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Real-Time Communications in the Cloud – Dismantling Cloud Myths with Innovation
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading

Dan Teichman, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Sonus

Having laid the foundation for what cloud reality looks like for Real-time Communication (RTC) services in our earlier webinar, Real-Time Communications in the Cloud – Avoid Cloud Myths With Proven Solutions, this webinar will dig into some of the more technical requirements – those often promised, seldom seen "unicorns" for RTC to be delivered in the cloud.

While RTC vendors often state their products are "free from hardware constraints," it does not always mean their products are "cloud-optimized." True cloud optimization involves new architectural approaches such as microservices and leveraging emerging technologies like Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) for media services.

This second part of our webinar series will give you a deeper understanding of the RTC requirements in the cloud and how a "cloud-optimized" SBC will meet the scale, performance and flexibility required to deploy RTC in the cloud. This webinar will give you more insight by specifically covering:

  • Essential SBC capabilities in the cloud
  • SBCs' adoption of a microservices architecture to increase scale, performance and flexibility
  • Leveraging optimized GPUs for media transcoding
  • Complete solutions by service chaining policy control and session management

Register to hear insights from Light Reading and Sonus, which has a cloud-optimized portfolio that is a key enabler for RTC in the cloud.


Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Dan Teichman, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Sonus
Dan Teichman is a telecom industry veteran who joined Sonus in 2015 and has product and solutions marketing responsibilities for Sonus’s signaling, policy, and SDN products. Prior to Sonus, Dan worked for Empirix, a market leader for testing, monitoring, and analytics solutions, where he held multiple management positions for product marketing, product management, sales engineering and professional services. Prior to Empirix, Dan was responsible for product marketing and business development at Integral Access, an MPLS-based access network startup.

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