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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…
The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

The Easy Way to Implement Network Virtualization

By Jeff Gowan Once critical infrastructure operators decide to virtualize network functions and applications, getting started can seem daunting even for the most advanced IT teams. If the project overruns the budget or schedule, anticipated cost savings and efficiency gains can dwindle and undermine the original business case for virtualization. But implementing network virtualization doesn’t have to be so difficult.…
Affirmed Networks, Wind River Bond Accelerates Network Transformation and Cuts TCO by 50% for CSPs

Affirmed Networks, Wind River Bond Accelerates Network Transformation and Cuts TCO by 50% for CSPs

By guest contributor Angela Whiteford, Vice President Marketing and Product Management at Affirmed Networks Network transformation, which includes Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployment, is a hot topic among communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide. Accelerating the deployment of NFV solutions is crucial to evolution and better utilization through software-defined services. The partnership between Affirmed Networks and Wind River unites our best-of-breed solutions…
Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

Videos from MWC 2018: Ecosystem Partner Innovation

By Jeff Gowan As Light Reading editor Ray Le Maistre says in his introductory video, Wind River works with the “key innovators in the global communications networking industry,” which was particularly evident at Mobile World Congress this year where we contributed essential technology to 14 demonstrations at 11 different customer and partner booths. These demos centered on use cases that…
InfiniVAN  Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

InfiniVAN Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

By Charlie Ashton InfiniVAN recently completed an in-depth proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. InfiniVAN aims to provide a world class carrier grade virtualized Business Customer Premise Equipment (vBCPE) solution to its customers in the Philippines. InfiniVAN, an Internet service provider which owns an Congressional Franchise – R.A. 10898 — to build, own and operate its…