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Cloud Interconnect – Seeding the Cloud for Profit With Cloud DCI
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Gary Holland, Verticals Marketing, IP Optical Networks, Marketing & Communications, Nokia

Chris Janson, Optical Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networking, Nokia

Data center interconnect (DCI) is the fastest-growing sector of the optical market, with most communications service providers and network operators offering a range of managed and unmanaged DCI services to enterprises, industries and public sector customers. But data centers and IT are moving to the cloud, with an emerging ecosystem and participants requiring new approaches to DCI to help them take full advantage of the cloud opportunity. Service providers and network operators are ideally placed to benefit from the emerging cloud ecosystem by offering cloud DCI services to all participants. But to be successful, cloud DCI services – or cloud interconnect – must be more scalable, agile and flexible than current DCI offerings. Join Nokia and Light Reading to learn more about:

  • The emerging cloud ecosystem, the different participants and the role of cloud interconnect
  • The central role of service providers and network operators in the cloud ecosystem
  • Why IP, Ethernet and optical capabilities are critical to a successful cloud interconnect strategy
  • The role of integrated IP/optics, VNF and carrier SDN in cloud interconnect

We'll also show how service providers and network operators can offer cloud interconnect to all participants in the cloud ecosystem and thereby drive additional revenues and profitability.



 

Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities.

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Gary Holland, Verticals Marketing, IP Optical Networks, Marketing & Communications, Nokia
Gary is responsible for marketing Nokia's IP and optical network portfolio to the Large Enterprise vertical, both direct and through Global Alliance partners. Formerly with Alcatel-Lucent and with more than 25 years of professional experience in the telecommunications industry, Gary has held senior roles in portfolio marketing, partner marketing, corporate marketing, business development, product marketing and product line management.

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Chris Janson, Optical Product Marketing Manager, IP/Optical Networking, Nokia
For over 25 years Chris Janson has helped companies develop and deliver solutions in the fiber optics, microwave, telecommunications and defense sectors. In his current role with Nokia, he follows trends in optical networking technology and their application to finance, healthcare, utilities, government and educational customers. Chris has been a speaker at many conferences including Interop 2014, Internet2 annual technology meetings, and a 2015 series of executive forums sponsored by CenturyLink and CIO magazine. He has also shared his work through many webinars, written publications, on-line videos and articles. Chris serves on the boards of directors of the Rural Telecommunications Congress and the non-profit OpenCape Corporation.

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