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Upskill U Kicks Off Open Source Courses

Kelsey Kusterer Ziser

As service providers seek to rapidly implement virtualization, open source software is emerging as a crucial tool in both expediting the software development process and creating an agile virtualized network architecture. But, open source isn't without its challenges and operators are pursuing open source strategies that strike a balance with traditional standards-based development processes, ensuring the software they use is both robust and secure.

Upskill yourself on open source with our new Upskill U online university! Sign up for our free courses today!

Beginning August 10, Upskill U will cover the gambit of open source opportunities and challenges in a series with speakers from OpenDaylight, Telstra, Heavy Reading and LinkedIn. The four-part learning module will dive into the fundamentals of open source, how open source supports network functions virtualization (NFV) and the impact of open source on cloud services and the white box transformation.

Register today for the Open Source series at Upskill U:

  • Telcos & Open Source 101 (Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 p.m. ET): Phil Robb, Senior Technical Director, OpenDaylight , examines how service providers can make the shift from the traditional standards processes, how the open source process is tackling a new role of competing at the higher levels of the software stack and provides understanding in open source licensing and managing R&D processes.
  • The Role of Open Source in NFV (Friday, August 12, 1:00 p.m. ET): Jim Fagan, Director, Cloud Practice, Telstra Global , addresses the impact open source is having on NFV platforms, and what it means for vendors and operators.
  • Using Open Source for Data Centers and Cloud Services (Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m. ET): Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading , examines the use of open source for cloud services in the telecom space, what issues still need to be resolved and whether standards bodies are perhaps the better way forward for CSPs.
  • Open Source for White Box Networks (Thursday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. ET): Saikrishna Kotha, Global Infrastructure Architect, LinkedIn Corp. , explains the importance of open source software to the white box transformation, and how virtualization and evolving standards will impact that transformation overall.

Don't miss this opportunity to advance your open source skills. I'll see you on the chat boards!

— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, Upskill U

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