Dr. Simone Mangiante
Dr. Simone Mangiante is a research and standards specialist in Vodafone Group, UK. His main research interests are computer networks, SDN, cloud architecture and NFV. He received his PhD in Computer Networks in 2013 from the University of Genoa in Italy, working on Carrier Ethernet management using the SDN paradigm. He then spent three years with Dell EMC in Ireland as a senior research scientist, where he managed European projects focusing on SDN (FP7 Marie Curie SOLAS) and network transport (H2020 NEAT). He led the design and deployment of a virtualised industrial IoT testbed and he secured more than 500000 euro in H2020 EU funding. In Vodafone he focuses on MEC architecture, life cycle management and orchestration aspects of MEC, edge cloud to public/private cloud integration and distributed cloud technologies for 5G.
MEC Orchestration in NFV Environments
Orchestration of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) nodes and edge applications is a hard challenge for service providers. Existing standards like ETSI NFV and ETSI MEC are working together to define an interoperable management environment, but the IT world goes faster adopting alternative solutions. This talk will present the main issues of edge orchestration, the synergies with NFV orchestration and the changes needed by service providers in order to realise a competitive, comprehensive solution.