Webinar | Solving the Scale Challenge at the Network Edge

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Time: 11:00am EST

100GbE business services will overtake 10GbE services in the coming years. And it’s all because of the massive increase in capacity required at the network edge to service mobile, content, IoT, and more. But cost-effectively rolling out 100GbE business services to the edge does have its challenges.

Overbuilding networks to match potential peaks and a one-size-fits-all approach are no longer economically viable solutions. A packet network that allows you to right-size connectivity for the right application, and scale efficiently, is how the network should be built to open new revenue streams, while keeping costs in check.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • An overview of enterprise business requirements driving increased demand for 100GbE services
  • How to economically deploy and manage the right platform for the right application
  • Opportunities for innovative new services enabled by more capacity at the network edge

Use cases come in all shapes and sizes with very different network performance requirements. Join this webinar to learn how Ciena’s expanded Packet Networking portfolio address the high-capacity, secure, and future-proof bandwidth needs your customers demand.

Attend this webinar and receive a free Packet Networking gift.

Featured speakers:

    John Hawkins

    John Hawkins, Senior Advisor for Product and Technical Marketing at Ciena

    John Hawkins is Senior Advisor for Product and Technical Marketing at Ciena where he supports the company’s Packet Networking product line. Joining Ciena in 2009, John has held positions in business development, marketing, and product management functions. John is active in networking industry conferences and standards development, and currently serves as co-chair of the MEF’s Certification Committee.

    Prior to joining Ciena, John was with Nortel where he was responsible for Carrier Ethernet product management. His projects included a number of innovative technology building blocks within Nortel’s Optical Ethernet portfolio. John began his career at GE as an IC designer, and later product manager in the Aerospace Division.

    John is a frequent contributor to the Metro Ethernet Forum and sought-after industry speaker. John holds a BSEE from North Carolina State, an MS in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University, as well as an MBA from Duke University.

    Mike Sapien

    Mike Sapien, Chief Analyst, Ovum

    Mike is a chief analyst at Ovum. Within his role, he tracks the areas that are of importance to global large enterprise customers and complex managed services. He also provides analysis of the networking, security, and enterprise mobility requirements of these large customers globally. Mike covers global enterprise service trends with a focus on the large enterprise market. His recent work has featured managed security, SD WAN, data analytics, and vertical solutions with a focus on healthcare solutions.

    Mike joined Ovum in 2008 and has more than 30 years' experience in the telecoms and internet services industry. Prior to joining Ovum, he held senior positions within large and competitive local exchange carriers and at a data center provider. He also was an independent consultant for over seven years, working with technology vendors and service providers.