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Scaling Mobile Networks Security for LTE: A Multi-Layer Approach – by Heavy Reading
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7/31/2015  | 
The way the network security domain has been pieced together over time has served mobile operators well enough until now. But the business model and technology environment are changing fundamentally today, and if the network security domain doesn't evolve with that, it will risk compromising operators' ability to protect the network, maintain stability and manage millions of real-time sessions, without costs spiraling out of control.
Making the Business Case for Cloud DVR – by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
NFV Self-Adaptive Networks
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7/30/2015  | 
Telecommunications operators face hard challenges these days with the combination of over-the-top services competition, exponential growth of mobile traffic, and increased customer expectations in terms of service quality. The result is a hyper-competitive market where customers’ experience level is the key to success. In this scenario, it’s no longer a mere network function; now it involves the whole organization—from network, to business, customer care, and marketing.
Why SDN Is Important to NFV – by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
This white paper discusses how the transition to NFV brings with it numerous changes and requirements, addresses NFV and SDN architectures, with a particular emphasis on the role of SDN in meeting the networking requirements of NFV, and shows how the industry is responding to the challenges of NFV and SDN.
Making the Most of Cable Wi-Fi - by Heavy Reading
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7/30/2015  | 
Driven by efforts to extend broadband networks beyond the home, cable Wi-Fi hotspots are proliferating. Heavy Reading analyst Alan Breznick explores the opportunities for going beyond churn reduction to gain better control over the Wi-Fi user experience and monetize differentiated services that can become significant sources of new revenue for residential and enterprise business lines.
F5 Infographic: Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
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7/30/2015  | 
With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more applications and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides a host of new security challenges and for mobile operators. Among the tools for dealing with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Check out F5’s infographic below for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.
Virtualized Services Assurance Platform
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7/29/2015  | 
Mellanox Technologies Product Brief - SN2700
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7/29/2015  | 
Mellanox Technologies Product Brief - ConnectX®-4 EN
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7/29/2015  | 
Simplifying Security for Mobile Networks
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7/29/2015  | 

At a time of growing demand on their mobile networks, communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly challenged to provide highly available service and excellent subscriber experiences—without further eroding service margins. Several trends are working against CSPs: the exploding number of subscriber devices, the expanding use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming, and two significant and simultaneous technology transitions—the IPv4 to IPv6 migration and the 3G to 4G/LTE migration.

In the face of these challenges, CSPs still need to plan for growth. The shift to LTE — which provides higher bandwidth and more reliable connections — virtually guarantees additional bandwidth consumption by subscribers, as well as a substantial increase in the number of connections per subscriber. Meanwhile, malicious attackers are advancing on another front, threatening the availability of the mobility infrastructure itself.

Providing security for the mobility infrastructure and for mobile subscriber connections has been the task of network firewalls deployed at the Gi interface for 3G networks and at the SGi interface for 4G/LTE networks. Until now, the only options have been legacy firewalls with limited scale and performance. While some of these legacy firewalls offer new line cards with better scaling, they still only represent incremental scale improvement—not the generational shift in architecture needed to match the generational shift in mobile network standards. As a consequence of the limitations of such legacy systems, CSPs planning for growth must include additional instances of firewalls to keep pace with demands while maintaining secure services. This leads to not only a significant increase in capital expenditures, but also additional strain on the network operations team — and the resulting increase in operational costs.

Fortunately, there is another solution that incorporates high availability, security, and immense scalability, while positioning CSPs with the flexibility and unified management necessary to ease technology transitions and infrastructure changes.

That answer is the F5 S/Gi firewall solution.

The F5 Security for Service Providers Reference Architecture
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7/29/2015  | 
Optimize, secure, and monetize your CSP network by simplifying your delivery architecture and operations, boosting service availability and reliability, and providing application awareness and control.
Create Scalable, Flexible Mobile Networks to Dynamically Respond to IoT Requirements – by Heavy Reading
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7/24/2015  | 
Mobile operators are being increasingly impacted by cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and over the next three years they are going to have to change the way they operate their networks and interact with their customers. This paper looks at what is driving IoT, how the mobile operators’ business models are evolving, and the consequential challenges they face in growing their business and transforming their core networks.
DOCSIS 3.1 Basics Wall Chart
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7/23/2015  | 
A detailed wall chart with information on OFDM Basics, OFDM Sub-Carriers, RF Table, LDPC, Spectrum and Capacity and Higher Order QAM.
Cable Finds Big Opportunity in Big(ger) Business White Paper – by Heavy Reading
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7/23/2015  | 
This white paper looks at the technical, operational and financial challenges cable operators face in serving larger companies, including the growing complexity of commercial telecom services, the more sophisticated needs of larger firms, the disruptive rise of cloud services, stricter requirements for service quality, assurance and redundancy, and the need to train cable workforces to serve larger companies.
Total Cost of Ownership Study, Virtualizing the Mobile Core
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7/15/2015  | 
This report, sponsored by Affirmed Networks and VMware, makes a compelling argument for why Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) should move to a NFV-based architecture now.
The Internet of Things-Ready Infrastructure
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7/15/2015  | 
Connected devices are forcing us to move into a brave new world where almost everything generates data traffic. While there’s much to consider, proactively addressing these challenges and adopting new approaches for enabling an IoT-ready network will help you chart a clearer course for success.
3 Ways to Boost Mobile Performance
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7/15/2015  | 
View the infographic: 3 Ways to Boost Your Mobile Performance, and learn why TCP optimization is critical to managing data traffic and how F5 can help you drive greater quality of experience for your customers.
TCP Optimization for Service Providers
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7/15/2015  | 
Read this white paper to learn how to create a finely-tuned TCP stack—one that establishes high goodput, minimizes bufferbloat, and creates fairness between flows. Then you’ll be on the fast track to an improved subscriber QoE, and a greater ROI on your network.
Between the CEOs with HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey
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7/7/2015  | 
Carrier Grade Reliability: A Must-Have For The Interconnected World
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7/6/2015  | 
This white paper covers essential components of a Carrier Grade Linux registered product, benefits to your business and industry of Carrier Grade Linux capabilities, and the seven primary advantages of a Carrier Grade Linux solution
NFV Service Assurance Datasheet: Keep the Same Visibility, Insights, and Metrics
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7/1/2015  | 
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) allows the migration of network functions from proprietary, physical hardware to less expensive, more flexible COTS (Commercial Off-the-Shelf) servers. While NFV is not a new concept, it has the power to change the way service providers do business forever. The promise of NFV to generate new source s of revenue lies in the ability to quickly roll out services subscribers want and swiftly eliminate those they don’t.
Infographic: 6 Questions to Ask on Your Journey to NFV
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7/1/2015  | 
Discover the 6 questions to ask on your journey to NFV: 1. Is my organization ready for NFV 2. Do I Have visibility to my virtual network elements 3. How do I choose the right partner 4. Is my monitoring system flexible enough to support NFV 5. Do I have the right troubleshooting tools 6. How Can I protect my brand during the NFV Transition Download this Infographic to learn more!
Use Case: Cost Effectively Manage Remote Locations
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7/1/2015  | 
Tektronix Communications’ GeoSoft Core software-only probes: • Create CAPEX savings of 50-85% • Decrease power and energy consumption • Reduce deployment time • Utilize IrisView for end-to-end views across physical and virtual network elements • Provide familiar workflows and seamless access between troubleshooting tools
AOC Technology - Strong Driving Force for Consumer Electronics
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7/1/2015  | 
Looking forward to the future, AOC technology will penetrate deeply in a variety of consumer transmission applications, promote the high-end development of consumer electronics industry and improve people's quality of life substantially.
Brief Discussion CFP2
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7/1/2015  | 
Since 2010, we have been early 100G client deployment base on the CFP form factor. The module host interface was based on a more conservative 10x10G interface base on established 10G technology. While the CFP form factor is flexible(supporting a wide range of technologies, from 40G serial through 40G parallel and 100G in both 4x25G and 10x10G), its large form factor and relative complex technology keeps it from meeting and density and price expectation required for mainstream 100G.
Pros and Cons of COB in Optical Communication Industry
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7/1/2015  | 
COB has become a hot word in optical communication field over the last two years. While racking our brains and exerting all our wisdom to extract value from it, we also need to stay calm and figure out which kind of COB model is more adjusted to optical communication industry. Otherwise it is easy to go astray.
Rapid Growth of Gigalight in AOC and Parallel Optical Transceiver Modules Field
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7/1/2015  | 
With the coming age of big data, the application of Internet and intelligent terminals and the explosive growth of global data volume are fuelling the development of high-preferment supercomputer centre and cloud computing data centre with 40G / 100G servers and switches. At the same time, the high-bandwidth and high-density optical component transmission technology has experienced a crustal movement.
Ultrahigh density MPO/MTP cabling system in Data Center offered by Gigalight
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7/1/2015  | 
In today’s fast-moving cyber world, with the advent and popularity of cloud computing and big data, the demand for high-speed transmission and data capacity is becoming much greater than ever before. There exist millions of servers in some cloud-computing data centers of big IT giant companies like Google, Facebook, Tencent, thus, how to balance high capacity & high transmission data rate and low power consumption is a major challenge facing today’s data center.
Huawei's Approach to an Open Central Office: Building Data Center Economies to Telecom Industry
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6/30/2015  | 
Huawei’s Central Office Initiative is a comprehensive architecture, realized by a series of Proof-of-Concept demonstrations, for bringing data center economies of scale to telecommunications.
Agile VPN for Carrier/SP Network – ONOS-based SDN Controller for China Unicom MPLS L3VPN Service
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6/30/2015  | 
China Unicom, Huawei and ON.LAB teamed up on an agile VPN PoC, which uses Huawei’s ONOS-based controller (aka SNC) and demonstrated how ONOS-based controller solution could help China Unicom to address the efficiency, agile service deployment, etc issues. This PoC also demonstrated how ONOS-based VPN works with both legacy and newer OF network.
Evaluating “The State of the State” of Virtualization
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6/30/2015  | 
“The State of the State” – is a special report from Light Reading and Heavy Reading providing original insights into the changes taking place as CSPs plan their migration to next-generation communications infrastructure.
Service Orchestration Requirements for a New Era of Networking – by Heavy Reading
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6/30/2015  | 
This paper examines the drivers for service orchestration and the three "extreme" business requirements for flexibility, automation and reliability emerging in a new era of hyperfast business that a service orchestration system must fulfill. It explores the capabilities that a service orchestration system should have to meet these requirements.
Software-Defined Networking - Discover How to Save Money and Generate New Revenue
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6/30/2015  | 
Software-defined networking (SDN) can help businesses and service providers reduce networking complexity, as well as deployment and operational costs. These benefits are based on abstraction of the control functions from the network forwarding devices (such as switches, routers, and Layer 4 to 7 appliances).
Evolved Programmable Network Solution Overview
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6/30/2015  | 
Virtualization of network functions is an approach that has been successfully implemented in the data center, and service providers are now trying to improve flexibility and service agility and significantly transform their economic cost models. Service provider-centric software capabilities for operations and services automation are also required to accelerate and monetize the creation of new services.
Infographic: New Vendor Requirements for the NFV Era
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6/26/2015  | 
BTE 2015 Show Report
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6/22/2015  | 
The content of this report shows how much there was to learn and take away from BTE, and this is just a snapshot of the peer-to-peer learning that was on offer. The focused panel sessions on topics as diverse as hybrid network management and orchestration, the role of IoT tech in smart cities, dealing with DDoS attacks, the introduction of cloud DVR and 4K services were all designed to provide useful insights and data points for attendees.
Delivering Exceptional VoLTE Service Quality
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6/19/2015  | 
Delivering quality voice services in an LTE environment is a major goal of operators worldwide. Voice is a fundamental service of mobile communications and will continue to be so, yet needs to adapt to the ways people communicate today.
Nominum Case Study: EnergiMidt provides safe & trustworthy experience
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6/15/2015  | 
A DNS upgrade was required by leading telecom operator EnergiMidt to reduce bot activity & maintain network performance.
Nominum Case Study: Large ISP Gains Visibility & Control During DDoS Attack
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6/15/2015  | 
A large South American ISP seeking more secure, resilient and efficient DNS infrastructure upgraded their servers from open source to Vantio CacheServe several years ago. Vantio worked flawlessly, reducing operational strain and improving the subscriber experience with fast, low latency DNS resolution that complemented their high performance network.
Nominum Case Study: Large ISP Transforms DNS, Protects Network
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6/15/2015  | 
Thousands of open home gateways made way for billions of unwanted queries during attacks, compromising network integrity & threatening provider reputation.
Nominum Whitepaper: The Costs of a DNS Outage
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6/15/2015  | 
Internet access has become an essential part of everyday life. Regulation of Internet services may differ around the world but there is universal acceptance of the necessity for secure, highly available Internet access. Regulators recognize their obligation to ensure a positive subscriber experience in return for the fees that subscribers pay. The regulatory action taken for this outage is not an outlier; it will rapidly become the new baseline for regulatory oversight around the world.
Nominum Whitepaper: DNS Software Drives Network Economics
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6/15/2015  | 
Nominum’s Vantio CacheServe has been the gold standard for DNS resolution for more than a decade, offering exceptional availability, extraordinary stability, and superior security. Vantio CacheServe 7 changes the game again. A new software architecture coupled with time-proven Vantio technology maximizes the power of server hardware, letting providers “do more with less” with their DNS.
Nominum Whitepaper: New Best Practices for DNS
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6/15/2015  | 
Established DNS Best Practices have served providers well. Those who deploy them have more stable and cost effective networks. Business imperatives to do more with less and new challenges facing DNS operations mean new Best Practices are needed. With a few simple steps DNS services can be more robust, stable, predictable and sustainable.
Nominum Whitepaper: Overview of DNS-Based DDoS
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6/15/2015  | 
DNS-based DDoS has rapidly evolved over two years and there is no indication it will stop. Lists of IP addresses of the very large installed base of home gateways with open DNS proxies are available on the Internet, as are turnkey DDoS services that use them. The recent transition to bot driven DDoS malware changes the landscape.
ICT INDUSTRY UNITES TO TACKLE SOARING ENERGY CONSUMPTION
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6/8/2015  | 
Service Orchestration Requirements for a New Era of Networking – by Heavy Reading
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6/5/2015  | 
This paper examines the drivers for service orchestration and the three "extreme" business requirements for flexibility, automation and reliability emerging in a new era of hyperfast business that a service orchestration system must fulfill. It explores the capabilities that a service orchestration system should have to meet these requirements.
eBOOK: Making the most of SDN and NFV with Ubuntu OpenStack
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6/1/2015  | 
Download this ebook to get an overview of the ever-changing infrastructure landscape for network operators, better understand the challenges they face when implementing NFV and SDN technologies and review a reference architecture for integrating NFV and SDN technologies onto Ubuntu OpenStack clouds, allowing for maximum flexibility in configuration, management, and scaling. If you’re involved in the design of systems architecture for the telecoms industry, this ebook is for you.
Control Plane Consolidation: Protocol Management & Application Velocity Strategies – by Heavy Reading
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5/26/2015  | 
The focus of this white paper is to examine the inherent value proposition of control plane consolidation. This includes not only technical benefits, but also business considerations – including the hidden costs of running multiple networks and the value of consolidation to simplify control plane virtualization.
NFV - The Myth of Application-Level High Availability
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5/19/2015  | 
In this white paper, you will learn of some common misconceptions about how "high availability" with NFV is achieved, gain a contextual view into ETSI recommendations from the Architectural Framework and Resiliency Requirements, and read a brief overview of a comprehensive solution to deliver a robust, high availability, NFV infrastructure solution.
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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
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CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

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Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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