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Packet Performance and the Cloud: The Importance of Validation Testing
Date / Time: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m London
Overview:
 
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The increase in cloud routing services and applications is forcing network operators to re-evaluate their infrastructure decisions as they race to keep up with bandwidth demands. For core and peering use case deployments, it requires the high packet performance, flexible filters and inherent security that silicon-based platforms can achieve. But is your router actually performing at the level is claims to be?

In this session you will hear from top industry execs and learn how benchmark tests were carried out on the industry's leading core and peering routers. Attendees will understand the limitations of not meeting these new service-level agreements and how customers can benefit now and in the future.

Our conversation will cover:

  • What's required in silicon for today's modern 400G-based core and peering networks
  • How PTX uniquely fits those needs
  • How the results impact customers

Speakers:
Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director and Co-Founder, EANTC AG | bio
Brendan Gibbs, Vice President, Product Management, Automated WAN, Juniper Networks | bio
 

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. 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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Carsten Rossenhövel is Managing Director and Co-Founder of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center) a test lab specialized in telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC offers vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers.

In this role, Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks testing and is responsible for EANTCs business development and marketing. His technical areas of expertise include Network Functions Virtualization and transport network solutions.

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Brendan Gibbs, Vice President, Product Management, Automated WAN for Juniper Networks has more than 20 years of industry experience in routing technologies and service provider solutions. Over his career, Brendan’s contributions have influenced the evolving telecommunication industry, pairing innovative strategy with relentless execution to achieve industry-leading results that have captured market leadership while leading multiple product ideas from concept to billions in annual revenue..

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Proven technical leader with 30+ years of expertise in driving innovation and new product launches with advanced network technologies which enable new services that establish revenue generation and produce cost reductions. Focused on maximizing value of technology, utilizing SDN automation including virtualized network platforms and cloud native ecosystems for service providers. Leverage emerging technologies to improve service performance and the customer experience. Able to attract and retain industry leading engineers, leading to successful new product launches, many of which were first in the telecommunications industry.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.

Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.

Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.

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