How does ADVA’s virtual switch, the Ensemble Connector, compare with Open vSwitch (OVS) in terms of performance, latency and scalability? Independent test lab EANTC performed a detailed evaluation and, in this webinar, will explain and explore the test plan, the results and the key takeaways, while ADVA will be on hand to answer questions about Ensemble Connector and its role in the NFV landscape.
Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer - ADVA Optical Networking
Prayson Pate is ADVA Optical Networking’s chief technology officer for Ensemble and an evangelist for network functions virtualization (NFV). His career began in 1983 at FiberLAN and he went on to work for Bell Northern Research and Larscom, where he served as director of engineering, before co-founding Overture Networks in 2000. Prayson has contributed to standards bodies such as the MEF and IETF, and was chosen to be the co-editor of the Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge (PWE3) requirements and architecture documents (RFCs 3916 and 3985). He is the inventor on nine patents.
Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director: Research & Development, EANTC
Carsten Rossenhoevel is Managing Director of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center), an independent test lab in Berlin, Germany.
EANTC offers vendor-neutral network test services for network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises. In this role, Carsten is responsible for EANTC's business development and marketing.
Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks and testing. His technical areas of expertise include Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Carrier Ethernet, Triple Play and Mobile Backhaul.
Steve Saunders, Founder & CEO, Light Reading
Steve Saunders is the Founder and CEO of Light Reading, the world’s largest, most authoritative, and best qualified community of telecommunications professionals, reaching 350,000 global communications decision-makers every month.
Steve founded Light Reading in 2000, after a 12-year career as a technology journalist, working for McGraw-Hill’s Data Communications Magazine. Following the explosive success of Light Reading, he launched Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com) and Dark Reading (www.darkreading.com). This triptych of online startups covering telecom news, telecom research, and security news, respectively, was acquired by UBM llc in 2005 for $33 million. Steve then took a break from leading Light Reading in 2007, before buying Light Reading and Heavy Reading back from UBM in January 2014.
In the intervening years (2008-2013), Steve founded Internet Evolution, a groundbreaking, award-winning, global, online community dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, and DeusM (www.deusm.com), an integrated marketing services company targeting the fastest-growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. In the space of three years DeusM launched nearly 50 custom communities for companies including Dell, IBM, Intel, DuPont, and Bristol Meyers, all based on Steve’s vision for a structured system of community publishing, one that creates unprecedented engagement among highly qualified business users.
In March 2008, Steve was inducted into Min’s Digital Media Hall of Fame. In April 2009, he was named to the No. 2 spot on Folio magazine’s Folio 40 ranking of magazine industry influencers and innovators. He was named Min’s Marketer of the Year in September 2010. In 2014, Steve was named to the Folio 100, the magazine and media industry’s best-known and most prestigious list of innovators, entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers, in the Dynamic Disrupter category.
Ray LeMaistre, Editor in Chief, Light Reading
Ray Le Maistre joined Light Reading in 2002, having previously held senior editorial roles at Total Telecom, Communications Week International, Communications International and Computer Weekly. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading in March 2013. Ray has written extensively about the broadband technology and services sector for the past 15 years, and has tracked the evolution of fixed and wireless networks from ISDN/DSL and GSM to FTTx, 4G+ and Carrier WiFi. He has also been at the forefront of Light Reading’s coverage of the service provider IT sector, which in recent years has heralded the emergence of SDN and NFV into the market’s vocabulary and which is now embracing open source developments.
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