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Thursday, October 29 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
NFV Bakeoff

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A panel discussion with experts from HP, Ericsson, Brocade, Alcatel, Huawei and Juniper.

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) has gotten much press in the past year or two.  First proposed in September 2010 by a subgroup of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, NFV is emerging to address the need for better tools that provide the greater flexibility and more rigorous control needed to manage the thousands of separate virtual networks used in a cloud.  One way of thinking about NFV is to view the cloud as a set of services that need to be managed, rather than a set of physical and virtual resources.

Many vendors are jumping on the NFV bandwagon and are actively working to create tools based on this approach.  This panel discussion will bring some of the NFV vendors together, so the Open Stack community can see for themselves the maturity, similarities and differences between the products from experts from HP, Ericsson, Brocade, Alcatel, and Juniper.


Bob Haddleton

Cloud Software Architect, Alcatel-Lucent
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Shishir Agrawal

Sr. Manager, Product Management, Security, Juniper Networks
Shishir is a Sr. Manager, Product Management in Juniper’s Security business focused on Data Center Security products and solutions. He is responsible for the vSRX product that provides virtual firewall and advanced security services in a private, public or hybrid cloud. vSRX integrates with OpenStack, providing FWaaS in OpenStack and is one of the key VNF in Juniper's SDN/NFV solution. He works closely with both enterprise and service... Read More →
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Sridhar Ramaswamy

Principal Engineer, Brocade
Sridhar Ramaswamy works as a Principal Engineer in Brocade’s Software Networking division. Sridhar leads OpenStack Tacker project building a generic NFV Orchestrator / VNF Manager. Sridhar is a Mesos, Docker enthusiast and an active contributor to OpenStack Neutron project.   Previously Sridhar worked as Sr. Technical Leader in Cisco Systems in wide variety of areas including LXC Container based application management and CSR1000V... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

Cloud Product Strategist - Verizon, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud Technology Partners and the Director of Engineering IT for BBN... Read More →
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Sudhir Kethamakka

Product Development Leader, Ericsson
Sudhir is Product Development Leader and Engineering Manager at Ericsson, heading one of the core development units for Ericsson Cloud Manager. He has 15 years of experience in Telecom industry working in different roles related to Software Development and Architecture. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science.
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Tariq Khan

Chief Technologist, OpenStack & SDN, HP
Chief Technologist within HP’s Telecom Business Unit driving solution areas that include Cloud solutions, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In this role, I’m responsible for shaping HP’s NFV technology architecture related to the Virtual Infrastructure Layer that include compute and network virtualization technologies and driving the evolution of open source efforts like OpenStack... Read More →
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Prakash Ramchandran

Mobile Cloud Architect, Futurewei Technologies Inc.
Prakash has 30+ years of Telco/IT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is an active OpenStack Neutron participant, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV/SDN in the areas of data center and network operators. The companies he has served for include seven.com, coverity.com, Futurewei Technologies, AT&T Labs, AT&T Mobility. He was also part of Valley start-ups including Tekmobile and other IT /Internet Data Center... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 2:40pm - 3:20pm

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