The Promise of Federal Data Center Optimization

How Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Lowers Costs and Accelerates Performance

When

April 20, 2017

Starting at 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where

Washington, DC

Carr Workplaces at The Willard

Federal agencies are under pressure to optimize data center efficiency and effectiveness. As agencies serve mobile users, manage expanding flows of data, and employ platforms, services and infrastructures as a service, these data centers must be dynamic, elastic and reliable. These imperatives are sparking fresh thinking about how federal agencies should approach network management.

A key challenge is that hardware-centric networks cannot support today’s and tomorrow’s innovations. Federal initiatives such as Cloud First, the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), and the Defense Department’s Joint Information Environment (JIE) are prompting agencies to explore software-defined models for their networks. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides services via software that is programmable, agile and can reduce costs while accelerating performance.

This event will examine how SDN capabilities address federal challenges relating to:

  • Data center modernization
  • Cyber security
  • Legacy infrastructure
  • Cloud First

This collaborative event for Federal IT practitioners is hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) in collaboration with Brocade and ThunderCat Technology.

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Carr Workplaces at the Willard
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  • The main entrance is located on the South side of F St. between 14th and 15th
  • The Pennsylvania Ave. entrance is located up the steps to the right of the Occidental Grill