Blogs
Most Commented Content posted in December 2015
Which NFV Vendors Are King of the New IP Hill?
Tom Nolle  
12/14/2015   36 comments
An NFV implementation can come from a single vendor or a well-integrated community or partnership, but whatever the source it must hit all the transformation sweet spots.
HPE & Microsoft: Teaming Up for Cloud Wars
Ariella Brown  
12/7/2015   31 comments
After scrapping its own public cloud service, Hewlett Packard Enterprise instead is using Microsoft Azure for offering public cloud.
Is Big Data Dead?
Matthew Roberts  
12/23/2015   24 comments
Big data has passed the top of the hype cycle. And that's actually a good thing, because although "big data" the buzzword may be dead, big data analytics in the real world is getting ready to roll up its sleeves.
The 2020 Vision From Wicklow
Carol Wilson  
12/28/2015   16 comments
Telecom execs gathered for Light Reading's Executive Summit, and the impressions they left aren't what you might have expected.
HPE & NTT: A Strategic Alliance for Hybrid Cloud
Ariella Brown  
12/21/2015   15 comments
HPE's partnership with NTT America provides advantages to both parties, including innovative products, market access, interoperability, security and more.
Virtual Reality Newsbites: NFV, Security, Partnerships & IoT
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/29/2015   14 comments
The New IP's summary of NFV, SDN, IoT, cyber security happenings from around the globe.
Bell Labs: Virtualized Residential Gateways Save 40%
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/22/2015   13 comments
A Bell Labs study shows service providers can reduce opex by up to 40% by moving critical residential gateway functions to the cloud.
Holiday Bliss: Brought to You by New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/24/2015   12 comments
For those of you who might be wondering, "What's the big deal with the New IP?" it's time to step back and think about how the transformation of communications networks is absolutely critical to driving the world economy -- especially during the holidays.
DT, Swisscom Set Pace on All-IP Migration
Iain Morris  
12/2/2015   9 comments
Some of Europe's service providers are at risk of being left behind in the transition to next-generation networks.
8 Trends for the 2016 CIO
Chuck Pol  
12/15/2015   7 comments
Vodafone has identified eight key challenges and opportunities enterprise CIOs need to be ready to navigate in 2016, including the Dual Global Economy, BYOX, Shadow IT, among others.
Virtual Reality Newsbites: Security Blanket
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/4/2015   7 comments
This week's rundown of New IP news features updates on securing virtualized networks and more.
First NFV Interop Test Results Are In
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/8/2015   6 comments
Light Reading's multi-vendor NFV interoperability test report reveals the challenges of moving to New IP architecture both for service providers and suppliers.
Virtual Reality Newsbites: Testing, Testing, Testing
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/11/2015   5 comments
Get a run-down of this week's latest New IP news, including the New IP Agency's NFV interop test results and hightlights from 2020 Vision in Dublin.
For XaaS, the Devil's in the Detail
Tim Kridel  
12/17/2015   5 comments
Hosting and other XaaS offerings enable enterprises and other organizations to outsource lots of things, but the expectations of customers and regulators aren't among them.
Telstra Talks Strategic Partnerships for the Digital Age
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/31/2015   5 comments
Tune in to The New IP's Tune in Tuesday (Jan. 5 at Noon ET) for a discussion with Tom Homer, head of EMEA, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, and learn what motivates businesses to form partnerships.
Tackling the Customer Experience Challenge
Tim Kridel  
12/9/2015   5 comments
A Verizon-sponsored Harvard Business Review survey of global B2B and B2C organizations worldwide shows the top barriers to customer experience are organizational silos; cultural resistance; and technology that's too old, too rigid or both.
Open Source: Increasing Competition & Agility
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/4/2015   4 comments
On the next Tune in Tuesday radio show (Dec. 8 at 2PM ET), Open Platform for NFV Project Inc., director Heather Kirksey discusses how open source and industry-level collaboration can make the networking industry more competitive and agile.
2020 Vision: Brocade on Virtualization & Automation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/10/2015   4 comments
At no point in the history of our industry have things changed at the rate they are changing today, according to Andrew Coward, VP of Strategy, Brocade.
NIA Announces Phase 2 Test: VNF Management
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/11/2015   4 comments
The New IP Agency (NIA) announced that its Phase 2 NFV test will focus on VNF management.
Advance Warning: Security Threats to Watch in 2016
Jon Summers  
12/10/2015   2 comments
Jon Summers, SVP of Growth Platforms at AT&T, provides his cyber security predictions for 2016.
Service Assurance Critical to SDN/NFV Success
Anand Gonuguntla  
12/15/2015   2 comments
Service providers need to plan ahead to incorporate service assurance into their SDN/NFV deployment plan.
Light Reading Virtuapedia Acts as Index & Resource on New IP Transformation
Elizabeth Miller Coyne  
12/8/2015   1 comment
Light Reading's new Virtuapedia is an online resource for cataloging, explaining and tying together information around the transformation to virtualized New IP networks.




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