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The Platform Design Impacts of Migrating Critical Applications to On-Premises Infrastructure and/or Public Clouds
Date / Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:00:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Charlie Ashton, Senior Director, Business Development, Wind River

The mass adoption of virtualized services for critical infrastructure applications is driving a major shift in the design requirements of the underlying software platforms that support service delivery. One of the most visible changes is the adoption of virtualized software platforms that ensure ultra-low latency performance for near-real-time applications such as industrial control, connected cars and the telecom network edge.

Whether deployed in on-premises infrastructure or private clouds, these software platforms now transcend the telco domain and will require the adoption of new security software design methodologies to meet the diverse and complex needs of securing critical services in multiple industries.

This webinar will explain the complex requirements associated with securing critical infrastructure applications, including the dynamic patching and operational management design tradeoffs of software virtualization platforms.

Specific topics include:

  • Emerging business opportunities in telecom, automotive and industrial control markets
  • Leveraging 5G beyond telecom
  • Security challenges for virtualized services in critical infrastructure
  • The presentation of a use-case which captures the benefits of implementing a virtualization platform optimized for critical infrastructure



 

Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Charlie Ashton, Senior Director, Business Development, Wind River
Charlie Ashton is an accomplished marketing and business development executive with extensive experience in the embedded systems industry. At Wind River, he is responsible for business development initiatives for networking solutions. A prolific writer and commentator, his frequent blog posts and trade articles can be found throughout the embedded and software communities' literature. Charlie has held leadership roles in both engineering and marketing at software, semiconductor and systems companies, including 6WIND, AppliedMicro, Green Hills Software, Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor), Dell and AMD.

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