Preparing our infrastructure for 5G wireless networks

5g wireless networks are going to usher in a new age of Industry 4.0, IoT devices, and driverless cars -but to support the millions of devices invading our lives we must first take all of our supporting infrastructure to the next level. Innovative companies investing in 5G are constantly drawing up new solutions to big …

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SDN shows promise within Industry 4.0

5-layer architecture built for cyber-physical systems

The growing demand for technology in industry 4.0 has come with great timing, with the telecom industries big shift towards SDN (Software-defined networks), many innovative players are looking to benefit early-on by utilizing the developing technology to accelerate automation and orchestration to new levels. Communication is a cornerstone in intelligent systems and it’s not uncommon …

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Cyber security firms accelerate efforts for emerging IoT applications and infrastructure

Finding new IoT applications has become a way of life for many, and powerful x86 processors can be found anywhere from smart refrigerators, tablets and vehicular control systems to nuclear power plant security systems. The first 3 quarters of 2016 have been quite the roller-coaster for the tech industry, with record-breaking mergers, acquisitions and agreements making the …

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SD-WAN Solutions first to demonstrate benefits of Software defined networks

All the ongoing effort towards NFV/SDN in the telecom and networking world is really starting to pay off, as companies can now easily deploy working software-defined WAN solutions using inexpensive ISP’s bandwidth coupled with industry standard x86 rackmount network appliances. SD-WAN solutions offer incredible benefits outside of the immediate savings in CAPEX, like exponentially faster …

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Virtual CPE, the first step in service providers’ NFV promise – vendor agnostic networks

versa centralized vCPE

One major starting point for CSPs and ISP’s NFV solutions is the deployment of virtual CPE (consumer premise equipment), specifically the business oriented variation vE-CPE – Virtual enterprise CPE. The immediate benefits in reduced CapEx and flexibility make growing enterprise networks one of the first to receive NFV solutions in the form of vCPE from …

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Competition reaches new levels as SDN and NFV continue to permeate the market

Illustration of an SDN/NFV architecture

  Network equipment vendors have been increasing their efforts to develop software-defined solutions for the changing industry, but with the many changes introduced new problems have started to surface. Considering the vendor-agnostic nature of SDN/NFV architectures, network equipment vendors that decide to adopt these flexible architectures are now finding their own services and offerings open …

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Evolve and Adapt: The Network Equipment Industry In The SDN Era


It’s becoming harder for traditional network equipment vendors to compete with the freedom, low CAPEX and sheer flexibility that software-defined networks bring to the table. Proprietary hardware-based solutions from vendors are continuously losing out to open source software solutions deployed on top of much cheaper, open hardware like x86 network rackmount appliances. Linux, the largest …

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