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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

Phil Fine, Director of Market Development, Solutions Marketing, 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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Phil Fine, Director of Market Development, Solutions Marketing, Calix
Phil Fine has more than 20 years' experience in back office integration working with both BSS/OSS vendors and network systems manufactures. He's been involved in automation projects with more than 100 Tier 1, 2 and 3 telecommunication and MSO cable operators involving standards from TMF, MEF, BBF and CableLabs, and more commonly with solutions using vendor-specific interfaces to automate service delivery and automation.

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