Your RTC Services Are Better Off When They Are Cloud Native
Date / Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Many service providers across the world have already migrated the implementation of their real-time voice and video communication (RTC) workloads from physical appliances to deployment on their private clouds using virtual machines and as virtual network functions (VNFs). And some have chosen to deploy those workloads on public cloud domains. Now many telcos are planning on deploying new network infrastructure on a path to support cloud-native functions (CNFs), to take advantage of the elasticity, flexibility and agility that cloud infrastructure enables.

Attend this webinar to learn from the SBC experts at Ribbon Communications. Hear why service providers will significantly benefit when their SBCs are based on cloud-native design principles and deployed in Kubernetes-orchestrated containers. Specific topics of discussion will address how:

  • Alignment of release management-based CI/CD implementation by vendor and customer simplifies a traditionally lengthy testing and deployment process
  • To leverage industry-standard Kubernetes orchestration capabilities
  • Risk can significantly be reduced for software upgrades and configuration changes
  • High availability for RTC in cloud domains can be simplified
Given the continued importance of real-time voice and video communications, now is the right time to finalize plans that will move SBCs and RTC services along to the next step in the journey on the cloud migration path.

Roz Roseboro, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading | bio Brad Chalker, Senior Principal Product Manager, Ribbon | bio
Mark Price, Director, Product Management, Automation and Orchestration, Ribbon | bio

Roz has nearly 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. She focuses on how innovation and change are impacting the compute, network and storage infrastructure domains, with particular emphasis on trends such as virtualization, componentization and convergence. Roz joined Heavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs.

She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.

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Brad Chalker leads the Cloud Product Management initiatives for Ribbon. He has held various positions throughout his 25+ year career, including professional services, sales, systems engineering, technical marketing and product management. Brad began his career as an engineer for the Department of Defense, which was followed by his time at Network Equipment Technologies defining requirements for all of NET’s product offerings as they relate to the Government line of business. Brad moved to Sonus Networks with their acquisition of NET and took on product management responsibilities for the virtualization of the Session Border Controller. Brad’s current position at Ribbon is a result of the merger between Sonus Networks and Genband where he provides product management leadership for public and private cloud-based SBC, policy and management solutions.

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Mark leads Ribbon’s product management for automation and orchestration solutions as part of Ribbon’s overall virtualization and cloud native strategy. With 30 years in the telecom industry, Mark has previously held multiple roles in software development, software architecture, sales engineering, business development, consulting, and product line management at Mitel, Trillium Digital Systems, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia, and Metaswitch. Since 2013, Mark has been working on cloud transformation strategies, products, solutions, and consulting. More recently, Mark has focused on defining and delivering automation products and solution to reduce OPEX and enable automation in platforms, GitOps environments and CI/CD pipelines. close this window

As part of the Omdia service provider transformation team, Adaora Okeleke covers the service provider operations and information technology service with a specific interest in intelligent operations and the customer experience. Adaora researches artificial intelligence (AI), automation, analytics, and big data for telco networks and supporting operations.

Adaora produced a series on using AI to improve network operations, as well as a decision matrix on network analytics tools used by telcos. Before joining Omdia in 2013, was an RF planning and optimization engineer for Motorola and as a quality assurance officer for the software company Socketworks. Adaora holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master of Science from Imperial College London.

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Francois is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Red Hat’s Telco Technology Office and collaborates with telecom service providers and partners across EMEA. Passionate about security, Francois leads the NFV security domain and is the Red Hat’s technical interface to the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI). Before Red Hat, he spent more than 15 years contributing to network evolution especially towards cloud platforms.

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