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Key industry specifications and open source code developments related to the deployment of virtualized functions.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/17/2018
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
By Simon Stanley, 9/7/2018
Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/5/2018
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/4/2018
Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/4/2018
Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 8/30/2018
Half of the communications service providers (CSPs) in the Thought Leadership Council say they'll need to supplement their current service assurance tools as they virtualize networks.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 8/29/2018
SD-WAN is driving deals where VMware partners with telcos to sell to enterprise customers.
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 8/27/2018
Since the launch of Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event, the trajectories of SDN and NFV have continued to converge while also diverging and separating more than we expected.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/24/2018
New 'MicroPlug' expected to tie into cable's move toward virtualization, distributed access architectures.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 8/23/2018
Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 8/23/2018
Most NFV orchestrator vendors have aligned themselves with a significant open source development, with ONAP attracting the most participation – but some vendors have shunned open source completely, finds a new Heavy Reading report.
By Oren Marmur, Head of NFV Product Portfolio, Amdocs, 8/7/2018
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/16/2018
Company known for embedded computer technology vendor now serves as integrator as well, combining its hardware with OpenStack and VNFs.
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Cloudflare Looks to Take the Pain Out of DNSSEC Protocol Adoption
Larry Loeb, Author, 9/21/2018
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Xbash Malware: Dangerous Mix of Threats
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Jim Walsh, Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions, 9/20/2018
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Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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