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Date / Time: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading

Peter Marek, Sr. Director x86 Solutions Advantech Network & Communications Group

Eric van Vliet, Product Sales Manager, Advantech Network & Communications Group

Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Advantech Networks & Communications Group

Communication service providers know that evaluating, purchasing, developing and deploying an NFV solution can turn into more than just a lengthy process; it may also prove to be a very costly endeavor. All the more so if a solution which runs perfectly on data center servers now needs to be spun up and executed on x86-based equipment in a remote location at the network edge. At the same time, VNF developers must find ways to enable rapid prototyping across a broad range of NFV infrastructure (NFVI).

  • How can you get your solutions validated on the edge computing device or NFVI which provides the right mix of compute, I/O, storage and remote management for your workloads?
  • How can you deploy on that NFVI faster and with less risk, knowing that it will meet the service levels your customers expect?

Join Simon Stanley, Heavy Reading Analyst at Large, and Advantech Networks & Communications Group on this Light Reading webinar. We will discuss these challenges and explain how you can tap into a remote evaluation service that helps you meet both your development and deployment needs. Discover an NFVI community where people with similar philosophies about telecom cloud architecture recognize a need for greater NFV elasticity and openly collaborate together. Get on the fast track to NFV and learn how you can start to test different NFV infrastructures on platforms destined for deployment closer to the subscriber; in the access network, at the mobile edge and inside customer premises as well as in the network core or telecom data center.



 

Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading
Simon is founder and principal consultant of Earlswood Marketing, an independent market analysis and consulting company based in the U.K. His work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies. Simon has written extensively for Heavy Reading and Light Reading, and he authors the bimonthly Heavy Reading Components Insiderresearch newsletter, covering the latest developments in telecom silicon and subsystems. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including LTE, policy management, SDN/NFV, IMS, ATCA, 100/400G optical components, multicore processors, switch chipsets, network processors and optical transport. He has also run several Light Reading events, including Next-Generation Network Components and ATCA. Simon holds a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.

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Peter Marek, Sr. Director x86 Solutions Advantech Network & Communications Group
Peter Marek is responsible for the implementation of x86-based technologies across the broad portfolio of Advantech’s telecom and networking products. Peter’s background is heavily rooted in hardware design for blade architectures such as AdvancedTCA, and high-performance network application platforms.

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Eric van Vliet, Product Sales Manager, Advantech Network & Communications Group
Eric van Vliet is Product Sales Manager at Advantech Networks & Communications Group. He has a technical background in embedded systems and networking equipment and works closely with customers and sales on new product design-ins. His expertise covers bladed technologies such as CompactPCI and ATCA as well as Carrier Grade Servers and Network Appliances. Eric's current passion is setting up OpenStack test environments to help ecosystem partners and customers accelerate their NFV development using Advantech's Remote Evaluation Service.

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Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Advantech Networks & Communications Group
Paul Stevens is Marketing Director for Advantech’s Networks & Communications Group. He has focused on technology marketing roles since he joined Advantech in 2002. Prior to that he was European Marketing Manager at Motorola where he managed partner initiatives and helped evangelize new technology introductions. He is actively focused on helping build out Advantech’s NFV ecosystem.

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