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How Microservice Architecture and Virtualization Can Make Access Networks Work with Both Legacy OSS & SDN
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan DiCicco, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Calix

Sachin Vasudeva, Senior Director, Product Line Leadership, Calix

The simultaneous advancement of SDN frameworks and rollout of next-generation access systems with programmatic management and control APIs establishes a vision for the future of plug-and-play integration and rapid service deployment. Yet as open source and multi-vendor systems and software come together, the compatibility challenges of data models, network operations methodology and virtualization best practices become apparent.

The cost to integrate new vendors and technology is one of the largest impediments to network transformation, making the move to DevOps and automation an elusive goal. With the presentation of two case studies, this webinar describes how virtualized management and microservice connectors are bringing new physical layer technologies (e.g., NG-PON2) to cable's DOCSIS protocols and accelerating the commercialization of Central Office Rearchitected as Datacenter (CORD) architectures.



 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Alan DiCicco, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Calix
Alan DiCicco is responsible for helping service providers create new services and deliver exceptional return on their investment by leveraging new optical networking technologies, software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Alan's 20 years of networking and communications system experience includes senior roles in solutions marketing, product management and business operations, during which time he defined product architectures and network strategies for business, wireless and residential networks.

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Sachin Vasudeva, Senior Director, Product Line Leadership, Calix
Sachin Vasudeva is a Senior Director of Product Line Leadership, responsible for Software Defined Access (SDA), and leading access operating systems, AXOS, at Calix. He has deep expertise on product strategy, lifecycle, market definition and operations across a wide range of networking domains, including access, data center, core and edge. Sachin is focused on delivering new products to market, driving market disruption and helping grow the top line for Calix. Prior to Calix, he worked at Juniper Networks and Nortel. He is also an active participant of the open source community, currently serving as an ONOS Ambassador, and previously serving as the co-chair of the certifications committee in the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).

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