SDN: Breaking it Down

Jun 2, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Although the breakthroughs in virtualization and automation originated in the cloud datacenter environment, service providers and network operators will clearly benefit from the programmability offered by Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This is the crux of the white paper SDN Enables Virtualization and Automation authored by Overture Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, R&D Prayson Pate.

Tags: TIA, events, SDN
Category: Overture Update

Reporting in from Ethernet Expo Americas 2012

Nov 13, 2012 by Jeff Reedy

[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. 

Highlights: Fall 2012 Carrier Ethernet World Congress

Sep 25, 2012 by Prayson Pate

Last week, while attended the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona, I saw a great turnout of service providers and equipment manufacturers, as well as a lineup of interesting speakers representing the MEF. [note: this article originally appeared in Carrier Ethernet News]

Photos and Insights from MEF's Carrier Ethernet Seminar Series in Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile

Jun 8, 2012 by Mark Durrett

John Hawkins waxing poetic on CoS performance objectives[This article originally appeared in Carrier Ethernet News]

Last week, my company, Overture, had the honor of sponsoring and participating in two incredibly well-organized Carrier Ethernet Seminars put on by the MEF.  These were our third and fouth such events with the MEF and they were held in Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile.  The MEF hold these educational seminars periodically around the world, with a particular emphasis on Latin American region where it hopes to build-up its nascent membership base.  The audience of nearly 120 at each event were very engaged and were treated to a full-day of material and sustenance.

Reporting in from Light Reading’s Ethernet Europe

Apr 24, 2012 by Mark Durrett

[This article originally appeared in Carrier Ethernet News]

The who’s who of Carrier Ethernet Europe gathered last week in Munich for the annual Light Reading Ethernet Europe.  Collocated with the MEF’s quarterly members’ meeting, this year’s event lived up to its billing as the premier Carrier Ethernet event in EMEA.

My schedule only allowed for a couple of brief visits into town which naturally included the requisite visit to the legendary Hofbrauhaus, for a few um-pa-pa’s, a very large stein of beer and some rockin’ pretzels.   

But the real highlight of the week was Carrier Ethernet.  In this post, I’ll recap a few highlights from the event.

Come See Overture Live - April-May Events

Apr 5, 2012 by Mark Durrett

The events season is about to kick into high gear, and we wanted to share the news about where you can find Overture in the next 30 days around the world.  Please send us an email if you’d like to schedule a meeting.   At most of these events, you will have a chance to hear from Overture executives who will be part of the conference proceedings, sharing insights and ideas from our experiences solving real world problems for our service provider customers.

Report From This Week's Metro Connect 2012

Mar 2, 2012 by Mark Durrett

Mark DurrettThe conference sessions at this year’s Metro Connect in Miami had a great mix of speakers and topics ranging from regulatory issues to mergers and acquisitions to basic business and technical challenges facing service providers and metro operators as they interconnect with each other.  For our company, it was our first year sponsoring and exhibiting.  Last year, we audited the event and came away believing Metro Connect was one of those rare “must do” events due to the promise of meeting with so many top executives throughout the industry.