SDN & OpenFlow World Congress


 
Advancing the Carrier vision of NFV+SDN+MANO
  Realising the Potential of Software-Defined Networking

 
  10-14 October 2016 | World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

SDN World Congress | NFV+SDN+MANO

 

 

 

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 Open Source MANO and OpenStack.


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 in 2015, 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!

 

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
  • Be the first to witness demos of NFV solutions and first applications
  • 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 MANO
  • 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 NFV+SDN+MANO 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 World Congress.

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

SDN, NFV & NETWORK INNOVATION NEWS ON CHANNEL123
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 26 July 2016 AT&T, Orange team up to create open SDN, NFV standards Three goals – simplify technological integration, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

22 July 2016Verizon Puts NFV Into Enterprises' Hands Virtualized functions that an enterprise can call up will include routers, firewalls, and WAN optimization devices...
Source: SDxCentral

 

22 July 2016AT&T brings NFV on-demand service to 76 countries, territories Service allows a business customer to deploy a single universal piece of equipment, choose virtualized functions, set them up in different countries...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

6 July 2016Google Signs Up for 236 MW of Wind Energy from Norway, Sweden This brings Google's number of wind power power agreements in Europe to seven, totalling more than 500 MW...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

6 July 2016Orange Plots Mass Network-as-a-Service Rollout "Easy Go" brand, offering for multinational customers in 70 countries by the end of this year...
Source: Light Reading

 

23 June 2016As AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink migrate to SDN, reliability and service agility are top priorities Aside migration issues, SDN / NFV migration affords service providers various benefits, including service delivery agility...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

23 June 2016CenturyLink Intros SD-WAN Service Managed service bundles site connectivity, equipment, licensing, configuration, performance tuning and monitoring with management and analytics portal...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

22 June 201615 Million AT&T Wireless Customers Run on Virtualized Core Functions like border gateway controller or firewall, running on virtualized machines, different data centers, control and management not for the faint of heart...
Source: SDxCentral

 

13 June 2016CenturyLink, Verizon, XO say reliability is challenge in implementing SDN, NFV Andrew Ray, Verizon, said the web-based world is more ahead on the virtualization path, but they don't have an embedded base of services...
Source: FierceTelecom

 

10 June 2016Development of Transport Systems for Dedicated Service Provision Using Packet Transport Technologies NTT been shifting its relay networks to packet transport networks conjunction with the shift to the Next Generation Network...
Source: NTT

 

9 June 2016EWSDN R&D Workshop to join SDN World Congress Unique connection between research and commercial worlds will create many opportunities for SDN and NFV advancement...
Source: Layer123

 

6 June 2016DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace Axel Clauberg is far from nostalgic when assessing Deutsche Telekom's hodgepodge of ageing European networks...
Source: Light Reading

 

6 June 2016China Telecom develops NFVO product independently E-MANO, improve service delivery, operational efficiency providing multi-vendor, end-to-end business arrangement, flexible network resource scheduling capabilities...
Source: C114

 

1 June 2016AT&T: Transition to SDN 'changing relationships' among vendors Susan Johnson, senior VP global supply chain, transition provides a way for AT&T to increase the number of vendors with which it does business...
Source: FierceWireless

 

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CO-HOST

Open Networking Foundation

 

HOST OPERATOR

Deutsche Telekom

 

SPONSOR – PRINCIPAL

Intel

 

CONGRESS PARTNERS

EWSDN

Telefónica

BT

KPN

Colt

Orange

kt

GÉANT

ETRI

 

SPONSORS – DIAMOND

Nokia

Huawei

NEC/Netcracker

Ericsson

 

SPONSORS – PLATINUM

HPE

Ciena

Cisco

Oracle

Juniper Networks

Amdocs

Comptel

 

FORUM PARTNERS

ETSI

The Broadband Forum

MEF

OIF

 

SPONSORS – GOLD

ECI

Metaswitch

ZTE

ADVA Optical Networking

Citrix

NXP Semiconductors

Italtel

STORDIS

Infinera

Red Hat

 

SPONSORS – SILVER

CENX

Qosmos

Spirent Communications

MRV Communications

Radware

Versa Networks

Sandvine

Iskratel

Radisys

OneAccess

Netrounds

Allot

Comarch

ADTRAN

Enea

Allied Telesis

Napatech

Packet Design

Canonical

Agema Systems

 

SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE

Corsa Technology

Kapsch CarrierCom

6WIND

Benu

Advantech

NoviFlow

 

SPONSORS – STARTUP

Sedona Systems

RIFT.io

Zeetta Networks

 

ECOSYSTEM SPONSORS

Intel Network Builders

 

FORUM SPONSORS

Nokia

Huawei

 

TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS

ON.Lab

 

ANALYST PARTNERS

IHS

Analysys Mason

Appledore Research Group

451 Research

Current Analysis

IDC

Strategy Analytics

Disruptive Analysis

ACG Research

Dell'Oro Group

Rethink

Lewis Insight

EJL Wireless

 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

Detecon International

 

ANALYST ASSOCIATES

Heavy Reading

CIMI Corporation

Exact Ventures

NSS Labs

 

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

FierceWireless:Europe

SDxCentral

Converge! Network Digest

Telecompaper

Mind Commerce

Telecom Asia

 

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER

TelecomTV

 

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Carrier Ethernet

 

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Lanner Electronics

 

 

EANTC

 

 

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