PANEL: IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER
BUILDING YOUR OWN NETWORK?
Content and hosting providers are discovering the business advantage
of a private network for enabling high-capacity connectivity between
data centers. Implementing and operating their own metro and regional
networks gives them strategic control of their infrastructure. This panel will
share real-world examples from content and hosting providers and network
infrastructure vendors. It will be provide insights into optical networking, cloud
services, MSPs and private network innovations, both present and future.
Eve Griliches, Director, Solutions Marketing, B TI Systems
Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied Fiber
Tim Carmody, Vice President, Network Services Engineering,
IPC Systems, Inc.
Chad Lamb, Director of Engineering, XKL, LLC
Eve Griliches is the Director of Solutions Marketing at B TI Systems. Previously,
Eve was managing partner of leading global research frm ACG Research. Before
ACG, Eve served as IDC program director for the Telecommunications Equipment
group, where she provided in-depth analysis on key telecom market technologies.
Additionally, Eve has more than 10 years of product management experience from
positions at network equipment vendors.
Hunter Newby is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber and prior to founding Allied
Fiber, he was the Chief Strategy Offcer and a Director of The Telx Group, Inc., one
of the leading carrier hotel interconnection facility operators in the U.S. Under
Mr. Newby’s direction, Telx successfully created an entirely new business model
originating in New York City, expanding to Atlanta and ultimately nationwide and
in the process built one of the strongest brand names for carrier-neutral, core
interconnection facilities in the world.
As Director of Engineering, Dr. Chad Lamb oversees all aspects of research,
design and development for XKL. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, an M.S.E.E in Electrical Engineering
from the University of New Hampshire and a B. S. in Computer Engineering from
PAPER: CLASSIFYING THE NEW DATA
CENTER BUSINESS MODELS
To keep up with the ever-changing needs of next-generation applications
and services, three categories of data center business models have
emerged: Compute-Focused, Full Service, and Disaggregated. Each
model refnes its connectivity methods and operations to best serve
its targeted customers. This session will review the latest data center
communications developments, as well as the characteristics, benefts
and constraints of each. Attendees will also learn which data center model
might best ft their own power, storage, space, and bandwidth needs.
Mannix O’Connor, Director of Technical Marketing,
Mannix O’Connor is Director of Technical Marketing for MRV and has held executive
positions at Hitachi, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Orkit Corrigent. Mr. O’Connor
was co-chair of the MEF Access committee and the founding Secretary of the
IEEE 802.17 Resilient Packet Ring working group. He is a coauthor of the recent
publication, “Delivering Carrier Ethernet” published by McGraw-Hill.
PAPER: 10/40/100GBE MIGRATION:
THE ROLE OF CABLING
In conjunction with the media demands of today’s Internet and the mobile
network boom, the amount of data transmitted at the enterprise business
level is rapidly climbing. Fiber trunking and interconnect therefore must
enable enterprise data center managers to effectively migrate from 10
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 40/100GbE. In this presentation, the speaker
will discuss why 24-fber trunk cable technology offers the smoothest and
most cost-effective migration path to 40/100GbE than other approaches.
Kevin Ressler, Director, Global Data Center Industry
Management, TE Connectivity
Kevin Ressler’s experience as a global executive is exceptionally versatile. His
industry expertise includes wired and wireless private network infrastructure, with
focuses on data center networks and on designing, deploying, and operating
mission-critical wireless networks.