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Wednesday, September 28 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Building a Virtualized Central Office (aka CORD) - Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat

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The central office (CO) is ripe for virtualization. And there are many projects, both open source and commercial, that virtualize network functions, eliminating the need to install physical devices for such devices as access or edge routers, optical line termination equipment, and broadband gateways. But what is the role of the controller in a virtualized central office, and what are the necessary orchestration components to make it all work together? This session will discuss everything from the NFV underlay to the SDN controller and the VNF managers/orchestrators needed to build a next generation, virtualized CO.

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Azhar Sayeed

Chief Architect, Red Hat Inc.
Azhar Sayeed is currently at Red Hat Inc., as a Chief Architect driving their Service Provider Architectures and solutions with Openstack, SDN, NFV and DC orchestration. Prior to Red Hat, Azhar is a 17 year veteran of Cisco Systems Inc. His last responsibility there was a Sr. Director... Read More →


Wednesday September 28, 2016 2:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
Room 404