Content posted in October 2014
A Killer App
Joe Stanganelli 10/31/2014 16 comments
Europol's European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Division cites cyber security firm IID's research in expectation of a rise in the number of malicious, network-caused deaths and injuries.
Mind the NFV/SDN Gap
Leo Zancani 10/30/2014 7 comments
Network virtualization is rapidly developing into the biggest fundamental change in service provider networking and network management since IP and convergence hit the industry in the 90s. The systems and organizational changes that went with IP were fraught with problems – can the industry do better this time around?
What's Your IP Evolution Plan?
Gary Knee 10/28/2014 24 comments
Today’s rural networks contain a blend of legacy equipment alongside softswitches, high-capacity optical rings complex routers and gateways. With such a blend, planning the evolution of the network in a cost effective manner that meets the growing expectations of customers has become a significant challenge.
OCS & NFV: A Starting Point
Ari Banerjee 10/27/2014 1 comment
Virtualization of the online charging systems (OCS) function is a good starting point for operators that want to gain experience with virtualization before tackling larger, more complex network functions virtualization (NFV) projects.
Show Me The Good Wife!
Carol Wilson 10/23/2014 13 comments
The video entertainment industry suddenly sees value in OTT but the real value is a personalized cloud content service over an on-demand network.
Poll: NFV Bang for the Buck
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/21/2014 8 comments
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is set to revolutionize many aspects of the communications industry, but where will service providers see the biggest bang for their buck?
BSS Is No BS
Ari Banerjee 10/21/2014 2 comments
The value of SDN/NFV lies in standardizing and making network infrastructure programmable, while enabling value-added services to be introduced quickly and efficiently. However, operators cannot make any money without a robust BSS infrastructure.
Open Source: The De Facto Standard
Neela Jacques 10/17/2014 5 comments
Neela Jacques, executive director for OpenDaylight, writes on how a communications industry that has been historically slow to change is embracing open source as the de facto way to achieve innovation and interoperability for SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV).
Pass the Policy, Please
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/17/2014 9 comments
Ken Dilbeck, VP Collaboration R&D, TM Forum talks about the importance of policy management when it comes to profiting from network functions virtualization (NFV).
Verizon: IoT Power Is in the Partner
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/14/2014 8 comments
Verizon's partnership with General Electric to allow GE's software-enabled machines and devices to connect to Verizon's machine-to-machine connectivity and cloud platforms to power the industrial Internet is a step into a new realm of services and new players.
NFV Policy Wake-up Call
Ken Dilbeck 10/13/2014 5 comments
Policy management is a common thread in the key building blocks of NFV but its current low-profile status could create complications and difficulties if standards organizations do not join together and make it a priority.
XO Talks Security
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/13/2014 5 comments
XO Communications discusses some of the most pressing issues around NFV, SDN and security as it relates to open platforms and open source.
AT&T: Orchestrate What You've Got
Carol Wilson 10/9/2014 6 comments
Telecom giant delivers on-demand services with SDN, NFV and Open APIs but its internal orchestration layer also interfaces with existing OSS/BSS offerings.
CenturyLink's Open API Ambitions
Carol Wilson 10/7/2014 6 comments
The telecom network operator brought 11 vendors to the table to hammer out open APIs for Ethernet services, and the whole industry is benefiting.
Telco & Cloud M&A in High Gear
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/2/2014 5 comments
Mergers and acquisitions in the telco and cloud space are heating up, as the potential profits from virtualized, cloud-based services and demand for technical know-how take hold.
Andrew Dugan, acting Chief Technology Officer at Level 3, discusses the service provider's SDN success and plans for NFV.
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Dave Ward, Cisco's CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
AT&T's Doug Nassaur discusses interoperability and virtualization during BCE 2016 in Austin.
Lynn Comp, senior director of market development for the Network Platforms Group for Intel, outlines her vision for the future of virtualization.