- Panelists: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking; Lynn Comp, senior director, market development, Intel; Heather Kirksey, director, NFV, OPNFV; Gagan Puranik, director, SDN/NFV architecture planning, Verizon; Drew Schulke, executive director, Dell Networking and Vijay Venugopal, director, product management, Cisco
- Topic: Virtualizing the Network Infrastructure, Developing an NFV-I — Best of Breed or Integrated Solution?
- When: Tuesday, May 24, 3:15 p.m.
- Where: Big Communications Event, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Prayson Pate and other leading experts in the field of network functions virtualization (NFV) will compare differing approaches for deploying NFV for greater profitability. He will approach this subject from a hardware-agnostic strategy based on complete openness. He’ll share insights from innovative operators Masergy and Dartpoint, who have already deployed NFV and are reporting concrete competitive and operational benefits.
Prayson and his fellow panelists will talk about strategies for hosting virtualized network functions (VNFs) on infrastructures that range from a pure software platform to a fully integrated solution from a single vendor. They will provide insights into which strategy works best for specific network operators.