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A Question of Ethernet & SDN

Ray Le Maistre
9/26/2013

The upcoming Ethernet & SDN Expo (ESDN) affords plenty of opportunities for people to ask critical questions of each other, such as: Is SDN really going to impact my network?; Will there be a Carrier Ethernet 3.0?; Where's the good coffee at?

If you're at the event, formerly known as Ethernet Expo, then you can ask away in the conference sessions, during the coffee, lunch, and cocktail breaks (especially the latter) and on the show floor.

But what if you can't make it to the show? Well, previously you had to hope someone else would think of the same question. But no longer! Now you can put your burning questions about Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV, and packet transport to the individuals of your choice.

How? Well, we do it for you. Or we try, at least. Check out this special message board for the details and to pose your questions.

In the meantime, see our pre-event coverage at our special ESDN show site.

— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading


Interested in learning more on this topic? Then come to Ethernet & SDN Expo, a Light Reading Live event that takes place Oct. 2-3, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City. Co-located with Interop, Light Reading's Ethernet & SDN Expo will focus on how the convergence of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 with emerging carrier software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization technologies could change the whole telecom landscape for service providers. For more information, or to register, click here.


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victorblake
victorblake
9/25/2013 | 10:32:14 PM
Give me the IP address of your SDN controller
Seriously. What's being done about security AND reliability with SDN. As some have suggested security for SDN is an oxymoron. In terms of service providers specifically, I'd ask who is going to address these issues because centralizing control pretty much defeats the point of distributed autonomy and thus the point of the Internet (and whether or not the Internet, IP networks). Since Ethernet has become an IP service (ala Ethernet over VPLS, MPLS, etc.)

In terms of data centers, I think there is more liberty to talk about Ethernet and SDN with walls up in terms of security, but it still begs the reliability question.

Hope this EXPO exposes some of these questions and stimulates some discussion on this topic.
Ray@LR
[email protected]
9/25/2013 | 12:58:32 PM
Pose your #ESDN questions....
Please pose your questions on the special message board set up especially for ESDN questions....

 

http://www.lightreading.com/messages.asp?piddl_msgthreadid=57045
Ray@LR
[email protected]
9/25/2013 | 12:58:32 PM
Pose your #ESDN questions....
Please pose your questions on the special message board set up especially for ESDN questions....

 

http://www.lightreading.com/messages.asp?piddl_msgthreadid=57045
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