Ethernet Technology Summit ramps up

The Ethernet Technology Summit, a Silicon Valley conference focused on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking industry, is scheduled for April 2-4, 2013.

The Ethernet Technology Summit, a Silicon Valley conference focused on the use of Ethernet throughout the networking industry, is scheduled for April 2-4, 2013 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. According to a press release, key topics at the conference this year will include software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow, 40-, 100- and 400 Gigabit Ethernet, convergence, cloud computing, virtualization, big data, and high-performance networks.

Keynotes to be presented at the conference will include:

-- Eyal Waldman, Mellanox Technologies' CEO, Welcome to the Generation of Open Ethernet

-- John D’Ambrosia, Ethernet Evangelist, Ethernet Alliance/Dell, Ethernet’s Next Step: 400G

-- Alan Weckel, Dell’Oro Group VP, Ethernet Markets: Where Are the Opportunities, How Big, and When?

-- Guido Appenzeller, Big Switch Networks CEO, Reaping the Benefits of Software Defined Networking

-- Nick Ilyadis, Broadcom CTO, Sustainable Networking Innovation Through Collective Intelligence: Software-Defined Networking

-- David Yen, Cisco Systems Senior VP/GM Data Center Group, Unified Data Centers for the Cloud Era

See Also: Cloud computing, virtualization and cabling infrastructure

“Ethernet keeps advancing, and the Ethernet Technology Summit continues to be the best place to track what is happening in the industry,” comments conference chair and Cisco Systems Fellow, Claudio DeSanti. “This year we have expanded the seminar on software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow to two days and have added sessions on accelerating big data, developing top-performance Ethernet networks, and next-generation power and cooling.”

The conference's SDN/OpenFlow seminars will cover network architecture, OpenFlow, carrier networks, applications, software, and implementations. Additional panels will deal with end user perspectives and future trends. Conference speakers represent such industry leaders as Intel, Cisco, Broadcom, Dell, IBM, HP, Spirent, Brocade, Big Switch Networks, Orange France Telecom, and many others.

Other key sessions will include a venture capitalist (VC) forum with leading VCs focused on SDN startups, a market research session with major analysts, and coverage of Carrier Ethernet, lost packets, and next-generation power and cooling.

Related: Ethernet Alliance announces 2013 leadership

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