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Service provider networks and SDN News
November 29, 2017
The new ONAP architecture release offers a modular platform for carriers and service providers looking to automate their networks. Also, MEF 3.0 shifts focus to global services.
March 14, 2017
There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the tech industry, but to obtain it, enterprises need to undertake network transformation. That's where SDN can help.
January 13, 2017
Viptela, a startup in the SD-WAN market, taps former Cisco exec Praveen Akkiraju as its new CEO. Akkiraju's immediate goal for Viptela is to help customers migrate to the cloud.
December 21, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, SD-WAN paced SDN trends as it permeated the SDN world; Cisco and VMware dominated SDN deployments; and concerns remain about training.
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ONOS (Open Network Operating System) is an operating system (OS) designed for network service providers to help build carrier-grade software-defined networks architected for high scalability, availability and performance Continue Reading
NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions. Continue Reading
Service providers are opting for virtual CPE and its resulting benefits, but choosing the right vCPE platform is essential to get the most out of it. Continue Reading
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With so many managed services providers offering SD-WAN, it can be time-consuming to narrow it down to the most viable options. Here are some factors to evaluate. Continue Reading
SDN can benefit more than data centers and cloud. SDN application examples show service providers, hospitals and IoT networks are using the technology as it continues to mature. Continue Reading
Detailed network microsegmentation using SDN and NFV gives service providers opportunities to create and provide more flexible and effective security services to their customers. Continue Reading
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With NFV open source, service providers can push network innovation and reduce network costs. But service providers will need to adjust to a new open source culture. Continue Reading
Network operators are in full balancing-act mode while embracing software networking, changing services and lower operations costs. And the timing only has to be perfect. Continue Reading
Restarting a telecom transformation means putting business goals first and technology choices second, and making the service process more efficient through automation. 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
A new group of ISVs is producing exciting NFV applications that bring automation to a range of network services. But these developers face enormous challenges in establishing a new set of technologies. Continue Reading
NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading