Sunday, 17 January 2016
Location: South Pacific 1
The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the critical initiatives of the year, as every organization must now be a digital business. Organizations that succeed in this digital era are creating, capturing and distilling an onslaught of digital data in order to accelerate innovation, improve customer experience, manage risk, and achieve competitive advantage. But IoT does not stand alone. Agile organizations are leveraging cloud services and big data analytics as well as other new technologies and processes to fulfill the promise of IoT.
This session will explore the intersection of IoT, cloud and big data. Experts across all three areas will distill the definitions of each and provide examples of how you can increase your competitive advantage and help your customers succeed in the digital era.
Global Product Marketing, Red Hat
Chief Architect & VP of Innovation, EdgeConneX
The Internet of Things as well as the evolution and continued utilization of cloud technologies are dependent upon the underlying infrastructure of the modern all IP-based Internet over which these services and data are delivered. Real-time communications and streaming data as well as a host of next- generation, cloud-based applications must all be provisioned with the lowest latency possible.
This discussion will focus on how the localization of peering points and the selection of tactical “edge” colocation facilities in close proximity to the end-user will reduce costs, increase performance and better meet the latency and security needs of the network and its stakeholders.
Today’s bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive cloud content requires a new infrastructure – The Internet of Everywhere. Latency affects the maximum rate data can be transmitted efficiently and effectively and is determined by speed and distance. The Internet of Everywhere eliminates distance and delivers content faster while improving the user’s experience and enhancing security.
The Internet’s design will completely change over the next five years to address the new needs of content and the demands of users. This presentation will reveal to attendees how that’s going to happen and why they need to adapt their thinking or prepare to have their business models disrupted.
Data Scientist Manager, Azure Network Engineering Group, Microsoft
The capacity of global telecommunication networks and its complexity has been exponentially growing. Traditional voice networks and internet service providers were both designed to deliver traffic between customers. Increasingly, enterprise businesses build their own network backbone to augment a content delivery platform, and employ network as a service. This change in purpose has transferred the way bits are routed within and across individual networks. The routing of traffic has been managed through traffic matrices. Intelligent traffic routing enables an intelligent network; one used to mitigate congestion, distribute compute and storage, enable reliability and resiliency, add a layer of protection and provides an ultimate cloud user experience.
As global networks today exist in an eco-system of 60,000-70,000 autonomous networks, the ability to control the flow of traffic within and across the eco-system is critical. To compute these multivariate traffic matrices in time efficient manner is imperative to cloud’s evolution. Tools like Label Switching Paths (LSPs) and flow like implementations are fast loosing relevance with an exponential growth of networks. Network topology morphs because of the growth and complexity pressures; this changes the utilization and resilience implications.
With most recent traffic growth CAGR in the three digit range, adequate planning is must to ensure that networks can be run at peak utilization. We extend research done by traditional telecom networks to enhance optimization algorithms. We have considered the optimal topology heuristics as a coupled problem, where we construct a global optimal solution which use the network as a sensor while predicting growth across cloud infrastructure and an actuator to manage the exponential growth trajectory. We present a global optimization platform that outperforms off-the-shelf bespoke solutions by over 50% while reducing the run time by half.
VP, Global Service Provider, Vertical Marketing, Equinix
Network service providers (NSPs) have strong opportunities to augment existing service portfolios by offering turn-key cloud services that build on their established enterprise business relationships. With businesses of all types moving to hybrid-cloud architectures to lower their costs and increase business agility, partnering with established interconnection providers to drive cloud can offer NSPs great rewards.
Highlighting real-world use cases, this session will explore how NSPs of all types and sizes can identify, source and scale a variety of cloud service offerings, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to their enterprise customers with minimal addition to their existing infrastructures and little-to-no incremental training or staffing overhead. Attendees will learn about carrier-agnostic cloud and enterprise interconnection providers and how to convert those providers’ existing cloud provider relationships and service delivery infrastructures to real, recurring revenues quickly, easily and reliably.