Posts about Data Center Virtualization

We just announced the use of Ensemble Orchestrator and Connector in DartPoints’ micro data center deployments. This deployment is generating a lot of interest because it’s a bold use of network functions virtualization (NFV) for service delivery. While everyone’s talking about NFV and service innovation, DartPoints is deploying it. The DartPoints use case is really interesting, so let me tell you a little bit about it ...
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For this post I met up with DartPoints CTO Satya Baddipudi to discuss where best to locate virtual functions, when NFV will hit the mainstream and how a software approach to service chaining can replace the “conga line” of devices. Prayson: Satya, could you start off by telling me a little about your company's role in the NFV transformation? Satya: At DartPoints we had been taking a cautiously optimistic view of the NFV technology, and now we’re moving to be one of the early adopters. Most of our deployments are greenfield, which is a little different from the other ISPs and CSPs. This enables us to be receptive to new technologies and innovations, wherever it ...
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Prayson: Randy, I appreciate you taking this time. Please talk a little about Windstream’s role in the NFV transformation in our industry. Randy: Windstream is currently watchful on NFV, SDN and other developing technologies. We currently do not use NFV techniques unless you stretch the definition to things like Broadsoft feature server platform, which years ago broke out class 5 switch functionality onto, if not Intel servers, then certainly commodity servers, and distributed them across the network ...
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There’s a lot of talk and plenty of noise related to NFV in the telecom industry. It’s a time of market transformation with many executives and marketers making claims for how their companies are doing NFV better than others, or how they are ahead of the competition in one or more ways. I think we are missing an important voice: The CTOs. I am talking with my peers from service providers and suppliers to get a sense of what is real. I am sharing these conversations in this series called The Real CTOs of NFV. The title is fun but the intent is serious. Following is my second Real CTO conversation with Doug Suriano of Oracle...


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There’s a lot of talk and plenty of noise related to NFV in the telecom industry. It’s a time of market transformation with many executives and marketeers making claims for how their companies are doing NFV better than others, or how they are ahead of the competition in one or more ways. I think we are missing an important voice: The CTOs. I am talking with my peers from service providers and suppliers to get a sense of what is real. I will be sharing these conversations in a series called The Real CTOs of NFV. The title is fun but the intent is serious. Following is my first Real CTO conversation with Martin Taylor of Metaswitch ...

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