Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join Ciena to learn about the role of the network in building the 21st Century Platform and the trends driving multi-tenant data centers and cloud infrastructure services. Applications (customers) will drive their behavior through programmatic interfaces (APIs) into the virtual network:
- With policy control (the control layer)
- To make the underlying infrastructure more agile and responsive (virtual)
- With workloads orchestrated through Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
Todays networks tends to get in your way - with fixed capacities that are hard to change, resulting in either over-purchased capacity, or over-utilization and user dissatisfaction. Infrastructure capacity also tends to come in chunks that are manual intensive to administer, manage and train, with time intensive capital expense acquisition steps and write-down time.
As a result IT's impact is often limited to spending most of their time in a caretaker role of legacy applications instead of providing a fast response to new things. And the consumer "app" expectation is only making it harder for IT to deliver to expectations on mission critical business applications.
We need to re-think the architecture - to create a virtualized, performance-on-demand ecosystem for not only compute and store, but now also the network. Join us to learn more about Ciena's approach to open networking that delivers scale, programmability and application awareness.
No Charge! Lunch will be provided.
To reserve your seat email Sarah Rocap at email@example.com