After almost two decades at Light Reading, it's time for a different optical adventure.
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Light Reading's recent Automation Everywhere conference provided invaluable guidance and insights for network operators figuring out their automation strategies.
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Steve Saunders sits down with RIFT.io CTO Matt Harper to learn how a bunch of telecom veterans are tackling the core issues behind NFV.
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.
The time has come for a telecom app store to save the industry.
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Juniper's next-gen comms solutions, and that's a good thing.
The independent evaluation of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) was a defining moment for the Finnish giant.
Download our complete guide to de-risking NFV deployment in 2016, including: - An eight-step strategy to deploying NFV safely, based on input from the companies that have already started virtualizing their production networks. - Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
Still using that old seven-layer OSI model as the reference architecture for your network?
My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Light Reading's conference in November will attempt to answer all of the big questions around white box networks. No pressure...
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
Men's rights activists have recently filed a lawsuit against a startup that runs events for female entrepreneurs. Is Women in Comms next? We don't think so.
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN.
Mellanox has shaken up the data center market with a new range of Ethernet switching products that are ready to meet customers' open source needs.
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
Then pick up your axe, put on your spandex trousers and get yourself down to Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE). Kerrang!!!
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is going to be even bigger and better than our 2014 blockbuster debut. And there won't be an olde worlde boothe in sight.
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
Is your network built on 'the Old IP,' or are you part of 'the New IP' revolution?