The Optical Internetworking Forum's (OIF) effort to shape the direction
of Transport SDN takes a European turn when the organization conducts a
workshop in Berlin next month. The workshop, "Transport SDN - Enabling
Technologies, Demonstrators, Field Trials, Deployments" is open to the
public and will be held on Monday May 19 at Maritim proArte Hotel,
Friedrichstraße 151. The workshop will bring together some of the
industry's leading carrier and vendor thought-leaders to share ideas on
specifications and standardization efforts for SDN / NFV
Implementations. The series of Transport SDN workshops kicked off in San
Jose, CA in February.
"As SDN moves along the curve from curiosity to hype and then into
reality, carriers and vendors need to cut through the hype and identify
what is needed to make Transport SDN a desirable and deployable
technology," said Hans-Martin Foisel, of Deutsche Telekom and the OIF
Carrier Working Group chair and workshop organizer. "Especially needed
are views from across the industry of what the enabling technologies and
standards will be and what the practical use cases and applications are
for Transport SDN."
Speakers will cover specifications and standardization efforts with
representatives from the ONF, OGF/NSI, ETSI/NFV and the OIF. The
workshop will also cover the implementation of SDN/NFV with speakers
discussing demonstrations, field trials and deployments.
Carrier speakers include OIF president, Vishnu Shukla of Verizon,
Joachim Westphal of Deutsche Telekom and Thierry Marcot of Orange. Forum
speakers include Lyndon Ong of Ciena and the Open Networking Foundation
(ONF), Jonathan Sadler of Coriant and the OIF, Guy Roberts of DANTE and
the Open Grid Forum (OGF/NSI) and Evelyne Roch of Huawei and the ETSI
Network Functions Virtualisation Industry Specification Group (ETSI NFV
ISG). Vendor speakers include Joerg Elbers of ADVA Optical Networking,
Diego Caviglia of Ericsson and Robert Bryttegard of Infinera.
The workshop is open to the public and will run from 1:00pm - 6:00pm,
followed by a reception for workshop speakers and participants from
6:00pm to 7:00pm.
To register for the workshop go to: http://www.oiforum.com/public/OIF_NW_Workshop_Berlin2014_reg.html
About the OIF
Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite
representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, including
many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system
vendors. The OIF promotes the development and deployment of
interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of
Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network
processing, component and networking systems technologies. The OIF
actively supports and extends the work of standards bodies and industry
forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical
internetworking products. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.
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