Service provider networks and SDN News
July 22, 2016
The ONOS project has introduced a Layer 2/3 leaf-spine fabric comprised of the group's operating system and Edgecore Networks' open switches.
June 29, 2016
CenturyLink is the latest provider to roll out a new managed SD-WAN service -- using technology from Versa Networks -- which it plans to make widely available later this year.
May 02, 2016
New Verizon data centers are part of a two-pronged strategy of helping customers and taming suppliers through open technology.
March 30, 2016
In recent SDN-related news, NEC and PLUMgrid have both upgraded their SDN suites, and the CIO of the United States will address the Open Networking User Group's Spring conference.
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Virtual customer premise equipment (also referred to as vCPE or cloud CPE) are enterprise network services delivered through software. While providers must manually deploy traditional, physical CPE devices onsite, they can provision and manage vCPE ... Continue Reading
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Facing two network market truths, carriers must focus on metro networks with big pipes connecting cloud data centers at the edge to keep costs in line with incoming revenue. Continue Reading
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With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading
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