Today's service provider networks have to carry diverse services and applications with diverse latency demands. For example, enterprise customers with time-sensitive financial trading applications need short-delay paths that may need to be segregated for security purposes. Residential customers consuming Netflix and YouTube have video quality requirements that if not met may lead to dissatisfaction and churn. To accommodate different service types, as well as variable traffic demands and failure conditions, the ability to provision software-defined network (SDN) resources dynamically enables operators to minimize over-provisioning of network resources and better control capex outlays. This webinar will explore the critical elements for SDN management and orchestration in multi-service networks, as well as new protocols and open source developments that enable end-to-end service overlays in the WAN.
Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Analytics, Heavy Reading
Cengiz Alaettinoglu, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Packet Design