Executive Director Gabe Cole to Participate in Dual Panels Focused on Network and Open Data Center Innovation as Well as Software-Defined Data Centers

Open-IX LogoBLOOMINGDALE, MI, USA – November 13, 2015 – The Open-IX Association (OIX), a 501(c)(6) non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces that its Executive Director, Gabe Cole, will speak on two panels at DatacenterDynamics Europe, to be held November 18-19, 2015 at the Excel London, Prince Regent in London, U.K.

On November 18 at 4:20 p.m., Mr. Cole, alongside panelists from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), EMEA, Primary Data, Tintri and Kaminaro, as well as moderator Max Smolaks, Editor at DatacenterDynamics, will participate in the panel “Software-Defined Data Centers – Realizing the Practical Realities of a Software-Defined Future.” This discussion will look at the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and its ability to address the yottabyte traffic that will traverse networks by 2030. Mr. Cole will offer additional insights into open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platforms and SDDC in the enterprise versus hyper-scale environments.

On November 19 at 12:40 p.m., Mr. Cole will join representatives from Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV), Linaro and moderator Peter Judge, Global Editor at DatacenterDynamics, on the panel “Are You Ready for Open Infrastructure? What We’ve Learned So Far…” The panel will explore the implementation of open infrastructure solutions from a variety of IT perspectives and provide real-world insights for organizations evaluating such solutions. Panelists will also discuss the implications of open infrastructure and the likely impact on existing IT processes and resources as well as new skills requirements, the impact of open infrastructure on the current infrastructure and operations management model, serviceability, and financial considerations and planning.

A two-day event, DatacenterDynamics Europe brings together over 3,000 senior business, operations and technology professionals as well as industry-leading practitioners from the world’s major data center and cloud providers to discuss the very engine that drives today’s industry-leading innovations, including the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, big data and clouds. The program will run separate tracks on IT and networks, critical environment, design and strategy, and solutions, in addition to application and cloud, and stacking IT. Featuring over 130 speakers across 90 sessions, the conference includes expert presentations, interactive workshops and innovation labs centered on SDN, hyper converged, open architecture, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), web scale and disaggregation.

Organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet, the Open-IX Association is dedicated to increasing the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive-scale interconnection for all. With the help of broad participation of interconnect and data center professionals, the Association has successfully developed Internet Exchange and data center consensus-based community standards and certified 27 data centers and six exchanges since its establishment in 2013.

To request a meeting with the OPEN-IX® team at DatacenterDynamics Europe, email OpenIX@imillerpr.com or stop by stand number TP4 in the Media Café. 

About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive-scale interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter, Keith Mitchell, Josh Snowhorn, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart. New elected board members for 2016 are Greg Hankins and Vinay Nagpal, and David Temkin, who was re-elected, will be returning to the Board along with current Board members Charnock, Koch, Malayter and Snowhorn. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.

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