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Survey Finds ISVs Stoked on NFV

pie chart.pngIt's well known that network functions virtualization (NFV) is revolutionizing the way communications service providers (CSPs) design, deploy and manage networking services. Yet equally impressive is just how quickly and enthusiastically independent software vendors (ISVs) are embracing NFV, confident that leveraging IT/cloud innovation will transform the telecommunications industry.


A recent global survey of executives from 55 ISVs, conducted in January/February 2015 by Coleman Parkes Research on behalf of HP Research, confirms that ISVs recognize the importance of NFV and are currently developing and delivering NFV applications at a brisk pace—with more virtual applications reaching the market later this year and in 2016.

NFV in the News #4

IN-THE-NEWS.jpgIt’s an exciting time to be in the networking industry, and network functions virtualization (NFV) is one of the most dynamic spaces. Let's take a look at recent news in NFV to see how the ecosystem is evolving.

HP OpenNFV Partner Spotlight: Allot Helps CSPs Monetize Networks and Improve Efficiency

HPJO22972_Blog Series Images_1_498x271_OpenNFV Partner Program.jpgAuthor:  Adi Mendel, Director Product Management, Allot Communications


Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a transformative technology with the potential to redefine the telecom industry. Some predict the NFV market to reach $8.7 billion by 2020. The reason is clear: NFV is a highly-flexible, software-based solution that enables network functions that are typically handled by dedicated hardware. As a result, NFV dramatically reduces the amount of proprietary hardware necessary to launch and operate network services. For CSPs, NFV provides a paradigm shift in terms of how you design, deploy, and manage networking services.

NFV Report Card: Insights and Predictions from HP Discover Las Vegas

discover 1.jpgEvery six months for the last several years, HP Discover has brought together thousands of customers and partners to discuss and explore the latest technology innovations impacting organizations around the world.


Last week’s HP Discover 2015 Last Vegas was no different, except for one thing: For the first time, several HP OpenNFV thought leaders took center stage to share their perspectives on network functions virtualization (NFV). Based on what we heard at Discover, there’s no question that NFV has arrived. NFV is real and its potential is huge.

ETSI POC #34: SDN Virtual EPC Gateway to be featured at Open Networking Summit

Author: Ajay Sahai - Dir Technical Marketing, ConteXtream (An HP Company)



ETSI PoC #34


ETSI PoC #34 demonstrates the capabilities of an SDN enabled virtual EPC gateway. ConteXtream’s SDN controller, that leverages OpenDaylight (ODL) and adds capabilities like federation, enables a next generation implementation of 3GPP EPC Gateway elements where the S-GW and P-GW are each split in to separate control and user plane entities. The demonstration will show how ConteXtream’s federated SDN controller and software switch enable not only independent scaling of EPC Gateway control and user plane components, but also create an ability for the user plane elements to be placed at both central and multiple edge locations.


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  • Alain Decartes has over three decades experience working in the Telecommunication and IT Sector. Here he has had roles in a variety of sectors including the Value Added Service, Cloud Services and Apps Store market worldwide. He has strong skills in international sales, marketing and business development. Alain is HP Software’s worldwide Industry Solution Marketing Lead for the Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) industry and sub-segments. In the past, Alain has held senior roles with Unisys, Comverse and Prodata Belgium. He is a popular speaker, moderator or chair at worldwide industry conferences. Alain has been a Board member at the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services. He has also won a number of Industry accolades including The Messaging Industry Association Special Recognition Award. Alain received a Civil Engineer in Telecommunications degree from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons in Belgium.
  • I am working on business process consulting. My interests are in telecommunications space with a special focus on media market. I coordinate knowledge management activities and thought-leadership programs
  • I’m the HP executive leader of the Big Data and Analytics product line for the Telecommunication market. 20+ years of valuable experience in: building new business, strategy, delivery, partner channel, alliance, sales, marketing, product and people management in Big Data analytics and in Telecommunication.
  • Sigge Andreasson is Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager for OSS Transformation, CMS at HP. Sigge has more than 25 years of experience in the telecom and software industries, and has held a number of different positions during his career with HP, spanning telecom engineering, pre-sales and marketing. Sigge holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • Julia Mason-Ochinero is WW CME Marketing Lead, HP Enterprise Marketing. In this role, Julia is responsible for driving dialog with CSPs on how they can transition to sustainable, profitable business models and enter into co-opetition with over-the-top (OTT) content providers who are changing this industry’s landscape. She joined HP in 2010 from Accel Partners (where she worked as a consultant.) Prior to Accel, Julia held marketing leadership positions with companies including Adobe, Nuance, OpenWave, Novell, Nuance Communications and RealNetworks. She began her career in Chicago working with organizations including AT Kearney, Andersen Consulting and Ameritech. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.
  • Marie-Sophie Masselot is bringing her thought leadership in business transformation in the telecom arena, thanks to her latest role as the marketing lead for the HP Solution Consulting Services practice worldwide. She is coming with a technical background as computer sciences engineer, having held different positions from software development through supply chain or sales support in telecom companies.
  • Michel Ferachoglou has over 20 years in IT and Communications, holding senior Product Management, Business Development, and Marketing positions with HP, as well as held various people management, strategic and business planning roles. Today, Michel is leading the NFV marketing program for CMS, along with a number of cross-portfolio activities within HP CMS Solution Enablement team.
  • Marie-Paule Odini is a seasoned HP executive, bring over 25 years of telecom experience. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, bridging voice and data. Marie-Paule is the HP CTO for Europe, responsible for the Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends. She leads the technology discussions for M2M, Analytics and Cloud. She seats on ETSI and other standard bodies. She is a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines, blogs on HP Telecom IQ and tweets on CMS twitter account. Marie-Paule’s prior responsibilities include managing HP’s worldwide VoIP program, HP’s wireless LAN program, and HP’s Service Delivery program. Since joining HP in 1987, she has held positions in technical consulting, sales development and marketing in Europe and in the Americas. Those roles have focused on strategic and operational responsibility for Networking, IT and operations. Marie-Paule holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University and business education from INSEAD, Paris. Prior to joining HP, Marie-Paule spent five years with France-Telecom/Orange research and development labs, defining architecture and value-added services launch for corporate customers. She also worked with standard bodies and industry forums at that time. She enjoys skiing and outdoors in general.
  • Oded Ringer overlooks HP's worldwide marketing and enablement for Actionable Customer Intelligence (ACI) solutions. With many years in the Telecom industry, at companies like Alcatel-Lucent and TTI-Telecom, Oded focuses on Go-To-Market strategies bringing together Products, Business, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
  • Richard Arthur has enjoyed the last two decades of the wild ride that has been the communications industry since deregulation. He is currently leading the Services and Solutions Marketing team in HP’s Communication and Media Solutions business unit. This role embraces transformative telecom solutions including telecom cloud services, outsourcing, solution lifecycle services, OSS/BSS and network platforms. Richard is also managing the CloudSystem Service Provider Program in HP.
  • Grace has initiated and implemented in last decade the first support contracts for large Telecom operators like France Telecom, Vodafone, BT...Today she is in charge of developping support services which are maturing with a shift from reactive break/fix models to more-proactive and enhanced offerings that add business value.
  • Tiffany Alvano works for HP in the NFV Business Unit and helps drive the overall marketing strategy. Tiffany is a social media professional and has been blogging since the start of NFV.
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