CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Management Dr. Robert Keys to Participate in Debate and Panel Sessions
OTTAWA and BOSTON, March 1, 2016
BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content and service providers around the world, today announced that Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Management Dr. Robert Keys will be participating in a Rump Session and a Market Watch panel at OFC 2016. The conference will take place from March 20-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Established more than 40 years ago, OFC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. The 2016 show will feature topics including cloud enablement through software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), advances in networks and applications, techniques for capacity scalability, and advanced high-speed electrical and optical devices.
Dr. Keys will participate in an energetic discussion and debate known as OFC’s Rump Session, titled “Integrated (Black Box) vs. Disaggregated (White Box) Networking.” Taking place on Tuesday, March 22 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. PDT at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, California A, the session will debate reasons and drawbacks of the traditional black box approach, promises and reality of the new white box approach and relevance of each to future networks. Questions to be addressed include:
- Is a white box network by definition SDN?
- Can a black box network effectively provide NFV?
- Can optical transport systems carrying mission-critical traffic in large scale networks use generic hardware and open source software?
Additionally, Dr. Keys will participate in a Market Watch panel on Wednesday, March 23 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. PDT titled “Panel IV: The Global Colocation Market – Are Worlds Colliding?” This educational session will focus on the new mix of content providers and content delivery network (CDN) providers within rapidly expanding metro colocation sites. The panel will address the question of whether the colocation evolution has moved from the traditional ‘buyer’ to now adding a ‘sellers’ market of content, cloud and CDN providers within the entire connectivity site. Panelists will also discuss services like Cloud Exchange and Cloud Connect and explore the new optical technologies, such as ROADMs, colocation providers will need in the next few years.
About BTI Systems
BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems. Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe. With more than 380 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit www.btisystems.com.
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