|By PR Newswire||
|September 4, 2014 10:18 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, announced the debut of the NFV and the Data Center conference (www.lightreading.com/nfv). Targeted to telecom executives, the one-day conference will outline the opportunities and challenges associated with creating virtualized telecom carrier-grade data centers. The inaugural conference will take place Tuesday, September 16 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA.
This unique conference will take an in-depth look at realistic and achievable timelines and associated best practices for building telecom-grade virtualized data centers. It will also explain the platform requirements – both hardware and software – of a successful NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and explore how telecom's key performance indicators (KPIs) will have to evolve in the era of virtualization.
The conference will also tackle other practical issues around NFVI, including the performance and security implications of deploying virtualized telecom functions in a distributed fashion in the network and at the customer's premises, and the complementary role that software-defined networking will play in the data center to achieve end-to-end application orchestration.
"There is widespread consensus within the telecom industry that telco data centers are currently undergoing an evolutionary transition to the cloud to reduce operational cost and meet elastic scalability requirements," said Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading and Conference Chairman. "We will take a holistic view of all the issues and discuss the impacts with telecom executives."
In addition to Heavy Reading analysts, the event's roster of keynotes includes:
- Christos Kolias, Senior Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley
- Chris Eldredge, Executive Vice President of Data Center Services, NTT America, Inc.
- Jared Wray, Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink Cloud
- Kelly Herrell, Vice President and General Manager, Software Networking, Brocade
- Don MacNeil, Chief Operating Office, XO Communications
The conference will combine carrier keynotes, Heavy Reading research, panel discussions, tabletop displays as well as an opportunity to network with key North American carrier decision-makers.
Brocade is the event's Super Platinum sponsor. Cisco, Cyan, Juniper Networks, Metaswitch, NetCracker, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Wind River are Gold sponsors.
To register to attend NFV and the Data Center, visit: http://tinyurl.com/NFVDCMF
Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact: [email protected].
About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.
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