Reap the Rewards of a Subscriber-Centric SDN & NFV Approach

Reap the Rewards of a Subscriber-Centric SDN & NFV Approach

 

Available On Demand
Duration 60 Minutes
Speakers
Graham Finnie
Chief Analyst
Heavy Reading
Graham Finnie
Graham Finnie has been researching telecommunications for more than 20 years, formerly as a journalist and latterly as an analyst and consultant. Since joining Heavy Reading in September 2004, following a ten-year tenure at the Yankee Group, Finnie has been responsible for a wide range of research, focusing primarily on next-generation broadband services and IMS. He became Chief Analyst of Heavy Reading in February 2007. He has also hosted numerous Webinars and Live events for Light Reading, and is a regular speaker at other major industry events. As a journalist, Finnie was formerly editor-in-chief of the award-winning industry paper Communications Week International and has edited several other leading trade publications. He is based in the U.K.
Nicolas St.Pierre
Associate Vice President
Sandvine Inc.
Nicolas St.Pierre
Nicolas St-Pierre is an Associate Vice President in the office of the Chief Technology Officer at Sandvine, and currently focuses on thought leadership as well as Sandvine’s forthcoming products and solutions in the Service Provider space. Nick has over 15 years of industry experience. In his previous role at Sandvine, Nicolas was the Director of Sales Engineering. Previously, Nick has worked as Chief Technology Officer and founder of Bering Media, a hyperlocal advertising data company, and has also worked at telecommunication firms including Shasta Networks and Nortel Networks after attending Montreal’s École Polytechnique
Franklin Flint
Executive Director of Telco Strategy, OEM Solutions
Dell
Franklin Flint
Franklin Flint has worked for Dell since 1995 where he has performed many roles ranging from Network Sales Engineer and Network Sales Support Specialist during which time he earned industry networking certifications including, among others, Cisco’s CCIE, 3Com’s 3Wizard, MCSE + Internet, Novell’s CNA, Bay Networks Router Certs. He then moved into enterprise IT technical sales support as a Large Enterprise Systems Engineer, Global 500 IT Systems Consultant, and Large Acquisition IT Solutions Consultant prior to joining the OEM Solutions Group as a Senior OEM Solutions Consultant in 2001. Franklin spent the first nine years in the OEM Solutions Group working as a Systems Engineer directly with Dell’s largest OEM customers such as Cisco, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Emerson, IGT, KLA-Tencor, Applied Materials, Schneider Electric, APC, NEC, McAfee, Symantec, 3Com, and others. He also keen interest in and devoted significant time and resources bringing to market OEM products from cutting edge technology startups. Using his industry expertise in Digital Cinema, Casino Gaming Technology, and general computing industry knowledge, Franklin published several articles in various trade magazines and worked as the strategy lead in the OEM technical sales organization. In early 2010 Franklin transitioned into a Global OEM Marketing Technology Evangelist role where he generated thought leadership for the OEM PC industry, provides technical guidance on marketing programs, and develops technology strategy to the OEM organization at Dell. Today Franklin has the title of Executive Director of Telco Strategy for OEM Solutions.

As SDN continues its momentum, service providers are keen to understand the practicalities of moving to a Software-Defined Network architecture.  How to reap the cost-saving benefits, without sacrificing the differentiated services that subscribers cherish? 

Policy control is the ideal mechanism to ensure policy decisions are enforced throughout the carrier’s network, and complex network service chaining can be applied. During this interactive webinar we will:

  • Present a reference NFV architecture that marries the subscriber- and application-awareness of Sandvine’s DPI policy engine with the scalability of Dell’s blade server platform. 
  • Trace the path of a subscriber IP session and describe how value-added services can be applied efficiently, with programmatic flexibility.

Attend this webinar, to discover the feasibility of supporting a virtualized SDN model that meets the needs of both the subscriber and the service provider. 

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