April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Telco Cloud Requirements: What VNF's Are Asking For

This talk will focus on the evolving requirements of current and future Telco Cloud deployments.

Network Functions are widely deployed today with quantified performance, failure and capacity requirements. As those functions make their way to a Telco Cloud, it is clear that various characteristics are required of the Cloud to preserve the brown field migration of these functions.

Requirements of Telco Cloud deployments range from high availability and liveness detection of network connectivity (PING, BFD, TCP Socket Level Checks, etc.), preserving existing network reachability with protocols such as BGP, marking tenant workload packets with correct QOS values, high I/O performance characteristics with SR-IOV/DPDK, etc.


The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will understand evolving VNF's requirements of the Telco Cloud from real world deployments and how these requirements are being addressed.

Wednesday, April 27, 9:00am-9:40am (2:00pm - 2:40pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Juniper Networks
Systems ( Engineer | Administrator | Developer | insert title here..) with over 18 years of experience in building and running large networks (both server and network side), growing business, developing resources, keynotes, standards work, etc. Extensive sales, engineering and operational experience with service providers and web 2.0 companies. Recent focus has been helping drive and... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Assistant Vice President
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 platform. Toby served as CTO for USi, which was acquired by AT&T in 2006.... FULL PROFILE