Open Standard-based Technologies for Boosting the Performance of SDN/NFV Infrastructure
Sterling Perrin has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, Perrin also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecommunications industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press. His opinions have appeared in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Lightwave, Telephony, CNET News, Information Week, and CIO Magazine, among many others. Perrin graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.
WW Business Development Manager, Telecommunications Industry, HP Servers
Over the course of his 25 year tenure with HP, Mayhew has worked as a senior engineering manager responsible for large telecom core network and video-on-demand projects. In addition to engineering assignments, Mayhew has also been a senior marketing and product management executive within the telecom infrastructure, and media industry marketing groups at HP.
Prior to joining HP, Mayhew was president of a software engineering company that developed publishing and information retrieval systems for the media Industry. He also has extensive software development expertise, including a role as a project leader with Bell Canada, and a software consultancy with SHL Systemhouse.
Mayhew holds a B.Sc. (Computer Science/Telecommunications) with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Director of Marketing, Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
René Torres is currently Director of Marketing for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization at Intel Corporation. René has been with Intel for 16+ years having started in 1997. René has worked in multiple roles such as business development, segment marketing, and strategic roadmap planning for Intel Architecture and Intel Network Processor solutions with a special focus on markets such as broadband wireless infrastructure, networking and storage. Prior to his current role, René was the Director of Ingredients Planning for Phones and Tablets in the Mobile Communications Group at Intel Corporation. René was also the chief of staff and technical assistant to Doug Davis, VP and GM of the Embedded Communications Group. René has worked abroad under three expat assignments in Brazil, China and Germany. He has a BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Senior Director, Open Source Platforms
Chris Buerger is the senior director of open source platforms. He manages Wind River open source offerings, including Linux and Android technologies that extend across a variety of vertical markets.
Previous to Wind River, Buerger led handset engineering, QA and technical project management teams at Virgin Mobile USA, and prior to that he led applications development at Helio. Buerger has also spent more than 10 years leading product management and strategic consulting at Ixia Communications, Nomadix and Datamonitor.
Buerger holds a BA (Hons) in European Business from Ashcroft Business School in Cambridge, England, and a Diplom Kaufmann degree from the Berlin School of Economics in Germany.
Open standards are playing a critical role in the transition to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), in part because they facilitate the interoperability and orchestration of network elements. For example, Open vSwitch* interoperates across a wide range of software and hardware switch configurations, and OpenFlow* orchestrates network components. Fortunately, open standards evolve over time as developers make enhancements to meet market requirements.
In this webinar, experts from HP, Intel, and Wind River will discuss applied SDN/NFV technologies that are increasing the performance and capabilities of solutions based on open standards. Topics include:
- Reaching near-native performance in a virtualized environment
- Increasing packet processing performance ten-fold over a standard Linux stack
- Designing virtual and physical switches running Open vSwitch
- Integrating OpenFlow* into network elements
- Leveraging high-volume, industry-standards servers
To remain competitive, today’s network operators must respond to evolving markets and traffic types. Join us to learn how to gain unprecedented flexibility and control over customer offerings through the use of SDN and NFV.