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Wednesday, March 16 • 11:45am - 12:00pm
Plenary Session: SDN and NFV – Stepping Stones to the Telco Cloud | Prodip Sen, HPE

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When NFV was initiated as a major industry initiative a few years ago, initial activities largely ignored SDN - except as a use case of another virtual function. Recently there has been a growing realization that using the SDN approach is essential to reaping all the benefits of the NFV. Also there has been progress in using open source software in NFV, especially with the use of OpenStack in various commercial offerings (e.g. from HPE), and the launch of OPNFV as an open source project focused on NFV, which uses both OpenStack and ODL and other open source software. For most of the above SDN is viewed as a support technology for NFV. This talk goes beyond that and discusses a couple of  use cases we have implemented for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in the mobile network, where both SDN and NFV are required and each provide distinctive value. It will cover the business value proposition behind these, based on deployments and strong interest from CSPs. We will then discuss how we intend to evolve the implementations to use open source in an integral way. We will end with a view of how the transformation of CSPs networks will really be achieved.


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Prodip Sen

Director / Chief Technology Officer Network Functions Virtualization Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dr. Prodip Sen is currently Chief Technology Officer of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) at HPE, where he is responsible for the technology strategy and industry engagement for the NFV business unit. His current focus is to foster the generation of solutions and techniques that... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
Mission City Ballroom Santa Clara Convention Center

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