SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- I'm full up with knowledge about the current state of SDN after three days at the conference here.
I'm also full of food, coffee and liquor.
OMG, the food.
As the winter-spring conference season winds down, I'm looking back on so many great conferences and so much fantastic SDN and NFV learning. And so much food. I feel like I'm only one conference away from a real SDN breakthrough insight. Also, one more conference and you can slap a Greek fisherman's hat on me and I'll be George R. R. Martin.
By the way, did you know pretzel M&Ms are a thing now? And they have them in the hotel gift shop. Which is still open.
This year's Open Networking Summit has been about joining open source to SDN. The conference is closely allied with the Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab . On the other hand, I've seen OpenDaylight leadership hanging around, and there seems to be bad blood between ON.Lab and ODL. I keep hoping for a fight, but everything is cordial so far. Oh, well; there's still another day.
Also present -- and presenting -- are executives from communications and hypercloud providers leading in real-world SDN implementation, including AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), NTT Communications Corp. (NYSE: NTT), Facebook , Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), SK Telecom (Nasdaq: SKM), and more. We'll have articles on all of their presentations in coming days. But first I need to unbutton my pants. Or maybe have one more thin wafer.
Start the slideshow for highlights of what we saw -- and ate and drank -- at ONS 2015.
- Google: 'Great' Data Center Networks Essential
- AT&T Open Sources Gigabit Networking Tools
- ONOS Expands Its Reach on Internet2
- AT&T to Show Off Next-Gen Central Office
- ONS Day 1: Pac-Man Escapes From Alcatraz