The annual Networking Conference (TNC) is the forum where companies have a unique opportunity to present their products and services to a community of 'early adopters’. TNC brings together more than 650 leading figures and decision makers from national research and education networking (NREN) organisations, research institutions, technology industries and government representatives, as well as some of the world's premier networking engineers. They present and discuss the technical and strategic aspects of network provisioning and related services and identify equipment, connection requirements, and engineering functions and services necessary to the research and education community. Together, TNC participants represent an annual information technology investment budget of more than 1,000 million euros.
GÉANT, the European Research and Education Networking Association, provides a forum where those interested in advanced network technology collaborate, innovate and share knowledge to foster the development of Internet technology and associated services for research and education. GÉANT is also the pan-European data network project dedicated to the research and education community, and in GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, an international virtual organisation that promotes the paradigm of lambda networking.
Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a unique ability to translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch consultative business model. We believe in driving an industry ecosystem and offering the greatest degree of flexibility in how our customers consume technology to deliver the most rewarding experiences and business outcomes. We develop and apply technologies across packet and optical networking and distributed software automation that drive openness, virtualization and collaboration for customers worldwide to meet surging bandwidth demands and facilitate the shift to the cloud.
For more information, visit: www.ciena.com.
ECI delivers elastic network solutions globally to CSPs, utilities as well as data center operators. Along with its long standing, industry proven packet optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, a comprehensive cyber security solution and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network which can be tailor made to their needs today – while being flexible enough to evolve with their changing needs in the future. At ECI, customer success is our success.
For more information, visit: www.ecitele.com.
Corsa Technology is a networking equipment company delivering WAN-scale open, programmable SDN hardware platforms to customers worldwide. To enable innovative service offerings, better service level assurance and network management, Corsa SDN switching and routing platforms feature true hardware virtualization with dynamic, programmable traffic management and line-rate per-flow forwarding at internet scale.
For more information, visit: www.corsa.com.
The RIPE NCC is the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. As such, we allocate and register blocks of Internet number resources to Internet service providers (ISPs) and other organisations.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation that works to support the RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) community and the wider Internet community. The RIPE NCC membership consists mainly of Internet service providers, telecommunication organisations and large corporations.
For more information, visit: www.ripe.net.
At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations.
For more information, visit: www.advaoptical.com.
Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data centre, storage and computing environments. Arista’s switching platforms, ranging from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 10 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), an advanced network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility. The Arista team is comprised of experienced management and engineering talent from leading networking companies. Arista designs revolutionary products and delivers them worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers with a strong dedication to partner and customer success.
For more information, visit: http://www.arista.com
ACOnet is the acronym for "Austrian Academic Computer Network" and represents the network for science, research and education (NREN) in Austria. It is operated by the University of Vienna, in co-operation with other Austrian Universities, since 1992. ACOnet provides a powerful and resilient backbone network infrastructure, mainly based on Gigabit and 10Gigabit Ethernet technology. Most of all, ACOnet is a scientific network that strives to provide support for public institutions in the fields of research, education and culture. Data exchange among participants as well as with participants of scientific networks in other countries is provided free of charge, limited only by the physical bandwidth of the participant's respective connection. ACOnet boasts more than 200 participants from all over Austria, such as univiersities and other institutions of higher education, students' dormitories, regional school networks, libraries and museums, hospitals, federal ministries and municipal magistrates, etc.
For more information, visit: https://www.aco.net
Austrian Airlines is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered in the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. It flies to 6 domestic and more than 120 international year-round and seasonal destinations in 55 countries as of July 2016 and is a member of the Star Alliance. Austrian Airlines is the official Airline for TNC17 and offers a 15% discount on all flights to TNC17. You can read here more about this special offer.
For more information, visit: www.austrian.com.
i2CAT is a non‐profit research and innovation centre which promotes R&D activities in Information and Communication Technologies and Future Internet. The centre stands up for a new open innovation framework, fostering the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end‐users. i2CAT has a wide experience in multiple national and European R&D projects, leading research lines in new fixed & mobile network architectures, wireless sensor networks, and content‐based multimedia technologies with the aim to develop new products, services and applications in the fields of eHealth, Smart Cities & Regions, Advanced Manufacturing and Culture & Creativity.
For more information, visit: http://www.i2cat.net/en
GÉANT is a membership organisation acting with and for its members to further research and education networking in Europe and globally. It serves the research and education networking community in Europe, helping them to deliver innovative networks, technologies and services for research and education. GÉANT is also the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe's economic growth and competitiveness. The organization mobilises the expertise and experience of hundreds of professionals from among its staff, member organisations, institutions and the wider research and education networking community.
For more information, visit: www.geant.org.
The European Commission's Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
For more information, visit: http://ec.europa.eu