Awareness of the benefits of OpenFlow continues to grow, and the ProgrammableFlow team will be making a number of appearances in the next few weeks to participate in the discussion. We would love to have you join us.
First off, take a moment to follow our new Twitter handle at www.twitter.com/NEC_OpenFlow.
Live this week from where it all began – the Clean Slate Program, in conjunction with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) hosted the Open Networking Summit 2011, October 17-19 at Stanford. The sold-out program featured tutorials on OpenFlow/SDN for engineers, and NEC’s Chief Network Architect, Samrat Ganguly, was a featured speaker on Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 3:30pm, on the topic of “Redefining Network Virtualization for Cloud and Datacenter Networks with OpenFlow”. NEC and IBM demonstrated how OpenFlow can be used to build high performance, open, data center fabrics. The ProgrammableFlow switch and controller were featured in a number of other demonstrations.
October 25 is the OpenFlow Symposium, streamed live via Packet Pushers from the Doubletree Hotel in Silicon Valley. In addition to NEC, panelists include Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Big Switch and Juniper. From 10 a.m. – 12a.m. will be a business discussion around practical and applied OpenFlow Networks, and then from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. will be a technical deep dive, again with a representative panel including NEC. Both sessions will be archived at www.packetpushers.com. This event is also sold out.
On October 27th, NEC will be hosting a dozen bloggers at our Santa Clara facility. We’ll be reporting more later on this, and for sure you will be reading about us in the days to come. Check out this link for Tech Field Day, which will be filmed live, and tweeted at length—you may want to add some of these Twitter feeds to your Follow list: http://techfieldday.com/.
Finally, I want to tell you about the Advanced TCA Summit, a free OpenFlow seminar planned for Tuesday, November 1 from 8:30-11:20 a.m., also at the San Jose DoubleTreee. Register at https://www.expotracshows.com/advancedtca/2011 and use the code OPENFLOW. Chaired by Craig Matsumoto of Light Reading, this free seminar will feature speakers from BigSwitch Networks, Broadcom, and NEC. I will be addressing “Network Scale Out Using OpenFlow: the Rise of the Superswitch” from 10:30 a.m. – 11a.m.