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Telco as cloud data center pioneer

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Zettastructure summit this November asks whether perfect storm of technology and opportunity can put telcos back on top.

With next generation technologies such as 5G now firmly on the radar, digital infrastructure and the data center are set to become much more edge-centric. DCD’s new Zettastructure event - at Old Billingsgate in London on 1st and 2nd November - will take a look at the market drivers and technologies that could see telco’s becoming the biggest kid on the cloud data center block.  

Zettastructure Switching Room

Zettastructure Switching Room

Infrastructure chiefs from many of Europe’s leading telecommunications companies will be attending the two day conference to learn how technologies such as SDN and NFV coupled with initiatives such as OCP’s new telco project - driving collaboration on open-hardware - and OpenCORD, are helping accelerate data center transformation and herald a new age of disaggregated infrastructure. 

“The IT and telco worlds are converging. Operators are now on the transitional journey towards the telco cloud data center, where the cloud is helping them break free from the traditionally siloed infrastructures. This will empower operators to deliver value added services and drive future infrastructure investments, positioning themselves as key enablers of the digital economy,” says Pablo Jejcic, Head of Cloud and Infrastructure at Vodafone, who will be speaking at the event.

Forging a new world via open source

As telco participation in open hardware and software grows, open source tech is set to play a crucial role in defining the future of telco data center efficiency, performance and scale. Against this backdrop, the Open Compute Project Foundation has colocated a telco focused engineering workshop at DCD on 2nd November, which will open the doors on their OCP Telco Project to a European audience.

“We are witnessing how telcos are increasingly moving towards the telco cloud with open source technologies, then later on roll-out to the edge via micro data center solutions. Telcos have a huge role to play to match a world of unpredictable traffic patterns and a continuous stream of new apps and services. The workshop addresses key challenges of operators moving to open source technologies, including integration, security and interoperability”, says Amber Graner, Community Manager at the OCP.

DCD Europe is set to unite IT infrastructure professionals, solution providers and industry technology leaders such as Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Huawei, Vodafone, CBRE, Nissan, Nutanix, Google, Toshiba, OpenDaylight, Vodafone, Facebook and many more.

Registering for the event

Designed specifically for IT decision-makers from organisations that run data center-scale infrastructure, attendance is limited to 2,000 delegates this year. Pre-registration numbers are already reaching volume with early indication that the event will be heavily over-subscribed, therefore we urge qualified end-user/operators to apply for complimentary passes (under DCD’s new attendance model) as soon as they have cleared their calendars.

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