November 11, 2014
For 2014 Needham brought together the best of its successful HDD/Flash Memory and Next-Generation Networking conferences under one unified banner for an event focused on showcasing the leading public and private technology innovators in both sectors. In storage, presentations included companies helping to drive some of the greatest technological innovation in years, including next-generation architectures designed from ground-up to leverage the performance of flash and the latest in high-capacity HDDs. Within networking, investors had the chance to hear the from leading companies addressing the broader themes of software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), as well as more specific technologies such as cloud services delivery, Networking as a Service, Data Center and core/metro optical, DPI, ADC, application control plane technologies, VoLTE and Hosted UC among others. One-on-one meetings with companies were available for qualified institutional investors and venture capital firms.