SDN and NFV: Accelerating PoCs to Live Commercial Deployment


Service providers have learned a lot about SDN and NFV over the past 2 years in lab testing and proofs-of-concept (PoCs), and many are moving toward live network commercial deployments. Still, many questions, issues and hurdles remain. To speed up the path to commercial deployment, validation of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and the NFV infrastructure (NFVI) is critical. Advanced tools exist to accelerate NFV deployments whether in a modern software-defined data center or in a mini data center in a cloud central office. This on-demand webinar details how operators can validate VNFs, NFVI and network services to speed up commercial deployments.

Key Topics Discussed

  • The status of SDN and NFV 

  • How to accelerate SDN and NFV deployments with state-of-the-art test solutions

  • Methods used by leading operators to validate their SDN and NFV environments


  • Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks, IHS Infonetics

  • Neil Holmquist, Vice President of Marketing & Product Strategy, Spirent Communications

  • JoAnne Emery, Sr. Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Infonetics  (Moderator)