Program Participant

Program Participant

Jezzibell Gilmore

SVP, Business Development, PacketFabric

Jezzibell Gilmore, SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, has nearly 20 years of experience working in the telecommunications industry. Prior to co-founding PacketFabric in 2015, Jezzibell was an early stage employee of AboveNet Communications and Akamai Technologies. She has also previously served as VP of Business Development for GTT, and is a current NANOG board member.

You can find Jezzibell Gilmore in:

Roundtable: Software Defined … Everything
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Topical Session 12: The New Edge Fabric
Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Perspectives from Operators & Technology Vendors_Gilmore_Jezzibell



Abstract not available

Solving Networking Challenges from the Edge to the Core


Everyone is moving their services to the edge of their networks. With the increasing popularity of edge data centers and edge compute resources, network service providers are seeing an increased demand for robust network services from the edge to the core.

Increasingly, more processes can be moved to the edge of a network, but many processes must remain in the core of the network. How do you get from the edge to the core and back again quickly? Efficient communication between the edge and the core of the network remains a difficult challenge for many businesses. This talk will present various networking challenges from the edge to the core, and solutions devised by edge computing providers, edge data centers, and network service providers.

What are the networking challenges faced in edge computing from cloud service providers, CDNs, and content providers? What solutions for communicating between the edge and the core of their network have they implemented?

From the perspective of edge data centers, what trends are they seeing?  How are they helping to solve the problem of reaching not just the eyeballs, but the core?

Finally, when it comes to network service providers, what demands are they seeing from their customers? What existing solutions have proven effective, and what are some innovative solutions that are emerging?

Will the need for scalable network service between the edge and the core ever go away? If not, how can companies solve existing communication problems on their own networks? By presenting common problems and solutions faced by a variety of businesses in the industry, we’ll take a look at some of the challenges in network services between the edge to the core, and how some companies have solve these challenges.

Top of page