Archive For May, 2014

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U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman & X-47B Team Receive Aviation’s Highest Honor

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman & X-47B Team Receive Aviation’s Highest Honor

By Linda Pirrotta Congratulations to the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, and the X-47B Industry Team for winning the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy. The 2013 Collier Trophy was formally presented on May 29th to the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman, and the X-47B Industry Team at the annual Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner in Arlington.  The Robert J. Collier Trophy is…
Doing the Impossible with Simulation

Doing the Impossible with Simulation

By Michel Genard The ability to manipulate time and space is a popular concept at the core of many exciting science fiction stories. Science fiction has created universes with this 4th dimension; and the capability to go back or forward in time without damaging or negatively impacting things in the present day seemingly is something only possible in a dream.…
The Winds of Change Blowing Through NFV

The Winds of Change Blowing Through NFV

By Ron Breault I recently attended NFV Meeting #6 in Okinawa, Japan with several of my distinguished colleagues.  While sitting in the audience during one session, listening to people comment and ask questions on the future of  network functions virtualization (NFV), I couldn't help but reflect on the significant number of changes that are impacting the NFV community in some…
A Guide for Simulation

A Guide for Simulation

By Jeff Gowan Building new technology is hard. There are so many scenarios to consider in the software alone. In developing software you have to consider the dependencies between internal teams (development, test, implementation, etc.) and external teams (contractors, partners, etc.) In addition to writing the code, it has to be thoroughly tested to make sure it works once it’s…
vSwitch Economics 101

vSwitch Economics 101

By Ron Breault As I sit here at my desk, preparing for NFV #6, I'm delighted by the outstanding feedback coming in from our recent Accelerated vSwitch development.  I am both proud of and excited for our talented engineering team which crafted this marvel.  They've been able to achieve best in class performance, and do it with impressive style.  The…
What Makes “Carrier Grade” Reliability So Hard?

What Makes “Carrier Grade” Reliability So Hard?

By Charlie Ashton I recently talked about the need for full Carrier Grade reliability in telecom networks. Today’s telecom networks are incredibly reliable. Over decades, service providers have engineered an extensive range of sophisticated features into their networks, to the point where they guarantee “six-nines” reliability. That means the network is guaranteed to be up 99.9999% of the time, implying a…
IoT in the Agile, Smart Business

IoT in the Agile, Smart Business

By Gigaom Research In the last Gigaom Research blog post, the architectural models that are driving the Internet of Things was discussed.  This post will cover the importance of IoT use cases fitting with the way technology is being adopted by today’s agile businesses.  Enjoy! No technology can be an end in itself: IoT use cases need to deliver tangible…
Ready, set, go for a test drive!

Ready, set, go for a test drive!

By Andreea Volosincu Dear open source enthusiasts and friends...Have you wondered where to start assessing whether open source software fits your needs and meets your expectations? The open source software community  has created a “share and grow” approach which has turned all sorts of business models upside down over the recent years. All the while, the needs and expectations of developers…