About a year and a half ago, arguably well before the biggest of all the SDN hype that we’ve come to know and love, Stephen Foskett and company organized a fantastic OpenFlow Symposium aimed at getting deep into the state of the protocol at that time and what was being done with it at some of the leading tech companies like Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Brocade, and others.

For those keeping track, Dave Meyer was on the panel at the time representing Cisco but is now CTO and Chief Scientist with Brocade and getting to do some really cool stuff with OpenDaylight.

They’re at it again - a post on SDN News indicates that in September, a similar symposium will be held, but will encompass the entire Software Defined Datacenter, not just networking. Couple that with the fact that vendors have had quite a bit of time to put together SD* strategies (and even products for some), this should make for an excellent event. Per Tech Field Day MO, the day’s event will be live streamed over the web.

More details to come, I’m sure, but the page is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Check it out! http://www.sdncentral.com/events/sddc-techfieldday-2013/


Matt Oswalt

Matt Oswalt is an all-around technology nerd, currently focusing on networking, software development, and everything in between. He is at his happiest in front of a keyboard, next to a brewing kettle, or wielding his silo-smashing sledgehammer. He spends his days diving deep into the intersection of networking and software, and likes to blog about his experiences when he comes up for air. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIN.