Virtualization: Impacts on Performance Assurance and Business Models

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 AM ET

The push to virtualize communication networks, control centers, and data centers through NFV and SDN technologies offers both great opportunity for management, speed to market, scale and business, and also brings many challenges. Efficiency, cost management, ensuring SLAs, managing OPEX and CAPEX, reducing product production costs are all business concerns faced by communications providers as they convert their networks to be increasingly software driven. What are the new business models that software enables? What are the customer expectations for new service deliverables? How can service providers, data centers and others guarantee quality of service? What tests are being conducted and what industry practices are being established? This webcast will review how companies are meeting the challenge of operating with new processes and with new requirements.


Jay Stewart, Senior PLM for Virtual Solutions, Spirent
For more than 30 years, Jay Stewart has been working with communications service providers to launch services faster, ensure high service quality and reduce operational costs. Jay is currently responsible for Spirent’s virtual strategy as the senior product line manager for service assurance. As part of this role, Jay works closely with leading service providers to help them automate their testing and assurance processes across both lab and production environments. Prior to joining Spirent, Jay was director of marketing for Ethernet services at JDSU and was responsible for Ethernet test products for service activation, performance monitoring and troubleshooting.

Andrew Young, Vice President of Business Development, iconectiv