Posts about Carrier Ethernet

It seems like all we hear about these days is “the cloud”; music in the cloud, photos in the cloud, video in the cloud, backup in the cloud. But what does all of the cloudification mean for traditional service providers and their traditional suppliers? ...

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) has moved from being merely a hot topic to an area of intense focus for service providers. How can they take virtualization from the lab and use it to build new revenue-producing services? An important part of that answer is NFV orchestration ...

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As mentioned in my last post, data center interconnect (DCI) is a growing market for the entire optical value chain – from carriers to optical component suppliers. Standard OTN, DWDM, Carrier Ethernet or legacy SONET/SDH platforms alone cannot address the high-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost and high-density demands of DCI. As a result, many network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) have developed specific solutions to address it. Some of the most common solutions are described below ...
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The fierce growth in cybercrime and the increased proliferation of network-hacking has left networks at greater risk than ever before. Cybercriminals are demonstrating a higher degree of collaboration and technical competency than ever before, resulting in increased plans for protection and regulation around the collection, storage and use of information along with severe penalties ...
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Cross fertilization creates innovation. As technologies mature and are successfully applied in one domain, there is frequently potential for using those technologies favorably in other markets as well. However, native technologies in one market might be foreign technologies in a different market. Assimilation is a complex process and outcome is difficult to predict.
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