I’m speaking at both Enterprise Connect and Interop again this year. The Enterprise Connect conference is March 17 – 20, 2014. I’ll be presenting the very successful session titled How to Keep Video from Blowing Up Your Network. This session has been well attended and has received very good reviews at past conferences. In it, I discuss the sources of video traffic, their characteristics, and how to identify video traffic on the network. There are some pragmatic mechanisms that can be employed to reduce the amount of work that is needed to identify video traffic. I will then discuss how to handle traffic that you do want, such a a CEO’s video conference, and video that you don’t want, like video movie downloads or streaming video. There are two approaches to handling video that you don’t want and I discuss both, with an example that we have deployed with customers.
The second session at Enterprise Connect is a a new workshop on SDN, titled Powering Enterprise Communications with Software-Defined Networks (SDNs). Workshops are 3-hour sessions that are a deep dive into a particular technology. This workshop will be structured as a tutorial on SDN, with several breaks to hear what our panel of industry experts have to say about SDN. I’ll take questions from the audience in addition to my own set of questions. This should be a very interesting and informative workshop.
Interop is March 31 – April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be presenting at a session titled Optimize Your Network for Real-Time Apps. Like video, real-time apps can have a significant impact on a network, so it is important to optimize the network to properly handle the traffic. Of course, the real-time application traffic must be identified in order to optimize its delivery and to prevent it from impacting other applications. There may be real-time traffic that you don’t want, so I’ll discuss how to identify and handle it.
Please join me at one of these events. I’ll be reachable via the Speaker’s Room if you’re there and won’t be able to join one of my sessions.