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Learn about NFV at HP Discover, June 2-4 in Las Vegas

Where_in_the_world-Discover2015.pngGet up to speed on the latest in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) by joining us at HP Discover, June 2-4 at the Venetian | Palazzo and Sands in Las Vegas. Learn from industry experts, engage in panel sessions and discussions, and walk through the journey to NFV at HP’s booth. Register now.

The Nuts and Bolts of physical infrastructure management in NFV

NutsAndBolts.jpgAuthor: Jonas Arndt, Chief Technologist - Converged Infrastructure


There's another side to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): a physical side. Physical infrastructure management is an essential, yet often overlooked part of virtualized network function (VNF) deployment and operation. After all, physical hardware supports nearly every virtualized resource.

OpenNFV Partner Corner: NFV-Ready Today, IoT-Ready Tomorrow – HP and Wind River

HPJO22972_Blog Series Images_1_498x271_OpenNFV Partner Program.jpgEverybody's talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) and looking forward to a future in which a virtually endless array of business, industrial, medical and consumer devices will be connected to the Internet.


Yet the IoT won't become a reality until software designers and network engineers figure out a way of efficiently scaling networks to deal with all of the devices and torrents of traffic the IoT will eventually unleash. Today's networks, already pressed to handle comparatively modest amounts of Internet traffic, simply aren't IoT ready.

NFV Nuts & Bolts: NIC bonding - a must have for Carrier Grade OpenStack™

NutsAndBolts.jpgAuthor: Sarbajit Chatterjee: Solution Architect – SDN & Network Virtualization, NFV BU


For carriers today, IT transformation means making the journey to the cloud, and OpenStack has quickly proven itself the de facto cloud environment. But the reality is, as a communications service provider you must overcome real hurdles as you virtualize your infrastructure during your journey to the cloud. Enterprise IT cloud solutions simply were not designed to meet your gold standard for fault tolerance and performance.

Innovate faster and compete to win with NFV

Saar_Blog_051315 (2).jpgAuthor: Saar Gillai, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP NFV Business Unit


We live in a ”I want it now” world. People expect click and consume functionality. As a CSP, meeting your customers’ expectations means you need to move faster and cut the delivery time of new services from years to months, months to days, and days to minutes.


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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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