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Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

By Charlie Ashton Mobile World Live just published a new white paper from Wind River titled “Distributed Edge Clouds Are Complex, But Must They Be Difficult?” (spoiler alert: the answer is No). If you’re involved with the planning of edge-hosted applications in telecom networks, you should consider this paper as required reading because it explains one of the most important…
Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

By guest Marc Fiuczynski at Akamai Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks. As the competition for viewers continues to heat up, and business and technical pressures escalate for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), scaling…
Introducing StarlingX

Introducing StarlingX

By Glenn Seiler Today the StarlingX project launched their first release to provide a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge. But what is edge? Edge computing emerged to be the latest trend in cloud technologies that is becoming evident by the second to every IT professional as well as to industries leveraging computers and automation for their daily businesses.…
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…