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Assuring Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Quality of Experience

Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Spirent Communications
   

Carriers and large enterprises are deploying Wi-Fi systems at a phenomenal rate to meet the growing demand for seamless availability of voice, video, and data services in corporate buildings, retail stores, stadiums, and metro areas. But they're struggling to understand users experiences with Wi-Fi services, making the assurance of carrier-grade QoE (quality of experience) a challenge for NOC, operations, and support teams and creating concerns around SLA (service-level agreement) management. This webinar explores strategies for monitoring Wi-Fi services and assuring carrier-grade QoE, the impact QoE data can have on SLAs, and real-world case studies for addressing Wi-Fi QoE challenges.

 
Solutions for Rising Video Surveillance Storage Demands

Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Josh Woodhouse, Analyst, Video Surveillance
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Quantum
   

As the use of video surveillance cameras grows, so does the demand for higher image quality and longer retention times. This means there are increasing requirements on video surveillance cameras and storage and management solutions for businesses. Storage is not just peripheral, but foundational. Protecting people and property requires more than simply observing crimes. This webinar looks at how cameras, video management software (VMS), and storage systems can interact to meet the rising demands of modern video surveillance systems.

 
Data Center Interconnect: Next-Gen Apps and Platforms

Thursday
Feb 18, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Cisco
   

The extreme volume of content in hyperscale data centers has created a concentration of network capacity that has been largely solved by a new generation of DCI (data center interconnect) DWDM products capable of 1 Tbps per rack unit. But bandwidth never stops growing anywhere in service provider networks, so whats next? Many operators are considering DCI platforms to solve growing bandwidth concentrations elsewhere, including internet exchanges, telco and cable IPTV networks, colocation centers, carrier hotels, and more. This webinar explores how, using the experiences of internet content providers in solving their DCI problems, manufacturers are planning new DCI models with more software control, more capacity options, and new technologies that will bring down the cost of capacity transmitted to even lower levels.

 
IoT for Business: Leveraging Device Data to Drive Better Outcomes

Thursday
Mar 3, 2016
12:00PM ET

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Led by: John Byrne, Sr. Principal Analyst, Internet of Things
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Bsquare
   

Regardless of industry, businesses are beginning to recognize that data collected from corporate assets can be harnessed to improve outcomes. Many manufacturers, service providers, and equipment operators are already using sensors and beacons to provide better insights into real-time operations, enhance maintenance programs, improve customer loyalty, and drive cost savings and revenue growth. But for the Internet of Things (IoT) to achieve its full potential, device data must be integrated with traditional information systems to drive new and existing business processes. This means transmitting, normalizing, storing, and analyzing data to predict events, optimize performance, and automatically take corrective actions. This webinar discusses key challenges facing deployers of IoT solutions, analyzes the importance of an end-to-end approach to IoT deployment, and provides real-life case studies of companies successfully using IoT.

 
How to Succeed with SD-WAN

Tuesday
Mar 8, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, CloudGenix, Silver Peak and Talari
   

Driven by the need for agility, cost reductions, and adoption of off-premises cloud services, the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) rollout is underway, with 2015 live production deployments by early adopters providing a trail for others to follow. As SD-WAN crosses the chasm, moving from early adopters to mainstream buyers, decision makers must make important long-term choices about their WAN architectures. This webinar details the experiences of businesses that have already deployed SD-WAN, discusses best practices, and provides guidelines for purchase-decision makers seeking to learn from the experiences of their peers.

 
Driving Next-Gen Carrier WiFi Revenue Models

Wednesday
Mar 23, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Cisco
   

WiFi continues to proliferate in public spaces, but it has mostly been deployed by service providers as a tactical extension to their broadband networks. By leveraging capabilities such as Hotspot 2.0 and network functions virtualization (NFV), operators can provide carrier-class service while delivering new business models and deriving new revenue streams. This webinar looks at how carrier WiFi is evolving beyond access to bring revenue opportunities to service providers such as hosted/cloud-based WiFi, voice over WiFi, advertising, location-based services and many others. Carrier WiFi monetization is real. Hear how its being delivered.

 
The Role of Analytics in an NFV/SDN World

Tuesday
Mar 29, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, EXFO and Guavus
   

NFV and SDN promise more flexibility and scalability in the network, including better bandwidth allocation and the ability of the network to respond more expediently to application and resource requirements. This new reality creates the need for improved analytics capabilities that can derive insights from data collected from various sources within the network, providing the control plane with the information necessary to make optimal decisions. This webinar discusses how analytics tools need to evolve to address new app and resource requirements.

 
From Clouds to the MetaCloud

Tuesday
May 10, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Sonus
   

It's not hard to imagine a future where enterprises are consuming off-premises cloud services from 20 or more different cloud service providers (CSPs), creating their own custom cloud of clouds, or MetaCloud . Connecting to each CSP separately would pose a management nightmare, creating an opportunity for CSPs to be the single connectivity point between an enterprise and its MetaCloud. This webinar explores the architecture of the MetaCloud and provides solutions for CSPs planning to offer, and recommendations for enterprises planning to adopt, MetaCloud services.

 


YANG Service Models Critical to SDN-NFV Automation


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, Ciena/Blue Planet, Cisco and Fujitsu
   

The major carrier goals for SDN and NFV are service agility and automation removing manual processes from their service and network operations, from customer order to network reconfiguration to SLA enforcement. To achieve the desired automation, data about services and network equipment must be organized and described in a common way that is, put into data models so that services can be programmatically provisioned across multi-vendor networks. The industry is settling on the IETF standard YANG as the data modeling language to describe and provision services and network devices such as routers, carrier Ethernet switches, and optical transport equipment. This webinar shows how to achieve automation of services and network equipment by using YANG models.

 
The Rush to VoWiFi and VoLTE: Opportunities and Challenges


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, Taqua and Accuris Networks
   

Mobile operators around the world are looking to transition their voice services to IP via VoLTE (voice over LTE) and VoWiFi (voice over WiFi). In addition to improving subscriber experience with HD voice and faster call setup times, VoLTE and VoWiFi solve significant operational challenges for operators. VoLTE enables more spectrum to be allocated to LTE to meet growing demand for mobile data services, while VoWiFi addresses the indoor coverage challenge, especially within homes and offices. This webinar takes a look at the real opportunities behind VoWiFi and VoLTE, lessons learned from recent deployments, and pragmatic solutions for deploying these critical services.

 
Policy and Charging in the Always-Connected Economy


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Oracle
   

In an era of increasingly device-based interaction, operators strive toward greater differentiation and increased monetization as customers demand engaging, highly-personalized experiences. Designed for service providers and industry experts alike, this webinar provides insights into innovative use cases and explores the need for an integrated charging and policy solution that supports the new reality of an always-on economy.

 
Data Center and Enterprise SDN Deployments: Lessons Learned


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, NEC and Dell
   

SDN (software-defined networking) deployments in the data center and enterprise LAN and WAN began to ramp in 2015, and lab trials will give way to live production deployments in 2016. As SDN crosses the chasm, moving from early adopters to mainstream buyers, decision makers have to make important long-term choices regarding SDN architectures and the use of bare metal switches for an open networking strategy. In this webinar, market thought leaders NEC and Dell share their experiences deploying SDN, and we discuss best practices and provide guidelines for purchase-decision makers contemplating using SDN in data center and enterprise environments.

 
Service Provider Deployment of DDoS Mitigation


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Corero
   

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks routinely capture mainstream attention, and for years high-bandwidth mitigation fell into the domain of the largest Tier 1 carriers and highly-specialized DDoS mitigation service providers. The evolution of high-bandwidth inline DDoS mitigation solutions has now opened up the opportunity for service providers of all sizes to build out their own mitigation capability, helping to better combat attacks and enable new DDoS mitigation services. This webinar examines DDoS best practices and new security solutions available for the service provider environment.

 
Which Architecture Is Best for SDN?


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Infonetics Fujitsu, NetScout and Plexxi
   

Software-defined networking (SDN) deployments began to ramp in the first half of 2015, and lab trials are expected to give way to live production deployments in data centers, enterprise LANs and WANs, and carrier networks in 2016. As SDN crosses the chasm, moving from early adoption to mainstream, decision makers have to make important long-term choices. Network vendors, service assurance, and specialized SDN vendors all want buyers to believe they provide the best option. This webinar examines the choices for SDN architectures and service assurance tools and discusses the advantages of each approach, providing guidance for purchase-decision makers.

 
The Metro 100G Coherent Evolution


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, Cisco, Coriant and Oclaro
   

Carriers have been deploying 100G in their long haul networks for some time now, where capacity issues are the greatest. In fact, there are a multitude of coherent 100G routes today and the technology problems are largely solved. In the metro, 10G has reached its scaling limits and carriers are turning their 100G focus to the more price-sensitive metro, where bottlenecks and traffic congestions are building up due to data centers, video, mobility everywhere, cloud services, and the coming addition of the Internet of Things (IoT). There are several technology approaches to bringing higher capacities to the metro, including 100G+, higher-order modulation, coherent, non-coherent, and pluggable optics modules. This webinar looks at the different approaches to solving the cost and density challenges in this market.

 
Hybrid Web Application Firewalls for Networks and the Cloud


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and F5 Networks
   

Application security is a critical piece of the cybersecurity puzzle for all types of companies: compliance demands it, and web application vulnerabilities have been the starting point for a wide range of public security breaches. Web application firewalls (WAFs) have been available for nearly a decade, but advancements in WAF technology and an increase in public and private cloud services have given rise to the concept of the next-generation hybrid WAF deployment. Hybrid WAFs provide protection for applications in the network and on public and private clouds. This webinar examines key cybersecurity compliance requirements for businesses and identifies areas that can be addressed by hybrid solutions.

 
Managed IoT Services: Reduce Complexity, Increase Revenue


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Led by: John Byrne, Sr. Principal Analyst, Internet of Things
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, Oracle and TATA Consultancy Services
   

Delivering IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) services requires more than connectivity, and harvesting the new revenue opportunities that IoT offers has been elusive. Challenges facing companies working to monetize IoT include a lack of M2M service expertise and end-to-end offerings, investment risk to create a complex industry solution, and unfit business and operations support systems. This webinar examines strategies to rapidly deliver and capitalize on IoT with a private cloud offering of white-label managed IoT services.

 
Securing the Data Center: The Role of Micro Segmentation


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: Infonetics and Qosmos
   

Server virtualization, the rise of the hypervisor and the emergence of the software-defined data center have birthed a new concept in security: micro segmentation. The days of a strong perimeter at the edge of the data center protecting trusted data and applications on the inside are over. Data center architects are using virtualization to create small trusted zones with their own security policies and enforcement. Building these micro segments and layering the proper security mechanisms on top of them requires fast, flexible and comprehensive visibility into traffic. This webinar describes how secure micro segmentation works and investigates the role of visibility in creating strong security solutions in the data center.

 


Threat Mitigation 2.0: Unifying Host and Network Protection

Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016

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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
   

As advanced threat detection and mitigation capabilities mature and find their way into a wide range of security platforms, its becoming increasingly clear that host and network-based solutions need to work together to more quickly identify threats, share threat information, and provide the shortest path to quarantine and remediation. This webinar looks at advanced threat mitigation strategies for making the threat exposure gap as small as possible.

 
Carrier NFV and SDN Lessons from Virtual CPE Deployments

Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016

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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: Accedian, ADTRAN / 1 Sponsor Position Available
   

Service providers around the world are investing time and energy into using NFV and SDN for vE-CPE enterprise and vCPE consumer services, but the road to live deployments has been fraught with many issues, problems and challenges. The goals are clear: to increase revenue and service agility by applying NFV and SDN for automation and operational efficiencies. Customers can use self-service portals to change bandwidths at sites and add or change levels of firewalls, WAN optimization controllers, IDS/IPS, or parental controls. This webinar brings the experiences, lessons and discoveries from service providers that have deployed enterprise vE-CPE and/or consumer vCPE.

 
RAN Virtualization: From Concept to Reality

Thursday
Apr 7, 2016

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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

The move from centralized to virtual RAN is already happening, and therefore leading to full-blown cloud RAN. Thought to be the toughest nut to crack for a long time, baseband unit (BBU) virtualization is finally the last shoe to fall with many, if not all, functions moving to software. This webinar explores the state of the art of vBBU.

 
Lighting Up the Dark Corners: In-Building Wireless

Tuesday
Apr 12, 2016

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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

With the majority of mobile traffic being generated indoors, it’s crucial that mobile operators ensure service continuity within buildings with high user density. But what are the technology solutions for in-building data density and coverage, and to what extent are they complementary? What other challenges exist when working with enterprises, venue owners and backhaul providers? This webinar looks at what models are proving successful indoors.

 
The (R)evolution of the Machine

Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016

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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Manufacturing is entering a decade that will see changes not only in processes, but also suppliers and manufacturing locations. This will necessitate a (r)evolution as the integration of internet-connected devices, adoption of automated components and processes, and access to real-time production data lead end-users to migrate to smarter machines. This webinar looks at how the drive to smarter machines benefits manufacturers and offers consumers more focused and customized solutions, bringing about production benefits including cost reduction, reduced downtime, higher quality, and increased throughput and creating a competitive advantage.

 
Moving Key Video Features to the Cloud

Thursday
Apr 14, 2016

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Led by: Tom Morrod, Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
Presented by: IHS Infonetics and Artesyn, 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

As the set-top box (STB) becomes just one video display device among many, unifying the user interface (UI) and ensuring services and capabilities across all devices becomes critical. This webinar focuses on how pay TV providers can move features traditionally associated with the STBDVR, catch-up TV, start-over TV, and advanced advertising to the cloud, enabling cost savings and easier delivery of these services across their entire multi-screen base.

 
Migrating Session Border Controllers to the Cloud

Thursday
Apr 28, 2016

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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

One of the leading use cases for service provider element virtualization is voice over IP (VoIP) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks. Service providers, including mobile operators, are looking to migrate their session border controllers (SBCs) to the cloud for operational efficiency and to better align costs with network usage. With subscribers quickly scaling with the rise of voice over LTE (VoLTE), this is an immediate area of change. This webinar provides insights into the benefits and challenges of moving SBCs to the cloud, and discusses important considerations for planning the move to virtualization.

 
Colocation Data Centers: Why and How

Wednesday
May 11, 2016

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Led by: Elizabeth Cruz, Senior Analyst, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
   

Multi-tenant, or colocation, data centers are an increasingly popular way for companies to minimize their IT capex, improve connectivity with customers and other service providers, and reduce downtime. Over the past 5 years, significant improvement has been realized by implementing colocation, with over a third of participants in a recent survey of data center professionals reporting their organizations lease space from colocation providers and more making the move every day. This webinar provides insights on the basics of colocation data centers, what to look for when choosing a provider, and implementation recommendations.

 
Pushing Policy to the Device

Thursday
May 19, 2016

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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

The concept of policy management at the device level has been tossed around for several years now, with most of the discussion centered on WiFi offload. Beyond this, though, device-level policy management and enforcement can help reduce signaling traffic, enable a better customer experience and provide more service personalization. This webinar explores the capabilities of on-device policy and provides insights into identifying and breaking down the barriers to deploying it.

 
Enterprise-Grade Cloud Security: How and When

Tuesday
May 24, 2016

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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
   

As more users, applications, and data move into both private and public clouds, its important to rethink how theyre secured and ensure that existing network investments, controls, and policies can migrate to the cloud. This webinar looks at how current security tools can work in private and public cloud environments, as well as analyzes how new tools like cloud access security brokers (CASBs) can help ensure effective control over popular public cloud applications.

 
SDN Commercial Deployments: Emerging Business Cases

Thursday
Jun 9, 2016

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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Service providers deployed around 10 new software-defined networking (SDN)based live, commercial services in 2015. Some involve internal network traffic or operations or services, while others include services offered to customers, usually via a self-service portal. AT&T, Deutsche Telecom, and Telstra/Pacnet are among the early pioneers. A lot has been learned by moving SDN projects out of the lab and proof-of-concept (PoC) in to commercial deployment. A majority of operators say their 2 biggest barriers are the lack of carrier-grade software and mixing SDN technology into their own networks, processes, and operations. Each new deployment brings new factors to the business case. This webinar focuses on the emerging business cases for commercial SDN and the lessons learned by carriers that have deployed the technology.

 
5G: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

Tuesday
Jun 14, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

As the planet approaches full LTE coverage, the migration to 4G is well under way and since it takes at least a decade to commercially launch a new generation of mobile technology, the time has already come to explore 5G. But the question is: Do we really want use 4G as the foundation, which then will be evolutionary 5G, or should we invent and develop brand new technologies? This webinar tackles these questions and more.

 
Automation and IoT in Packaging Machinery

Wednesday
Jun 15, 2016

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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Innovation in machinery and plants has slowed over the last 5 to 10 years, with the last significant changes coming in the form of electromechanical products that replaced fluid power and motion-controlled products that enabled greater machine flexibility. But now manufacturing is on the cusp of a step-change in innovation and productivity improvements, with technologies such as robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), and big data giving rise to smart machines. This webinar explores how technology innovation is spurring packaging machines that are smarter, safer, and more productive.

 
Moving Beyond Borders for VoLTE

Thursday
Jun 16, 2016

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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

As VoLTE (voice over LTE) begins to ramp, the new challenge is enabling users to have a seamless service across operators and international borders. The big debate is whether to utilize local breakout (LBO) or S8 home routing (S8HR). With different operators falling into different camps, itll only get more complicated over time. Is one approach favored over the other, or will operators need to learn to live with both? This webinar provides insights into the benefits and challenges associated with VoLTE roaming approaches and discusses important considerations for mobile operators moving forward.

 
5G Backhaul: Challenges and New Architectures

Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016

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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Infonetics, Accedian, Ciena / 1 Sponsor Position Available
   

The next-gen mobile network will require next-gen backhaul architecture. What will this look like, and what are the technical criteria? As the network changes to accommodate new service requirements, what new backhaul challenges will arise and what solutions will be required? This webinar looks ahead to the near-future of mobile network evolution and the phases of implementation.

 
Managed WiFi Services: The Pros and Cons

Thursday
Jun 23, 2016

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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

As demands on WiFi infrastructure grow and technology cycles become more rapid, keeping up with the latest WiFi developments has become a full-time job. Unsurprisingly, more and more IT administrators are considering outsourcing the operations of their wireless networks to a third party so that they can get back to their core job functions. Wireless architectures have evolved significantly over the past few years, making it feasible to cost effectively offer managed WiFi services. This webinar takes a look at the pros and cons of managed WiFi services, and why theyre worth exploring.

 
Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary?

Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

The next two to three years will be the inflection point for enterprise IT teams that are selecting, trialing, and deploying data center orchestration software. The choice for physical and virtual switching in the data center will be dependent on the orchestration software selected open source or proprietary. Vendors that have their own orchestration software will strive to be the platform of choice. This webinar explores the choices for data center orchestration software and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the open source and proprietary approaches, providing guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
The Cost of ICT Downtime

Thursday
Jul 14, 2016

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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become the lifeblood of all types of organizations and is deeply embedded in everyday business processes from information lookup, customer communication, and order entry to the operation of online stores. When servers, applications, or networks experience outages or degradations, employees can no longer do their jobs properly and customers cant connect with the business. This webinar examines the costs that organizations incur during downtime events, such as revenue and productivity losses, and examines strategies for effectively minimizing the effects of downtime.

 
When Will Robotics Replace Labor in Manufacturing?

Thursday
Jul 28, 2016

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Led by: Scott Gagrica, Analyst, Discrete and Process Automation
   

With pressure on manufacturing to become more flexible while at the same time increase throughput, improve quality, and reduce costs, automation in general and robotics specifically are key considerations. China is now the largest market for industrial robots, and increasing labor costs and pending labor force contraction are two reasons for the massive growth in robotics investment in the country. This webinar looks at if and when other countries will follow suit and discusses the potential impact of robotics on the global labor force.

 
The Converged Data Center Infrastructure of the Future


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

Bundled solutions for the data center are taking a larger slice of the market, and many vendors are jumping in. Traditional thinking points to best-of-breed horizontal solutions that provide maximum flexibility, while bundled solutions create specialized islands in the data center tuned for specific applications. This webinar explores the adoption of bundled solutions and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the best-of-breed and bundled approaches, providing guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Containers or Virtual Machines, Which Is Best?


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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

Google and Amazon recently launched containers for off-premises cloud services. The rise in popularity of containers has led to questions about exactly what containers provide, how they differ from virtual machines (VMs), and if they are a replacement for VMs. This webinar explores the pros and cons of containers versus virtual machines, describes example use cases, and provides guidelines for using both containers and virtual machines.

 
Carrier Deployments of Next-Gen MPLS:
Segment Routing at Work


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Carriers have been using MPLS for over 15 years as the principal technique to achieve virtual connections-IP MPLS VPNs-in IP networks that are basically packet-oriented and connection-less. MPLS was simple in the beginning, but it has grown to solve many real-world network problems and use cases. But the architecture and complexity of carrier networks has been changing due to the pressures of mobility, video, cloud and data centers-and just more networks and network usage. Enter the next generation of MPLS, segment routing, to reduce some of the rising complexities of giant networks connecting just about everything and everybody. This webinar explores how carriers are using and planning to use next-gen MPLS, and the problems they are solving.

 
Carrier Results from Virtual Router Deployments


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Virtual routers, or vRouters,-the software-only version of router functions that run on commercial servers-have arrived and service providers are evaluating, testing and beginning to deploy them in new ways in live networks. vRouters have been used for many years for the control plane function, virtual route reflection, and as lab simulators to test or plan network changes. A new breed of vRouter is carrier grade based on the code used on physical routers adapted to run on servers, usually with modular design efficiencies to run on multiple virtual machines, processor cores, processors and servers. Carriers are exploring the best ways to deploy vRouters and determining which functions to deploy first from among the evolved packet gateway, provider edge router, customer edge router and broadband network gateway. This webinar examines what carriers have learned from early deployments of vRouters, both the wins and the gotchas.

 
Leveraging SDN and NFV for Backhaul


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) will have a disruptive and transformative impact by creating virtualized and programmable networks. By deploying SDN and NFV, operators can create backhaul solutions that lower cost and generate greater flexibility and efficiencies in the network. This webinar considers the challenges and opportunities for combining SDN and NFV in the backhaul network, to enhance network-wide intelligence, optimize traffic and define operator policies.

 
Using APIs to Create Innovative Content Ecosystems


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Operators are looking to expand their reach by exposing APIs to application development communities. By sharing API data like policy management, subscriber data, and authentication, operators could further differentiate themselves from device manufacturers and build value. This webinar will discuss the opportunity for network and subscriber API exposure, including possible revenue models, the use of third-party content providers versus internal developers, and models for applying API exposure to the enterprise market.

 
The Opportunity for Cloud Billing in Telecom


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Explosive subscriber and transaction growth and new consumer demands around the accessibility of their services is straining many existing billing and charging systems to the limit. Cloud based SaaS models for operator billing represent a possible solution to that challenge, enabling operators to more quickly capitalize on new opportunities and address scaling challenges while keeping capital costs under control. However, concerns about security and data privacy continue to limit wide scale uptake of these offerings. This webinar explores why and how operators should deploy cloud-based billing, and also addresses the challenges and concerns surrounding this form of billing.

 
DAS and Small Cells: Can They Coexist?


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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

So far, the bulk of distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments have happened in large venues, stadiums in particular. But the completion of major stadium projects has led the DAS industry to look at other types of indoor applications such as hotels and enterprise buildings, which are also a target for small cells. This webinar explores the coexistence of DAS and small cells.

 
The Evolving Broadcast Video Infrastructure


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Led by: Tom Morrod, Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
   

From multiscreen to all-IP, and from adaptive bit rate (ABR) to cloud DVR and other network-based services, traditional video processing and playout are undergoing dramatic shifts in basic functionality. This webinar helps pay TV providers understand what capabilities they'll need from their video processing platforms to deliver a rapidly increasing collection of services, including cloud DVR, hybrid multicast, over-the-top (OTT) delivery, and just-in-time packaging of both multicast and unicast streams.

 
NFV Commercial Deployments: What Works, What Doesn't


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Service providers moved 15 new NFV (network functions virtualization)-based services onto live networks during 2015. Most include services offered to customers via a self-service portal. AT&T, Orange Business Services, Colt, and Masergy are among the leading operators who found new problems when moving from the labs and PoCs into commercial deployments. The ETSI NFV architecture is a nice guideline, but most interfaces and standards are not yet in place. Providers struggle with the IT aspect of not only the server, storage, and switch technologies, but also who is responsible for operation of the mini data center in central offices. It's not easy to develop a solution when multiple vendors software is mixed and matched to create a set of automated services for enterprise or consumer customers. This webinar focuses on what carriers have learned about NFV that works and what doesn't in live commercial networks.

 
Getting Value from Carrier WiFi Beyond Data Offload


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

Scaling and integrating WiFi with an existing fixed or mobile broadband network generates new challenges for operators, but it can generate more value for customers by offering more flexible and powerful connectivity. It also has the potential to drive new opportunities such as WiFi calling and roaming, location-based services, WiFi video and advertising services. This webinar evaluates how carriers can continue to build, operate and position integrated carrier WiFi, evolving it from a data offload overlay to an experience-enhancing extension of the network.

 
Maximizing Existing Cable with Multi-Rate Ethernet


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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

1GE Ethernet has become the standard wired network link for wireless access points, but as access point technology shifts to 802.11ac Wave 2, throughput will exceed 1GE for the first time. Organizations could upgrade to 10GE, but this could require cabling upgrades in addition to equipment upgrades. Multi-rate Ethernet is a new technology that allows organizations to boost data rates over existing cabling infrastructure. This webinar explores the connectivity issues surrounding new WiFi technology, and what options are available to network managers.

 
Leveraging Policy and Charging to Support the Internet of Things


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Led by: Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence
   

Connections for embedded mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) applications are expected to skyrocket over the next few years. This represents a challenge for operators in terms of the impact of this additional traffic on their networks, particularly on the signaling network, but also an opportunity to inject themselves in the value chain for those M2M services. This webinar explores both sides of the coin: how operators can better manage M2M traffic while capitalizing on M2M as a revenue opportunity.

 
Mobility in the Manufacturing Marketplace


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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Consumer electronic products have begun to filter into the industrial environment with the use of, often ruggedized, smartphones and tablets. While currently in its infancy, IHS predicts the global market for mobile apps to grow strongly, to $190 million in 2019. This webinar looks at how the mobile app market is developing, current and future demands on apps-based solutions, and how automation vendors are developing apps markets that support design and maintenance, reducing the impact on an aging workforce.

 
Using Low Power WAN to Optimize M2M and IoT


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Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

Low power wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies for M2M and IoT applications have become a leading concern in the telecom industry with the recent announcements of a 115 million funding round by SIGFOX, the formation of the LoRa Alliance and the introduction of the Weightless-N specification. This webinar discusses how LPWAN technologies can best be used to optimize M2M and IoT solutions for enterprise customers.

 
The Digital Oil Field: Managing Costs with IoT


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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

In the oil and gas industry, networking technologies that connect devices offer the potential to provide a better understanding of processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the field. Solutions offering the promise to effectively implement and promote IoT (Internet of Things) abound in the market. This webinar examines the technological challenges in the oil and gas industry today and how suppliers and users alike can benefit from adopting an IoT strategy.

 
Moving to 4K Video Surveillance: What You Need to Know


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Led by: Jon Cropley, Principal Analyst, Video Surveillance
   

4K is expected to be the next big thing in video surveillance, and a growing number of vendors have introduced 4K surveillance cameras. But are their customers ready for 4K technology? What are the bandwidth implications? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of moving to 4K? This webinar address these questions and explores how rapidly other technologies have been adopted in the video surveillance market and how fast 4K is likely to be adopted.

 
WebRTC as a Complement to UC Deployments


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

WebRTC (web real-time communication) offers enterprises a means of extending UC (unified communications) tools in a cost-effective manner. Rather than a competitive threat, WebRTC can be utilized to broaden communications tools to partners and customers. This webinar explores a variety of use cases for WebRTC and the benefits enterprises can reap from marrying UC and WebRTC.

 

"Interest in 100G data center optics is accelerating, but has yet to be turbocharged by widespread data center deployment in the way 40G QSFP optics have been. "

Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst,
Carrier Transport Networking

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