Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Wednesday, April 5 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Good Enough - Networking Software's Underdog Story - Randy Levensalor, CableLabs

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  • Purpose built network hardware frequently outperforms software based solutions during benchmarks.
  • Absolute speed isn’t the only factor to consider when planning a hardware replacement cycle or deploying new services. 
  • This session will share additional attributes to consider when evaluating service provider scale deployments. These include operating expenses, total cost of ownership and business agility. 
  • There are also many technical and cultural challenges which increase the cost and risk of transition to a software centric network. These challenges can be seen as barriers for entry or opportunities to automate and streamline many expensive process.

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Randy Levensalor

Principal Architect, CableLabs
Randy Levensalor is a principal architect at CableLabs. As a principal member of the Future Infrastructure Group (FIG) team, he is responsible for creating the edge and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure reference platform and progressing orchestration capabilities... Read More →

Wednesday April 5, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D