Breakout Panel: The Role of SDN in Data Centers & DCI
Data center interconnect is one of the hottest and fastest-evolving areas of communications today as operators architect their networks for cloud traffic and applications requirements. While service providers grapple with decisions on capacity, network architectures and hardware they must also plan for the role of SDN in DCI. The Facebook-launched Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and AT&T’s Open ROADM initiative are just two prominent examples of how SDN is quickly becoming inextricably linked to DCI. This panel will explore the main issues and opportunities of SDN for DCI, including how inter-DC and intra-DC SDN should be integrated and how DCI SDN should be incorporated into service providers' overall SDN strategies.
Sterling Perrin -
Principal Analyst, Optical Networking & Transport,
Bill Long -
VP, Interconnection Product Management,
Sean Long -
Director, Sr. Architecture, Product Management,