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Roz Rose
Member Since: March 7, 2014
Blog Posts: 36
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Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?
The Wizard of Roz  | 
8/6/2020  |  Post a comment
Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.
Think, don't Tweet: A considered approach to cloud native
The Wizard of Roz  | 
7/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Will having the same team develop and manage cloud-native service provider applications result in smoother, more efficient operations in the long run?
Herding cats: The quest for 'standard' NFVi
The Wizard of Roz  | 
7/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?
Vodafone's cloud-native journey: A mix of old school and new
The Wizard of Roz  | 
7/3/2020  |  Post a comment
The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.
Clearing up my view of the telco cloud
The Wizard of Roz  | 
6/26/2020  |  Post a comment
A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
Comment: Re: Swansong - Roz Rose - 5/31/2019
Comment: Re: All the best! - Roz Rose - 5/31/2019
Comment: Re: Swansong - Roz Rose - 5/31/2019
Top 10 Takeaways After 19 Years as a Telecom Industry Analyst
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/30/2019  |  10 comments
Reflections and predictions from a career in the telecom industry.
Tracking Telco Progress in Open Networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
My musings and observations on OpenStack, the open source community, what's working and what could work better.
The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.
Operations at the Edge: More Locations, More Problems
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2018  |  2 comments
While more locations – perhaps orders of magnitude more – presumably mean better service performance, it also means more devices that someone needs to install, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot.
Comment: Here's another one - Roz Rose - 7/13/2018
Virtual Routers Now a Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/3/2018  |  1 comment
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.
No Containers Yet? No Worries
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Containers seemed poised to take over the Earth, but they've proven slow to implement. Find out how people are implementing containers on real-world service provider networks at the Big Communications Event in Austin next month!
Telco Journey to Cloud-Native: We Want What They've Got
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/24/2018  |  4 comments
Find out what it takes to transition telecom networks to cloud-native architectures at the Big Communications Event in Austin in May!
Mobile Communications Help Create Virtuous Circle in Africa
News from Huawei  | 
3/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Closing the digital divide in Africa is a primary goal for stakeholders from operators to governments to NGOs.
Digital Transformation Will Propel Growth in Emerging Markets
News from Huawei  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Digital transformation will drive change across the telecom sector around the world.
The Challenge & Opportunity for Mobile Services in Africa
News from Huawei  | 
3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
With more than 1 billion people, Africa represents a market opportunity too large to ignore
Transforming the Telecom Ecosystem in Emerging Markets
News from Huawei  | 
3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
With growth in mature markets flat at best, many across the telecom ecosystem are looking to emerging markets to provide the next area of growth.
Web-Scale Networking: Time for Telcos to Get on Board
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Telcos can make their networks more agile and efficient by learning from their web-scale counterparts.
Charting the Course to Cloud-Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
During the "Getting to 'Cloud Native' " panel at our NFV & Carrier SDN event, we will debate what it will take to enable telcos to execute their cloud transformations, and what the supplier community's responsibilities are in the process.
MANO's Key Value Proposition Is to Automate Operations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report looks into NFV MANO's progress, including the importance of OpenStack and open source efforts.
Comment: Survey says... - Roz Rose - 7/19/2017
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Comment: Re: Extremes - Roz Rose - 3/29/2017
Using Open Source for Data Centers and Cloud Services
Upskill U  | 
8/17/2016  |  433 comments
Telecom embraced open source in its move to the cloud and has been increasingly active in the open source community as participants and contributors, even creating some of its own open source organizations to address telecom-specific issues. This course will cover how the process is working, what issues still need to be resolved and whether standards bodies are perhaps the better way forward for CSPs.
Virtualization 101
Upskill U  | 
4/20/2016  |  514 comments
This introductory course will cover all the important aspects of virtualization, including what it is, why it's important, how it's impacting the industry, the challenges and benefits and more. It will also give a high-level overview of key aspects to consider when moving to a virtualized infrastructure, such as analytics, security, how to take the first steps and where virtualization will have the most impact first. This course prepares students for subsequent courses on virtualization.
Bringing NFV Into the Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure.
SDN & NFV: Advancing the Network to 2020
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/19/2016  |  Post a comment
SDN and NFV are shaping up to drive major transformations in how telecom operators build and manage their networks by 2020.
The Growing Power of Openness
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
The momentum behind 'open' everything is real and growing, and will be a significant component of operators' development activities on their march toward the cloud.
Comment: More to come on this - Roz Rose - 1/27/2016
OPNFV Wins Hearts, But Faces Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
OPNFV gets a lot of love, but it has a big job to do.
Comment: Re: So... - Roz Rose - 8/4/2015
IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2015  |  7 comments
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware platforms to run network applications and services.
Follow the Open Source Road
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Open source does not obviate all company secrets. It does, however, make it possible for companies to devote more of their precious resources on areas where they can truly differentiate and add value.
Building Momentum for the New IP
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/18/2015  |  1 comment
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.
Comment: Re: Really? - Roz Rose - 5/12/2015
Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/16/2015  |  6 comments
Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.
Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/29/2014  |  5 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2014  |  6 comments
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
Telco Data Centers: Reinvention Starts Here
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2014  |  2 comments
Virtualized, SDN-enabled data centers may become telcos' key strategic asset in the next-gen telecom ecosystem.
Comment: Re: Seems relevant - Roz Rose - 5/6/2014

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