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Brocade Leaders Discuss Software-Defined Networking Ecosystem at Ethernet Summit

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) -   Brocade ( NASDAQ : BRCD ), a leader in data center networking and principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, will be participating in a number of sessions focused on the evolving Software-Defined Networking (SDN) landscape.

The 4th annual Ethernet Summit

David Meyer, CTO of the Service Provider Business and Chief Architect
Curt Beckmann, Principal Architect
Jon Hudson, Principal Engineer for Global Solutions Architecture

SDN and protocols such as OpenFlow are ushering in a new era of networking, driving new modes of thinking and different approaches to challenges from customers and vendors alike. The objective of these sessions at Ethernet Summit is to further the education around these technologies, resulting in a better understanding of how SDN will impact networking.

Meyer, Beckmann and Hudson will be participating in the following sessions:


  • Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow - Overview
    David Meyer (Organizer)
    9 - 10:20 a.m.
  • Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow - Network Architecture
    Curt Beckmann (Organizer)
    10:40 a.m. - noon
  • Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow - OpenFlow: Past, Present and Future
    David Meyer (Instructor) and Curt Beckmann (Instructor)
    1 - 3 p.m.


  • Carrier Ethernet 2.0: Everything You Need to Know to Develop Successful Products
    Jon Hudson (Chairperson)
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Beer, Pizza and Chat with the Experts
    Curt Beckmann (OpenFlow/SDN table) and Jon Hudson (Fabrics table)
    7 - 8:30 p.m.


  • Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow Application Workshop - Software
    Curt Beckmann (Chairperson)
    10 - 10:50 a.m.
  • Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow Application Workshop - Future of OpenFlow/SDN
    David Meyer (Panelist)
    4:20 - 5:30 p.m.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95954

To register for the event, visit: https://www.expotracshows.com/ethernet/2013/

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