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Wednesday, May 20 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Running Real Telco Applications on top of an NFV Platform – Opportunities and Challenges

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NFV becomes real with the migration of actual VNFs into the cloud. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities and added value in running a sample suite of applications - specifically EPC – on top on an NFV platform using Openstack.

The inherent flexibility of NFV allows for operational efficiencies such as dynamic creation of applications, service chaining, scaling and healing, while still enjoying the rich and flexible solution provided by the VNF management layer.

However, this new environment poses challenges as well, especially for Telco applications traditionally designed to run on dedicated hardware platforms and provide five 9’s reliability. In addressing such concerns, several mechanisms can be useful.  In this demo we will describe and demonstrate one such mechanism: the ability of the NFV platform to correlate hardware failures to virtual resources to affected application. Once correlated, the applications can be alarmed of the situation and take effective actions based on the information provided. Furthermore, this mechanism is also used in support of Root Cause Analysis (RCA), assisting the NFV management layer in determining where VNF problems originate from.

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Yuki Arbel

Product Management, Cloudband BU, Alcatel-Lucent
Yuki is a director of product management in Alcatel Lucent's Cloudband business unit.In his role, Yuki is responsible for driving the product strategy for the Cloudband NFV product line - he is focused on networking and SDN integration as well as performance acceleration technologies. He also works closely with the various Alcatel Lucent product lines to move them to run on top of Cloudband.Prior to joining Alcatel Lucent, Yuki spent the better... Read More →
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Dr. Elisha Rosensweig

Senior Software Engineer, Alcatel-Lucent
Dr. Elisha Rosensweig is a Senior Software Engineer at CloudBand, Alcatel-Lucents NFV platform. There he is a member of the Insight team, which focuses on policy enforcement, monitoring and analytics. Additionally, he is currently teaching an undergraduate course on NFV at Tel Aviv University, the second year running. Prior to his work in CloudBand, in 2012, Dr. Rosensweig received his PhD from UMass Amherst, where he researched Future... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 210

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