Leading Internet Experts Converge to Launch Peer 2.0, an Internet Engineering Industry Event

Peer 2.0 to be Held August 4-5, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA

PrintPalo Alto, CA – July 16, 2014 – Peer 2.0 Foundation, a non-profit organization hosting an open educational conference for next-generation interconnection founded by leading industry experts in order to educate next-generation network engineers, Internet architects and business leaders, announces its inaugural event to be held August 4-5, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA.  The two-day event brings together many of the Internet’s largest users and enablers to provide an inside view into what makes the Internet work. Topics include transit, peering, connectivity, route servers, evolution of the interconnection landscape and more. 

“Peer 2.0 provides a great opportunity for the next generation of Internet thought-leaders to interact with key people who designed and implemented today’s Internet infrastructure,” comments Jay Adelson, Founder of Equinix and original manager of the Palo Alto Internet eXchange (PAIX). 

Sponsors of the Peer 2.0 event include LinkedIn, EdgeConneX,  IIX and Avaya, among others.  Peer 2.0 speakers include the who’s who of the Internet, coming from a wide range of content, service and peering providers, as well as leading Internet agencies.  These individuals have volunteered their time as a way to give back to the Internet community.  The agenda also includes presentations from the Co-author of IEEE 802.1aq – Shortest Path Bridging as well as representatives from EdgeConneX, Level 3, Pandora, LinkedIn, GoDaddy, Layer 42, IIX, Hurricane ElectricARIN, DuPont Fabros Technology, and TorIX, to name a few. 

“It is an honor to co-sponsor the first Peer 2.0 event, bringing together today’s industry leaders to share their insights with top notch engineers, network architects, and managers,” adds Clint Heiden Chief Commercial Officer of EdgeConneX. “This is an ideal forum to connect with professionals throughout the Internet ecosystem including, CDNs, Internet exchange operators, content, cloud and service providers.”   

“IIX is excited to be a co-sponsor for this inaugural event,” said Al Burgio, CEO of IIX.  “This Peer 2.0 event provides a great way for industry veterans to give back to the community and pass knowledge along to next generation engineers, network architects, and managers.”

Peer 2.0 takes place August 4th and 5th in the Theatre of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, CA.  Sponsorship opportunities remain available.  Registration is open online here.  One-day passes are $100.00 each or $150.00 for both days.  More information about the event can be found at www.peer2.org

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About Peer 2.0
Peer 2.0 Foundation is a non-profit organization hosting Open Educational Conferences for Next-Generation Interconnection organically developed by thought-leaders to bring education to the next generation of network engineers, Internet architects and business leaders.  Programs are organized to provide insights into the evolution of the role of network engineering, peering coordination, and emerging supportive automated systems.  The overall goal of Peer 2.0 is to provide an educational experience open to all of those across the community who want to learn and help grow the community of direct connections at the core of the Internet.  For more information, visit www.peer2.org or email pr@peer2.org

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