SDN & OpenFlow World Congress


 
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


 


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 & 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 ONF 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 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.

ENTERPRISE SDN FORUM - 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, dedicated Infrastructure & Transport SDN Forum and the SDN Cloud & Datacentre Forum. Oversubscribed in 2012 and 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
    Whom you will meet

  • At Europe's principal industry knowledge exchange, you can expect to meet - 100+ 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 NFV solutions and first applications at the ground-breaking NFV World Showcase
  • 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 Enterprise SDN 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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14 April 2014SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – April 11, 2014 BTI Systems | ConteXtream | Guavus | Huawei | OpenDaylight...
Source: SDNCentral

 

11 April 2014BT to provide high performance, more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure BT and Microsoft announced today a global agreement...
Source: BT

 

10 April 2014Verizon Launches Secure Cloud Interconnect Service enabling its enterprise customers to use a Private IP service at up to 10 Gbps to connect to multiple cloud services...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

9 April 2014Open Networking Foundation Announces SDN Solutions Showcase at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress The ONF SDN Solutions Showcase provides a great opportunity to highlight real-world use cases, based on current and emerging products, that we believe many network operators will relate to...
Source: Open Networking Foundation

 

7 April 2014SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – April 4, 2014 CloudEthernet Forum | Softbank | Extreme | Adara | Aricent | Supermicro | Huawei | Ixia | Cavium | OpenDaylight...
Source: SDNCentral

 

3 April 2014Interop: What's Driving SDN Today? OpenFlow still tops the list for deployment options but that could be changing...
Source: Enterprise Networking Planet

 

2 April 2014SDN and NFV moving from lab to field trials; Operators name top NFV use case Many carriers are in the process of moving from SDN/NFV proof-of-concept projects to working with vendors...
Source: Infonetics Research

 

2 April 2014Interop Roundup: Mixing SDN and IT Here's a shock: Interop Las Vegas is full of SDN chatter...
Source: SDNCentral

 

31 March 2014Spotlighting the Vision for the User-Defined Network Cloud I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote to nearly 2,000 tech innovators...
Source: AT&T

 

31 March 2014SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – March 28, 2014 Google | AWS | Cisco | Cumulus | OCP | 6WIND | Arista | Terremark | Spherix | Cyan | Linux...
Source: SDNCentral

 

27 March 2014Telefónica Looks to SDN for Network Flexibility Telefónica has launched a series of pilot programs to implement SDN across its network and is working with a number of vendors...
Source: Light Reading

 

23 March 2014SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – March 21, 2014 A10 | Huawei | Telefonica | Silver Peak | Anuta | Juniper | Box | Pertino | Alcatel-Lucent | Edgeware...
Source: SDNCentral

 

20 March 2014ONF and ETSI Collaborate on SDN + NFV ETSI and ONF have maintained a strong working relationship since ETSI's unveiling of the NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG) in 2012...
Source: Converge! Network Digest

 

17 March 2014SDNCentral SDN and NFV Weekly Roundup – March 14, 2014 Intel | Coriant | Huawei | MRV | Incapsula...
Source: SDNCentral

 

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CO-HOST

Open Networking Foundation

 

HOST OPERATOR

Deutsche Telekom

 

SPONSORS – DIAMOND

 

Alcatel-Lucent

 

 

SPONSORS – PLATINUM

HP

 

CONGRESS PARTNERS

BT

Colt Technology Services

GÉANT

ETRI

Detecon International

 

FORUM PARTNERS

ETSI

The Broadband Forum

Optical Internetworking Forum

NGMN Alliance

 

SPONSORS – GOLD

Cyan

Ciena

Ericsson

Intel

 

SPONSORS – SILVER

ADVA Optical Networking

Sandvine

Allot Communications

Qosmos

MRV Communications

BTI

RAD

 

SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE

6WIND

Infinera

Spirent Communications

Ixia

Freescale

Corsa Technology

Luxoft

UBIqube Solutions

Ceragon Networks

 

SPONSORS – STARTUP

SDNEssentials

Tallac Networks

Konodrac

 

SPONSORS

Huawei Technologies

F5

Citrix

Brocade

NEC

Netronome

Broadcom

Guardicore

ZTE

 

TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS

OpenDaylight

SCOPE Alliance

 

INTEROP PARTNER

EANTC

 

ANALYST PARTNERS

Heavy Reading

Infonetics Research

IDC

NSS Labs

Current Analysis

Strategy Analytics

 

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

MEF

Linux Foundation

 

ANALYST ASSOCIATES

ACG Research

Analysys Mason

451 Research

Dell'Oro Group

CIMI Corporation

Enterprise Strategy Group

Frost & Sullivan

Blue Ocean Networks

 

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

TelecomsEMEA

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Converge! Network Digest

FierceTelecom

Telecompaper

InfoCom

 

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