SDDC: Software Defined Data Center Symposium 2013 #SDDC13

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Software Defined Data Center Symposium 2013 #SDDC13

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SDDC Symposium September 10, 2013

Tech Field Day and SDN Central are planning a Software-Defined Datacenter Symposium! This will feature many key figures from the industry and end-user community, and will include discussions of OpenFlow, software-defined networking (SDN), software-defined storage, convergence, and the greater software-defined future!

This event will be held September 10 in the San Jose, CA area. Our call for sponsors, panelists, and audience members is now open! Join us in September!

Claim your ticket now!

  • When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, from 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Where: Network Meeting Center at Techmart, Santa Clara, CA
  • Who: Anyone with an interest in enterprise storage (end users, press/analysts, and vendor employees welcome!)
  • How: Claim your ticket at our EventBrite page!
Your ticket includes buffet lunch!

About the Organizers

Tech Field Day is a regular event that brings together vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. Independent bloggers, freelance writers, and podcasters have a public presence that has immense influence on the ways that products and companies are perceived and by the general public.

SDNCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources for network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN). Networking hardware is a $40 billion market, and SDN has the potential to drastically change the way hardware is bought and sold. With players in the field starving for information to help them determine how or whether SDN can benefit them, we are a community devoted to sharing information, connecting people, and developing the next generation of networking.

Packet Pushers is a podcast and website focussed on data networking. The weekly podcast reaches a highly technical audience of 3500 network engineers and architects.

Event Sponsors

Moderators and Speakers

In addition to the sponsors listed above, we are pleased to have independent influencers moderating and participating in panels. The event also features a keynote speech as noted above! Brent Salisbury @NetworkStatic
Brent Salisbury works as a Network Architect, CCIE #11972. Greg Ferro @EtherealMind
Greg is a freelance Network Architect and Engineer, host of Packet Pushers Podcast and semi-professional writer. Ivan Pepelnjak @IOSHints
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is the chief technology advisor at NIL Data Communications. Jason Edelman @JEdelman8
Jason Edelman, CCIE 15394, is a Senior Solutions Architect at a VAR focused on emerging networking technologies. Tom Hollingsworth @NetworkingNerd
Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is a Senior Solutions Architect for a small VAR focusing primarily on K-12 education.

Order of the Day

Most presentations are streamed live on this page, at, and at some delegate and presenter web sites. After the event, the following pages contain video recordings of these presentations.

08:00-08:30 Meeting, Registration, Introduction
Featuring: Stephen Foskett
Stephen Foskett kicks off the SDDC Symposium with opening remarks.
08:30-12:00 Introducing the Next Generation SDDC Leaders
Featuring: Don ClarkFlorin BalusKelly HerrellTBD
Presentations from PlexxiFlorin Balus (Nuage Networks), Don Clark (NEC),EmbraneOpenDaylight, and Kelly Herrell (Brocade).
12:00-13:00 Lunch with Nutanix
Featuring: TBD
13:00-14:00 Enterprise Trends: The Value of Software-Defined Everything
Featuring: Alan Boeheme
14:00-14:45 Next Generation Software-defined Data Center Architecture Panel
Featuring: Chris WrightCurt BeckmannDimitri StiliadisIvan PepelnjakSamrat GangulyTBD
Discuss the convergance of compute, storage, and network and what that means to the datacenter architectures. Moderated by Ivan Pepelnjak with panelists Curt Beckmann (Brocade), Dimitri Stiliadis (Nuage Networks), Samrat Ganguly (NEC),Nutanix, and Chris Wright (OpenDaylight).
14:45-15:30 Money Flow: Predicting Budget Winners and Losers Panel
Featuring: Jim DuffyJon HudsonTBD
Discuss how SDDC changes economic buyers, challenges vendor loyalties and who are the power brokers for SDDCs within the enterprise. Moderated by Jim Duffy and featuring panelists from Jon Hudson (Brocade), EmbraneOpenDaylight, and Plexxi.
15:30-16:15 Public or Private Software-defined Data Center Panel
Featuring: Brent SalisburyGreg FerroScott SneddonTBD
Discuss how and when to build a private SDDC or rent public SDDC capabilities and understand the political and organization impact of each decision. Moderated byGreg Ferro with panelists Brent SalisburyScott Sneddon (Nuage Networks), Nutanix, and Plexxi.
16:15-17:00 Applications and SDDC: Impact Analysis and Stakeholder Perception
Featuring: David CheperdakTBDTom Hollingsworth
With a greater focus on applications in today’s environments, how will the SDDC keep up? Moderator Tom Hollingsworth and a panel of experts explore how applications are changing the way a typical SDDC is designed and implemented in production.  In addition, there will be discussion of the changing perception of stakeholders with regard to the SDDC and the political impact of consolidation of the many teams that comprise the SDDC. Panelists include David Cheperdak (NEC), and Embrane.
17:00-17:30 Next Generation SDDC: Closing Remarks
Featuring: Stephen Foskett
18:30-20:00 Symposium After the Symposium

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If you would like to sponsor these events, please contact Stephen Foskett, Gestalt IT Community Organizer, at or call +1(508)451-9532.

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Tickets for live attendance are available as indicated above, and the entire event is live streamed over the Internet.


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