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.
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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."
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.