Cloud-Net Summit

Building the Carrier Cloud: Core, Interconnect, Access

    Introducing OpenFlow: Software-Defined Networking for Cloud




“ONF is delighted to co-host the first Cloud-Net Summit alongside Layer123.


We look forward to sharing our networking vision face-to-face with influential leaders and activists from Europe’s principal carriers and technology organisations. The intense interest in OpenFlow and SDN, high growth in ONF membership, and the rapid surge towards commercialisation are strong evidence of a pent- up market need.


Join us to discover and debate the particular value of OpenFlow in the emerging Carrier Cloud business opportunity, and the further potential of Software-Defined Networking as a transformational approach to existing and future carrier networking challenges”.


- Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation.

WHY ATTEND - Cloud-Net Summit

Exploit innovative Carrier Cloud architectures and service delivery methods to compete in the new managed service environment - attract new customers, deliver new services and cut operational costs!


The rapid growth of the Public Cloud has led to new SME and enterprise customer expectations on cost, flexibility and time to market for their managed services. Leading services providers are developing innovative new solutions to maintain market leadership and to exploit the new revenue opportunities and operational benefits that The Cloud can deliver to them and their customers.  

In turn, the network supporting the Cloud must re-invent itself to deliver a fundamental change in the way that services and applications can be offered, configured and operated in order to support new business models and fight off new competitive forces. This is the focus of Cloud-Net..

  • Introducing OpenFlow: Software-Defined Networking for Cloud
  • Harnessing Carrier Ethernet for Cloud Services
  • Enhancing IP/MPLS for Data Centre Interconnect


Cloud-Net is a ground-breaking and uniquely specialist event focusing on the network requirements to support a successful Carrier Cloud business. Here you can join industry leaders from key functions within the network ecosystem to help you:

  • Build a scalable, efficient and robust Carrier Cloud infrastructure
  • Leverage existing assets to deliver Cloud services with Carrier-class performance, quality, reliability, scalability and security
  • Identify the architecture and technology choices that will deliver the best solution for your business needs
  • Make influential new contacts that will help you to develop your business


Key themes featured include:

  • Commercial initiatives by service providers to exploit the Carrier Cloud services market opportunity
  • Carrier Cloud requirements and the new network solutions they are driving - an end to end view including all key building blocks
  • Cloud technologies enabling dynamically allocated resources - Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS, OpenFlow and SDN
  • Cloud resource orchestration, provisioning and management
  • Cloud Core for performance - new Data Centre architectures
  • Cloud Interconnect for efficiency - supporting VM mobility
  • Cloud Access for ubiquity
Whom you will meet

Meet and share expertise with over 150 of your industry peers, from service providers, content providers/data centres, industry analysts, Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS, access, performance monitoring and management solution vendors, systems integrators and large enterprises.


Spend your time in active engagement with your industry's most knowledgeable and well-connected leaders, during:

  • Keynote sessions - gain a strategic view from the most senior level within innovating service providers and market-making vendors, as they share their visions of current challenges, market drivers and business opportunities
  • Case studies - find out how your peers are evolving their existing infrastructure and investing in new network features
  • Panel discussions - hear a representative range of different viewpoints on the key issues and get answers to your own questions
  • Solution  showcase - examine new solutions and witness new technology demonstrations in the Cloud-Net exhibition area
  • Knowledge Exchange - participate in expert led group discussions - get into the detail and share your experiences with peers - limited FREE places available


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 17 November 2017 Euro telco standards wonks publish third iteration of open source orchestrator ETSI has published the third release of OSM, its open source MANO stack for network function virtualisation...
Source: The Register


 17 November 2017 Second Look: Surprisingly, smaller telcos have been deploying NFV for 2 or 3 years Martin Taylor, CTO of Metaswitch, says we all tend to focus too much on the Tier One telcos who are finding obstructions...
Source: TelecomTV


 17 November 2017 Verizon says virtualization will enable it to reduce costs by $10B These initiatives include the rollout of NFV, pushing out the cloud to the edge of its networks, and new services like SD-WAN...
Source: Fierce Telecom


 16 November 2017 BT promises its global corporates virtualization services next year BT is pushing on with its virtualisation journey and expects to launch new services for corporate network customers next year...
Source: TelecomTV


 16 November 2017 Windstream's SD-WAN, UCaaS pivot gains momentum Speaking to investors, Tony Thomas, CEO of Windstream, said SD-WAN and UCaaS made up 36% of total Enterprise sales during Q3...
Source: FierceTelecom


 16 November 2017 China Telecom launches terrestrial 100G link between Europe, China It claims to be the longest 100G terrestrial cable currently in operation anywhere in the world...
Source: Total Telecom


13 November 2017AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream call for SDN vendor interoperability By mandating that vendors work together, service providers will get not only the lowest cost but also the best fit solutions...
Source: FierceTelecom


13 November 2017Telefónica exec claims virtualisation is about "survival" as UNICA comes alive in Germany CITO Antonio Elizondo reveals the full horizontal version of UNICA has been "alive" in Germany since mid-July...
Source: Mobile Europe


13 November 2017Verizon Partners looks for revenue gold in wholesale SD-WAN Verizon Partner Solutions, the telco's wholesale unit, is bringing its growing SD-WAN platform to wholesale carrier customers...
Source: FierceTelecom


10 November 2017TIP Tackles Network Slicing, Artificial Intelligence, and Open RAN The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) launched three new project groups at its second annual TIP summit...
Source: SDxCentral


10 November 2017CenturyLink Says SD-WAN Isn't Cannibalizing its MPLS Business Despite the buzz about SD-WAN cannibalizing MPLS business, CenturyLink reports stronger-than-expected revenue from the latter...
Source: SDxCentral


9 November 2017AT&T expands business cloud networking with AWS AT&T announced an expansion of its alliance with Amazon Web Services by expanding its business cloud networking solutions...
Source: Converge! Network Digest


9 November 2017Japan-Philippines-US cable commissioned The JUPITER cable will span 14,000km. It will use 400Gbps WDM technology to deliver an initial design capacity of 60Tbps...
Source: Telecom Asia


9 November 2017Windstream Increases SDN Focus with SDNow Expansion Windstream's SDN Orchestrated Waves (SDNow) transport service has expanded and now is available in 50 markets across the US...
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