Next level of convergence

Workshop 3
Sunday, 18 September, 2011
10:00 - 13:30
Room C

Abstract
Network transformation is a major endeavor for most of the network operators worldwide in the recent years. In the resulting IP based networks, services are basically enabled by processing in data-centers. Web based services are of increasing popularity and economy of scale effects drive even enterprises to the “cloud”. So clouds come in different flavors, based on a physical infrastructure different business model could be realized, like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It can be expected, that Telco-Clouds could offer cloud services towards enterprises and consumers, as well as offer local execution and storage to global cloud providers. There is no doubt, that the importance of data-center is extending and the performance and scalability of their architectures, in which the network plays a crucial role in maximizing the overall efficiency, is challenged.
Moreover due to the interconnection of Mega-data-center the structure of the Internet has started to change towards a flatter hierarchy and a denser interconnection with consequences for routing, traffic engineering and security. As a result the role of traditional transport network as mediator between content and eyeball networks is changing too.
The workshop will cover different aspects from the network provider and data-center operators perspective, and will address the consequences of the increasing influence of data-center network architectures on telecommunication network and vices versa.

Presentations:

James Kempf, Ericsson, USA
Bruce Maggs, Duke University, USA
Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy
Ori Gerstel, Cisco, Israel
Michiaki Hayashi, KDDI, Japan


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