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Cloud, MPLS-TP Key Topics at Upcoming MPLS World Congress

As the industry leader in MPLS and Carrier Ethernet, Cisco will have a strong presence at MPLS and Ethernet World Congress in Paris, France from February 7-10, 2012.

With the spotlight in the industry around cloud services, this year’s conference will focus on how MPLS as a technology can help enable and deliver cloud services and provide data center connectivity. Another hot topic is Unified MPLS -- how a converged approach for mobile and wireline services can be an efficient migration path from transport to packet based networks. Leveraging a mature and proven technology such as MPLS provides many benefits in terms of cost, flexibility, and ease of implementation.

The list of Cisco speakers includes (full conference agenda is here):

  • Clarence Filsfils, Distinguished Engineer
  • ο Keynote Day 1: Flexible Packet Transport

  • John Evans, Distinguished Consulting Engineer
  • ο Session: Cloud Aware IP/MPLS Networking
    ο Panel: From Cloud to MPLS

  • Luyuan Fang, Principal Engineer with Nabil Bitar, Principal Member of Technical Staff  at Verizon
  • ο Session: Is MPLS-TP A Reality?

  • George Swallow, Distinguished Engineer
  • ο Session: Dynamic MPLS-TP in a Unified MPLS Environment
    ο Panel: MPLS End-to-end: A Realistic Paradigm?

  • Ori Gerstel, Principal Engineer
  • ο Session: GMPLS-based IP/Optical integration -- Benefits and case studies

  • Azhar Sayeed, Director Product Marketing
  • ο Session: Unified MPLS for Mobile Backhaul

We’ll also be hosting a dedicated Cisco customer workshop on February 6th covering a variety of IP NGN topics followed by a special customer reception. Additionally, during the course of the conference we will be scheduling customer meetings where you can meet directly with our subject matter experts.

Registration for the MPLS and Ethernet World Congress is at this link, and if you want to attend the pre-conference workshop please register here. Your Cisco account manager can provide for more information and schedule meetings with our technical experts. As an extra bonus, MPLS/Ethernet WC is co-located with V6 World Congress, so you can attend both events with a single registration. We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

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