Network Management and Security Requirements for SDN/NFV Networks

Sponsored by: Napatech   
Date: Wednesday, July 9 , 2014
Time: 10:00 am ET / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm CET

As we move into the commercialization phase of both SDN and NFV, there is generally consensus that the move to a pure software model will enable new levels of service agility that traditional networks have never been able to achieve. 

Conceptually this will be possible by leveraging this software model in more dynamic, real-time and innovative ways that transcend physical limitations of integrating software into dedicated platforms that remotely serve the end-user.

However, to fully realize this vision, there are a number of decision points and challenges the industry must address. Accordingly, this webinar will focus on both from a network management and security perspective. Specific topics and questions the webinar will address include:

  • How will the move to more agile SDN/NFV networks impact carriers and customers?
  • The need for real-time network insight to manage IP traffic and the role that automation and real-time policy play.
  • What are the real-time performance monitoring requirements for IP networks?
  • What are the challenges of supporting SDN/NFV management and security enforcement requirements in 100G networks?

About the Speakers

Jim Hodges,  Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

HodgesJim Hodges has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading include softswitch, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and application server architectures and virtualization, control plane protocols such as Diameter and OpenFlow, IP service delivery, subscriber data management (SDM) and managed services. Hodges joined  Heavy Reading after nine years at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape, most recently as a senior marketing manager. Other activities at Nortel included definition of media gateway network architectures and development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where Hodges performed IN and SS7 planning, numbering administration and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models.

 

Daniel Joseph Barry, VP Marketing, Napatech

Dan-BarryDaniel Joseph Barry is VP of Marketing at Napatech and has over 20 years experience in the IT and Telecom industry. Prior to joining Napatech in 2009, Dan Joe was Marketing Director at TPACK, a leading supplier of transport chip solutions to the Telecom sector. From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of Sales and Business Development at optical component vendor NKT Integration (now Ignis Photonyx) following various positions in product development, business development and product management at Ericsson. Dan Joe joined Ericsson in 1995 from a position in the R&D department of Jutland Telecom (now TDC). He has an MBA and a BSc degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

 

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