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SDN principles applied to virtualizing the networks allows for accelerating services deployment for carriers. Network functions virtualization (NFV) decouples network functions from the hardware that delivers them. Functions like network address translation (NAT), intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), etc. can be delivered in software and deployed on general purpose hardware. This gives organizations a lot more flexibility in the way they design, deploy and manage their network services.
In 2013, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) created the Industry Specification Group (ISG) for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by working to develop the requirements and architecture of virtualized network functions in telecommunication networks.
Last year, the Linux Foundation launched the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Open Platform NFV (OPNFV) are major catalysts for change in service provider networks.
NFV and OPNFV approaches, experiences and challenges in Service Provider networks is an important area of coverage at the upcoming Open Networking Summit 2015 (ONS2015), the premier SDN and NFV conference, held June 14-18 in Silicon Valley, USA. View the detailed program agenda, distinguished speakers and register now! Use the code PACKETPUSHERS to get a 15% discount for ONS2015 registration and save $240.
ONS2015 offers excellent depth and breadth of NFV coverage:
- Plenary session focused on NFV Deployment Experiences in Enterprises,
- Dedicated NFV technology track,
- Track on NFV Use Cases,
- Session on NFV in Central Office in the Service Provider Track
- Customized OPNFV developer track for architects, engineers and developers.
Plenary Session: NFV Use Cases
SP Track: Central Office of the Future
Re-inventing the central office is essential to rapidly deploy SDN and NFV. Some of the top NFV use cases are content delivery networks, IP multimedia systems, virtual managed security, mobile core and firewalls; each have latency, scalability or security concerns that would seem to require their placement as close as possible to the end customer location.
The solution is NFV enabled central office. Deployments have already begun and this track will share technical details and early experiences. The speakers in this track are Architects from ONF and ON.Lab as well as the SVP of R&D from SK Telecom.
Open source software projects are bringing together the technologies to meet the increasing demands of service providers exploring innovative new services. Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. Join us at ONS2015 to develop an intimate understanding of the project and its vision to transform the way that the industry approaches and integrates NFV.
OPNFV Developer Track
The OPNFV developer track consists of three sessions designed to give developers a solid understanding of the project. After providing an overview of the first release and what’s expected in future releases; we’ll get down to business and show how to install the code; a sample VNF; and an instance of Open Stack, OpenDaylight, and KVM. We’ll close by covering OPNFV as a platform, including security, functional testing, and performance testing.
Whatever role you play in the development and deployment of networks employing NFV and OPNFV, you won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of two of the most important developments affecting networks today.
Use the code PACKETPUSHERS to get a 15% discount for ONS2015 registration and save $240.