Rumblings Down Under, the Wireless Future, Dell & HP go Head2Head…and another Giant Leap for E-kind

Rumblings Down Under, the Wireless Future, Dell & HP go Head2Head…and another Giant Leap for E-kind

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.

Since then Telstra has pumped even more into its growing cloud offering – including the Whispir SaaS comms platform and now, in partnership with Cisca, the global launch of a unified comms service for business over four continents and 25 countries – delivered over Telstra’s network from over 2,000 PoPs.

So what has Telstra in store for Europe? Your chance to find out begins on September 24th at NetEvents EMEA when Tom Homer, Telstra’s Head of EMEA and the Americas, gives his keynote presentation 2020 Vision for Cloud Services to the Enterprise followed by a Q&A grilling from Manek Dubash.

Any new Wi-Fi standard means a step change in wireless communications and a whole new BYOD threat. The newest, 802.11ac, will be no exception. Or will it?

On Thursday, Ian Keene, Vice President, Gartner, introduces a debate Advances in Wireless, and Beyond 802.11ac that promises to stir up a bit of controversy over Wi-Fi prospects – with big names Dell and HP on the panel as well as the WEF “Technology Pioneers”, Ruckus.

Dell and HP on his panel? Well, that’s assuming there are survivors left after Wednesday’s Head to Head debate – when the two titans will lock horns over Who’s leading the SDN revolution to the Enterprise?

This century global communications have stormed the globe in a series of massive leaps – as MEF took Ethernet from LAN to Metro, from Metro to WAN and now… Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe and MEF President Nan Chen are keeping their cards close to their chests, but they promise to unveil a new 5+ year vision to transform the future of network services.

We’ll have to wait till the 24th for the full story, but here is one exclusive leak from the presentation by Bob Metcalfe: “We are embarking on the next stage of a remarkable journey. MEF is announcing a new network paradigm…”

There’s more to tell in a program that includes transformation of the telco network, an enterprise take on SDN, how to boost telco cloud economics, a new angle on network security and cloud infrastructure – not to forget the chance to rub shoulders with big names from CA Technologies, Citrix, CENX, Cyan, Colt, Dell, HP, Emulex, Infinera, Juniper, Gigamon, Interoute, Orange, Telefonica, Telstra and the world’s top analysts.

Better still: download the full agenda now, at https://www.netevents.org/portfolio/emea-press-service-provider-summit