This experiential workshop helps participants grapple with and better understand the essentials of network virtualization. A large portion of the day is spent hands-on, building and discussing network architecture models and technology concepts. Key architecture posters provide aids for building exercises as well as discussions. Participants discuss current network challenges and KPIs, changes being made to virtualize the network, and how these changes are solving today’s challenges, while possibly introducing new ones.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, fusing our physical and digital worlds. The convergence of technology, computational power, and connectivity is forging the Intelligence Edge, and data is at the heart of it all. Learn how 5G and AI are powering this revolution, and what it means to the industry.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments are getting started while Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a relatively new concept within the telco industry. NFV proposes to leverage standard IT virtualization technology to consolidate network equipment types onto industry-standard high-volume servers, switches, and storage. SDN proposes to take the traditional implementation of the networking and disassemble it. Orchestration is a collection of solutions to automate the deployment and management of VNFs and network services.