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Key developments related to software-defined networking technologies and elements, such as SDN controllers.
By Dan Pitt, 8/27/2015
I've been hearing it and you probably have been, too: people questioning the future of the OpenFlow protocol or even proclaiming (perhaps wishfully so) its demise.
By Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group, 8/24/2015
You could hardly be blamed for seeing telecom network operators as dinosaurs. Historically, they avoided innovation as costly and risky. They moved slowly -- so ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/24/2015
Mirantis has secured its reputation as the leading developer of commercial OpenStack software for communications service providers and large enterprises with its ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/20/2015
Brocade increased quarterly IP networking revenues by double-digits, offsetting a decline in the company's much larger SAN business, in earnings reported Thursday.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2015
Google says it's "pulling back the curtain" on its global network architecture, providing details of its fifth-generation Jupiter network. It's one company's version ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/20/2015
Welcome to the New IP, where service orchestration speeds time to market and gigabit broadband deployments happen ten times faster than ever before.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2015
Metaswitch today announced what it is calling a "milestone" release of the cloud virtual networking software it has been developing through its Project Calico open ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/19/2015
As optical vendors have begun to bring more programmability to their architectures in a nod to the SDN evolution progressing at higher layers of the network, Fujitsu ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/19/2015
SDN was still considered crazy technology when I was hired at Light Reading almost 18 months ago, espoused by engineers with no idea how the real world of business ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/18/2015
SDN pioneer Big Switch on Tuesday introduced the same kind of elastic, on-demand pricing for network infrastructure as New IP providers are offering their customers ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/17/2015
The Linux Foundation launched a project Monday to speed performance of network functions by allowing them to run in the Linux kernel rather than user space of the ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 8/14/2015
Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 8/12/2015
Service providers opened their wallets for Cisco for the first time in a long time this past quarter. The networking vendor reported 2% revenue growth from SPs in its ...
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Containers: The Next Step in AT&T's Virtualization Plan
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 8/27/2015
Containers, which are dedicated software compartments for virtualized network ...
Own It: Your Own Network
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 8/26/2015
In a New IP world built on software-defined networks (SDN) and virtualized ...
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Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
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 ...
EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/6/2015
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to ...
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From The Founder
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about data center, cloud and the impact of virtualization in the coming years.
They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but I probably sail pretty close to the wind in some of my interviews for LR. But then that's one of the things I ...
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

8|27|15   |   06.36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

8|26|15   |   07:54   |   (0) comments


Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

8|25|15   |   02:36   |   (0) comments


Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

8|14|15   |   09:39   |   (1) comment


Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

8|5|15   |   7:09   |   (0) comments


Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

8|3|15   |   6:01   |   (0) comments


Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

7|30|15   |   04:27   |   (1) comment


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

7|30|15   |   02:23   |   (0) comments


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.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


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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