As service providers strive to reduce costs, drive innovation and increase network capacity, they are exploring the ways white box initiatives, virtualization, open source and SDN can be combined with data analytics to further the automation of network processes. Enabling automation is central to improving network efficiency and customer experience by eliminating human errors and manual process delays.
As they move forward in this endeavor, operators face a range of opportunities -- such as applying best practices from web-scale companies -- in addition to challenges such as interoperability in multi-vendor architectures.
This week at Upskill U, Heather Kirksey, director of Open Platform for NFV Project Inc. , will examine the use of open source and automation in accelerating the deployment and management of network and business services. Kirksey will present the live course on "Open Source & Automation" today at 1:00 p.m. ET. (Register for Open Source & Automation.)
All Upskill U courses are delivered live at 1:00 p.m. ET, and archived versions of the programs are available immediately after the 45-minute presentation. Listeners also have the unique opportunity to ask lecturers their questions in real-time during a live Q&A that starts directly after the lecture. By utilizing Upskill U's live chat feature, listeners can discuss industry trends, share resources and get their questions answered on the spot.
With the move toward virtualized networks, the communications industry is changing at an accelerated pace. This is a critical time when telecom professionals have to stay one step ahead by keeping a pulse on the business impact of new technologies. Stay ahead of the learning curve by joining Light Reading and your colleagues online for these free courses at Upskill U, and boost your skills on topics like cybersecurity, open source, DevOps, Agile, telco data centers, the Internet of Things, SDN and more. (See Upskill U Curriculum Calendar.)
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— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, Upskill U