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,
Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied Fiber
Tim Carmody, Vice President, Network
Services Engineering, IPC Systems, Inc.
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.
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as they become available.
PAPER: CLASSIFYING THE NEW DATA CENTER
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
Mannix O’Connor, Director of Technical
Marketing, MRV Communications
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.