The SDN and OpenFlow Asia-Pacific Congress begins next week in Hong Kong, kicking off the largest software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) event in the APAC region. As a media partner for the Congress, SDNCentral is excited to offer live streaming for the ONF workshop.
Co-hosted by Layer123 and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the SDN and OpenFlow Asia-Pacific Congress will run from June 3-5. More than 500 industry leaders and activists are slated to attend, including key players behind the OpenFlow standard, the NFV carrier initiative, and the development of the SDN/NFV industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
As delegates at the SDN World Congress heard last fall, telcos are plotting and driving their course to SDN, making this is an important area of strategic development across the industry.
SDNCentral will provide free live streaming of the ONF workshop that will kick off the event and frame understanding of the commercial opportunities opened by SDN and OpenFlow for carriers, data centers, and enterprise in the APAC region. The workshop will offer insights on trends, motivations, and initial experiences from end users, analysts, and industry leaders through talks on:
- Software-defined networking and ONF — vision and progress in 2014
- SDN in China
- SDN benefits for the carrier network
- How carriers intend to use SDN & NFV
- SDN in the data center — Is the cup half-full or half-empty?
- Panel discussion: The state of SDN in the Asia and Pacific regions
Next week’s APAC congress also will include a glimpse at the SDN/NFV product roadmaps of leading vendors, information on how early adopters are using/planning to use SDN and NFV, and examples SDN/NFV examples from campus LAN, enterprise data centers, service provider WANs and hyperscale data centers for content providers.
We will put up the live stream on June 3rd at 0900 to 1500 (Hong Kong Time), or 6:00pm to midnight (Pacific Time).