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The State of the State: Preparing for Next-Gen Communications Infrastructure
Date: 8/6/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
HP
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The breaking down of the age-old hardware-driven networking paradigm is driving new requirements for service providers and their vendor partners. This webinar will explore the ramifications of emerging software-centric networking trends like network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) for what service providers now expect from their vendor partners. Openness, modularity, innovation and availability are terms that have dominated the telecom industry as far back as anybody can remember. With the evolution to more software-driven network and service architectures, what these terms mean in regards to what they actually deliver and how they deliver it is undergoing a profound transformation. This promises a vastly more dynamic and exciting market in communications – both for end users and for the service providers that serve them. Tune in to hear the capabilities vendors will need to succeed in delivering what service providers want in this emerging new environment.

How to Develop a Cloud-Centric Services Infrastructure
Date: 8/11/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Metaswitch
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Web-scale companies such as Uber, Facebook, and Netflix have mastered the art of building scalable, agile cloud-native software architectures that auto-provision, auto-scale, auto-recover and recombine/mashup their application stack components. In contrast, Tier 1 providers are struggling to do the same thing. This ground-breaking webinar provides detailed advice on how CSPs can create a cloud-native application/NFV environment, including: migrating monolithic applications to microservices; shifting from stateful to stateless transaction processing, utilizing service discovery, and moving from closed to open architectures.

Unlocking The Potential of Programmable Networks
Date: 8/12/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
Ericsson
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Cable and Telco operators are in the midst of redefining their network routing and transport services to extend programmability to all layers, including the application layer. This begins by lowering OPEX by automating and coordinating resource provisioning, reducing CAPEX using merchant silicon, and speeding time-to-revenue by provisioning, monitoring and optimizating multi-layer services. This webinar will examine the imperative for operators to evolve their transport and routing options, and look at ways to extend programmability to the applications layer.

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Carrier-Grade OpenStack Requirements for Managing the NFV Infrastructure
Date: 8/20/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
Sponsors:
HP
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Understanding Why SDN Is Essential to NFV

NFV is focused on reducing TCO and improving agility using IT concepts of virtualization and cloud. SDN is focused on moving the network control plane into software. What they have in common is the moving of network function from proprietary hardware to software running on industry-standard servers and platforms. Both leverage standardized interfaces and processes to allow functions to be created, managed and orchestrated using automation tools.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to rationalize data center and network operator perspectives
  • How the roles of SDN controllers and orchestrators interact
  • The outstanding issues remaining in bringing SDN and NFV closer together
  • How the industry is responding to these issues
  • How HP's SDN solutions address NFV
  • Managing and Orchestrating Hybrid Networks
    Date: 9/2/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
    Sponsors:
    Ericsson
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    As Cable and Telco operators migrate network functions to data centers, they need automated business processes & management tools to orchestrate and control the resulting hybrid (physical and virtualized) network. Specifically they require management and analytic tools that allow them to enter new market segments easily, deliver new services quickly, migrate physical network functions seamlessly, and scale network asset dynamically. This webinar will explore the challenges hybrid networks will impose on operator systems, as well as options for operators to orchestrate, automate, control, scale and decommission virtual network functions

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    Media Begins With “Me”
    Date: 9/22/2015 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
    Sponsors:
    Ericsson
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    ERICSSON BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION SERIES

    Millennials are driving the requirements of next generation media experiences. Enabling these new services requires highly personalized offerings that provide fresh, dynamic and visually rich experiences that are intuitive and consistent across all screens. The evolution of IP networks simplifies the ability of Cable and Telco operators to provide these diverse media experiences, especially by leveraging cloud and analytics to enable flexible media delivery. Powering these rich experiences will be highly-adaptive media processing capabilities that capture and present this content quickly and intelligently. This webinar will look at the emerging media requirements of millennials, and explore media delivery and processing options that operators will rely on to meet these demands.

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    From The Founder
    Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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    CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
    Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
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    End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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    Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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    Network Visibility & the New IP

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    Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
    Between the CEOs
    Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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    Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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    VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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    Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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    Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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    Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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    Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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    Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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    KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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    Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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    Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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    Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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    The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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    Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
    Between the CEOs
    CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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    Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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    IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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    Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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    Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

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    Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
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    BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
    Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
    Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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