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Please join our Co-Founder and COO, Patrick MeLampy, for a discussion with IEEE Boston:

The Internet is broken: Session-oriented networks are the answer.

When:   January 5, 2017 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where:  Verizon Technology Center, 60 Sylvan Rd, Waltham, MA 02451
The meeting is preceded by dinner at Bertucci’s, 475 Winter St, Waltham, MA at 5:30pm


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The Internet is broken: Session-oriented networks are the answer

Recent calls to reinvent the Internet – or start over – are increasing in frequency and volume. We don’t have to look very far to see the problems introduced by network complexity. Even with sophisticated orchestration and coordination, complex systems are inherently inefficient, unstable, and insecure:

  • $75B spent on security and still nearly half-a-trillion dollars from data breaches each year [Forbes]
  • $1M+ is what it costs a company on average for every network slowdown and outright outage [IHS]
  • 50% of cloud implementations suffer business impacting performance issues due to the network [Gartner]

There are big problems with the world’s networks, but solutions currently available today (such as SDN/NFV) are complex in their own right — and merely incremental. The real challenge is that we need to transform the existing infrastructure from the inside without discarding what’s currently deployed.

Twenty-five years ago, the world standardized on the TCP/IP stack and the Internet exploded. However, there has been little innovation in routing since then. Today’s networks are built on the same fundamental protocols put in place decades ago before anyone could envision current demands, never mind what we need for the next few decades.

The solution to tomorrow’s networking challenges require a new perspective – a different way of thinking about routing.

So we’ll ask: what if? What if we reimagine the Internet with a session-oriented approach? Could we then:

  • Replace overlays with more secure, stable and agile end-to-end networking at a fraction of the cost and overhead?
  • Align services and applications with network sessions?
  • Remove middle-boxes and infuse security, load balancing and monitoring functions natively across the network?
  • Provide zero trust security and encryption automatically?


Important Note: Verizon Technology Center requests the names of the meeting attendees in advance of the meeting. If you plan to attend, please send a note via e-mail with your name to John Nitzke at RF@ieee.org by Wednesday, January 4th.

More event details can be found here >


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About Patrick MeLampy:

Patrick MeLampy, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s chief operating officer and director since the company’s inception. With Andrew Ory, Patrick co-founded Acme Packet Inc. and served as its chief technology officer since August 2000. He served as vice president of engineering of Priority Call Management (PCM) since 1989. At PCM, Patrick developed and supported the company’s network telecommunications products and grew the engineering team from two to 75 members. He has developed intellectual property portfolios at PCM, LHS, PCM, and Acme Packet. Patrick earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. from Boston University.


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