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The Taub Faculty of Computer Science Events and Talks

TCE Guest Lecture: NFV: Virtualization Meets Telecommunications
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Gabriel Silberman (Executive Director of Technology Strategy, Dell Research Division)
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Wednesday, 19.11.2014, 11:30
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Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) uses IT-based virtualization technologies to create classes of virtualized network functions, or VNFs, to serve as building blocks for complex communication services. NFV, with its ability to leverage virtualization techniques to run on standard servers and even the Cloud, features the ability to quickly develop and deploy new products and services, as well as a reliable, flexible and elastic platform.

The use of NFV can accelerate product development and reduce costs by moving away from the long and costly development cycles typical of specialized proprietary systems. This talk will discuss Dell’s NFV initiatives, including the High Velocity Cloud proof of concept, shown to cut service deployment from months to minutes as an example of its features.

Dr. Gabriel (Gabby) Silberman is Executive Director of Technology Strategy and University Alliances in Dell Research. In his role he is responsible for leading collaborative and innovative research projects involving Dell Inc. and universities worldwide. He also manages the invention disclosure/patent process for Dell Software Group. Gabby’s research interests are aligned with the principal technology themes guiding Dell Research: data insights, Internet of Things, mobility and next generation UX, next-generation infrastructure and cloud, and security. Before moving to industry, Gabby held a tenured faculty position at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and was visiting faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University.