Collaboration in open source networking projects key to achieving NFV goals

vendor and open source project collaboration key to NFV

The first half of this year has been marked with significant advances in open networking projects, with two prominent projects from the Linux foundation (OPEN-O and Open ECOMP) merging into the Open network automation platform (ONAP). While not the first collaborative open networking project to merge efforts, it is one of the most significant developments …

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SD-WAN the most disruptive SDN/NFV solution to date

Software-defined Wide Area Networking is a fast-growing technology which seeks to supplement, or in many cases replace expensive managed lines with software-optimized network fabric running on commodity internet links and general computing hardware. It’s easy to see why many service providers have changed their business tactics, as the next-generation WAN technology offers improvements in efficiency …

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v-RAN a crucial step for SDN/NFV and 5G

Network functions virtualization (NFV) has forever changed carrier cloud computing and networking, emerging as a truly flexible, scalable, manageable and open network implementation. Efforts to implement this game-changing technology began in the core networks of service providers, eventually reaching the network edge where minimal latencies can create a plethora of new services and application previously …

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uCPE/vCPE: Death of the magical black box

vCPE, uCPE, CPE

People today are accustomed to getting their internet from a proprietary, provisioned black box at their homes, but now MSP’s are looking to expand the capabilities of these customer-side appliances with the advent of uCPE and vCPE. Managed Service providers continue to leverage virtualization and edge computing capabilities to decrease OPEX, TTS (time-to-Service) and create …

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Maximizing MEC Cost-effectiveness – a Multi-access Future

multi-access edge computing

  Last year ETSI decided on a change in it’s goals for mobile edge computing, choosing to embrace not only synergistic 5G technologies and architectures, but also the numerous other types of fixed access networks. As Network goals continue to evolve and grow MNO’s (Mobile Network Operators) are edging closer and closer to real 5G …

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Xeon D ready for growing demands at the network edge

Xeon-D small size

Network computing infrastructure has been expanding for decades, and the network edge is no exception. When it comes to the expanding network edge, density is key; that’s why Intel’s Xeon D SoC processors have been steadily gaining favor. Servers, hot storage(instant access data- ie profile images) and network appliances(firewalls, access points) are being given more …

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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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Augmented reality, IoT and solar-powered drones; what roles will developing 5g wireless networks take?

5g has significant speed increases

While companies race to develop their 5g wireless networks in order to prepare for the rollout predicted to be at the turn of the decade, many more eagerly await the exciting new applications 5g wireless networks open up. 5g wireless networks are poised to be the next best thing to happen to the internet, but …

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SD-WAN 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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