The first-ever SDN Solutions Showcase was held in Dusseldorf, Germany at the SDN & OpenFlow® World Congress. Following the success of this event, which included participation from 22 ONF member companies, we are delighted to announce our next SDN Solutions Showcase to be held at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) from June 15-18 in Santa Clara, California.
More information on the Solutions Showcase can be found at http://www.opennetsummit.org/showcase.php
Themes & Demos
SDN controllers can now function effectively in optical networks and we are witnessing great gains in performance, cost efficiency, and capability in these deployments of Carrier and WAN SDN solutions. These solutions will demonstrate how SDN is changing carrier Ethernet and its services by lowering costs, increasing management control, and reducing solution complexity and speed to deployment. More info.
Data Center SDN
Internet content providers like Facebook and Google are already using SDN to improve hyperscale data center connectivity. How can less hyperscale deployments still take advantage of SDN in data centers? These solutions look at SDN deployment, orchestration, cloud integration, and gateway management. More info.
A majority of U.S. businesses are preparing to implement SDN products in the data center by 2017 in order to reduce networking costs.These demos feature SDN solutions deployed to meet the challenges of major pain points in the enterprise—the management of Wi-Fi demand, and the provision and QoS management of VOIP solutions using the inherent power of SDN. More info.
There is great interest about how NFV is providing new and exciting virtual network functions (VNFs) that could radically change the way services and applications are delivered. There are many questions about NFV orchestration, management, and migration paths from traditional network management to full-blown NFV. These demonstrations feature several important building blocks and complete solutions that demonstrate both the promise and potential of NFV. More info.
SDN architecture may enable, facilitate or enhance network-related security applications due to the controller’s central view of the network, and its capacity to reprogram the data plane at any time. These demonstrations focus on ways that SDN technologies provide unique defensive capabilities in securing today’s networks.
Understanding, deploying, and managing SDN in today’s networks gives more control to operators, and opens up new ways to understand and manage network performance. Along with these opportunities, understanding how to measure performance and debug applications becomes even more paramount a skillset to secure. These demos provide unique solutions to developing insight into network performance in SDN environments. More info.