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Key developments related to the configuration, provisioning, management and orchestration of virtualized network functions (VNFs).
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2018
Telecom network operators have a love-hate relationship with OpenStack. On the one hand, it is ubiquitously deployed as an open-source cloud platform, and the default ...
By Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 4/13/2018
Two decades ago, back in the last century, VMware snagged itself a unique position in the IT and networking technology market by developing and marketing code that ...
By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2018
NetElastic, a two-year-old startup focused on carrier NFV, says it will land a major telecom operator deal this year, and is working with several large telecom ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/9/2018
Colt is counting on ONAP to become the industry standard for orchestration, but sees that as the long-term goal, with its short-term needs likely to be built on ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/5/2018
Participation in standards development organizations (SDOs) is becoming more important as telecom operators try to automate hybrid cloud connections to make them ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/5/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TI Sparkle appoints key execs; Etisalat goes with Netcracker's NFV knowhow; Russian cable news.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/3/2018
Telecom network operators who want to run cloud-native operations can gain significant benefits by containerizing their monolithic back office systems, without having ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/29/2018
LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit -- CenturyLink is preparing to contribute part of its NFVi orchestration process to the open source community, even though the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/28/2018
The orchestra has an aspiring new conductor. Tiny, three-person Inmanta is still relatively unknown alongside the familiar faces of the orchestration world, but its ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/28/2018
Want to know how major players such as Verizon, CenturyLink, Telstra, Windstream, PCCW Global and EdgeConneX are advancing their process automation strategies? Then get yourself to the Automation Everywhere event in Dallas on April 4.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/27/2018
LOS ANGELES -- Open Networking Summit -- Building on significant momentum in the networking space, the Linux Foundation's networking arm is getting even more ...
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Cybercrime: More Like Facebook's Model Than Traditional Criminal Enterprise
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/23/2018
As the global economy has changed, so has cybercrime, which resembles something ...
It's the People: 5 Reasons Why SOC Can't Scale
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 4/23/2018
There are always more security alerts and threats to respond, but the answer ...
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UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/23/2018
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a ...
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Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/7/2018
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the ...
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
NFV's Major Movements
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 5/9/2017
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and ...
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