Dan Rayburn
August 16, 2018



WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Internet infrastructure analyst Dan Rayburn, in association with the 2018 NAB Show New York, has announced the new EdgeNext Summit, a one-day conference that will focus on content distribution at the edge and all that is taking place with CDN (Content Delivery Network), WAF (Web Application Firewall), DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service), managed DNS & more. Taking place Monday, October 15 at the Convene meeting space near Grand Central, the Summit will explore all the new decentralized ways services are being brought closer to the eyeballs. From the last mile to the last inches, attendees will learn how the Edge is improving the end-user experience.

Initial sponsors for the event include Amazon Web Services, CenturyLink, Ericsson, Fastly, Google, KingSoft, Limelight Networks, Rafay, StackPath, Verizon Digital Media Services and Zycada.

The summit will comprise two tracks, and nearly 50 speakers, the EdgeNext Summit will feature a combination of technical use cases, case study presentations and fireside chats, of like-minded professionals with similar challenges and goals.

Initial sponsors include Amazon Web Services, CenturyLink, Ericsson, Fastly, Google, KingSoft, Limelight Networks, StackPath and Verizon Digital Media Services.

“Distribution of software, video and applications must continue to evolve in order to keep pace with a rapidly changing marketplace and consumer needs,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “We look forward to including this robust program as part of NAB Show New York’s educational offerings.”

“Thanks to many new Edge services in the market, enterprise organizations can do more with their software, video and security applications. The EdgeNext Summit will highlight real-world use cases, discuss what’s being done today and explore what’s next for the Edge,” said Summit chairman Dan Rayburn.

The program is geared toward professionals involved with network operations and infrastructure, digital operations and distribution, software engineering, web development and content distribution. Registration is available here

The EdgeNext Summit follows the launch of the Streaming Summit, which debuted at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. As previously announced, the Streaming Summit will also take place at this year’s NAB Show New York.

Speaking proposals are currently being accepted. Inquiries can be directed to Dan Rayburn at (917) 523-4562 or by email. Additional information is available here.

NAB Show New York news media registration is available here.

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