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IP Performance recently held a well-attended seminar on Software Defined Networking, or SDN, on Brunel's historic ironclad steamship, the SS Great Britain, in Bristol's Great Western Dockyard.

Attendees were given an overview of the technology, and heard how the principles of SDN - separating the forwarding, control, services, and management planes; centralisation; elastic scalability in the Cloud; common platforms and standard protocols, all combine to increase the rate of innovation, reduce OPEX through automation, and reduce CAPEX through optimised technology. They also heard about Juniper Networks' 4-step strategy for implementing and deploying SDN, and were given insight into Junipers' SDN architecture and products.

Mike Baker of IP Performance, who hosted the event, was joined in the presentations by Vija McNeil and Chris Sidwell-Smith, of Arrow ECS, and Nigel Oakley, from Juniper Networks.

The event was fully catered, and attendees had the opportunity of a guided tour of the SS Great Britain after lunch and the afternoon presentation.

IP Performance hold several such technology briefings during the course of the year, where possible at a venue with historical or technological relevance. We have in the past held events at the National Museum of Computing and the Turing Exhibit at Bletchley Park, and at the Institute of Physics in London. These events are always free to attend, but by registration only and numbers are always limited. If you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive advance warning and registration details for these events, please email your details to

"IP Performance enabled us to trial the system in a test environment and then between Dubai and Edinburgh. They provided us with full support and fast response to any problems."

Gavin Wilson, Systems Development Manager, Heriot Watt University

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