Standards or Open Source and the Migration Scenario – VMware at NFV & SDN

March 16, 2015
Standards or Open Source and the Migration Scenario – VMware at NFV & SDN

We’re really looking forward to this week’s NFV & SDN Summit in Paris, the largest event of its kind in Europe. Check out our last blog post to find out more about what’s in store at the event, and make sure you pay us a visit at stand #309 if you’re attending.

This year, the key focus of NFV & SDN will be the question of standards versus open source, exploring which is better for quickly getting products to market. The NFV & SDN Summit runs alongside and in partnership with MPLS SDN World Congress. The events share a common agenda on the initial day, and will end with a debate addressing the most important technical issues. Talks and panel sessions at MPLS SDN will focus on the Migration Scenario. The events kick off on March 17th and run over four days.

Our spokespeople will be participating in both events, held at the Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche in Paris. Don’t miss out on the following sessions!

March 18th 18:10-19:30: Andy Kennedy, Network Virtualization Platform Systems Engineer at VMware, will be joining a panel at MPLS SDN to discuss “Open Source and Standards: How they can fit together”. The panel in which Andy is participating will debate open source as a force for creating de facto standards, versus traditional standardisation mechanisms.

March 19th 09:10-09:30: Find out about the role of Network Virtualization in NFV architectures at NFV & SDN on Thursday, with Paul Strong our CTO, Global Field. Network virtualization using overlays is now well established as a technique for bringing the operational simplicity of virtualization to networking. As the technology is now being adopted for both cloud and NFV applications, there is increasing focus on the delivery of complete services rather than just connectivity. This talk will emphasise the role of network virtualization within the NFVI layer and the consumption of services that are presented to, or required by, VNF to facilitate the portability of telco services and applications from the physical to virtual domain and to create new service paradigms.

March 20th 11:05-11:25: Andy Kennedy takes the stage at MPLS SDN to give a talk about “Microsegmentation and how it relates to the data center SDN Overlay”. Security should be part of the datacenter SDN DNA, and not afterthought to the overlay. Andy will review the concept of microsegmentation and explore why it is a critical aspect that needs to be inherent within the SDN overlay.

Keep up with all the latest updates from the events by following our Twitter feed @VMware_UK, and the hashtags #NFVSDN2015 and #MPLSSDN2015.

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