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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

AVP, Cloud Technology, Strategy, and Planning AT&T, 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 to AT&T's Integrated Cloud (AIC) platform. Previously, Toby served as CTO for USi, which was acquired by AT&T in 2006. Mr. Ford has held positions at Cornell University, ARINC... Read More →
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Jason Hunt

Executive Software Architect, IBM
Jason is a software architect at IBM, focused on distributed architectures across the convergence of enterprise applications and network services, with a particular fascination on designing highly available, reliable, and resilient software architectures.
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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 product suite, as well as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) orchestration for Telco scenarios. | Thomas is also a Core Contributor to OpenStack project Heat... Read More →

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

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