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Managing & Orchestrating Multi-Service SDNs
Date / Time: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4 p.m. London
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Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Analytics, Heavy Reading

Cengiz Alaettinoglu, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design

Today's service provider networks have to carry diverse services and applications with diverse latency demands. For example, enterprise customers with time-sensitive financial trading applications need short-delay paths that may need to be segregated for security purposes. Residential customers consuming Netflix and YouTube have video quality requirements that if not met may lead to dissatisfaction and churn. To accommodate different service types, as well as variable traffic demands and failure conditions, the ability to provision software-defined network (SDN) resources dynamically enables operators to minimize over-provisioning of network resources and better control capex outlays. This webinar will explore the critical elements for SDN management and orchestration in multi-service networks, as well as new protocols and open source developments that enable end-to-end service overlays in the WAN.



 

Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Analytics, Heavy Reading
Sandra leads Heavy Reading’s research on customer experience management and customer analytics related to the network and services, customer care, billing and marketing. Sandra also looks more broadly at how service providers are reinventing digital operations with a "customer first" focus and adopting big data strategies. Sandra brings to these areas an excellent understanding of the competitive issues and market trends shaping the telecom and IT sectors. Sandra joined Heavy Reading from Rohde & Schwarz’s ipoque, a network traffic and subscriber analytics vendor, where she worked in strategic product marketing. Prior to that, Sandra spent more than ten years as Research Director for the global business network and IT services practice at Current Analysis covering enterprise cloud and network services, and advising operators, IT service providers, vendors, and enterprises. She has also held editorial research positions at PC World and The Industry Standard in San Francisco. Sandra is based in Amsterdam.

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Cengiz Alaettinoglu, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design
Cengiz Alaettinoglu is a founding member of the company's R&D staff and provides technical direction for the product portfolio. His early experimental work, analyzing routing convergence and scalability properties, and correlating network performance issues to routing protocol incidents, led to the creation of route analytics technology and the Packet Design product suite. He is currently working on real-time SDN analytics and orchestration applications that intelligently satisfy path and bandwidth demands without negatively impacting other services. Prior to Packet Design, Cengiz was with USC's Information Sciences Institute where he worked on the Routing Arbiter project. He was co-chair of the IETF's Routing Policy System Working Group, has been published widely, and is a popular lecturer at industry events worldwide.

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