Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone


OpenStack and the Orchestration Options for Telecom / NFV

There are many open source orchestrator projects which are attempting to accelerate SDN/NFV deployment in operator networks, Open Source MANO is targeting how to deploy NFV based on the ETSI MANO specification; OpenStack Tacker starts from a VNF manager and is evolving from there with the help of other projects; Open-O (Orchestrator) explores areas beyond the MANO specification by including SDN orchestrator, legacy networks, and OSS; ManageIQ and others could evolve from cloud/IT managers into an NFV orchestrator; and at the same time, AT&T published the ECOMP whitepaper which augments the ETSI MANO story with policy, closed loop control, VNF onboarding, SDN configuration.

This panel will address how we plan to harmonize multiple orchestrator projects to better align on modular code within each project. There are many common new modules like Parser, VNF onboarding, EPA, Generic VNF managers, event streaming, which could benefit from the cooperation among multiple open source projects.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees should expect to learn about the ETSI MANO specification and all the available options for addressing NFV Orchestration including how OpenStack is evolving to meet the needs. Hopefully, attendees will learn how the panel plans to harmonize these efforts. This panel will invite all the key leaders of these Orchestrator projects to jointly discuss how could this cooperation could really happen, also some key issues will be identified such as what scope level of ETSI information model will be useful for the implementation, and would OPNFV be good candidate to embrace multiple orchestrator projects, how TOSCA and YANG model will be used to represent different modules, how to work with legacy OSS system, etc.

Tuesday, October 25, 3:05pm-3:45pm (1:05pm - 1:45pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
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
Chief Technologist, Red Hat, Inc
Chris Wright is the Chief Technologist at Red Hat where he is leading engineers who work on cloud computing, distributed storage, network virtualization, containers, and continuous delivery.  During his more than 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and... FULL PROFILE
Telefónica I+D
Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them,... FULL PROFILE
China Mobile
China Mobile Research Institute (Platinum) Board member OPNFVLingli Deng is a Project Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project which drives SDN/NFV strategy for China Mobile, and is... FULL PROFILE