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NFV & Carrier SDN Panel to Debate Strategies for Making VNFs Cloud-Native

ADVA Optical Networking’s Prayson Pate and Other Industry Leaders Discuss the Current State of NFV and Cloud Orchestration

  • Panel: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking; Roz Roseboro (moderator), senior analyst, telco data center, Heavy Reading; Matt Goldberg, VP, global strategic solutions, SevOne; Doug Nassaur, general manager, lead principal technical architect, AT&T; Shubh Agarwal, SVP, strategic marketing, Metaswitch
  • Topic: Getting to “Cloud-Native”
  • When: Wednesday, September 27, 4:15 p.m.
  • Where: Light Reading’s NFV & Carrier SDN 2017, Westin Westminster, Denver, Colorado, USA

One of the major challenges in the move to NFV is that most network functions have a monolithic architecture that is not suited to a cloud environment. Network function owners are therefore challenged to re-architect them by breaking them into micro services and using technologies like containers so they can be managed by cloud orchestration tools.

This session will explore the current state of network functions and what strategies vendors are taking to make their VNFs cloud-native.