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Speaker Spotlight: DFW International Airport, Deutsche Telekom Group & University of Bristol #SDEnterprise

The Software Defined Enterprise World Forum is fast approaching! We wanted to give you the chance to meet just some of the key industry leaders that be discussing the hottest topics and sparking debates at the event, this September.

An insight into the Industry Leaders joining the Software Defined Enterprise World Forum 2014!

mmMichael Moritz, Lead SDDC Architect, Deutsche Telekom Group

Member of T-Systems CTO Office in Cloud & Partner Sales. Responsible for Cloud Infrastructure Architecture in T-Systems with special focus on Software Defined Datacenter (incl. SDN, NVF, SDS).

Join Michael Moritz, member of T-Systems CTO Office in Cloud & Partner Sales, and delve into the details of T-System’s architectural evolution.  Benefit from Michael’s expertise and learn from the experience he has gained whilst taking responsibility for Cloud Infrastructure Architecture in T-Systems, which has a special focus on Software Defined Datacenter (incl. SDN, NVF, SDS).

Dewayne T. WashingtonDewayne T. Washington, Business Intelligence Manager, DFW International Airport

Dewayne T. Washington is the author of “Get in the Stream: The ultimate guide to customer adoption”. He currently manages the BI practice at DFW international Airport and was formerly head of technology for national NAACP, CIO of the Dallas African American Museum and has 15+ years in IT, specializing in data warehousing and BI.

Dewayne’s session on day two will cover the following:

  •     Agile development
  •     Cloud
  •     Customer interaction
  •     Learn how to deliver value to customers quickly
  •     Avoid the pitfalls of spending 2 years and $20 million on a great solution that customers will never use

rnDr. Reza Nejabati, High Performance Networks Group, University of Bristol

Dr. Reza Nejabati is a Senior Lecturer in High Performance Networks Group, Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy at University of Bristol. He has over 15 years of academic and industrial experience in the field of telecommunication and computer science. His current area of research is in the filed of disruptive new Internet technologies with focus on application of software defined network, network virtualization, service-oriented and programmable network, cross layer network design and architecture as well as network architecture and technologies for e-science and cloud computing. He has written or co-authored over 150 peer reviewed papers and three standardisation documents.

Dr. Reza, will be speaking on day two and addressing the challenges and issues for service level programmability of high-performance network and transport functions as well as virtualising high-capacity transport network to support multitenancy.

The highly focussed session will present novel solutions based on extension to SDN technology for abstracting the technological details of the transport network infrastructure with its multitude of emerging transport and switching technologies, making it sliceable, directly accessible and controllable by network services and applications. Issues for service level programmability of highperformance networks and transport functions.

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Nokia and Juniper Networks team up on NFV, SDN cloud offering #SDEnterprise


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Network services and equipment provider Nokia has teamed up with IT networking vendor Juniper Networks to extend the development of SDN and NFV technologies for mobile operators.

The Finnish firm will bring together its Liquid Core NFV solution with Juniper’s MetaFabric datacentre architecture, which includes its NFV and cloud network automation solution Contrail, based on SDN, to create a “core on cloud” solution. The solution will be targeted at operators facing pressure to bring new services to market, the firms added.

The solution will be available later this year and will see Nokia provide its Liquid Core application suites implemented as virtualized network functions, such as virtualized Mobile Management Entity, virtualized IMS and virtualized Home Subscriber Server.  Juniper said that its MetaFabric architecture and Contrail SDN/NFV controller will also enable operators to create a mobile edge that is secure, automated and scalable. This will support operators in creating new services based on actionable intelligence, it added.


The Software Defined Enterprise World Forum will focus on the following themes:

  • SDN for Enterprises
  • Software Defined Data Centre
  • Software Defined Storage  + automation

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The Race for the Software-Defined Enterprise

A recent article on CIO Insight explores the next generation of enterprise IT, and asks: Is it all a contest between VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack? 


Rather than relying on expensive human labor, IT organisations are increasingly using software to automate the management of data centers in a way that scales to unprecedented levels.

This fundamental shift in the way IT is managed is creating an intense contest for control of those data centers between VMware, Microsoft and a host of vendors that are actively promoting the emerging OpenStack framework. At the moment, thanks to a significant head start and the deep loyalty of many CIOs, it appears that VMware is building an early lead that its rivals might find difficult to overcome.

VMware says that license bookings for the vCloud Suite more than doubled in 2013. While VMware concedes that those licenses are only about 10 percent of its customer base, the company is clearly gaining a lot of momentum in the private cloud computing space, which is expected to be a $50 billion market by 2016. “vCloud Suite is the fastest growing product in the VMware,” says Raghu Raghurham, executive vice president for cloud infrastructure and management at VMware.

Obviously, VMware is hardly the sole vendor with an eye on that market. Microsoft has gained a fair amount of virtualization ground with Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines that are free with various flavors of Microsoft Server. And a broad alliance of vendors backing OpenStack are making a case for a lower cost framework for managing clouds that promises IT organizations much greater levels interoperability across different instances of cloud computing.

But VMware is trying up the ante. What initially started out as an effort to create the software-defined data center is now a race to define the software-defined enterprise in a way that brings server, network and storage management under one common framework. And VMware is counting on the loyalty of its customers to put a significant amount of distance between it and the competition.

Whether VMware can sustain its lead over the long haul remains to be seen. By the time rival architectures catch up, however, VMware might be fairly well ahead in defining the next generation of enterprise IT.

The way an enterprise approaches its IT is changing through software defined technology and this is on track to dominate discussions in 2014. There is a lot for enterprise CIOs, CTOs and enterprise IT Managers to learn and evaluate how they can adopt their existing infrastructure as well as their current Cloud investment plans to fit a ‘Software-defined’ future.


From the producers of the market-leading Cloud World Forum comes the ‘Software Defined Enterprise World Forum’ as the only dedicated meeting place to cover SDN for Enterprise, SDDC and SDS under one roof.

The event covers all sides of software defined technologies through the prism of enterprise organisations. It targets both the CIO for the overall business case behind SDx but also the engineers, working on the nitty-gritty details of the
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