F5 Engage: Service Provider

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Service providers are at the forefront of digital transformation. They strive to innovate and bring new services to market, all while keeping high performance networks and low operating costs. We prepared this virtual event to help you meet these challenges.

Listen to our service provider experts present solutions that will help optimize and secure your infrastructure – from the core to the edge. Register today.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET / 10:00 am – 12:30 pm PT

Topics at a Glance

MAIN SESSIONS:

 
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET / 10:00 am – 10:30 am PT 
Operational simplicity for Service Provider Modernization Operational simplicity for Service Provider Modernization
James Feger, General Manager, Service Provider, F5

Our approach for global Service Providers is to provide agnostic network infrastructure to drastically simplify operations as they modernize – supporting transitions to virtualization, 5G, MEC, and Cloud Native. F5's expertise in multi-cloud network infrastructure and secure traffic management supports all form factors to improve network management, reduce TCO and generate revenue, with a future focus on containerization for maximum scale and agility.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET / 10:30 am – 11:00 am PT 
Secondary Vision Statement – Edge Computing/Volterra Story
Pranav Dharwadkar, Sr. Director Product Management, Volterra
BREAKOUT SESSION 1:
Mobility and Telco Cloud

BREAKOUT SESSION 2:
Networking and Security

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET / 11:00 am – 11:30 am PT 
Optimizing and securing your 5G traffic with a cloud-native GiLAN/N6 solution Optimizing and securing your 5G traffic with a cloud-native GiLAN/N6 solution
Rich Lopez, Sr. Strategic Architect, F5

Mobile service providers need to optimise and secure their 5G traffic as they start to operate more like the cloud – scaling with growth and adapting to demand. Yet many companies are still using multiple vendors to create this platform, which can be challenging and expensive to manage. The answer: A “best-of-suite” solution from one provider can simplify service delivery, save on operational costs and apply consistent security policies across all apps.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why a consolidated cloud-native GiLAN/ N6 solution offers a 60% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Why flexibility and adaptability are crucial as networks support an array of applications including more Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET / 11:00 am – 11:30 am PT
Edge and applications: connect and secure any app across clouds Edge and applications: connect and secure any app across clouds
James Thomson, Sr. Solutions Architect, F5

Having a single platform to build, deploy, secure, and scale your network from the core to the edge is crucial in minimizing the complexities of a multi-vendor, multi-cloud, and multi-tenant distributed network. Volterra, now part of F5, provides a solution that offers service providers a single platform to connect, secure, and observe applications deployed across multiple clouds. Volterra provides a separated control plane with a full scale-out data plane, enabling service providers to deploy, deliver and secure enterprise applications with the click of a button.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to solve connectivity challenges across multiple clouds by providing simplified central management while onboarding enterprise solutions at multiple locations.
  • How to seamlessly connect and share workloads across distributed environments from multiple public and private cloud providers and the edge.
  • How to easily deploy workload security between clouds from a single management platform.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET / 11:30 am – 12:00 pm PT 
Extending your telco cloud with Edge-as-a-Service Extending your telco cloud with Edge-as-a-Service
Jun Shi, RVP, Product Management, F5

5G is becoming a reality as several deployments have already started and more are to come this year. With 5G, service providers will be able to offer new services to new services while supporting many more devices at higher speeds and lower delays.

In order to achieve this, service providers have to rethink their network architectures and operational models. They need to be able to deploy both network functions and application services closer to the end users and also follow an agile model with time-limited use cases.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Challenges and complexity of deploying new network architectures
  • Options available today for simplifying the deployment of these architectures
  • Examples of enhanced services a provider can offer based on new architectures
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET / 11:30 am – 12:00 pm PT 
MSP with F5: Automated services, automated revenue MSP with F5: Automated services, automated revenue
Mariana Agache, VP Managed Services, F5
Mohamed Shaath, Solution Architect, F5

Discover how by partnering with F5 you can build a repeatable managed service offering that is easy for your customers to adopt and simple for you to deploy. Once you have built the foundation of your managed services, you can help customers upgrade and access net new opportunities that may currently be beyond your reach.

In this session, we will cover how F5 partners are developing and offering managed security services, such as WAF as a service and DDoS protection, to their end customers.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm PT
Carrier-grade Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G rollouts Carrier-grade Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G rollouts
Philip Klatte, Sr. Product Manager, F5

5G networks are leveraging many of the concepts successfully used by the largest websites on the planet, including a containerised, microservices architecture orchestrated with Kubernetes.

IT-centric Kubernetes present some challenges for telco use cases, such as scaling issues and limited networking capabilities. However, new edge platforms can simplify the management of highly distributed Kubernetes clusters, enabling new network functions and edge applications.

In this session you will learn:

  • What's missing in Kubernetes today to support telco use cases
  • How solutions such as SPK and Aspen Mesh help Kubernetes work for telcos
  • How to manage distributed edge architectures based on Kubernetes
  • How to avoid repeating the mistakes of NFV
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET / 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm PT
2021 Telecom Security: Exploring The Threat Landscape 2021 Telecom Security: Exploring The Threat Landscape
Geoff Petersen, Sr. Manager Product Management, F5

Join us for a deeper dive into the service provider threat landscape and explore how service providers can take a proactive approach to embedding security into their networks. Learn about the most important cybersecurity threats, including devices, edge, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and 5G network threats.

This session will provide critical information to every service provider seeking to keep their networks secure:

  • Predictions for the service provider threat landscape
  • Key actions you can take to prepare and safeguard your network
  • Top considerations to help support your security efforts
  • How new solutions are available to help Kubernetes work for telcos

MAIN SESSIONS SPEAKERS:


James Feger
General Manager, Service Provider, F5


Pranav Dharwadkar
Sr. Director Product Management, Volterra

BREAKOUT SESSION ONE SPEAKERS:


Rich Lopez
Sr. Strategic Architect, F5


Jun Shi
RVP, Product Management, F5


Philip Klatte
Sr. Product Manager, F5

BREAKOUT SESSION TWO SPEAKERS:


James Thomson
Sr. Solutions Architect, F5


Geoff Petersen
Sr. Manager Product Management, F5

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