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[April 18, 2016]

Viptela to Discuss Creating New Carrier Services with SD-WAN and Virtualization at NFV World Congress


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Ramesh Prabagaran, vice president of product management and partnerships at Viptela (Photo: Business ...

Ramesh Prabagaran, vice president of product management and partnerships at Viptela (Photo: Business Wire)



Ramesh Prabagaran is VP of Product Management and Partnerships at Viptela, a provider of Software-Defined WAN technology. He is a veteran of the networking industry and played direct roles in the architecture of large enterprise and Global Tier-1 service provider networks. Previously, at Juniper Networks (News - Alert) he delivered several groundbreaking enterprise routing products to market. Ramesh holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Other Panelists
Ari Banerjee (News - Alert) | Senior Director, Strategy | NEC/Netcracker
Sanjay Bhatia (News - Alert) | VP, Solutions Marketing & Strategy | GENBAND

Bob Monkman | Segment Marketing Manager | ARM | Member, Board of Directors OPNFV

Alexander McKinney | Director of Platform Software | Benu Network
Moderator: Jennifer Clark | VP of Network Research | 451 Research


Cloud applications, mobile computing, video, VoIP are changing the way data is transported over Wide Area Networks. In response, carriers are evaluating ways to adapt their networks to this new ecosystem and evolving customer requirements. Two of the most promising innovations for transforming carrier networks are software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). In this session, Ramesh will discuss how SDN+NFV can enable more agile and flexible carrier infrastructures, as well as:

- Are Service Providers ready for the challenges of implementing SDN+NFV
- What new services can SDN+NFV enable
- Should carriers simply wait for 5G demand
- How SD-WAN has emerged as a front runner for creating revenue-generating next-gen services


PANEL DEBATE - Creating revenue from NFV+SDN
NFV World Congress 2016
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 2050 Gateway (News - Alert) Place, San Jose, California


Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5pm


To schedule a conversation with Ramesh Prabagaran, contact Marc Gendron at or 781-237-0341.


About Viptela

Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @viptela.

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