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.

avatar for Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Sr. VP, MEF Forum, and President, Palo Alto Innovation Advisors
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... Read More →
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Ralph Santitoro

Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Solutions, 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 Solutions Practice where he al... Read More →
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Rami Yaron

Co-Chair, MEF
Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is Co-Chairing the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the MEF.In his current role at NEC/Netcracker, Rami oversees SDN/NFV solutions... Read More →

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