Founding Partners with SDN & OpenFlow World 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

HOST OPERATOR
Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

For more information.. http://www.telekom.com/home

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
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

Colt

Colt is the information delivery platform for Europe, enabling its customers to deliver, share, and process and store their vital business information.

An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 Colt data centres.

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

GÉANT

The GÉANT network is the fast and reliable pan-European communications infrastructure serving Europe’s research and education community.

Co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the European Union, the GÉANT network is now supported by a third consecutive project (GN3), which has a clear focus on developing and rolling out innovative networking tools and services in collaboration with NRENs, aimed at better serving the evolving needs of the research and education community.

The project's core objective is to deliver real value and benefit to society by enabling research communities across Europe, and the world, to transform the way they collaborate on ground-breaking research.

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – SILVER
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

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

Vello Systems

Vello Systems is an innovative, privately held company based in the heart of Silicon Valley. A pioneer in the emerging field of software-defined networking, Vello has an established track record delivering scalable networking solutions to service providers in North America and Europe with over 1500 systems deployed.

With a deep and growing portfolio of patents, Vello continues to integrate new technologies to simplify the WAN networking environment. Vello delivers ultra-low-latency solutions to financial networks and other demanding customers.

Vello networks can be found connecting data centers enabling virtual server mobility, storage applications, and content delivery for government, enterprise and service providers worldwide.

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

Brocade

Founded in 1995, Brocade is an industry leader in providing reliable, high-performance network solutions that help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere.

Today, Brocade is extending its proven data center expertise across the entire network with future-proofed solutions built for consolidation, network convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has approximately 4000 employees worldwide and serves a wide range of industries and customers in more than 160 countries. With a complete family of Ethernet, storage, and converged networking solutions, Brocade helps organizations achieve their most critical business objectives.

Brocade combines a proven track record of expertise, innovation, and new technology development with open standards leadership and strategic partnerships with the world's leading IT companies. This extensive partner ecosystem enables truly best-in-class business solutions.

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

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks® delivers innovative software, silicon, and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking for global service providers, leading enterprises, and public sector organisations. Our core routers, switches, and security hardware and software run the world’s largest and most demanding global networks.

Today, Juniper remains uniquely positioned to maintain industry leadership based on our core competencies in architecture, silicon design, and our open cross-network software platform that includes the popular Junos operating system, Junos Space network application platform, and Junos Pulse integrated network client. Juniper has an exclusive focus on providing solutions that solve the toughest and most complex networking problems—delivering on the promise of the “New Network.”

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

FOUNDING SPONSORS – ASSOCIATE
Intune Networks

Intune Networks has developed a new networking technology, allowing telecoms operators to build networks that are far simpler to operate and with much greater connectivity than previously possible.

Intune has created a new way of switching packets over long distances, creating an optical Ethernet switch fabric that can switch packets in real-time across hundreds of kilometres

Intune's technology uses tuneable LASERs to switch packets using the emerging OBS (Optical Burst Switching) standard. This reduces network complexity and drastically reduces the number of network components required, as well as making bandwidth instantly available to any point in the network.

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

Ixia

Ixia provides the industry's most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions.

Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia's solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Ixia's test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimide and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks.

Ixia's intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data centrr, and service provider networks.

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

ANALYST PARTNERS
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

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

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

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS
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

Optical Internetworking Forum

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical networking products, network processing elements, and component technologies.

Implementation agreements will be based on requirements developed cooperatively by end-users, service providers, equipment vendors and technology providers, and aligned with world-wide standards, augmented if necessary.

This is accomplished through industry member participation working together to develop specifications (IAs) for:

- External network element interfaces
- Software interfaces internal to network elements
- Hardware component interfaces internal to network elements

The OIF will create Benchmarks, perform world-wide interoperability testing, build market awareness and promote education for technologies, services and solutions. The OIF will provide feedback to world-wide standards organisations to help achieve a set of implementable, interoperable solutions.

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

ANALYST ASSOCIATES
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

Enterprise Strategy Group

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm, world-renowned for forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting services that deliver proven, measurable results.

Recognised as one of the world's top 10 analyst firms by offering a unique blend of capabilities – including world-class market research, hands-on technical product testing, and expert consulting methodologies such as the ESG Strategy Lifecycle – ESG is relied upon by IT professionals, technology vendors, institutional investors, and the media for actionable IT and business intelligence.

For more information.. http://www.esg-global.com

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS
The Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. The Broadband Forum is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecom equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. With its union with the IP/MPLS Forum, the Broadband Forum is now the central body for next generation IP network specifications.

The Broadband Forum’s formal BroadbandSuite™ Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available.

For more information.. http://www.broadband-forum.org

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS
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

EXHIBITORS

 

Centec Networks

 

Centec Networks

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

 

Luxoft

 

Luxoft

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