Networking

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Sandvine joins forces with Wind River

Sandvine joins forces with Wind River

By Charlie Ashton Today, operators find their margins crushed between increasing network complexity, cost, and an increasing expectation from customers of the quality and service they’re receiving. To counter that, network services need to be deployed quickly in a scalable, reliable, and operationally healthy way. Of course, that means having ready-to-go NFV services on a mature NFV cloud. We are…
The Power of Edge Cloud Compute to Boost Your Bottom Line

The Power of Edge Cloud Compute to Boost Your Bottom Line

By Jeff Gowan If you missed SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, you really need to check out this video. Understanding the role of edge cloud computing in the future of telecommunications was a primary point of discussion at SDN & NFV World Congress. Central to the conversation was an Edge Cloud Compute proof of concept developed by BT…
Containers and VMs Now Equally Important as Service Providers Explore Cloud-Native Deployments

Containers and VMs Now Equally Important as Service Providers Explore Cloud-Native Deployments

By Charlie Ashton “Cloudification” has become a hot topic recently at telecom conferences and in conversations with service providers. In this post we’ll provide some observations on the business opportunities driving this focus on cloudification and explain why containers are becoming as important as Virtual Machines (VMs) for new telecom use cases that are moving towards deployment. Back in 2012…
Virtual CDN (vCDN) for Optimal CSP Video Delivery

Virtual CDN (vCDN) for Optimal CSP Video Delivery

By Jeff Gowan In today’s world there are all sorts of events that might cause a spike in viewership of video content over a carrier network. For example, if people in a sporting arena want to see an instant replay of something they just watched live, or perhaps a video has just gone viral. Whatever the case may be, the…
Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

By Jeff Kataoka Global industries are going through a major transformation as a result of both digital transformation and the never ceasing need to become more cost efficient.  New factories are being built in Asia, Europe, and Latin America as developing countries strive to grow their industrial infrastructure.  As they do that, these countries are using new technologies to establish…
Getting Creative with Telecom Network Virtualization

Getting Creative with Telecom Network Virtualization

By Jeff Gowan One of the fantastic things about network virtualization is that it is enabling the telecommunications industry to be much more creative. By virtualizing the functions that make up a telco network and running those functions on standardized servers, it opens up many more opportunities to do things differently, more cost effectively, and better. So, how is creativity…
Zero-Touch Automation Moves Telecom Networks from Automatic to Autonomous

Zero-Touch Automation Moves Telecom Networks from Automatic to Autonomous

By Charlie Ashton Back in 2012, telecom service providers worldwide launched a collaborative initiative to establish open standards for the virtualization of telecom networking functions, which came to be known as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Given the fierce competition in this market as well as anti-trust concerns, this was very much the equivalent of Donald Trump sitting down for a…
Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

Maintaining Virtualized Networks the Easy Way

By Jeff Gowan Network virtualization gives critical infrastructure operators unprecedented flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting software-based networking solutions. The separation of software from purpose-built hardware frees operators from decades of vendor lock-in and reasserts their control over technology roadmaps. Understandably, the roll-your-own approach is enticing for network operators. In the realm of enterprise networks, IT teams have…
Complete the list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland…

Complete the list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland…

By Charlie Ashton Can you complete this list: Louisville, Durham, Paris, Portland, ….? If so, and if you correctly answered “Sophia Antipolis”, you’re either a geek who spends way too much time online reading network test reports or a battle-hardened engineer who’s lugged bulky test equipment through too many airports and is now returning home from two weeks in the…
Multi-Access Edge Computing: Bringing Forward the 5G Experience

Multi-Access Edge Computing: Bringing Forward the 5G Experience

By guest contributor Alla Goldner, Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs  5G will dramatically alter the relationships between service providers in all industries and the customers they serve. Despite the hype, it will still be years before standards are formalized and technology is mature enough to support all the potential 5G use cases. With advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence…