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Date / Time: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
A majority of functions in today's networks are immediately suitable for virtualization in NFV architectures. And for these functions, service providers already have PoCs and even some live deployments in production.
However, some networking functions such as IP media processing have always required intensive processing power and stringent response times, dictating purpose-built network elements. So how do you virtualize the tougher network functions at scale? How do you go about delivering high performance media processing into a virtualized world?
In this webinar, you will learn:
- State of the nation regarding virtualized network functions; which functions have been easy to virtualize; which functions are tougher to virtualize.
- The unique and challenging requirements to deliver real-time IP media processing, including transcoding, transrating, media mixing, and media clip conversion, for today's interactive voice and video services such as VoLTE with EVS codec, VoWiFi and WebRTC.
- Considerations and applicable standards when implementing IP media processing as Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) in an NFV architecture.
- Opportunities for acceleration technologies in NFVI to augment the processing power required to deliver media processing in NFV architectures.
- Case studies of progressive service providers who are tackling the challenges of virtualized media processing, and reaping the economic benefits today
Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading
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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.
Ray Adensamer, Director, Marketing, Radisys
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Ray Adensamer's telecom industry career includes positions at Convedia (now Radisys), Abatis (now Redback) and Nortel, along with system integration firms Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. He enjoys sharing his passion and viewpoints around IP-based telecommunication solutions with Radisys customers and partners.
Mohan Aravamudhan, Senior Product Manager, Virtualization & NFV, Radisys
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Mohan Aravamudhan works on media processing virtualization and NFV. He is responsible for defining product strategy regarding onboarding of Radisys VNFs into the NFV environment leveraging both open source and vendor specific MANOs. Mohan has more than 18 years of experience in the telecom industry.
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