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By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 10/12/2017
The recent NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver provided an excellent opportunity to take the pulse of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/11/2017
MEF and ONAP are formally teaming up, agreeing to work jointly on key aspects of MEF's Lifecycle Services Orchestration framework, including specific interfaces that ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/9/2017
One of the things that surprised me at our recent NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver was the emphasis service providers were placing on using virtualization to drive ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & CARRIER SDN -- The second generation of virtualized network functions is going much further in unbundling common elements and that is enabling ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/2/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- While the industry is in a period of great opportunity and promise for advancement around NFV, this is also an unpredictable period ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/29/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Along the path to virtualization and automation, the industry needs to shift to a model where VNFs are divided into network elements ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/28/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Telcos are eying their vast array of central offices and wiring facilities as natural locations for edge computing, a critical ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/27/2017
DENVER -- Intel Network Builders' Summit -- Intel is trying to accelerate the deployment of virtualization in telecom by reducing the confusing array of options in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/26/2017
Network operators want virtualization to happen in a multivendor way -- that's been a priority from the outset. But a veteran of the early virtualization efforts says ...
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/20/2017
Market watchers are anxious for NFV transformation to really take hold and for automation to become as routine for the telcos as it is for the cloud giants and ...
By Robert Clark, 9/19/2017
HONG KONG -- Operations Transformation Forum 2017 -- SDN and NFV are intended to make service providers more nimble, but when it comes to testing virtualized ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/18/2017
Two years ago, SD-WAN was still a relatively new category of services. A year ago, it had become a must-have service for network operators, and today it's not about ...
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Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public ...
Cisco Targets Cloud-Based UC With $1.9B BroadSoft Deal
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/23/2017
Cisco is looking to expand its reach into cloud-based UC thanks to a $1.9 billion ...
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Masergy’s Watson on Security: New Networks, Similar Challenges
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology, Masergy, 10/23/2017
Some of the usual suspects are in play when it comes to security for SDN, NFV and ...
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Yohann Leroy, Deputy CEO & CTO, Eutelsat, 10/23/2017
Eutelsat's deputy CEO and CTO discusses the company's next-generation satellite, ...
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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