server platforms. But while mobile operators agree on the need and vision for NFV, many are struggling to understand the practical migration steps to NFV and how to measure success.

This webinar with industry experts from Heavy Reading and Ixia will take an in-depth look at:

  • The motivations for NFV
  • When does it make sense to move to NFV and when doesn’t it?
  • How do I know a migration to a virtualized appliance was successful?
  • Best practices for measuring performance of a virtualized environment.

Please join us as we discuss Six Common Myths and Truths of Virtualization. All webinar registrants will receive a copy of Ixia’s new eBook, "Demystifying NFV: A Definitive Guide to Measuring Performance in a Virtual World."

About the Speakers

Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

GabrielGabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Gabriel was Chief Analyst for Light Reading Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor. He is based in London.

Pierre Lynch, Senior Technical Product Manager Wireless, Ixia

Dave-DunpheyPierre Lynch has been working in the wireless testing industry for 20 years, and is now a senior technical product manager, responsible for the strategy and longer-term projects for wireless testing products. He has been with Ixia since 2006, when he helped start and then guided the development of the wireless core network testing product line. He has acquired a deep understanding of the customer testing needs for all elements and features of UMTS/HSPA and LTE, and translates them into requirements for the development team. Pierre has been the Ixia representative for the industry forums GCF (Global Certification Forum), IMS Forum, MSF (Multi-Service Forum) and, currently, the Small Cell Forum. Before Ixia, Pierre gained experience as a systems and test engineer with Catapult Communications, Tekelec, and Ericsson.

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