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Three exciting panels followed the kickoff keynote at the NetEvents APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit in Singapore, May 28-29, 2015. Photos, transcripts and presentations from all three of these panels are available. Visit this page and click on the Press Resources tab. The first of the Thursday morning panels was called “Testing Times in the Internet of Things,” and covered IoT’s impact on network traffic, topology and services. The panel was led by Nikhil Batra, Research Manager for Telecommunications, at IDC. Mr. Batra was joined by Neil Holmquist, Senior Director, Product Management for Cloud & IP, Spirent Communications; Derrick Loi, Head of Cloud Business for APAC, Orange Business Services; Helen Wong. Director, Read more

The NetEvents APAC Press & Service Provider VIP Summit is underway! Today in Singapore, the two-day event (May 28 and 29, 2015) kicked off with a keynote from Amit Sinha Roy, Vice President of Tata Communications, talking about evolution of the WAN. (Photos, transcripts and presentations from the keynote are available. Visit this page and click on the Press Resources tab.) Mr. Roy explained that the enterprise is moving to the cloud and to a hybrid cloud environment, and the issues that are facing the enterprise CIOs is mostly around network security and the service-level agreements. The evolution of the hybrid cloud, where the private data is secure, along with some applications Read more

We won’t keep you in suspense: The winners of the Clouded Leopards Den 2015 prize for cloud innovation are TapLink and Viptela. Learning the identity of the winners, however, is only one part of the story. The Clouded Leopards Den prize has progressed from nominations early this year (about 25 entries), through a shortlisting process led by media/analyst judges (two groups of six), to finalists chosen by a panel of industry/venture capital investors (two groups of three), then in-person elevator pitches, and then the awards themselves. Both categories in the Clouded Leopards Den — one for early-stage startups, one for later-stage, pre-IPO companies – had three finalists. The three finalists Read more

NetEvents EMEA Press and SP Summit Quinta do Lago, Portugal September 24th & 25th, 2014 has plenty of surprises in store There was a wave of interest from the APAC media when Telstra Global made their debut at NetEvents Thailand in May – hardly surprising for a company erupting out of Australia and launching a major thrust into the wider Asian market. Read more

Opening Guest Speaker presentation by Erik Papir, Director, Global Technical Marketing, HP Networking The second and final day of the event was opened by Papir’s presentation on how HP is driving an open SDN. For him, the key trends are the need for agility and security, that the network should understand your data, and manage bulk and short network transfers equitably, plus the growth of mobile data. All this drives demand for a converged infrastructure, for cloud, and for a software defined infrastructure. Papir said that HP wants to focus on the quality of the business experience not the infrastructure. Users don’t care about the infrastructure but do care abut Read more

Why I believe in an Open Cloud Environment Keynote presentation by James Walker, President of the Cloud Ethernet Forum (CEF) and Vice President, Managed Network Services, Tata Communications Walker opened the proceedings with a keynote speech around the open cloud. He highlighted the latest cloud trends, including research showing that, for the first time, more workloads will be run in the cloud in 2014 than in traditional datacentres. However, what’s needed is control and integration, which is difficult when there are, for example, over 400 cloud providers in the US alone. Each has its own set of APIs, interfaces, provisioning and methodologies. There’s little consistency when consistency across cloud providers Read more

Debate Session – DC Shootout – the quest for the killer infrastructure. Introduced and chaired by Sean Hackett, 451 Group. Panel members: Dell, HP, IBM, and Nuage Networks. Presentation highlights: Forecast to 2016; public cloud CAGR 39%, private 21%. DCs are at the virtualization stage (61%) and will evolve to automation followed by orchestration.... Read more
A mix of around 50+ press and analysts coming from 25 countries attended this year’s summit. The keynote presentation by Martin Casado, CTO of Networking, VMware covered the intrinsic differences between the creation of a data center by a company such as Amazon who owns and controls the applications and that of the average enterprise.... Read more
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