SDN & OpenFlow World Congress


 
Realising the Potential of Software-Defined Networking
  Advancing the Carrier vision of NFV
+SDN
 
  11-14 October 2016 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

 

 

 

Carriers are looking to leverage SDN and NFV to help them consolidate many network equipment types onto industry-standard high-volume servers, switches and storage, thus providing a new network production environment which lowers cost, raises efficiency and increases agility.


The NFV project was launched by a group of Tier 1 carriers, including BT, NTT, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI and others, at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Darmstadt in October 2012 - and was then formalised as an Industry Specification Group under the auspices of ETSI. Come and find out how NFV is progressing and what impact it will have on your business, direct from the project leadership.

 

 

 

Since the early days of Clean Slate SDN at Stanford many years ago, and the first conceptual ideas of Carrier NFV at ETSI, the market continues to change - absorbing the academic revolution, R&D science projects and blue-sky musings to synthesise a new business-driven reality for practical network evolution.

 

We know now for sure that Network Functions Virtualisation plus Software-Defined Networking is the biggest change in networking for a decade.

 

Carrier activists are now moving into the "doing" phase of SDN+NFV, supported by a strong momentum of rapid specification, SDO collaboration, ecosystem partnerships, global solution development, public Proof-of-Concepts and - for the first time - Open Source communities such as the OpenDaylight and OPNFV projects.


Launched in the spring of 2012 - the first global SDN conference - SDN & OpenFlow World Congress is the industry leading debating forum and showcase for the rapidly growing and massively influential, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries.

Now, with over 100 supporting partners and sponsors, and 1,500+ delegates, the World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry. While Layer123 doubled the Expo space available each year, the World Congress was still over-subscribed in 2013, 2014 and again in 2015, making it the industry's first choice event.

Join the real market-makers, leaders and activists and be part of the community and positive energy. Moving to a new even larger venue, the World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands, we look forward to working with you again in 2016!


 


Launched at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014!

 

  • The first Open Networking Foundation SDN Solutions Showcase

ONF member companies and their customers from around the world will demonstrate SDN solutions in a centrally-located Pavilion.

 

 

Organised by the Open Networking Foundation, the ONF SDN Solutions Showcase will feature: multi-vendor live demonstrations, including applications and operators, informational briefings, white paper releases, special announcements and a drinks reception.

NEW! Open Networking Foundation SDN Skills Certification Training and Testing at 2015 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress - FREE for registered delegates! - more details here!

  • The first ETSI NFV PoC ZONE

Layer123 and ETSI have partnered to organise the first ETSI NFV PoC ZONE. It will be the largest Showcase of NFV to be gathered in one place - no fewer than 12 Proof-of-Concepts officially accepted by the NFV ISG will be demonstrated.

 

 

Don Clarke, Chair of the ETSI NFV Network Operator Council said: "The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE is an important opportunity to gauge industry prowess on NFV implementation and to interact with the PoC participants to discuss their results, learn about the challenges they faced and what they see as the next steps for NFV implementation".

 

Whom you will meet and How You Can Benefit
    Whom you will meet

  • At Europe's principal industry knowledge exchange, you can expect to meet - 180+ expert speakers; 150+ exhibitors; 2,000+ delegates
  • Engage with industry leaders and innovators from around the world
  • Network strategy leaders from Carriers, Mobile Operators, Cloud Service Providers, Content Providers, Datacentre Operators, Large Enterprise
  • Leaders in SDN and NFV technology, applications and standards developments - Co-Hosted by ONF and Endorsed by ETSI
  • SDN, NFV and OpenFlow product strategy leaders from the main solutions vendors - over 150 sponsors and exhibitors
     
    How you can benefit

  • Be the first to witness demos of SDN solutions and first applications at the ground-breaking ONF SDN Solutions Showcase
  • Be the first to witness demos of NFV solutions and first applications at the world-leading ETSI NFV PoC ZONE
  • Gain first-hand insights into the first use cases in Carrier Network, Cloud, Datacentre, Mobile and Enterprise contexts from the senior network strategists driving SDN and NFV initiatives
  • Discover how and why Carriers are driving NFV - meet the individual leaders and activists behind this important industry transition
  • Hear the strategic product roadmaps of leading vendors - how will SDN be incorporated into existing platforms and new generation networking tools?
  • Learn how to implement and build new network applications using SDN, NFV and OpenFlow
  • Consider the impact of SDN on network architecture and integration of applications and control plane functions
  • Gain SDN Skills Certification and increase your personal industry profile - attend the ONF-led, on-site training sessions


Layer123 consistently attracts the leaders in the SDN movement from all parts of the global industry ecosystem - software specialists, network systems vendors, service providers and carriers, datacentre providers and large enterprise, to participate at the World Congress.

Join us and add your own experience and expertise to the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

Contact us now to reserve your place, or to submit a paper (Please note: commercial conditions apply to vendor speaking submissions)
 

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13 January 2016R&D Trends in Convergence of Photonic and Electronic Hardware for Network Innovation Network traffic will continue to increase exponentially as we get closer to deploying fifth generation mobile networks...
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4 January 2016NFV: Not Ready for Prime Time but Working on It DT is transitioning its European network to all-IP, laying the groundwork for NFV, and Telefónica is implementing its Unica project, a network makeover centered on NFV...
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