Please Join Us at These Upcoming Events

Software Telco Congress

Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Rio Las Vegas

Contact us to schedule a meeting.

Overture Executives will be speaking on the following sessions:

NFV and SDN: A Match Made in Virtual Heaven
Tuesday, August 12, 2014; 1:45-2:30pm
Speaker: Bob Lynch - Vice President - Software, Next Generation
The idea of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is separate from that of Software Defined Networking (SDN). However, for NFV to achieve its full potential, it can’t be limited to converting appliances to software. NFV needs the principles of SDN to succeed. Service providers see value in SDN in terms of provisioning and control that eases the creation and activation of new services. The natural conclusion to draw from this is that the real value of NFV will only be achieved when the benefits are compounded by optimum construction and deployment of services through SDN. Ultimately, NFV and SDN are most valuable when combined in the mixing bowl of scalable and on-demand cloud technologies. Such combinations unleash service creation, activation and assurance for forward-looking service providers.

Orchestration and Management in a Software World
Wednesday August 13, 2014; 9:00-9:45am
Speaker: Bob Lynch - Vice President - Software, Next Generation
The potential benefits of SDN and NFV are plenty and promise to help replenish service provider revenue streams that have been drying up thanks the abundance of third-party applications and services that are draining network resources at no cost. Yet, the actual implementation of software-based networking has stalled in most cases, due to the many challenges that arise that are creating new service orchestration and network management requirements.

Making the Transition to Software – Are We Ready?
Wednesday August 13, 2014; 10:45-11:30am
Speaker: D. Mark Durrett - Vice President, Marketing
One of the barriers to achieving the software telco is the support of the existing infrastructure, especially at the edge of the network, and while most providers can ill afford to make wholesale network changes for fear of negatively impacting revenues, they also realize the move to software is a necessity. How can new SDN and NFV technologies be deployed? What strategies are being discussed and which make sense and which don’t? There are number of opportunities that do not require service providers to boil the proverbial ocean.

WEBINAR - Intel Network Builders: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management

Aug 12, 2014

Join Overture, Wind River and Intel for this online event

When: August 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon U.S. Eastern Time

Communications service providers see the potential of a very strong business upside from deploying NFV-based services. NFV promises to lower costs, simplify network operations, and usher in a new era of rapid service innovation. Yet there are still concerns about running mission-critical revenue-generating network functions as software applications on general purpose compute platforms rather than purpose-built appliances.

This webinar will explore what is required to create a carrier class, also known as carrier grade, high-performance environment for hosting virtual network functions. Attendees will learn how to leverage the power of the Intel architecture and the key attributes of management and orchestration needed to support the complete service life cycle in a VNF-agnostic service environment.

Speakers: Charlie Ashton, Sr. Director, Wind River, and Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks

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Intel Developer Forum

Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA, USA
Moscone Center West

COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2014 Convention & EXPO

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 7, 2014
Dallas, Texas
Gaylord Texan

Oveture's Prayson Pate will be moderating the following panel:

Network Function Virtualization (NFV): Hope, Hype or Honest Value?
NFV is receiving significant attention from Service Providers and their suppliers.  How much of the excitement is due to cost reductions versus new revenue opportunities and service agility? During this session, panelists will define NFV, and discuss the differences, similarities and synergies with respect to Software Defined Networking (SDN).  Speakers also will discuss how we can achieve NFV’s promise of cost reduction (capex and opex), and what new service business opportunities and revenue it can enable.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 9:30am

Pannelists include Tim Naramore, CTO of Masergy.


SDN and OpenFlow World Congress

Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Dusseldorf, Germany
Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss

MEF's GEN14 - Global Ethernet Networking 2014

Nov 16, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014
Washington, DC USA
Gaylord National

ETSI NFV #8 Meeting

Nov 17, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
Chandler, Arizona USA

This event is open to all ETSI NFV member companies and their representatives. If you are an ETSI NFV member and planning to attend, please Contact us to schedule a meeting.

Carrier Network Virtualization

Dec 9, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014
Palo Alto, California USA

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