Light Reading and EdgeConneX® Present at Upskill University

EdgeConneXOn Friday, July 22, EdgeConneX® will team up with Light Reading to present on the topic, The Future of the Metro Data Center Interconnect at Upskill University. EdgeConneX specializes in global data center solutions at the Edge of the network, and “Upskill U” is an online educational resource that delivers must-have information on themes that relate to the overall business transformation taking place in the telecommunications industry.

lr-logo-158x80Phill Lawson-Shanks, chief architect and vice president of innovation of EdgeConneX, will deliver a live, online presentation focusing on the future of metro data center interconnect, primarily from the telcos’ perspective. He’ll also explore what lessons can be learned from web-scale service providers, and what telecom operators should do differently to put data, content and network smarts where they are needed most.

Presented by Light Reading in association with Cisco, Upskill U is a unique online site where service providers and enterprise decision-makers can crowdsource the mission-critical intelligence they need to formulate business technology strategies and gain the business and technology know-how required to architect and monetize next-gen networks. Upskill U provides courses that are delivered by industry experts, including speakers from leading cloud service providers, top-tier academic institutions and analyst firms. AT&T, Verizon, Ericsson, Princeton University, Stanford University, as well as Heavy Reading are frequent contributors.

Students are able to ask questions and interact with peers facing similar business and technology challenges, as well as download a wealth of additional learning materials during these 45-minute sessions. Subject matter includes the business drivers, challenges and best practices of transformative technologies, such as Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, the Internet of Things, cloud, cyber security, 5G, mobile video, Big Data analytics and other important developments.

“In this new environment of innovation and influx of industry players, both service providers and enterprises need to reskill in order to develop business plans that break through these barriers and boost ROI,” comments Stephen Saunders, Founder and CEO, Light Reading. “Upskill University tackles the industry’s toughest technological changes to provide industry professionals with the necessary knowledge to adapt to and thrive in the changing communications landscape.”

“I’m looking forward to discussing the advantages of a connected intelligent-edge strategy that pushes content and data closer to customers,” remarks Phill Lawson-Shanks. “Upskill U is an excellent platform to help telecom industry professionals remain educated and informed and I am excited to share my experience and insight with attendees during this education-based session.”

Click here to view the complete Upskill U schedule.