Posts about Real CTOs

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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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 ...

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This edition of The Real CTOs of NFV features Tim Naramore of MasergyPrayson: Tim, we have worked closely together for a good while now and I appreciate you taking some time to talk with me today about NFV. Please tell us about Masergy's role in the NFV transformation. Tim: We were early adopters of NFV, and I think we (Masergy and ADVA) share a vision as to what we want to deliver. Most of our customers are global, as you know. Most of them ...

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The following is my Real CTO conversation with Kevin Riley of Sonus. Prayson: Kevin, could you talk a little bit about your company’s role in the NFV transformation? Kevin: Our primary focus at Sonus is migrating real-time communications to network functions virtualization infrastructure, or NFVI. This focus manifests itself along multiple dimensions, including session border control, policy, modernized licensing models ...


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Here's my Real CTO conversation with Aamir Hussain of CenturyLink. Prayson: Aamir, I appreciate your time today. Can you tell us a little bit about CenturyLink’s role in the NFV transformation? Aamir: You know, we look at technologies like software defined networking and network functions virtualization as means to bringing services to our customer when they want, where they want — on their terms. And it’s all about ease of use in their on-boarding. It’s less about technology ...
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