Fiber Mountain is returning for our 2nd eMerge Americas/Cyxtera event April 29-30 in Miami. In 2018, we found this event to be an excellent cross section of attendees and quality programs complemented by the top-notch hospitality of the eMerge Americas and Cyxtera teams. The Miami economy is booming from startups to technology advancements in both education and business. We at Fiber Mountain are proud to take part in this event!
Last August, a few members of the Fiber Mountain team, me included, flew to Las Vegas to take part in Technology Marketing Corporation’s ITEXPO conference at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. I gave a brief talk at one of the conference’s collocated events, Software Telco Congress—the NFV and SDN event—introducing the tenets of Fiber Mountain’s message for the first time anywhere.
Even though we were still technically in stealth mode at the time, after nearly two years of planning, finally bringing our message to light was certainly a little nerve-wracking. In introducing the idea of Connectivity Virtualization—where intelligent fiber cables replace and improve the functionality of unwieldy and expensive core switches—we were putting forth a concept that we believe will transform network architecture and make the incumbent vendors’ fire-breathing hardware obsolete.
The night of September 29th was an anxious time at Fiber Mountain headquarters in Cheshire, Connecticut, as we anticipated the coming morning’s press release announcing Fiber Mountain’s launch. We had previously been in stealth mode and our little company was hardly known outside our office—now we were going to boldly announce our existence. Would anybody notice? Would ours be a quiet, uneventful launch? Would we sit down the weekend after the show and wonder what we could have done better?