- Speakers: Ulrich Kohn, director, Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking; Luigi Vassallo, head of group, IT Infrastructure, VimpelCom; Jukka-Pekka Joensuu, executive VP, Cinia; Mark Daley (chair), director, corporate strategy and development, Epsilon Telecommunications
- Topic: How the Service Gap Between Cloud Services and Connectivity Is Closing and What It Means to Data Centers and Other Parties
- When: Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Datacloud Europe 2016, Datacloud Theatre, The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
As hyperscale data centers emerge, service providers are turning to technologies that can deliver fast, cost-efficient growth in their data center connectivity networks. Sophisticated optical transmission systems combine simplicity of direct detection technologies with robustness of coherent systems. And, for enterprises in need of fast, secure, on-demand access to data centers, software defined networking (SDN) and overlay technologies promise unprecedented network flexibility.
Ulrich Kohn and the expert panel will discuss the impact of cloud-based services on the connectivity requirements among and to data centers. The speakers will debate how service providers can respond with emerging SDN and NFV technologies to meet the flexibility requirements of cloud-centric service offerings. Open networking and the relevance of new optical transmission technologies are key topics among technical experts and network strategists. The panel will look at present network design practices and will provide guidance for leveraging the benefit of emerging networking technologies.