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Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Thursday, December 13 • 2:35pm - 3:10pm
The Telco Networking Journey to Cloud Native: The Good, Bad, and Ugly - Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation

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As telecom SPs re-imagine their large-scale communications networks, they look to embrace cloud native architecture & technologies. The journey from proprietary hardware to agile, scalable, & OSS for implementing internet, edge & mobile services (LTE and 5G), known as NFV, began several years ago using the first wave of virtualization technologies. As organizations like AT&T, China Mobile, & Orange look ahead to next-gen services, they're increasingly looking to implement fully realized cloud native network services, i.e., Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) running on cloud native infrastructure such as Kk8s & network service mesh using CI/CD & automated testing. Citing examples from open source communities and organizations migrating network functions to the cloud, this session will review lessons learned challenges faced by telcos today as well as what’s in store for tomorrow.

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Heather Kirksey

VP, community and ecosystem development, LF Networking, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. | | Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom... Read More →


Thursday December 13, 2018 2:35pm - 3:10pm
Ballroom 6C
  • Skill Level Any