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The ultimate information source for the people, companies, standards groups, ecosystems, products and services that are building the new virtualized communications economy.
A complete listing of all the categories and specific functions that are
part of the virtualization universe
All the players involved in defining, creating, and implementing
virtualized products and services
The groups and initiatives that are directly involved in shaping the new
era of CSP virtualization
Your guide to the movers and shakers (and shapers) of the virtualization
A roundup of the key building blocks that are enabling the virtualization
of CSP networks
A Who's Who of the technology partnerships being forged in the network
virtualization era
The entire virtualization universe, defined from A to Z
Critical benchmarks to measure CSP progress in moving through the
virtualization process
Executive summaries of virtualization research reports from
Heavy Reading
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Cisco's Patel Hails 'Microculture' Successes
Cisco is spurring innovation by setting up much smaller and nimbler teams focused on specific products, says the company's chief development officer.
AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity
Proliferation of open source orchestration options needs a level playing field for evaluation and OPNFV can be that, says AT&T executive.
AT&T's Margaret Chiosi Retires
Virtualization figurehead retires from AT&T after an illustrious career.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
NIA Replacing 'Old Standards Bodies,' Says Cisco
Leading industry executives reckon the NIA will play a critical role in facilitating investment in multivendor NFV deployments.
Webinars »
Archived Webinars
Virtualization: A CSP Progress Report
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

For the last six months, Heavy Reading has been working with Cisco, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel to develop a unique series of virtualization indexes, aggregating input from CSPs around the world to get a detailed, up-to-the-minute picture of the status of virtualization initiatives. The indexes provide all CSPs with a compelling reality check for measuring their own progress in three critical areas: planning, deployment and spending. In this webinar, Teresa Mastrangelo, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, shares the results from the inaugural set of indexes and leads a panel discussion on what the results mean for CSPs and the entire telecom ecosystem.

Future of Virtualization Webinar Series: Benchmarking the State of Virtualization
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:00 PM New York / 5:00 PM London

The Future of Virtualization project is an effort backed by the world's most important communications technology suppliers to create and deliver a single authoritative source for the entire virtualization ecosystem. This webinar will focus on the three indexes developed for the Future of Virtualization initiative – the Virtualized Deployment Index, the Virtualized Planning Index and the Virtualized Spending Index. The indexes represent the industry's first effort to measure leading indicators of virtualization deployment based on progress reports from more than 20 of the largest CSPs worldwide. In this webinar, we’ll explain how the indexes work and how they can be used by CSPs to benchmark their own progress in migrating to virtualized systems.

Future of Virtualization Webinar Series: A Real-World Roadmap for Virtualization
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:00 PM New York / 5:00 PM London

Network virtualization is moving quickly out of the hype cycle and into real network deployments, but there's still plenty of confusion about what virtualization really is and how it will affect CSPs. This webinar provides an overview of the Future of Virtualization project, an effort backed by the world's most important communications technology suppliers to create and deliver a single authoritative source for the entire virtualization ecosystem. Topics covered include the industry's first comprehensive taxonomy for virtualization, mapping vendor products and strategies to the taxonomy and identifying the standards groups that will play a critical role in defining and implementing virtualized technologies and processes.

Videos »
The Future of Virtualization: Presented by Ericsson
Ravi Vaidyanathan, Ericsson's Head of OSS/BSS Portfolio & Innovation, and Udaya Kumar, Global Head of Cloud Services, outline their vision for the future of virtualization.
Welcome New Virtuapedians!
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hr, ABB Ltd.
Rafael Terrero
Senior Systems Technician, Telefonica S.A.
Toshi Choudhary
Business Development Associate, Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Sravan Mulugu
Vice President, Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Luis Hernandez
Director, Quantea
Facundo Carnero
Engineering Analyst , Cablevision
Alan Bosworth
VP R&D Engineering, Nielsen