Service provider networks and SDN

Service provider networks and SDN News

  • March 30, 2016 30 Mar'16

    NEC increases SDN scalability with latest upgrade

    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.

  • March 29, 2016 29 Mar'16

    How SD-WAN could threaten the NFV business case

    In this roundup of notable blog posts from around the Web, one analyst says SD-WAN could render certain NFV services irrelevant; another has advice for green networking pros.

  • March 09, 2016 09 Mar'16

    Survey shows how early adopters define SDN

    In this week's blog roundup, a survey of early adopters offers insights into the evolving definition of SDN, and several service providers join an SDN alliance.

  • February 03, 2016 03 Feb'16

    Versa, EMC partner to offer 'virtual CPE in a box'

    ICYMI: Versa Networks and EMC present providers with turnkey 'vCPE in a box;' Aryaka released a new managed SD-WAN service; and ONUG formed a hybrid cloud working group.

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  • vCPE (virtual customer premise equipment)

    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

  • vEPC (virtual Evolved Packet Core)

    The vEPC offers a framework to support converged voice and data on 4G Long-Term Evolution networks. vEPC is the abstraction of Evolved Packet Core components into software that runs on generic servers, potentially cutting costs and improving service... Continue Reading

  • NFVi (network functions virtualization infrastructure)

    NFVi (network functions virtualization infrastructure) is a pool of virtual and physical resources that enables the deployment of virtual network functions in carrier networks. Service providers use NFVi to create environments that enable NFV. Continue Reading

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