HPE and orchestration within the NIMS project

May 14, 2021

Friday, 14th May, 2021, 04:00 EDT / 09:00 UK / 10:00 CEST
Rolf Eberhardt, Head of Orchestration, Communications and Media Solutions, HPE
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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Executive Interview

HPE provided the Domain Service Orchestration for hybrid VNF and PNF network services of the Deutsche Telekom NIMS project, together with an ETSI-compliant NFV orchestration with generic VNFM. HPE also worked with DT and the project team to include orchestration in the NIMS CI/CD framework. HPE views orchestration as the heart of any CSP’s automation work, with new approaches such as intent-based orchestration to cope with the new challenges


Rolf Eberhardt

Head of Orchestration, CMS, HPE


Rolf leads the Orchestration portfolio at HPE Communications & Media Solutions (CMS) business unit, developing HPEs new OSS for end-to-end Service Orchestration, NFV Orchestration and Edge Orchestration across physical and virtual environments, SDN and applications.

Previously, Rolf was responsible for HPE’s OSS Fulfillment solutions portfolio, covering the end-to-end process from Order Management to Activation. From 2006 to 2009, Rolf led the Communications and Media Solutions business in Switzerland and later Austria. Before, he worked as Master Solution Architect, developing major Fulfillment and Assurance solutions. He has 29 years of industrial experience in the Telecoms and Computing Industry.

Prior joining Hewlett-Packard Consulting, Rolf worked in Swisscom’s Research department; first as OSS engineer and later as the head for the R&D program Operational Processes and Customer Care, where he led both OSS and CRM related consulting, design and implementation projects. Rolf holds an MBA from University of St. Gallen and a Masters in Informatics from ETH Zurich.

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