SDN in the Data Center

SDN in the Data Center

A Light Reading Webinar

Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Speakers
Jim Hodges
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Jim Hodges
Jim Hodges has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading include softswitch, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and application server architectures and virtualization, control plane protocols such as Diameter and OpenFlow, IP service delivery, subscriber data management (SDM) and managed services.

Hodges joined Heavy Reading after nine years at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape, most recently as a senior marketing manager. Other activities at Nortel included definition of media gateway network architectures and development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where Hodges performed IN and SS7 planning, numbering administration and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models.
Lior Cohen
Director, Solution Marketing – Virtualization & Cloud
Radware
Lior Cohen
Mr. Cohen is Director of Solution Marketing – Virtualization and Cloud for Radware. In this capacity he leads solution definition and acts as a global evangelist for the company’s cloud and SDN solutions.

Prior to joining Radware Mr. Cohen had filled various roles at Juniper Networks. Most recently he served as Senior Solutions Manager for Juniper’s data center solution overseeing architectural consistency across product lines. Previously, he led the Enterprise Solutions Engineering and Architecture team responsible for defining reference architectures and best practices for Juniper enterprise offerings and was a Senior Systems Engineer for the financials vertical.

Before joining Juniper, Mr. Cohen was CTO for a privately-held information security consultancy and held a variety of positions at Checkpoint Software Technologies, of which the last was Consulting Engineer as part of the solutions center. Mr. Cohen has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies on data center networking and information security needs.

Mr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Michael Zimmerman
Vice President of Marketing
Tilera
Michael Zimmerman
Michael is vice president of marketing for Tilera and has over 20 years of experience in data and security communications (SDN), carrier networks (NFV) and cloud networking.

Prior to Tilera he served as vice president of the CPU System-On-Chip group for Marvell and was responsible for next-generation multicore ARM CPU targeted at the carrier edge, servers and public cloud infrastructure. Before Marvell, Michael served in a vice president role for ADC Telecommunications, Broadband division, responsible for the Broadband Access portfolio.

Michael participated in the Broadband Forum, serving as editor chair for several working texts and driving multimedia xDSL market adoption.

The scale and complexity of data centers and carrier networks are testing the limits of legacy IT gear and practices. Most IT organizations are extending their applications to run across geographically distributed data centers or entirely moving workloads to the cloud. Workloads, user flows and applications are running on top of virtual and physical appliances, aggravating the datacenter networking complexity. East to west datacenter traffic, in addition to inter-datacenter traffic are all on exponential growth.

Software-defined networks (SDN) and OpenFlow protocol represent an industry shift of decoupling data and control plane and virtualizing applications, which can address the new datacenter networking and security landscape. This webinar will examine:

  • How SDN is changing the data center
  • The potential of “IT-ing” the carrier network (i.e. NFV)
  • New pain points formed by the migration of networking and security workloads to the cloud

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