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'Lean NFV' Aims to Reignite Virtualization
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4/4/2019  |  3 comments
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
VMware Sets Sail as a Telco Cloud 'Great Power'
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2019  |  1 comment
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
CPU Selection for uCPE Is About More Than Architecture
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2/5/2019  |  1 comment
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
Masergy's Ray Watson: Customers Want Security but Pay for Performance
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, discusses the challenge of securing virtualized telco infrastructure and weighs in on how to handle corporate hacks as well.
ONAP's Casablanca Focuses on Deployability
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
Nokia Upgrades NFVi for Edge, Containers
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11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
How Red Hat Could Give IBM's Telco Strategy a New Lease of Life
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11/5/2018  |  1 comment
With telco cloud and open source developments playing a key role in network operator strategies, Red Hat's acquisition could bolster IBM's opportunities with communications service provider customers.
RAD: uCPE Is Gateway to IT Service Revenues
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11/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers need to broaden their view of what uCPE can offer to include not just VNFs but virtual functions that support basic IT.
MEF CTO: We're Living Up to Agile Promises
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10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Pascal Menezes tells MEF18 audience the organization is dramatically reshaping how it creates and delivers specifications.
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
Colt Ready for Major NFV Push
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride: On-Net Buildings & a Better Cloud
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
CenturyLink: NFV Meeting (Modest) Expectations
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker says carrier never expected NFV to cause massive shifts early on, adding that it's replacing legacy at a pace that makes financial sense.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
DT's Clauberg Urges Cloud-Native Caution
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The telco cloud community is excited about the impending shift towards cloud-native, but Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg has raised a big warning flag.
ONAP: Time to Move On Up?
Shades of Ray  | 
9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
ONAP has been a hot topic at the Open Networking Summit Europe event in Amsterdam and it's clear it has a lot of issues as well as a lot of carrier support.
Telus: Let's Push to Cloud Native Now
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV isn't where it should be but it's clear that cloud-native approaches offer the promise of automation and scale, says Bryce Mitchell.
Telefónica: OSM Paves the Way for Network Slicing
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's Antonio Elizondo says its common information model and orchestration layer will enable network slicing for 5G.
Telefonica's Elizondo: OSM Offers Best Information Model for Service Orchestration
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
ETSI open source organization will also have single point of entry to manage network services and network slices with release later this year.
ADVA: Ensemble Is Putting the 'M' in MANO
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The new version of ADVA's virtualization software suite adds new features, including zero-touch provisioning, service chain monitoring and multi-level security.
Feger: F5 Seeks a Bigger Service Provider Play
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9/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.
Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
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9/4/2018  |  1 comment
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.
McBride on Why CenturyLink Delivers 'Home-Brewed' Flavors of NFV & SDN
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/31/2018  |  Post a comment
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
CSPs Brace for Changes in Assurance Wrought by Virtualization, Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/30/2018  |  1 comment
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.
SDN & NFV: Convergence & Divergence Down in Denver
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/27/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Telefónica's Elizondo on UNICA's Promise of Network Automation
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
8/23/2018  |  1 comment
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.
NFV Orchestrator Vendors Flock to ONAP
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Taking the Pulse of NFV in the Mile-High City
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
Automation Makes Network Security a Much Bigger Priority
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8/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
CableLabs Connects With Kubernetes
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8/6/2018  |  Post a comment
CableLabs broadens its work in open source with a stack that eyes product interoperability as cable ops continue to flirt with SDN and NFV access network strategies.
Kontron Scoops Up Open Source Software Provider Inocybe
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8/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Kontron will combine its white box hardware with Inocybe's open source software, including its open source SDN controller and other software.
Coriant Makes White Box Bid
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Known for mobile backhaul routers, the vendor is making a bid for a bigger piece of the router pie in the era of white boxes.
Juniper's Koley Sees Advantage at the Edge
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/5/2018  |  1 comment
CTO says Juniper is ready to out-do the competition when it comes to edge-cloud, both for 5G buildouts and latency-sensitive IoT apps.
Juniper CTO: Open Source Software Can Be Profitable
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Moving to open source changes the business model but Juniper is ready to succeed selling software and the services required to support it.
India's Reliance Industries Snaps Up Radisys
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7/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.
Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
Telco Systems Strong-ARMing uCPE
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6/14/2018  |  1 comment
Joint development deal with chipmaker ARM brings RISC-based silicon to the edge computing realm, focused on uCPE and more.
ONAP Says Its Beijing Release Is Market-Ready
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  2 comments
New features in latest software release target practical deployment features as more major operators roll out ONAP whole or in pieces.
VMware Makes a Big Push for the Edge Cloud
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6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest NFVi release targets 5G and the edge in a multicloud play that hits a buzzword trifecta: containers, intent and automation.
MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
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5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
Large & In Charge: Operators Take Control
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5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operators are taking more control over the digital transformation process as reliance on traditional vendors weakens.
OPNFV Goes Cloud-Native With Fraser
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Sixth software release also continues hardening of NFVi, testing and other functions to further commercialize NFV.
Verizon: Lack of Interoperability, Consistency Slows Automation
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4/18/2018  |  6 comments
Verizon executive Vickie Lonker thinks both vendors and network service providers can do a better job to move forward faster.
CableLabs' Levensalor Levels on Automation & 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/13/2018  |  Post a comment
DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.
Verizon Launches Virtual Service Bundles
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2018  |  1 comment
Pre-packaged service chains work with leading technology providers and are intended to make deployment faster and easier.
MEF, ETSI & Linux Foundation Work Together on New NFV-Related Specifications
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
New work on LSO Presto specs creates abstraction and tool-chaining that can automate service delivery over multiple underlying networks.
Colt Sees ONAP as Longer-Term Industry Orchestration Standard
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4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Near-term requirements will necessitate vendor-specific solutions while ONAP matures.
CNCF: Containerize Your Legacy!
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4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Dan Kohn says going cloud-native doesn't require a total rewrite to microservices of legacy systems – that can come later.
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