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

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Monday, April 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Tutorial: The Interoperability Challenge in Telecom and NFV Environments - Carsten Rossenhövel, EANTC AG; Chris Price, Ericsson; Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation

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Communications service providers (CSPs) have a wide range of options when building virtualized services from the ground up including multiple choices for each functional block in the ETSI NFV reference architecture.  CSPs prefer heterogeneous systems with building blocks from different vendors including open source software; for such deployments interoperability becomes a crucial requirement.

OpenStack, as the NFVI and VIM, serves as a widely used cloud platform for telecom and NFV use cases. As a common base, OpenStack offers the means for vendors and other open source projects to ease the interoperability challenge by providing a set of open API’s while focusing on upgradeability and backward compatibility.

However, when it comes to productization, interoperability testing often falls short and is sometimes left to the carrier as shown by the testing programs actively run by no fewer than 10 organizations today.

Join Carsten Rossenhövel from the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) and the rapporteur (editor) of ETSI’s NFV interoperability standards, Ildikó Váncsa from the OpenStack Foundation, and Chris Price, Ericsson and OpenStack board director to learn more about

  • The ETSI NFV Release 2 interoperability testing activities - standardization and recently completed ETSI PlugTest. Over 40 commercial and open source implementations were tested for interoperability, including 20 virtual network functions, 10 management and orchestration solutions and 10 NFV platforms.

  • The New IP Agency (NIA) interoperability testing campaigns of commercial NFV implementations executed by EANTC, focusing on results, lessons learned and recommendations.

  • How vendors and open source projects are stepping up to the challenge, realizing they must work together.

  • How to stay up-to-date with OpenStack releases and the community.

  • How to get involved to ensure you are aware of the latest developments and contribute what you need to OpenStack.

What will I learn from attending this session?

CSPs, open source projects and vendors alike will learn more about the recent ETSI PlugTest and NIA-commissioned interoperability testing, their results and how to architect full NFV solutions that will work together. Interoperability API tests and associated marks from OpenStack will be covered, as well as features to help stay current on OpenStack releases. Attendees will also hear from Ericsson about a vendor’s point of view, and how other projects such a OPNFV are evolving and expanding in scope to address this challenge.

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Chris Price

Director, Ericsson
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical leader... Read More →
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Carsten Rossenhövel

Managing Director, EANTC AG
Carsten Rossenhövel is the co-founder and CTO of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center).  Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC is an independent test lab specializing in telecommunication technologies, offering vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service... Read More →
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Ildiko Vancsa

Director of Community, Open Infrastructure Foundation
As part of her role, Ildikó is the Community Manager for the StarlingX open source distributed cloud project and a co-leader of the OpenInfra Edge Computing Group. Ildikó has been contributing to projects like OpenStack, Anuket and State of the Edge for over 10 years with focus... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am PDT