Last year Intel® participated in its first demonstration of software-defined networking (SDN) at the Open Network Summit.  This year we’re coming back to the show with an expanded SDN product strategy and a new Open Networking Platform that will open up the entire SDN value chain for data centers.


The show opened yesterday in the Santa Clara Convention Center with a full day of tutorials and then an evening reception amongst the exhibits.  The program starts today and runs through Wednesday.


Last year, we said that the SDN revolution “starts at the switch.” This year, we’re bringing together the other elements of an SDN solution that will enable customers to dramatically boost the fabric performance in virtualized data center environments.


Starting on Monday, I’ll be staffing the booth at the show to demonstrate our SDN solution. In addition, our Seacliff Trail 48-port 10GE top-of-rack switch will be in a multivendor demonstration of NEC’s Programmable Flow Controller. 


On Wednesday, Rose Schooler, Vice President of the Intel Architecture Group and General Manager of the Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group, will make a keynote presentation that will cover key aspects of our Open Network Platform. She will announce some new components of the platform and talk about the customer need it meets. 


If you are not going to the show, but would like to hear Rose speak, you can watch the live webcast of her presentation.


The world of open networking moves fast.  The progress we’ve shown since ONS 2012 shows that Intel is keeping pace.  Check back for more blog updates later this week.