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NFV Nuts & Bolts: Multiple Operating Environments for Communication Applications

Author: Tariq Khan, Chief Technologist Cloud/SDN, NFV



The fundamental concept of Network Functions Virtualization introduces the paradigm of abstraction of the network functions from the underlying platforms that can help operators realize their goals of operational efficiencies, business transformation & financial benefits. This requires the operators to architect, design and operate the platform that will be used to host the virtualized network functions (VNFs). This blog looks into classifying the characteristics of different operating environments that are required to host both the current and future network applications.

Five Essentials for NFV Success

As we work towards the end of 2015, many NFV

deploymenCNh842gUwAAK5-e.jpgts are progressing from the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage into actual commercial launches. NFV is one of the most quickly-adopted technologies ever seen in telecom and even in tech in general. It is racing its way through the Garner hype cycle, and "crossing the chasm" would better be described as "leaping the chasm" when it comes to NFV.


So, as CSPs and their vendors begin to launch commercial NFV, it's perhaps a good time to check the best practices, and discuss the Five Essential Principles of NFV success.

NFV PoCs Offer Examples and Insights as They Move Into Trials and Deployments

Guest Author: Vinay Saxena, HP Fellow, Network Functions Virtualization Vinay - HS.jpg


As a growing number of NFV proof of concepts (PoCs) successfully conclude, and the focus begins to turn towards trials and full deployments, evidence mounts that the powerful, flexible next-generation architecture is ready for the real world. These PoCs illustrate how NFV enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to address a wide range of critical operational and business challenges.

NFV: The Tricky Vendor Selection Phase

Guest Author: Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy ReadingJim 2013.jpg


This is certainly an exciting time for network functions virtualization (NFV). After two years of massive mobilization of R&D and trial resources on both the communication service provider (CSP) and vendor fronts, the proverbial virtualized commercialized rubber is about to hit the road. And with that comes the inevitable vendor win and loss scenario. And this time, perhaps more than ever, there is a lot at stake since new NFV contracts and account break-ins may redefine the vendor landscape both for Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors.

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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.
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