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Making the case for NFV: it’s all about the Service Model
Date / Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading

Rolf Eberhardt, Lead OSS Service Orchestration, CMS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

This webinar will discuss the need for an intent-based service orchestration layer, in addition to NFV, to achieve CSPs' service agility goals. It will explain that service modeling is critical to this layer but not all information modeling approaches are equal. It will describe a powerful new service descriptor approach which will enable operators to change the equation when it comes to defining and instantiating services, reducing cost, complexity and time-to-market for service delivery across both physical and virtualized networks.



 

Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
Caroline leads Heavy Reading's research into service provider cloud adoption for internal IT, enterprise service delivery and network functions virtualization (NFV) purposes. She also covers technologies that support telco application development and delivery and customer experience management. She is currently tracking the impact of SDN and NFV on telecom organizations and has a major interest in the new architectures and management systems needed for operating SDN and NFV-based networks.

Caroline has more than 25 years' experience researching and writing about the information and communications technology industry for global analyst firms and publications, and has led major research projects for communications service providers, vendors, financial institutions and government bodies. She is an authority on the global wholesale telecom industry, and her work synthesizes a broad understanding of technology innovation with a deep knowledge of telecom market dynamics.

She is based in the U.K..

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Rolf Eberhardt, Lead OSS Service Orchestration, CMS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Rolf Eberhardt leads the OSS Service Orchestration initiative at HPE Enterprise Service’s Communications & Media Solutions (CMS) business unit, developing HPE's new OSS for end-to-end service orchestrations across physical and virtual environments. Previously, he was responsible for HPE's OSS Fulfillment solutions portfolio, covering the end-to-end process from Order Management to Activation. From 2006 to 2009, Rolf led the Communications and Media Solutions business in Switzerland and later Austria. Before, he worked as Master Solution Architect, developing major Fulfillment and Assurance solutions. He has been with HPE since September 1999 and has 25 years of industrial experience in the telecom and computing industry.

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