“Network Function Virtualization”
Guest Speaker: Dr. Anand Krishnamurthy Tuesday, May 2nd
5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109, Boston
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The network made the cloud possible, and now the network is moving to the cloud. Over the last three years, the telecom world has experienced a technological revolution with the emergence of enabling technologies that support the virtualization of the functions that make up these networks, commonly known by the term “Network Function Virtualization”. In this talk we will explore the drivers for NFV, the underlying technologies that make it possible, what has been accomplished and what still remains, and describe the virtualization of the LTE packet core as a illuminating use case of this emerging technology.
Anand Krishnamurthy is a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Affirmed Networks, a leading developer of virtualized mobile packet core solutions. Previously, Anand served as Vice President of Engineering for the macro cellular division at Airvana Network Solutions. Prior to that, he was a Software Manager at Lucent Technologies and Ascend Communications. Anand has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Boston
University, where he was a recipient of the Presidential University Graduate Fellowship Award.