Posts about DevOps

Network virtualization is the overarching concept for the move to NFV and telco cloud. This evolution hasn’t been easy. Poor performance, high cost and lack of interoperability have all been impediments. Now we’re seeing breakthroughs that are knocking down yesterday’s barriers. In this blog, I describe some requirements for success in this evolution. I also include some success stories about real-world deployments ...



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They say April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you also know that January Seeding keeps the Innovation Engine Speeding? Wow, rhyming can be painful sometimes and I’m once again reminded that I should stick to engineering. It’s now June and as I pass by all the wildflowers growing here in Texas I appreciate the chaotic but at the same time coherent display of colors – the result of random seeds that have grown to be part of the cityscape ...
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I recently had a chat with Carol WilsonEditor at Large at Light Reading. Carol talks to a wide range of service providers, and she pointed out some interesting trends. First is the idea of retraining existing staff to support innovative new technologies. AT&T has made a lot of noise with its Domain 2.0 initiative, and has been working behind the scenes to staff it as well.“AT&T is probably the best example of mass retraining. They’re working to re-train thousands of people,” she observes. “What they’re trying to do is look at their folks in a different way. Rather than saying, ‘Are you trained to do this specific program or get that specific certification,’ they are asking, ‘What’s your skill set and how can we take that skill set and fit in to what we need in a different way?"...

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At Light Reading’s recent 2020 Vision summit a number of telecom operators expressed concerned about whether they have the staff skillset and organization needed to support innovation. Is this a valid concern? Yes, but it may not be as big as they fear, and it is addressable...



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