ConteXtream to Speak at Ethernet Technology Summit 2015

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Co-founder Sharon Barkai to Explore Recent Trends in Open-Source for Software Defined Networking

ConteXtream Inc., a leading provider of carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, today announced that Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream, will be presenting during a breakout speaking session at this year’s Ethernet Technology Summit on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The breakout session, “Key Efforts in Open-Source SDN,” will explore recent trends in SDN open-source scalability and functionality, as well as how carriers are expanding open-source functionality to new use-cases.

WHO: Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream. Sharon conceived of and began ConteXtream in 2006 after a career spent founding and managing highly successful technology companies. Before ConteXtream, he was founder & CEO of Xeround Systems, which developed an innovative map-reduce approach to performance and scalability. Prior to Xeround, Sharon was founder and CEO of Sheer Networks (acquired by Cisco in 2005) that developed a highly successful control & management plane for Consumer Broadband networks, which was adopted by Tier 1 Operators worldwide. Sharon began his career in engineering at 3Com. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hebrew University, and an MSc from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

WHAT: Keynote Speaking Session “Key Open-Source Efforts for SDN”

WHEN: Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara Calif. 95054

About ConteXtream
ConteXtream is a privately held software-defined-networking (SDN) company that enables carriers to deliver network capacity and functions in the same way cloud providers deliver applications effectively utilizing standard compute and storage. ConteXtream's SDN offering, based on standards is carrier-grade and enables Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for various solutions deployed on carrier networks. Deployed by Tier-1 operators, ConteXtream's Carrier-SDN dynamically and elastically connects subscribers to services and enables carriers to leverage standard, low-cost server hardware and hypervisors to virtualize functions and services, while replacing costly purpose-built proprietary systems. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., ConteXtream is backed by Benhamou Global Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Norwest Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures as well as Comcast Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For additional information, visit

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