Ethernet & SDN Expo

Vendors Prep for ESDN Showcase

Several vendors are already lining up product announcements and other news in advance of next week's Light Reading Ethernet & SDN Expo, co-located with Interop New York Oct. 2-3 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Steve Alexander, senior vice president and CTO at Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN), will start off the festivities Oct. 2 with a keynote speech at 9:55 a.m. Alexander will not only open the conference, but also will make a case for opening networks, something which he told Light Reading recently has reached a tipping point (See Ciena's Alexander: The Future's Open).

Also of note, Overture Networks Inc. will announce software updates for its Overture 1400 and Ethernet over copper products. Among other things, these updates will help accelerate SDN service introduction at the metro edge via integration with Overture's Ensemble Open Service Architecture.

Meanwhile, RAD Data Communications Ltd. will introduce enhanced Service Assured Access solutions with Distributed NFV.

Other vendors planning big announcements include MRV Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: MRVC), Telco Systems (BATM) , Champion Optical Network Engineering LLC , and NetSocket .

— Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, Light Reading

Interested in learning more on this topic? Then come to Ethernet & SDN Expo, a Light Reading Live event that takes place on October 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 (NFV) technologies could change the whole telecom landscape for service providers. For more information, or to register,
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albreznick 9/24/2013 | 9:59:46 PM
Re: Just for starters... How many more salvos are you anticipating, Dan? Any other big anouncemenytsd you're expecting? 
DOShea 9/24/2013 | 12:55:19 PM
Just for starters... This is just an opening salvo--we're getting briefed on more announcements later this week, so stay tuned for more #ESDN coverage.
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