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CohesiveFT Sponsors, Speaks at First Software-Defined Networking Summit

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Nov 1, 2012 - CohesiveFT, a leader in enterprise application-to-cloud migration, is participating in IIR's first-ever Software Defined Networking (SDN) Summit at London's Canary Wharf, November 13th - 14th. In addition to CohesiveFT's sponsorship of the event, CohesiveFT's CEO, Patrick Kerpan, will join a panel discussion and deliver a presentation on the evolution of SDN and the OpenFlow standard.

Software Defined Networking is a new approach to networking, and it may be viewed as part of a wave of innovation that has seen cloud computing and virtualization transform servers and storage. By decoupling network control from hardware, SDN is expected to disrupt the traditional networking space and significantly improve network performance, flexibility and manageability. According to IDC, the SDN market will grow from $168 million in 2013 to over $2 billion by 2016.

CohesiveFT has been driving forward Software Defined Networking since 2008, when the company released the first iteration of its flagship product, VNS3. Now in its 3.0 version, VNS3 is the only application-controlled SDN product on the market, meaning that enterprises can use the integration, governance and security features of VNS3 SDN from their application layer instead of the virtual or physical infrastructure layers.

"SDN and OpenFlow have brought much needed attention to virtual networking," said CohesiveFT CEO Patrick Kerpan. "At the SDN Summit, I look forward to sharing CohesiveFT's insights from our customer use-cases around Software Defined Networking extending the data center into the cloud securely, while retaining full network control."

CohesiveFT's participation in the first-ever SDN Summit includes:

- Patrick Kerpan will join a panel discussion entitled "Is OpenFlow driving SDNs or will SDNs drive OpenFlow?" on Tuesday November 13th at 3:15pm.

- The next day, on Wednesday November 14th at 10:20am, Kerpan will deliver a presentation on the evolution of the concepts of the OpenFlow standard and SDN, entitled "OpenFlow is Software Defined Networking; Software Defined Networking is Not Only OpenFlow."

The SDN Summit will gather attendees from service providers, technology vendors and IT vendors to discuss and debate how Software Defined Networking can decrease network costs and simplify the introduction of new services by centralizing switch and router intelligence. For more on the SDN Summit, visit


About CohesiveFT
CohesiveFT enables enterprises to run business operations in the cloud. Our solutions help migrate, transform and extend both customer facing systems and internal operational platforms. CohesiveFT lets enterprises build on existing IT resources, save money on a single, upfront migration and focus on an application-centric view of integration, governance and security.

The Cloud Container provides cloud infrastructure products and services allowing enterprises to safely migrate through a logical set of steps. The Cloud Container consists of VNS3, Server3, Context3 and coalescence services along with the offerings of our Technology Partners. The Container offers enterprises to use existing resources, software components and operating systems to target public, private, and hybrid clouds.

CohesiveFT is a leader in enterprise application-to-cloud migration and provides more application-controlled software defined networking than all competitors combined. The CohesiveFT team has decades of experience in enterprise solution-oriented cloud brokerage. Offices in Chicago, London, Palo Alto and Belo Horizonte. To find out more, please visit

VNS3 is a trademark of Cohesive Flexible Technologies Corp. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


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