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

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Monday, April 3 • 10:40am - 12:10pm
Tutorial: Service Orchestration - Way Beyond SDNFV Orchestration - Presented by MEF

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While service providers are quickly ramping up their capabilities to orchestrate Virtualized Network Functions and SDN components, many are starting to realize that work gets them only part way to their goal of growing their revenue. For that they need to offer new, lucrative services built on top of the foundation of SDN and NFV. This tutorial addresses the orchestration of services for business agility.

To this end, MEF and TM-Forum are collaborating with major service providers in a transformational initiative to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple networks worldwide. AT&T, Orange, Colt Technology Services, Comcast, Level 3, PCCW Global, Sparkle, Verizon, and CableLabs’ Kyrio are leading the effort. Standardized APIs are a critical step toward enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services over more automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally.

This tutorial will provide attendees with practical information on network architecture, Virtualized Network Functions deployment, and the Lifecycle Service Orchestration for an end-to-end connectivity and cloud services.  We will also discuss some use cases for Virtual Network Functions applications in the network, the orchestration of the services, as well as, a lesson learned during the implementation of a major multi-operator connectivity service using Carrier Ethernet, L3VPN, and SD-WAN and the complex Orchestration of such service.


* Welcome
* Considerations for Deploying Virtual Network Functions and Services
* Multi-domains and Multi-operators Lifecycle Service Orchestration for Rapidly Introducing      New Network Functionality
* SD-WAN Tutorial: Solution Components, Architecture, and Use Cases for SD-WAN Managed Services
* General Q&A
* Closing Remarks

About the MEF:
MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. The Third Network concept combines the agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security of CE 2.0 networks. Third Network services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. These new services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.

MEF leverages its global 210+ network operator and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet services and technology market, and provides a 
practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.

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Dan Pitt

Senior Vice President, MEF
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development. He has relentlessly championed open networking to put more people to work building novel solutions for more customers of all types. He also advises private and public... Read More →
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Ralph Santitoro

Distinguished Fellow and Director, MEF, Head of SDN/NFV Solutions Practice, Fujitsu
Ralph is a MEF founding member, serves on the Board of Directors, and co-chairs MEF’s Global Marketing Committee.  Ralph has been a catalyst for MEF’s Third Network vision and MEF’s transformation towards developing software artifacts, architectures and service definitions addressing Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) of network services using SDN and NFV technologies. Ralph created and leads Fujitsu’s SDN/NFV... Read More →
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Rami Yaron

VP, Strategy & Business Development, Telco Systems, Global Marketing Co-chair, MEF
Rami has over 20 years of diverse experience in the telecommunications industry. Currently he Co-Chairs the MEF Global Marketing Committee, Chairs the Mobile Backhaul Focus Group, and is an inaugural member of the Marketing Leadership Council. In his current role at Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative, multi-service edge solutions, Rami oversees technology, strategy, and business development for the SDN, NFV, Carrier... Read More →

Monday April 3, 2017 10:40am - 12:10pm
Grand Ballroom E

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