Carrier SDN for Multi-layer Control: Savings and Services
Network operators today face significant operational challenges when it comes to provisioning services that span multiple networking layers. Network operations in traditional carrier environments are complex and involve both multiple vendor-specific management systems and operational support systems and processes that span multiple organizational boundaries. SDN with its concept of network programmability has the promise to speed provisioning in such environments. With the plethora of legacy systems and protocols in traditional carrier networks, however, a pragmatic SDN controller approach that is modular and encourages a multi-vendor controller environment is very appealing in comparison to monolithic controllers.
This webinar will present a proof of concept SDN framework that was developed using IETF's Application Based Network Operations (ABNO) approach to support the orchestration and provisioning of services across a multi-vendor, multi-layer IP/MPLS and optical transport network.
It will cover concepts relating to multi-layer SDN, including automating network and service provisioning, orchestration of multi-layer operations, ensuring a modular SDN control layer architecture, and associated enabling technologies, such as OpenFlow, NETCONF, REST, PCE, BGP-LS, and GMPLS.
What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives
Hear industry experts provide their perspectives on Carrier SDN, including views from market leading optical and IP networking equipment vendors as well as a Tier 1 service provider’s view.
Learn about what kind of open architecture Telefonica is looking for from the SDN Control Layer, and what the ABNO SDN control layer architecture offers.
Hear from Telefonica how this approach can address existing operational challenges and how it can facilitate the development of new services such as Networking-as-a-Service (NaaS).
Gain an understanding about how Infinera's Intelligent Transport Network solution enhances multi-layer networking and how Infinera's Open Transport Switch (OTS) architecture helps operationalize multi-layer SDN.
Hear Juniper's views about SDN architecture, and how the SDN control layer, IP networking equipment, and programmable interfaces relat to each other.
Victor Lopez, Technology Specialist, Telefonica
Chris Liou, VP Network Strategy, Infinera
Dirk van den Borne, Solution Architect, Juniper
Who Should Attend
Network Planners for Optical transport and/or IP/MPLS
Network Architects, looking to maximize efficiency and utilization from the network
Network Operations managers/directors, particularly those with interest in simplifying provisioning in multi-vendor, multi-layer environments
Service provider product managers exploring new monetization schemes or differentiating networking services
Intermediate – basic knowledge of core networking is assumed, along with familiarity with networking protocols and control plane technologies.