As a media partner of Layer 123’s SDN & OpenFlow World Congress event (Bad Homburg, Frankfurt, Germany) next week, we’re definitely excited as we count down the days to the start of the event. Craig Matsumoto, from our team, will be heading over and participating in the discussions at the event.
This year’s SDN & OpenFlow World Congress is also co-hosted by Open Networking Foundation, and the congress begins on October 15th with a full day of ONF Workshop. We realize that not everyone will be able to travel, and as such we’ve made arrangements with our counterparts at Layer 123 to host on SDNCentral Layer 123’s live stream of the ONF Workshop on October 15th for those of you who can’t make the trip to Frankfurt.
The Congress promises to be a popular event, with 100+ speakers, over 40 exhibitors and expected attendance from 700 delegates. With all the buzz in the industry about both SDN and NFV, attendees will get to see the fruits of the first year of effort in the NFV space. For those of us involved in SDN and NFV for some time, we’ll remember that the NFV project was launched by a number of carriers last year at the same event in Darmstadt in October 2012. With an NFV World Showcase organized by EANTC, as well as the first NFV Forum endorsed by ETSI, we expect to see the carriers participate in active discussion and concrete demonstrations.
2013 will also see an expanded Congress with an Enterprise SDN Forum, organized in collaboration with Current Analysis; this is in addition to a Mobile SDN Forum and an SDN Innovation Forum.
There’s still a week left before the event, and if you were planning on going, you can still register on Layer 123’s website.
As for the live stream on SDNCentral, we’ll be putting it up on October 15th (it’ll start around 9am Central European Standard Time).