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Standardize Your Telco Cloud to Accelerate, Assure & Automate
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading

Pierre Bichon, Product Manager for Telco Cloud Solutions, Juniper Networks

Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, North America Service Providers, Red Hat

Communications service providers are investing in cloud technologies to transform their businesses and take advantage of new growth opportunities around 5G, digital media, IoT and other new markets. However, the speed of transformation has been slow as service providers have faced obstacles building telco cloud technologies due to a lack of in-house skills. Frustrated with the cost and delay of self-integrating a cloud stack, CSPs have often reverted to vertically integrated software stacks custom built for specific VNFs. These vertical stacks are a stop-gap "band aid" fix but do not deliver the long-term strategic value of well designed telco cloud infrastructure. To solve this problem, Juniper and Red Hat have teamed up to create Contrail Cloud, a completely pre-integrated, OpenStack-based, horizontal telco cloud offering, that simplifies cloud design, deployment and operations.

Join this webinar to learn how to achieve:

  • Faster time to market – by leveraging a turnkey solution that expedites service design and lifecycle management.
  • Always-on services – with comprehensive visualization and remediation that automates virtualized and containerized network functions.
  • Simplified operations – using DevOps processes and open source tools for CI/CD, testing, and maintenance

 

James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
James leads Heavy Reading's OSS/BSS research service. He examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service and infrastructure management. James's areas of focus include BSS, OSS, SDP, policy management, revenue assurance, service assurance, analytics and business intelligence. He is particularly interested in the impact of SDN and NFV on operator's IT systems.

Prior to joining Heavy Reading, James worked for more than 15 years as an analyst covering technology and telecom companies for various investment banks and industry research firms. He previously worked as a management consultant in industry.

James holds a BSc and MEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, England.

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Pierre Bichon, Product Manager for Telco Cloud Solutions, Juniper Networks
Pierre Bichon has been working in the Networking industry for the last 30 years after a Computer Science Engineering Degree in Paris and a Master’s in Network Architecture in Sophia-Antipolis, France. After working for various networking vendors and telecom operators, he joined Juniper Networks in year 2000 where he held various technical and management positions. He is currently Product Manager for Telco Cloud Solutions, helping service providers to transform their businesses by leveraging cloud technologies.

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, North America Service Providers, Red Hat
Rob Wilmoth is the Chief Architect for the Red Hat North American Telco/Service providers team. Rob works closely with customers and our partners in solving challenges that range from regulatory compliance and general IT, to changing the way that they view their business problems in the network and content delivery spaces. He has been with Red Hat for thirteen years in various Solutions Architecture roles supporting accounts including; AT&T, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, TIAA Bank, and the utility industry.

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