Partners with Cloud-Net Summit

 

CO-HOST

Open Networking Foundation

Vision: ONF will make Software-Defined Networking the new norm for networks

By rethinking the way we fundamentally approach networking, we propel networking into the realm of computing and exploit its rapid advances. This speed will enable the development and delivery of new architectures, standards, software, and applications that will decrease costs, enable new innovation, and increase security, stability, and availability of networks around the globe.

Mission: ONF will create the most relevant SDN standards

Founded in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to rethink networking and quickly and collaboratively bring to market standards and solutions. ONF will accelerate the delivery and use of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standards and foster a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users.

For more information, please visit.. https://www.opennetworking.org/
 

SPONSOR - PLATINUM

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks® delivers innovative software, silicon, and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking for global service providers, leading enterprises, and public sector organisations. Our core routers, switches, and security hardware and software run the world’s largest and most demanding global networks.

Today, Juniper remains uniquely positioned to maintain industry leadership based on our core competencies in architecture, silicon design, and our open cross-network software platform that includes the popular Junos operating system, Junos Space network application platform, and Junos Pulse integrated network client. Juniper has an exclusive focus on providing solutions that solve the toughest and most complex networking problems—delivering on the promise of the “New Network.”

For more information, please visit.. http://www.juniper.net
 

EVENT PARTNERS

BT Wholesale

BT Wholesale provides services to more than 1,000 communications providers, helping the UK become the world's most competitive communications marketplace. It is a line of business within BT Group, one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in over 170 countries.

We provide customers with access to BT’s platforms, skills and technology, making BT’s investments and economies of scale work for their benefit. We offer next generation network services and solutions including broadband, integrated data and connectivity, conveyance and bulk transit, contact centre solutions, converged voice, wireless data and mobility, hosted applications, managed network solutions and white label managed services.

We’re here to help communications providers expand their portfolio and take it into the next generation world, to meet the challenges of new markets, sharpen their competitive edge, reduce their cost base and attract and inspire new customers.

For more information, please visit.. https://www.btwholesale.com
 

Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.telekom.com/home
 

Colt Communication Services

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share process and store their vital business information.

Colt is an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major and mid-sized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates a 13-country, 25,000 km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).

For more information, please visit.. http://www.colt.net
 

MEF

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 160 organisations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors, and testing organisations.

The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the world-wide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.metroethernetforum.org
 

The Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. The Broadband Forum is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecom equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. With its union with the IP/MPLS Forum, the Broadband Forum is now the central body for next generation IP network specifications.

The Broadband Forum’s formal BroadbandSuite™ Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.broadband-forum.org
 

SPONSORS – GOLD

Cisco

Cisco is the world-wide leader in networking, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, or globally. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks world-wide.

Cisco is recognised as a pioneer, using the Internet to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. The tradition of innovation continues as Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.cisco.com
 

SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE

Mellanox Technologies

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX, TASE: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage.

Mellanox products optimise data centre performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture. The company offers innovative solutions that address a wide range of markets including HPC, enterprise, mega warehouse data centres, cloud computing, Internet and Web 2.0.

Founded in 1999, Mellanox Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and Yokneam, Israel.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.mellanox.com
 

Vello Systems

Vello Systems is an innovative, privately held company based in the heart of Silicon Valley. A pioneer in the emerging field of software-defined networking, Vello has an established track record delivering scalable networking solutions to service providers in North America and Europe with over 1500 systems deployed.

With a deep and growing portfolio of patents, Vello continues to integrate new technologies to simplify the WAN networking environment. Vello delivers ultra-low-latency solutions to financial networks and other demanding customers.

Vello networks can be found connecting data centers enabling virtual server mobility, storage applications, and content delivery for government, enterprise and service providers worldwide.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.vellosystems.com
 

ANALYST PARTNERS

Current Analysis

Current Analysis provides Competitive Response solutions that enable companies to effectively anticipate and counter competitive threats, and win more business.

This is achieved through the rapid delivery of tactical, actionable intelligence to help fast-paced companies compete in highly volatile markets, such as telecommunications, networking, and business software markets.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.currentanalysis.com/s/spi
 

ANALYST ASSOCIATES

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research offers a comprehensive program of services that addresses Managing and Selling at the Business Level and Strategic and Technical Product Planning. We help service providers and vendors design new business models that focus on understanding customers and the market.

Through ROI and TCO analysis, product and service message testing, and business model review, ACG Research provides answers to service providers and vendors so that they can grow their operations more efficiently and make business decisions with confidence.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.acgresearch.net
 

Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.

We offer the following services:
- Market share, market size, and forecasts
- Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
- Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
- Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
- Custom research, consulting, events, and papers

Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.

Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.infonetics.com
 

Vertical Systems Group

Vertical Systems Group is a leading market research and strategic consulting firm that is recognised as a thought leader on Ethernet and other business data services trends and statistics. Since its founding in 1986, the company has specialised in providing in-depth analysis on how Layer 2/3 services are used by enterprises throughout the world. Clients include service providers, equipment vendors, enterprise users, financial entities and industry organisations.

The company’s research focuses on Carrier Ethernet services, IP/MPLS VPNs, broadband Access, Fibre, Cloud connectivity, Private Lines, Frame Relay and ATM services. Vertical Systems Group’s proprietary research methodology maps “real world” customer demand to market supply, enabling detailed quantification on how legacy services are impacted by industry shifts to emerging and competing technologies.

Syndicated research is offered exclusively through ENS (Emerging Networks Service) Research Programs, which feature web-based access to hundreds of research topics, plus analyst advisory support for consultations.

Vertical Systems Group is a co-sponsor and contributor to the Ethernet Academy.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.verticalsystems.com
 

InfoCom

Created in 1988, InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with 20 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries.

Through customised consultancy services as well as multi-client products (Teleseeq product line) InfoCom’s clients benefit from the synergy between two spheres of activity — strategic studies and engineering. InfoCom’s activities span therefore financial, marketing, regulatory and technical aspects. InfoCom’s independent and fact-based perspective provides decision makers with an authoritative analysis of market dynamics, trends and opportunities in their key markets.

InfoCom’s Mission
To assist decision makers to create competitive advantages and improve their market position through the timely delivery of accurate and reliable market intelligence.

Facts and strengths
• Entirely independent from any operator or manufacturer.
• Extensive experience in IT and telecommunications market analysis
• Leading edge content management system for market intelligence.
• Multinational team speaking over ten different languages.
• International offices
• International partners

Our research agenda is an endless exercise in accuracy. Leveraging our body of knowledge from our own research, surveys and modelling, InfoCom analysts bring their experience and dedication to understand markets and how people relate to technology.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.infocom-de.com
 

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

TelecomTV

Founded in 2001, TelecomTV transformed business-to-business communications by launching the first-ever online TV channel dedicated to the global ICT sector. By combining text-based news with streaming video interviews, panel discussions, documentary style features and live webcasting TelecomTV created a new model for the new millennium.

Determined to stay at the cutting edge of ICT, TelecomTV was one of the first to recognise the potential for web 2.0 in the field of B2B communications and evolved in 2007 into the only online, interactive TV network for the global ICT sector. With offices and staff in London, Singapore and Boston, our commitment to the industry is second to none.

Today, TelecomTV delivers daily insight on the converging world of telecoms, media and entertainment to over 60,000 industry professionals in more than 200 countries worldwide via a platform that enables commentary, communication and collaboration.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.telecomtv.com
 

Telecompaper

Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focused on the telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications is a fast changing industry which makes it difficult for telecom professionals to keep up with the latest developments. Telecompaper tracks the
world-wide telecommunications industry and publishes need-to-know information and market insights.

We provide international customers with breaking news, newsletters, expert analyses, reports and advisory services. Telecompaper was founded in 2000 and now employs 18 staff and also employs correspondents in various countries who track the local telecom industry.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.telecompaper.com
 

Redmill Marketing Associates

Redmill Marketing Associates is a B2B marketing and analyst agency dedicated to delivering effective marketing and consultancy services to companies in the telecoms sector.

Our expertise covers the full range of marketing activity – from marketing strategy and planning through to marketing communications and social media. We also research and author in-depth reports and offer insight on topics such as HTML5, NFC, IMS, RCS, Policy Control, Cloud Services, and enterprise communications.

For more information, please visit.. http://www.redmillcommunications.com