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By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/30/2015
While Microsoft relies on SDN to drive agility and cost savings for its Azure cloud service, it also uses customized hardware to give its network the performance it ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/26/2015
Very soon, like next month, members of the white box ecosystem will lose their one of their biggest advocates when Cisco chief John Chambers retires. You can hardly ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/26/2015
Arista may have landed a $50 million contract with AT&T covering data center switches and hardware, according to an analyst at MKM Partners citing "industry checks."
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/24/2015
Cisco has introduced an array of new products designed to help service providers and enterprises automate network management, along with new switches.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/23/2015
Infinera has added more firepower to its data center interconnect (DCI) arsenal, announcing a new version of its Cloud Xpress metro cloud platform with 100 Gigabit ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 6/23/2015
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/23/2015
Arista has launched EOS CloudVision, the company's first standalone software product, which allows network operators to aggregate all their Arista switches and manage ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/18/2015
Mellanox is shaking up the Gigabit Ethernet networking market with the launch of a new product that, it claims, is the first "non-blocking" 100GigE switch and, to ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/18/2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- Delivery of computing power will depend on networking in the future, Amin Vahdat, fellow and technical lead for ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 6/17/2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Open Networking Summit -- AT&T on Wednesday announced it will open source key networking software used in its gigabit Internet service.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 6/16/2015
Many people probably walked away from Light Reading's Big Telecom Event last week feeling that the industry is evolving rapidly in its embrace of cloud concepts for ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/15/2015
With its virtualization strategy already well underway, AT&T is now working out how its central office facilities can evolve and become part of its next-generation, ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/12/2015
CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain wasted no time in reorganizing the third-largest US telecom carrier into an agile IT organization. The man he chose to head the ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
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Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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Facebook Reinvents Data Center Networking
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 5/26/2015
The social network is leading the drive to bring open source to networking ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Who Does What: SDN Controllers
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 12/5/2014
SDN is one of the technologies that all the vendors are talking about, but which ...
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Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!