At Interop, Vello demonstrated a use case for SDN involving a Vello SDN controller using OpenFlow to "talk to" optical systems as well as packet switches. This application, Remote Data Replication Manager, offers a practical solution for data replication of value to enterprises today, and unlike much of the talk about SDN, enterprise customers can see the value of this immediately. Visit Vello at EMC World, or learn more here: http://www.vellosystems.com/_pdf/Vello_Uses_SDN_to_Enable_Remote_Data_Replication_as_a_Service_050812.pdf
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.