Founding Partners with SDN & OpenFlow Asia-Pacific Congress

 

CO-HOST
Open Networking Foundation

Vision: ONF will make Software-Defined Networking the new norm for networks

By rethinking the way we fundamentally approach networking, we propel networking into the realm of computing and exploit its rapid advances. This speed will enable the development and delivery of new architectures, standards, software, and applications that will decrease costs, enable new innovation, and increase security, stability, and availability of networks around the globe.

Mission: ONF will create the most relevant SDN standards

Founded in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to rethink networking and quickly and collaboratively bring to market standards and solutions. ONF will accelerate the delivery and use of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standards and foster a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users.

For more information.. https://www.opennetworking.org

FOUNDING SPONSOR – PLATINUM
Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees.

Committed to creating maximum value for our customers, we have developed world-leading end-to-end solutions spanning network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress

For more information.. http://www.huawei.com

CONGRESS PARTNERS
ETRI

Established in 1976, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) is a government owned ICT R&D centre and the largest government-funded research institute in Korea.

ETRI strives to advance science by means of formulating innovative ideas; developing new techniques; and training professional individuals in the area of information telecommunications to ultimately enhance social and economic aspects of the modern society. ETRI has strong R&D resources, abundant research & commercialization experiences, and wide range of cooperation with various national and international organizations.

For the success of R&D in the field of Future Networks and SDN, inter-disciplinary collaboration is essential. ETRI has such expertise, experience, resource, and competence.

For more information.. http://www.etri.re.kr

BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For more information.. http://www.btplc.com/innovation/index.cfm

FOUNDING SPONSORS – GOLD
HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.

HP offers the industry's first open-standards-based, software-defined network (SDN) technologies to span infrastructure, control software and application layers with a "single control plane" that enables enterprises and cloud providers to simplify and maximize agility across data center, campus and branch networks.

HP offers technologies for all three critical layers – infrastructure, control software, and application – to simplify networks and improve agility across your organization. These layers create a complete, open SDN hardware and software solution that provides a single point of control for the entire network.

For more information.. http://www.hp.com

Cisco

Cisco is the world-wide leader in networking, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, or globally. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks world-wide.

Cisco is recognised as a pioneer, using the Internet to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. The tradition of innovation continues as Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead.

For more information.. http://www.cisco.com

IBM

Increase data centre agility, IT efficiency and business competitiveness with IBM System Networking's smart, fast, virtual, converged and standards-based connectivity for cloud, big data and analytics.

IBM's portfolio of Ethernet, Fibre Channel and FCoE switches with advanced virtualization, management and software defined networking and OpenFlow, bring speed and intelligence to the network edge. IBM's networking solutions are integrated with IBM's new PureSystems family, as well as with IBM's servers and storage for faster deployment and time to value. IBM enables clients to reduce cost, space, power and complexity, while flattening the network for increased performance, flexibility and user control.

For more information.. http://www.ibm.com/networking

NEC

NEC is a leading global provider of integrated IT and networking solutions, delivering a complete portfolio of mobile and broadband networking infrastructure, innovative SDN platforms and proven applications that meet the complex and changing needs of our customers.

For more information.. http://www.nec.com

FOUNDING SPONSORS – SILVER
Overture Networks

Overture Networks is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to hundreds of service providers and network operators world-wide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fibre, copper and TDM.

Overture's solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, with offices around the globe.

For more information.. http://www.overturenetworks.com

Ciena

Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers world-wide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete.

With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation.

For more information.. http://www.ciena.com

Ericsson

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.

Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information.. http://www.ericsson.com

ConteXtream

ConteXtream, Inc. is a rapidly emerging network virtualization solution provider that creates a new business model for wireless carriers by allowing them to sell network capacity in the same way cloud computing providers sell compute and storage capacity.

Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Service Provider Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution facilitates elastic provisioning of network capacity and its dynamic allocation to multiple enterprise customers based on their exact needs, much like multi-tenant cloud providers do for other infrastructure services.

Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Ventures.

For more information.. http://www.contextream.com

FOUNDING SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE
Cyan

Cyan enables network transformation. The company's software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, visualization, and scale to networks that, until now, have been static and hardware driven.

Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data center operators globally, Cyan's open platforms provide multi-vendor control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software and the Z-Series packet-optical transport platform.

For more information.. http://www.cyaninc.com

F5

F5 Networks makes the connected world run better.

F5 helps organizations meet the demands and opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications – in the data center, the network, and the cloud.

The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5's intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected.

For more information.. http://www.f5.com

Infinera

Infinera is a leading provider of Intelligent Transport Networks. Intelligent Transport Networks help carriers exploit the increasing demand for cloud-based services and data center connectivity as they advance into the Terabit Era.

Infinera is unique in its use of breakthrough semiconductor technology to deliver large scale Photonic Integrated Circuit (PICs) and the application of PICs to vertically integrated optical networking solutions that deliver the industry's only commercially available 500 Gb/s FlexCoherent super-channels. Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solutions include the DTN-X, DTN and ATN platforms.

For more information.. http://www.infinera.com

Arista Networks

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-defined cloud networking solutions for large data centre and computing environments.

With more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide, Arista offers a broad portfolio of Gigabit Ethernet solutions including 1,10 and 40 GbE switches that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking and dramatically change the price/performance of data centre networks.

At the core of Arista's platform is EOS (Extensible Operating System), the world's most advanced network operating system, designed to build software defined cloud networks. EOS provides a single image consistency across hardware platforms and a modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

For more information.. http://www.aristanetworks.com

Gigamon

Gigamon provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centres and service providers around the globe.

Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems.

With over seven years' experience designing and building intelligent traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon serves the vertical market leaders of the Fortune 1000 and has an install base spanning 40 countries.

For more information.. http://www.gigamon.com

2013 TECHNOLOGY SPONSORS
SCOPE Alliance

SCOPE Alliance is a group of leading Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) formed to promote an ecosystem that produces components of Carrier-Grade Base Platforms (CGBPs).

The SCOPE Alliance develops applicable profiles (subsets) of existing CGBP component standards and specifications and identifies gaps in these specifications. SCOPE Alliance developed gap analyses and white papers and technical position papers to help industry gain better insight into the technical advancements and future direction relating to CGBPs.

For more information.. http://scope-alliance.org

ANALYST PARTNERS
Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.

We offer the following services:
- Market share, market size, and forecasts
- Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
- Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
- Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
- Custom research, consulting, events, and papers

Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.

Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.

For more information.. http://www.infonetics.com

Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

• The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

• The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community.

For more information.. http://www.frost.com

Current Analysis

Current Analysis helps leading telecommunications, information technology, and business software companies differentiate themselves in the market to win more business.

As the only provider of real-time, tactical competitive intelligence, analysis, and advice, product managers, sales, and marketing executives rely on us to anticipate and quickly take action on market opportunities and competitive threats.

IT Connection is the premier source of unbiased analysis and assessments of IT equipment and telecom services. IT Connection provides cost-effective, non-vendor-sponsored research to IT professionals. The assessments on IT Connection allow you to easily and efficiently assess suppliers and determine the best technology solution to fit your needs.

For more information.. http://www.currentanalysis.com/itc

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
ETSI

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognised by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 750 member companies and organisations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents world-wide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

For more information.. http://www.etsi.org

MEF

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprised of more than 210 companies, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, systems integrators and testing organisations.

The MEF develops technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide. The MEF has driven the record-setting double digit growth of Carrier Ethernet world-wide since its inception in 2004. Membership is at record levels.

For more information.. http://www.metroethernetforum.org

OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER
Tallac Networks

Providing innovative technologies, consulting and training services to simplify the implementation of Software-Defined Networking solutions.

With over 150 years of combined experience building and deploying networking products and solutions, Tallac Networks is a valuable and trusted partner to help turn your SDN vision into reality.

For more information.. http://www.tallac.com

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets.

IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries world-wide.

For more than 48 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

For more information.. http://www.idc.com

Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading is an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors.

Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the $4 trillion global telecom industry.

Heavy Reading is part of the Light Reading Communications Network.

For more information.. http://www.heavyreading.com

ACG Research

In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.

ACG Research offers a comprehensive program of services that addresses Managing and Selling at the Business Level and Strategic and Technical Product Planning. We help service providers and vendors design new business models that focus on understanding customers and the market.

Through ROI and TCO analysis, product and service message testing, and business model review, ACG Research provides answers to service providers and vendors so that they can grow their operations more efficiently and make business decisions with confidence.

For more information.. http://www.acgresearch.net

Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:

- design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
- make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
- develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
- implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency

With 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected world-wide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.

For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
Telecom Asia

Telecom Asia is Asia's leading source of news on the telco industry, providing comprehensive daily coverage across the region and the world plus analysis, insight and commentary on industry trends and developments.

Launched in 1990, Telecom Asia covers the industry through its websites, conferences, publications and research reports, addressing topics that decision makers need to understand such as 4G, cloud, next generation networks, billing & OSS, and strategic management issues.

The group also produces the annual Telecom Asia awards, the region's longest-running telecom industry awards, held every year since 1997 to recognise Asia's most innovative carriers and service providers.

For more information.. http://www.telecomasia.net

SDNCentral

SDNCentral is the independent community for network virtualization and software-defined networking.

Our mission is to connect people, share information, and provide education and training for everyone interested in next generation networking. We do this by offering services that expand the SDN community and accelerate SDN adoption including: events and webinars, training, consulting, news aggregation, and referral services.

For more information.. http://www.sdncentral.com

Telecompaper

Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focused on the telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications is a fast changing industry which makes it difficult for telecom professionals to keep up with the latest developments. Telecompaper tracks the
world-wide telecommunications industry and publishes need-to-know information and market insights.

We provide international customers with breaking news, newsletters, expert analyses, reports and advisory services. Telecompaper was founded in 2000 and now employs 18 staff and also employs correspondents in various countries who track the local telecom industry.

For more information.. http://www.telecompaper.com

InfoCom

InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with 20 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries.

InfoCom's independent and fact-based analyses highlight trends and opportunities, supporting decision makers to understand market dynamics in order to improve their competitive advantage. Our independent and fact-based perspective provides decision makers with an authoritative assessment of market dynamics, trends and opportunities in their key markets.

InfoCom's Mission
To assist decision makers to create competitive advantages and improve their market position through the timely delivery of accurate and reliable market intelligence:
• Entirely independent from any operator or manufacturer
• Extensive experience in IT & telecoms market analysis
• Leading edge content management system for market intelligence

For more information.. http://www.infocom-de.com

EXHIBITORS

 

A10 Networks

 

A10 Networks

For more information.. http://www.a10networks.com