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Monitoring the NFV Infrastructure
Date / Time: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10am EST
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Nicolas Bouthors, CTO, Enea – Qosmos Division

Sujata Tibrewala, Network Technology Evangelist, Intel

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

As operators transition to NFV, monitoring solutions need to adapt. The classic model, based on hardware solutions, is not only challenged economically, but is also blind when it comes to monitoring traffic within the virtualization platform. This webinar will discuss how operators can use flow-based monitoring, integrated in the NFV infrastructure, to enable key OSS/BSS functions such as service assurance and troubleshooting. Special attention will be given to implementations using open source software.



 

Nicolas Bouthors, CTO, Enea – Qosmos Division
Nicolas Bouthors leads Qosmos Division’s technology strategy, driving the company’s initiatives in open and virtualized networks. He contributes to standards bodies such as ONF SDN, ETSI NFV and IETF SFC, and Open Source projects centered on network virtualization. Nicolas has spent over 20 years in the telecommunications and information systems field. Early in his career, he was instrumental in creating HP’s OpenCall business. Nicolas was also CTO and founder of Volubill (2001), a company building a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) product for the mobile network market.

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Sujata Tibrewala, Network Technology Evangelist, Intel
Sujata Tibrewala is a Networking Community Manager and Developer Evangelist at Intel. She started her career writing Layer2/Layer 3 code for Agere network processors. Subsequently she has worked on 802.1x security technologies at Cisco and also implemented Openflow 1.3 on CISCO switches. She also has worked with virtualization using VMware stack, and works today on Intel assist open source technologies for SDN/NFV, and drives adoption of these technologies among developers.

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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading
Gabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting.

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