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June 8, 2015

Optical Transport for Data Centers and Content Providers (Hosted by Infonetics)

François Robitaille

Senior Product Line Manager, Optical Business Unit

François Robitaille has been with EXFO since 2000. His main responsibilities include NEM market assessment, identifying potential growth areas and key product ideas as well as ensuring that products reach the market and are commercially successful. François started his career as a Project Manager for Gentec Electro-Optics and from there moved on to Bell Mobility Radio in Engineering and Sales, then to Davicom Technologies as Director of R&D. François holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Université Laval, in Quebec City. He brings to EXFO extensive expertise in both R&D and sales.

Data centers and internet content providers (ICPs) are a vibrant and rapidly-growing market for optical equipment and are currently the center of market attention. But their needs are different than those of traditional carriers, and some of these requirements are well known and others are not. This webinar outlines not only the needs of data centers and content providers, but how equipment manufacturers are building tailored products to address the unique needs of these customers.

Who Should Attend

Network operators, data center operators, financial analysts, and the media.

Key Topics for Discussion

  • How architecture shifts in the data center are creating demand for more transport
  • Where demand is coming from – it’s not just the big ICPs
  • What role open hardware and software play in data center interconnect solutions
  • How datacenter interconnect isn’t just metro, and why various approaches are needed
  • Answers to audience questions during live Q&A

Speakers

  • Andrew Schmitt, Research Director, Carrier Transport Networking, IHS Infonetics
  • Niall Robinson, Vice President Global Business Development, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Rick Dodd, SVP Portfolio Marketing, Ciena
  • Francois Robitaille, Group Manager, Systems Product Line Management, EXFO
  • JoAnne Emery, Sr. Manager, Webinar Events, IHS Infonetics (Moderator)