April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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NFV for Enterprise - Are We Doing Enough?

NFV for Enterprise - Are we doing enough?

Many of todays NFV initiatives are Service Provider led and Service Provider focused. What about the Enterprise? What can we be doing to solve the problems faced by the Enterprise network architect today? Are current open source orchestration platforms and initiatives such as the ETSI MANO framework, OPNFV and Tacker applicable to Enterprise use cases? Do current networking models within OpenStack sufficiently address these use cases? And what about commercial SDN offerings that address VPN/Branch office connectivity? Do these fit within a model of end-to-end service orchestration that encompasses Cloud, Branch, Campus?

Join a panel of industry experts and startup founders to discuss these topics and provide community feedback.


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

What can I expect to learn?

NFV and SDN technologies have great promise to address many of the opex and capex challenges in the carrier networking space, and we feel there is a need to better bring these concepts and technologies to the enterprise network. Attendees will gain a view of the current carrier focused NFV initiatives, gain some insight into the needs of Enterprise network administrators, and whether or not enough is being done to address these Enterprise needs.

Wednesday, April 27, 11:50am-12:30pm (4:50pm - 5:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Juniper Networks
Scott Sneddon is Senior Director, SDN and Cloud at Juniper Networks where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Principle Architect at Nuage Networks, Chief Architect at Vyatta Inc, Consulting Engineer at Juniper Networks, Consulting Engineer Alcatel-Lucent, and Director of Network... FULL PROFILE
451 Research, Chief Analyst
Eric is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research and coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 research disciplines, with an extensive, hands-on understanding of a range of subject areas, including networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors and their intersection in areas such as SDN/NFV, hyperconvergence and the Internet of Things. He is a member of the Institute of... FULL PROFILE
Director - Solution Architecture
Jerrod Gerth has been providing free, on demand, "what do you mean you don't have time?" IT support for family and friends for over 20 years. He earns a living working as a Director of Solution Architecture for Nuage Networks focusing on some of the largest and most complex customers. Over the last 16 years, Jerrod has held similar positions at Vyatta, Brocade and Foundry Networks. He and his... FULL PROFILE
Executive Director, OpenDaylight
As OpenDaylight's executive director, Nicolas “Neela” Jacques works with the OpenDaylight community to advance SDN and NFV with a developer-driven open source platform for products and technologies that expand the intelligence, programmability and performance of network infrastructures. He oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from governance and technology... FULL PROFILE
Based in Barcelona, Pino de Candia joined Midokura as a Software Engineer in late 2010. He helped build early versions of MidoNet and in 2011 started and managed the Barcelona-based Network Controller team. Over the next 3 years Pino helped grow Midokura's Barcelona office to nearly 20 engineers. From early 2013 through August 2014, Pino was VP of Engineering after which he... FULL PROFILE