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OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)

I had the honor to present at OpenStack Summit Sydney. One of my presentations was with my co-worker Rimma Iontel. Here is the abstract and the video recording of the presentation. OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) Virtualizing core services to reduce costs and increase efficiency is a priority for the telecommunications industry. A great example of this trend is the virtualization of the evolved packet core (EPC), a key component that provides voice and data on 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks. This presentation will address, with real-life examples and architectures, why OpenStack is the perfect virtual infrastructure... read more »


Building an Open Cloud Strategy

“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” --J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret For several years now, one of the most used words in the last couple years in every IT organization has been “cloud”. Why? Because using or providing “cloud” services is one of the main objectives for CIOs and CTOs across the globe. In 2017, the “cloud” word is not new anymore, but still relevant and a big part of the IT transformation process. Here are some numbers that highlight the importance of cloud adoption: According to an IDC study (The... read more »