SDN & OpenFlow World Congress


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

 
  13-16 October 2015 | Swissôtel Düsseldorf, Germany

WHY ATTEND - SDN & OpenFlow World Congress

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.


 


Start planning for 2015 - secure your priority place at Europe's principal network innovation conference

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 1,000+ delegates, the World Congress has established itself as the principal network innovation conference in Europe for the global telecommunications industry.

Start planning your attendance at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2015 now! Secure your priority place and ensure advantageous access to precious resources in the World Congress agenda and Expo area ahead of your competitors. Layer123 operates a clear priority system based upon sponsorship level and order of confirmation. Confirm ahead of your competitors and access resources ahead of the market.

For more details, contact us today - customer@layer123.com

While Layer123 doubled the Expo space available each year, the World Congress was still over-subscribed in 2012, 2013 and again in 2014.

The World Congress is at least three times larger than any competitive event in Europe. Join the real market-makers, leaders and activists and be part of the community and positive energy at the industry's first choice event. We look forward to working with you again in 2015!

 
Coming up soon! the inaugural NFV World Congress - 5-7 May 2015, San Jose, Silicon Valley, USA
Don't miss the Principal NFV industry knowedge exchange and Expo. More details here www.layer123.com/nfv

 

 

 


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.

  • 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

 

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; 70+ 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 70 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 & NETWORK INNOVATION NEWS ON CHANNEL123
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20 March 2015Orange Business Launches SDN+NFV Pilot for SMBs This pilot project is part of a larger program named "SDN for Business"...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

20 March 2015SDxCentral Weekly News Roundup – March 13, 2015 VCE, Websense, Netsocket, Calient, Accton, Pica8, Coriant, Telco Systems, NTT & Dell, Talari, Pacnet, Mellanx, Synnex, Intel & Facebook, OPNFV, Masergy, MRV, Neutrona, SimpliVity, VMware...
Source: SDxCentral

 

20 March 2015OPNFV Set to Unveil First Code Release The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) group said today it will announce its first code release in April...
Source: Light Reading

 

20 March 2015Pacnet Offers Transport SDN Services The Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), launched about 13 months ago across 18 data centers...
Source: Light Reading

 

19 March 2015Why LSO is the Next Big Thing Yes, I know. LSO sounds mysterious and dangerous...
Source: SDxCentral

 

19 March 2015KVH Looks to OpenStack for Private Cloud OpenStack has just started becoming popular in Japan in 2012-13...
Source: Light Reading

 

18 March 2015NTT DOCOMO Anticipates NFV Rollout Starting in March 2016 NFV, which has finally moved into its commercial phase, is no longer just a pie-in-the-sky idea...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

18 March 2015Full Steam Ahead for NFV in Phase 2 The NFV ISG has now grown to 260 organizations, including 37 operators...
Source: ETSI

 

5 March 2015Eben Upton: The Raspberry Pi Pioneer He just wanted to help some kids learn to code. Five million units later, his $35 computer has sparked a revolution...
Source: IEEE Spectrum

 

5 March 2015Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft Enter Partnership for Mobility and Cloud Its trusted brand and network excellence in Germany and across key European markets will be a strong force...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

5 March 2015Telefónica and Ooredoo Enter Procurement Partnership Both groups will focus on leveraging the economies of scale and the broad experience in centralized procurement...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

5 March 2015SDxCentral's Mobile World Congress 2015 News Roundup A few news bites we didn't get a chance to cover...
Source: SDxCentral

 

4 March 2015With OpenMano, Telefónica Open-Sources Its NFV Work More than 15 vendors have been working with the software for a year...
Source: SDxCentral

 

4 March 2015DT's Virtualization Vision for Europe Hear more from Axel Clauberg as opening Keynote at the upcoming NFV World Congress...
Source: Light Reading

 

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