Our network functions virtualization (NFV) experts have put it all on the table with Light Reading. These radio shows present lively discussions between Wind River® technical and business experts and Light Reading Analyst Jim Hodges. Every topic is different, and every discussion uncovers more insights on how to achieve NFV success—and at the end of every show you'll hear the question-and-answer session with the live event audience. Of course, if you have your own questions, you can always send one of our experts an email.

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NFV Radio Show #5

The NFV Ecosystem: Partnership Strategies for the Virtual Realm


The days of “we can build it all” are gone. In order to develop or commercially deploy NFV products, a robust ecosystem is crucial. Product developers must expand the scope and number of ecosystem partners to respond to the service provider business opportunities and challenges that are inherent to the shorter product delivery cycle necessary to drive new revenue streams and increase annual revenue per user (ARPU).


Featuring Charlie Ashton, Wind River, and Kelly Herrell, VP & GM, Software Networking, Brocade



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NFV Radio Show #4

NFV Everywhere—What Does It Take to Succeed?


NFV has taken the lead as a vital technology enabler to deliver end-to-end orchestrated services. Accordingly, the industry has defined nine potential areas and related use cases where NFV can be applied with the greatest effect. As a result, there are now several proof-of-concept trials running in labs across the globe in operator networks.


Featuring Charlie Ashton, Wind River, and Sandra Rivera, Intel®



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NFV Radio Show #3

OpenStack Cloud Virtualization Implementation Strategies


In only a few years, OpenStack has emerged as a leading approach for meeting the massive cloud compute, networking, and storage challenges that data centers and network infrastructures now face. Since implementation requirements differ based on a number of factors, including the type of cloud architecture supported (public, private, hybrid), no single implementation strategy exists. Operators and equipment providers must create individualized cloud virtualization strategies to best meet unique service agility and monetization requirements.


Featuring Wind River Product Line Manager Davide Ricci



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NFV Radio Show #2

High-Performance Virtualization and the Software Essentials for NFV Success


From customer premises equipment to the core of the wireline and wireless infrastructures, just about every company developing a network element is looking to build an NFV deployment model. The advancements being made through software are opening the door for new, innovative service opportunities. Each software component is a building block that plays an important part. However, high-performance virtualization stands out as the most critical piece to get right.


Featuring Wind River Vice President of Networking Products Glenn Seiler



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NFV Radio Show #1

NFV & SDN: Two Forces Driving Network Transformation


NFV and software defined networking (SDN) are quickly becoming the two hottest topics in the networking and communications industries. At the heart of both NFV and SDN is software innovation that will define and shape next-generation programmable networks. New technologies and concepts such as Open Virtualization, OpenStack, and OpenFlow are at the forefront of network element design conversations.


Featuring Wind River Vice Director of NFV Product Management and ETSI Representative Ron Breault



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