CHICAGO -- Light Reading's Big Telecom Event -- Wind River is looking to create a kind of app store for virtual network functions, only instead of Flappy Birds the Titanium Cloud partnership program will stock software and equipment, such as load balancers and virtual firewalls.
Partner products are tested to be sure they really work with the Wind River NFV platform, rather than taking it for granted that the products work together because they conform to the same APIs, says Charlie Ashton, Wind River director of business development. "We're trying to make this more than a branding program. We're trying to do the engineering to make sure this works," he says.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.