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Thursday, October 29 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Telco Industry Made Agile With NFV

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The telecoms industry is undergoing the biggest change in its history as Communication Service Providers (CSPs) move to new DevOps-like delivery models enabled by latest advances in technology such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) or Cloud in general. OpenStack and other open source projects provide a solid foundation for building next generation Telco Clouds, but building a carrier-grade solution takes more than just picking up and assembling building blocks. 

In this session, we will present a top-down view from Telco cloud-based network service management strategies and the mapping to the underlying infrastructure services provided by OpenStack, based on a real-world implementation. We will outline the concepts of policy-based closed loop management of end-to-end network services, supported by examples, and we will discuss the role of service- and application level monitoring in this policy-based approach.

We will discuss how service-level policies can be broken down and mapped to capabilities provided in OpenStack today in a pluggable architecture, leveraging orchestration technology such as Heat or monitoring in Ceilometer. Based on the presented as-is solution, we will also consider potential future enhancements to OpenStack components, inspired by Telco use cases.

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Toby Ford

Assistant Vice President, AT&T
As the AVP of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Architecture & Strategy for AT&T, Toby Ford leads technology efforts around AT&T's cloud offerings both internally and externally focused. Currently, Mr. Ford is responsible for shepherding SDN and NFV projects on the AT&T’s Integrated... Read More →
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Jason Hunt

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Jason Hunt is a Distinguished Engineer with IBM. He has over 20 years of experience working with large enterprises to design & develop market-leading solutions in areas such as blockchain, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cloud networking. Jason also leads IBM’s open source networking... Read More →
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Thomas Spatzier

Cloud Architect, IBM
Thomas is a cloud architect working for the IT Service Management organisation in the IBM Systems group. He is located at the IBM Research and Development Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Thomas’ focus areas include the enablement for cloud workloads in the Netcool Operations Insight... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am JST

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