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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.…
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…
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…
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…
How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

How to Simplify and Secure Virtualized Network Operations

By Jeff Gowan The business case for network virtualization is largely based on hardware and operating cost savings, along with expectations of greater flexibility and productivity. But how can operators of critical infrastructure be certain that their newly virtualized networks will deliver these benefits? A big factor in determining the overall cost savings of a virtualization project is network operations.…
Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

Network Virtualization goes well beyond Telecommunications. Here’s what you need to know.

By Jeff Gowan I can’t help notice that the line between what is considered technology for telecommunications vs industrial control and other operations technology applications is becoming blurry. Software is being used in more instances across more industries because it provides a level of flexibility and cost savings like we’ve never seen before. At Wind River we are seeing the…