NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Metaswitch Forum 2014 -- Metaswitch devoted three days to explaining its view of the future to about 800 customers, partners and guests, including extensive discussion of virtualization and the move to software-driven networks.
Working off the theme, "The Brains of the New Global Network," the main presentations featuring brainy people from Metaswitch, the telecom industry, and even National Geographic Channel.
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Giant spinning heads were a recurring theme. The heads featured various members of the Metaswitch leadership team doing alternating voice-overs in a humorous vein. The technology was serious but the presentation wasn't, at least not always.
Pic 2 -- Phil Harvey in Minority Report Pt II In pic 2, that's former Light Reading editor Phil Harvey right up front in what looks like a scene from Minority Report Pt II (or would tha be called Majority Report?)
Mellanox offers a complete 10/25/40/50/56/100Gbit/s solution that delivers industry-leading performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency for optimal application performance and data center ROI.
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.