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Getting VNFs ready for the Cloud
Date / Time: Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Enrique Algaba, Specialist Sales Manager, Global Customer Unit for Telefonica, Ericsson

Lynn Comp, Senior Director, Market Development Organization, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Doug Tait, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Communications

Sanjeev Mervana, Sr. Director, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco

Having laid the foundation through earlier webinars on the Future of Virtualization Project, the Benchmarking Index and initial survey results, this webinar will dig into one of the most urgent requirements – that of getting VNFs prepared to be delivered in the cloud. Often referred to as making them “cloud native,” VNF suppliers are re-architecting their VNFs so they are not only able to operate on standardized x86 platforms, but also to support a cloud delivery model. This will involve new architectural approaches such as microservices, leveraging emerging technologies like containers.

Join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, as she guides a discussion with leading industry representatives from Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle about what their companies and customers are doing to make VNFs cloud-native, and the challenges and opportunities this process presents.



 

Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Roz Roseboro has more than 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change are impacting the compute, network and storage infrastructure domains within the data centers of telecom operators. She monitors trends such as how open source is impacting the development process for telecom, and how telco data centers are transforming to support SDN, NFV and cloud. Roz joined Heavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs. She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.

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Enrique Algaba, Specialist Sales Manager, Global Customer Unit for Telefonica, Ericsson
Enrique Algaba is currently Specialist Sales Manager in Ericsson Global Customer Unit for Telefonica. He joined Ericsson in September 2015 and is responsible for business development and engagement in Cloud & NFV areas. Enrique has solid experience in the telco sector and over the years he has carried out and directed research and development activities in a diverse set of network areas. Prior to Ericsson, Enrique held several positions at Telefonica I+D, the Research & Development Labs of Telefónica.

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Lynn Comp, Senior Director, Market Development Organization, Network Platforms Group, Intel
Lynn Comp brings a diversity of experience across multiple digital services touch points, spanning software, datacenter network and communications infrastructure, cellular telephony and multiple technologies that increase operational automation and efficiency in cloud data centers. Currently, Comp's organization is responsible for customer, communications service provider and ecosystem partner collaboration to accelerate and simplify the transformation of the network.

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Doug Tait, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Communications
Setting the telecommunications marketing strategy for Oracle and the industry, Dough Tait is defining and building out the network functions virtualization (NFV) and service delivery platform (SDP) for Communications. As Global Director of Marketing for Oracle Communications, Doug is driving the strategy for SDP, NFV and WebRTC. Prior to Oracle, Doug was the director for Global Telecom Markets at BEA and founded the JAIN initiative defining Java technology for communications at Sun. He organized international standards, community, and user group meetings for creating standards and driving the communications market toward standards-based interfaces, platforms and protocols.

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Sanjeev Mervana, Sr. Director, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco
As Senior Director of Marketing for Service Provider Business at Cisco, Sanjeev Mervana is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of products and solutions for Cisco Service Provider Architectures around SDN/NFV, cloud, software, mobility and video for Cisco’s global service provider customers. Sanjeev is an expert on a broad portfolio of software-defined networks, network functions virtualization, intelligent routing & switching platforms and cloud solutions. Sanjeev has been with Cisco for over 18 years and has authored various publications, blogs as well as a Cisco Press Book “Design Principles of DSL Based Access Solutions.”

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