Category: SDN/NFV

vendor and open source project collaboration key to NFV

Collaboration in open source networking projects key to achieving NFV goals

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

vCPE, uCPE, CPE

uCPE/vCPE: Death of the magical black box

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 […]

Xeon-D small size

Xeon D ready for growing demands at the network edge

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 […]

5-layer architecture built for cyber-physical systems

SDN shows promise within Industry 4.0

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 […]

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 […]

versa centralized vCPE

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

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 […]