Networking is undergoing tremendous change as both access technologies and core capabilities are shaped by the forces of virtualization, convergence, and cloud. The networking track at Interop will teach you about the impacts of these changes and what they mean for the ways in which we design, build, and operate networking infrastructure. Network interconnects are the linchpins of application performance and datacenter scale. Sessions will delve in to the latest advances in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and how it will affect next generation architectures, as well as looking at changes in data center network design that affect operations today. Advanced technologies, including photonic switching and massive machine-to-machine connection densities that will be driven by The Internet of Things are knocking on networking's door and sessions will deliver a better understanding what's to come.

The Interop networking track sessions draw from implementers and innovators from across the breadth of the network spectrum. You'll gain knowledge and insight into practical paths today and a vision of how to plan for future developments for enterprises, service providers, and network operators of all sizes.

Track Chair

Eric Hanselman
Chief Analyst | 451 Research