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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, 10/10/2017
The MEF today proclaimed milestones in developing SDN-friendly standard interfaces designed to help carriers buy wholesale connectivity from each other and enable ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/10/2017
DENVER, 10/10/2017 – Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements.
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, 10/9/2017
Talk of retraining networking staff to understand IT principles is commonplace these days in telecom. Most operators are investing in "reskilling" their current ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2017
ETSI Open Source MANO is poised to issue the third release of its NFV management software on Monday at the SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, adding features such ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2017
CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his insights on how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, and convert COs to data centers.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/5/2017
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- Although vendor interoperability is a long way off, service providers shouldn't shy away from jumping into the NFV and software-defined ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2017
AT&T today is releasing a major hardware abstraction framework for XGS-PON into the Open Networking Foundation, laying further groundwork for software-defined ...
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 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 ...
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IBM, Docker Expand Partnership for Public Cloud Migration
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
At Dockercon Europe, IBM and Docker on expanding their container relationship ...
ONUG Shifts Focus to Security, Analytics
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/18/2017
ONUG wants to rebrand a bit and focus more on security and analytics going ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/18/2017
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/17/2017
Survey results of a recent Telco Transformation poll rated faster provisioning ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
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Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
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