[this article originally appeared in Carrier Ethernet News]
I always look forward to the Light Reading Ethernet Expo in New York. The city and the staff of Light Reading deserve a lot of credit for pulling off this event a week after super storm Sandy. And people were excited to be at the event because there was a lot to discuss and debate. There has been a lot of change since last November, with the introduction of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and the rise of Software Defined Networking (SDN), and the most interesting ideas centered on their relevance to the cloud.