In order to derive value from a virtualized, New IP architecture, CSPs must have an automated, software-defined network that can scale to meet demand, according to NTT's Dr. Shin Miyakawa.
Miyakawa, director of Technology Development at
NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT), told The New IP's Alison Diana that with virtualization and automation, provisioning time is greatly reduced, which ultimately leads to agility, flexibility and cost-savings for the customer -- all key to providing good customer experience management. "If there are existing fiber optics at the customer, all the automation, orchestration systems can turn on the software within five to ten minutes," he said. (Watch the interview here: NTT Exec: Cracking the Scale Challenge.)
Virtualization and automation are the key topics being discussed today at 1:00 p.m. ET on Light Reading's Upskill U's online university course Virtualization: Automation, taught by Dr. Stefan Vallin, Director of Product Strategy at Tail-f Systems -- a
Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) company. Vallin will explain how automation in a virtualized network is the logical next step up from the historically manually-run, error-prone process of network configuration. Presentation materials are loaded up and ready for download ahead of the course. (Register here: Virtualization: Automation.)
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Next week, Upskill U switches gears and moves into Internet of Things (IoT) territory with a powerful line-up in store, including:
Wednesday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET: IoT 101 with Martin Zander, Vice President, Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) Group Function Strategy. This introductory course taught by Ericsson will cover all the important aspects of IoT, including what it is, why it's important, how it's affecting the industry, the challenges and benefits and more, and lay the groundwork for future courses on IoT.
Friday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET: Unknown Document 722333 taught by Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). This course will look at the various ways to ensure IoT security, including creating partnerships and ecosystems, digital signature and authentication, device management and prevention policies to build security in from the ground up.
Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 p.m. ET: IoT: Evolving Networks to Meet the Opportunity by Timothy Winters, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). Winters will explain how operators' networks will need to evolve in order to address this diverse IoT opportunity, and will also address key questions as to how accelerating NFV and SDN will enable IoT configuration agility and smart service flexibility for vertical industries, as well as challenges in the transition to virtualization.
Friday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. ET: IoT: The Impact of Industrial IoT taught by Jim Kilmer, Verizon Enterprise Solutions . CIOs will become the essential linchpin to ensuring secure connectivity and the management of data to provide the insights necessary for product and service development and delivery. This course covers how service providers can work most effectively as partners in this process to be vital players in this landscape.
Deploying New IP networks and services requires not only a new way of thinking but also a new way of building platforms and services, and getting there is not easy, especially when it comes to orchestration.