|Featured Software-Defined Networking Sessions|
|SDN in Education: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders
Software defined networking offers the potential to help enterprises reduce complexity and increase efficiency, providing better experiences to their users. What if those users are our future? Implementing SDN in an educational environment requires a different approach, and the results are hard to measure. But the payoff could mean that IT has a crucial role in helping the leaders of tomorrow grow and learn. In this session, Tom Hollingsworth will examine some SDN use cases for primary and higher education organizations. He'll also provide perspective on what SDN is and where it came from, how it can help other organizations with small IT departments, and what the future of SDN holds for small enterprises.
Speaker: Tom Hollingsworth, Architect, The Networking Nerd
|More sessions will be announced late fall. Stay tuned on Twitter by following @Interop.|
|Featured SDN Workshops|
|Software-Defined Networking and Network Virtualization
It’s time to move beyond SDN hype and dig into how it can be used in enterprise and data center networks. This day-long workshop will look at the real value of SDN and how enterprises can transition to network virtualization and move onward to automation and orchestration. We’ll explore the different SDN implementations and deployments and include a live demonstration of SDN applications. We’ll also provide a virtual SDN lab that attendees can take with them. The workshop provides detailed background on the available SDN technologies and their implementations, and weighs the benefits and drawbacks of each. Network virtualization has been with us for some time, but SDN has extended expectations. Meanwhile, the integration of networking into cloud orchestration platforms has opened new opportunities, but also increased complexity. You’ll learn how and when you can put SDN to work and how to manage the transition for your environment.
Instructor: Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research
|More workshops to come.|
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Editor in Chief, Network Computing
Susan Fogarty is the Editor in Chief of Network Computing, where part of her role includes developing content for Interop. She has almost two decades of experience writing and editing for IT professionals, especially those deeply involved in enterprise infrastructure. She previously worked at TechTarget, where she was the Editorial Director of the Networking Media Group, managing seven websites including the flagship SearchNetworking.com. Sue has also held positions at PennWell Publishing and Dell managing publications on networking, communications, and enterprise IT. She is a self-confessed ice cream addict, clean freak, and dog lover (if you can guess which of these do not mix, you will understand how she spends a lot of her free time).