SDN & OpenFlow World Congress
  CONGRESS FULL!

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

 
  14-17 October 2014 | Swissôtel Düsseldorf, Germany

WHY ATTEND - SDN & OpenFlow World Congress



The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE is the largest Showcase of multi-vendor NFV to be gathered in one place - no fewer than 12 Proof-of-Concepts officially accepted by the NFV ISG.

 

It's a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight about this critical technology - and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen your strategic planning and decision-making.

 

 

 

2014 - The Year That SDN & NFV Demonstrate Their Value

With much hype and promise, Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation are ready to be examined with an eye on reality.

A full range of foundation protocols, substrate layers, high-level architectures, orchestration models, standards, open-source projects and vendor solutions have been instigated across the industry - driven by huge pressure on costs and an explosion of new customer demands, that simply cannot be met by today's networking model.
 

Carriers around the globe have rapidly escalated projects from R&D to trial stages and beyond - the opportunity for business transformation, cost savings and new applications revenue is real.
 

The SDN World Congress offers the principal opportunity to examine developments, debate the issues and showcase the reality of SDN and NFV - and promises to be another milestone occasion for the whole market - carriers, data centres and enterprises.

Take your opportunity to join over 1,300 SDN, NFV and OpenFlow industry leaders, first users and solution innovators at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in October 2014. Europe's principal SDN and NFV knowledge exchange has expanded greatly since its inception in 2012, as has the SDN World Exhibition, where you will find new solutions and experts from over 60 suppliers. 


Layer123 thanks Co-Host the Open Networking Foundation and Host Operator Deutsche Telekom for their committed support once more in 2014, and all partners, sponsors, activists and delegates to the World Congress.


 


NEW FOR 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.

  • 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".

  • The first Virtual Broadband Forum

Virtual CPE functionality, including vBRAS, vCGNAT, vDHCP, vBNG are top use-cases for NFV at the world's largest service providers. This dedicated Forum will bring the reality of applications, standards, trials and PoCs into sharp focus.

 

 

"Telefónica sees the implementation of SDN and NFV technologies as a factor of our network infrastructure development strategy; we expect this technology will enable us to implement rollouts in a more flexible and reliable way coupled with low operating costs."


Also Featuring:


 

NFV FORUM endorsed by ETSI as Forum Partner

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 reached its first anniversary in Bad Homburg, October 2013. Come and find out how NFV is progressing and what impact it will have on your business, direct from the project leadership.

FUTURE ENTERPRISE NETWORK - led by Current Analysis
Current Analysis and Layer123 presented the first Enterprise SDN Forum at the World Congress in 2013. Current Analysis and its invited speakers wil debate best practice methodologies for both setting up proof-of-concepts and preparing for the production roll-out of an SDN architecture within the enterprise environment. >> More details

Mobile SDN & NFV Forum, the dedicated Network & Transport SDN Forum and the SDN Cloud & Datacentre Forum. Oversubscribed in 2012 and 2013, Layer123 has secured an even larger space for both the Congress and Exhibition for 2014.

 

NFV WORLD SHOWCASE - organised by EANTC
NFV World Showcase demonstrates the path towards NFV operationalisation – verifying instantiation and provisioning, dynamic resource portability and elasticity. Use-cases and applications are aligned with the ETSI NFV ISG framework and taking into account practical priorities of leading carriers. As well as public demonstration of the use-cases, EANTC reported the Showcase configuration and created an industry state-of-the-art white paper. Both Layer123 and EANTC are participating members of the ETSI NFV ISG. >> More details

Service & content providers, network & data centre operators and enterprise customers (no vendor organisations, please) can gain access to the World Congress free of registration fees, by agreeing to participate in the on-site knowledge exchange activities.  >> More details

 

Whom you will meet and How You Can Benefit

    The World Congeress is now FULL! If you register now your details will be held on a cancellation list. Please do not travel to the World Congress without a Fast-Track Ticket. 

    Whom you will meet

  • At Europe's principal industry knowledge exchange, you can expect to meet - 140+ expert speakers; 60+ exhibitors; 1300+ 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 60 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
  • Find out how enterprises may benefit from SDN at the first Future Enterprise Network Forum


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)
 

SDN, NFV & CLOUD INDUSTRY NEWS ON CHANNEL123
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 30 October 2014 ONF Launches OpenFlow v1.3 Pilot Testing Program The companies that have already completed conformance testing have rapidly seen the benefits of the program...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

 30 October 2014 SDN Tests Go Swimmingly, Says OIF The testing of prototype SDN gear in carrier labs shows that interoperable SDN is approaching commercialization...
Source: Light Reading

 

 30 October 2014 DT: New Era Heralds Revamp for Telcos SDN is key to building a software-defined operator. SDN requires open standards, not just software from a single vendor...
Source: Light Reading

 

 30 October 2014 Pacnet builds on OpenStack for NFV Cloud uptake driving interest in network-as-a-service in the region...
Source: Computerworld Australia

 

 30 October 2014 Tata Launches "IZO" Cloud Enablement Platform Tata's IZO ecosystem brings together over 20 service providers reaching 85% of the world's GDP...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

 30 October 2014 Enterprise cloud use now mainstream Nearly two thirds of enterprises (65%) are now using cloud technology, services and solutions as part of their IT infrastructure, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

22 October 2014Setting the SDN Agenda DÜSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- When I used to think of Germany, I would think "lovely people, amazing cake."...
Source: Light Reading

 

22 October 2014Paving the Way for Software-Defined Networking There's a revolution occurring in networking right now. And it's something that will profoundly affect how you communicate in the future...
Source: AT&T

 

22 October 20144 Insights (& 1 Cisco Bit) from the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress Maybe it's because Deutsche Telekom is a key sponsor of the Congress and carriers were plentiful on the speaking agenda...
Source: SDNCentral

 

19 October 2014SDN & OpenFlow World Congress: The SDNCentral Report SDNCentral is in Dusseldorf, Germany for the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, one of the biggest events of the year for software-defined infrastructure (SDx) and network functions virtualization (NFV)...
Source: SDNCentral

 

19 October 2014Q&A: Dan Pitt, ONF Executive Director, Talks OpenFlow and Open Source SDN As executive director of the ONF, Dan Pitt has remained a key figure in SDN even as the concept's scope has widened. Pitt was a featured speaker at the recent SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, in Dusseldorf, Germany...
Source: SDNCentral

 

16 October 2014Watch on-demand – ONF Workshop at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress Watch the ONF Workshop video webcast recorded at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress on Tuesday 14th October. Download the speakers' slides....
Source: Layer123

 

9 October 2014SDN & OpenFlow World Congress to provide a dozen Proof of Concepts of multi-vendor NFV Next week, (Tuesday, October 14 through Friday, October 17)...
Source: Telecom TV

 

7 October 2014Amazon Taps AT&T For Private-Line Cloud Connectivity AWS solves one of its major vulnerabilities by teaming with AT&T...
Source: InformationWeek

 

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CURRENT REGISTRATIONS

 

1300

 

 

 

 

CO-HOST

Open Networking Foundation

 

HOST OPERATOR

Deutsche Telekom

 

SPONSOR – PRINCIPAL

Huawei Technologies

 

SPONSORS – DIAMOND

 

Alcatel-Lucent

 

 

SPONSORS – PLATINUM

NEC

Cisco

Ciena

Amdocs

Dell

 

CONGRESS PARTNERS

BT

Telefónica

Colt

GÉANT

ETRI

Detecon International

 

FORUM PARTNERS

ETSI

The Broadband Forum

MEF

Optical Internetworking Forum

NGMN Alliance

 

SPONSORS – GOLD

Cyan

Ericsson

Intel

Citrix

Brocade

Broadcom

Oracle

CENX

Juniper Networks

HP

Nokia Networks

 

SPONSORS – SILVER

ADVA Optical Networking

Sandvine

Allot Communications

Qosmos

MRV Communications

BTI

Spirent Communications

RAD

Netronome

ZTE

Tail-f

Overture Networks

Telco Systems

Italtel

ConteXtream

ECI Telecom

Coriant

Wind River

VMware

Metaswitch

Radware

Procera Networks

 

SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE

6WIND

Infinera

Ixia

Freescale

Corsa Technology

Luxoft

UBIqube Solutions

Ceragon Networks

Accedian Networks

Radisys

Kapsch CarrierCom

KEMP Technologies

Blue Coat

 

SPONSORS – STARTUP

SDN Essentials

Tallac Networks

Konodrac

NoviFlow

Atto Research

BISDN

Netrounds

 

TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS

OpenDaylight

SCOPE Alliance

O3 Project

 

ANALYST PARTNERS

Current Analysis

Heavy Reading

Infonetics Research

IDC

Analysys Mason

Strategy Analytics

Blue Ocean Networks

ACG Research

Dell'Oro Group

451 Research

Core Analysis

Lewis Insight

 

OFFICIAL ORGANISATION PARTNER

Telecommunications Industry Association

 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

CloudEthernet Forum

OPNFV

 

INTEROP PARTNER

EANTC

 

ANALYST ASSOCIATES

NSS Labs

CIMI Corporation

Enterprise Strategy Group

Frost & Sullivan

 

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

FierceWireless:Europe

SDNCentral

Converge! Network Digest

Telecompaper

InfoCom

 

OFFICIAL TV PARTNER

TelecomTV

 

COMMUNITY PARTNER

Carrier Ethernet

 

EXHIBITORS

 

Mellanox Technologies

 

 

ARM

 

 

Solarflare

 

 

Aeroflex

 

 

Avago Technologies

 

 

Nakina Systems

 

 

EZchip Technologies

 

 

Fujitsu

 

 

Tilera

 

 

EnterpriseWeb

 

 

Certes Networks

 

 

Red Hat

 

 

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