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The ultimate information source for the people, companies, industry organizations, 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
economy
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
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Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
8/24/2016
Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?
SPs on SDN: This Stuff Ain't Easy
8/24/2016
CenturyLink and Perseus execs share real-world experiences, reminding everyone there are no easy paths to virtualization.
F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform
8/24/2016
F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
T&M Enables, Is Changed By, NFV – Report
8/24/2016
Just as the move to NFV is transforming operators, it is transforming T&M vendors, who find themselves having to respond to the challenge of virtualization.
Siris Capital Takes Xura Private in $643M Deal
8/23/2016
Xura, formerly known as Comverse, has been acquired by Siris Capital Group for $643 million.
Webinars »
Archived Webinars
An Update on CSP Virtualization Progress
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Heavy Reading, working with Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle, has developed 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, Roz Roseboro, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, shares the results from the recently updated set of indexes and leads a panel discussion on what the results mean for CSPs and the entire telecom ecosystem.

Getting VNFs ready for the Cloud
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Having laid the foundation through earlier webinars on the Future of Virtualization Project, the Benchmarking Index and initial survey results, this webinar will dig into one of the most urgent requirements – that of getting VNFs prepared to be delivered in the cloud. Often referred to as making them “cloud native,” VNF suppliers are re-architecting their VNFs so they are not only able to operate on standardized x86 platforms, but also to support a cloud delivery model. This will involve new architectural approaches such as microservices, leveraging emerging technologies like containers.

Join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, as she guides a discussion with leading industry representatives from Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle about what their companies and customers are doing to make VNFs cloud-native, and the challenges and opportunities this process presents.

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 Cisco
Dave Ward, Cisco's CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
The Future of Virtualization: Presented by Intel
Lynn Comp, senior director of market development for the Network Platforms Group for Intel, outlines her vision for the future of virtualization.
The Future of Virtualization: Presented by Oracle
Douglas Tait, global director of marketing for Oracle Communications, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
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.
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