November 02, 2016
Needham & Company, LLC hosted the 2016 edition of its Next-Gen Storage/Networking Conference on November 2nd at the Millenium Hotel in New York City. This conference, now in its tenth year, once again included many of the leading companies in storage, optical , networking. Within storage, 2016 has been dominated by all of these terms, with the next-generation datacenter world at the center of some of the most dramatic events in IT this year. In Networking, we were heavily weighting to the optical sector this year given the strong dynamics in that group and leading companies addressed the broader themes of software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), as well as more specific technologies such as Networking as a Service, NFV, ADC, IMS and Hosted UC, among others.