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Automation Exchange Editorial Calendar

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Q4 2018 – Network Automation
Q1 2019 – Virtualization & Automation: The Impact of NFV, SDN and Cloud Native
Q2 2019 – Automation & Security
Q3 2019 – Performance/Service Assurance & Automation
Q4 2019 – Automation in the Era of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
Q1 2020 – Monetizing Automation


News

Orange Business Services Targets Cloud Leadership as Telco Rivals Flounder

9/19/2018
Orange Business Services looks in much better shape than its European telco rivals, but can it now become an 'Internet of enterprises' market leader?
TAG Cyber Annual: Automation, Analytics & Cloud Driving Improved Security Picture

9/18/2018
Organization led by former AT&T security chief Ed Amoroso updates third volume of annual reports tracking cybersecurity trends and sees a brighter picture for those who automate well using machine learning.
Juniper Unveils Major Edge Cloud Push

9/17/2018
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.

Webinars

Disaggregation in Optical Networks with Open Line Systems
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London

Disaggregation in networking started with layer 3 routing but has quickly moved to optical networks, including into the optical line system, where the open line system (OLS) is of increasing interest to webscale providers as well as traditional network operators. This webinar focuses on disaggregation in the line system, including the value of disaggregated ROADM architectures for all types of service providers. Underscoring the importance of disaggregation in optics, we will be joined by two guest speakers. Facebook Director of Optical Engineering Matthew Mitchell and Charter Director of Advanced Engineering Chris Ellefsen will share views from their respective companies.

Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Benefits of Open Line systems (separating transponders from the line system)
  • Disaggregated ROADMs and In-Line Amplifiers with SDN control
  • Leveraging optical switches in disaggregated ROADMs
  • Charter and Facebook's views on Open Line Systems

AI, Analytics & Automation - the Keys to Customer Experience Optimization
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London

Within the universe of automation, a subset of companies is now focused on delivering unique solutions to service providers that take full advantage of the very latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The skills of highly trained network engineers are impossible to completely replicate, but data can be leveraged to reduce their workload and augment their decision making. However, there is a daunting challenge: The huge data sets that network teams collect is rapidly increasing with the emergence of IoT and 5G, and it is more and more difficult for humans to analyze using standard tools due to the multi-variant data. Furthermore, with the rapidly changing nature of these real-time systems, rule-based solutions need constant manual updates; this defeats the ROI objective in the first place. Enter AI. We describe how AI can discover and interpret the complex, subtle relationships between events and suggest next best actions. With AI, operators are empowered to run their networks more efficiently and reliably.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • How AI can be applied to improve the efficacy and automation of network operations, including fault management, network alarm management, root issue analysis, predictive maintenance and utilization prediction
  • What the ROI is for investment in AI as it relates to improved performance, cost savings and better customer experience

Cracking the Code of SDN
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London

Software is indeed eating the world and changing industries forever… in the network world now, if it's not software defined, it's legacy. Though widely accepted to be an industry revolution and not just the latest marketing buzzword, adoption of software and network virtualization remains lower than expected. Why are CSPs struggling to make the shift to virtualized networks? Listen to Sterlite Tech's CEO (Software), Anshoo Gaur, as he delves deep into the reasons for the delayed adoption of SDN & NFV and articulates how CSPs can overcome these challenges going forward. This webinar will talk about:

  • Demystifying SDN & NFV
  • Where are we?
  • What's taking so long?
  • Going forward… What could CSPs do?

Educational Resources