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 & 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 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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20 May 2016Singtel launches NFV-based router and firewall Chance for enterprises to replace their physical router and firewall hardware with a more cost-efficient software system...
Source: Telecom Asia

 

20 May 2016OPNFV's Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs Goal of Plugfest was to fortify OPNFV's unique testing projects and infrastructure across new use cases from OPNFV members & interested parties...
Source: CableLabs

 

5 May 2016IBM Puts a Quantum Processor in the Cloud The experience will be as hands-on as it can be with hardware sealed inside a remote dilution refrigerator and cooled to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

5 May 20164 Reasons a Telco Cloud Is Hard to Build AT&T, with its goals of 75 percent virtualization and 105 data centers by year's end, is a prime example....
Source: SDxCentral

 

3 May 2016Coming to Terms With OpenStack Despite a well deserved reputation for being challenging to implement, enthusiasm for running all kinds of application workloads...
Source: SDxCentral

 

29 April 2016NFV World Congress: NFV Progress And Standards San Jose – modernize network operations, speed delivery of revenue-producing applications. A forum to discuss NFV standards and orchestration challenges, role of OpenStack in NFV...
Source: Network Computing

 

29 April 2016Verizon Deploys Open Stack NFV in 5 Data Centers Created a production design based on a core and pod architecture that provides hyperscale capabilities...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

29 April 2016Think SDN & OpenStack Can't Scale Massively? Wanna Bet? The first two applications went live last week, and the next 200 will migrate during the next year-and-a-half...
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2016Verizon completes NFV OpenStack cloud deployment OpenStack cloud deployment across five US data centres...
Source: TelecomTV

 

28 April 2016AT&T's Saxena Details OpenStack Implementation in Network AT&T has provided a glimpse into its efforts to virtualize and cloud-enable 75 percent of its network services by 2020...
Source: SDxCentral

 

28 April 2016AT&T Uses vEPC to Fuel European IoT Business That IoT traffic is primarily from General Motor's OnStar service, which AT&T powers in select European countries....
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016OpenStack Summit is all about Giving Cloud Computing Back to the People The theme of disruption ran through all the keynote talks Monday...
Source: The Newstack

 

27 April 2016Verizon Likes Pod Architecture for Data Centers Verizon today named the three vendors it worked with to create its OpenStack-based telco cloud...
Source: SDxCentral

 

27 April 2016TIA's NFV Security Group Reflects Carriers' Unease with open source SAN JOSE, Calif. – The TIA has started a working group to study security for NFV...
Source: SDxCentral

 

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CO-HOST

Open Networking Foundation

 

HOST OPERATOR

Deutsche Telekom

 

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Intel

 

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Telefónica

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KPN

Colt

Orange

kt

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Luxoft

Qosmos

Spirent Communications

MRV Communications

Radware

Netronome

Versa Networks

Sandvine

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Broadcom

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Netrounds

Allot

Comarch

ADTRAN

Enea

Napatech

 

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Kontron

Radisys

Kapsch CarrierCom

Telco Systems

6WIND

Benu

 

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Intel Network Builders

 

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TelecomTV

 

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