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Prayson is a thought leader and evangelist for network functions virtualization, helping communication service providers and mobile operators create virtual environments optimized for agility and profit.

Posted by Prayson Pate on June 10, 2019
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Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the host application driving transformation at the edge of the network. Enterprises and telcos are replacing closed SD-WAN and other appliances with virtualized software implementations running on universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), which is often standard servers from leading manufacturers ...

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ADVA and Intel recently announced that Ensemble Connector is now a software option for Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE. This means that users can buy an integrated and verified hardware-software solution that is ready to deploy for universal CPE (uCPE) applications. What does that mean for service providers, integrators, and enterprises? It means they can now buy a solution that they know will work in the real world ...

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Our upgraded Ensemble NFV suite hit the market last week. It includes several key enhancements focused on enabling service providers to roll out software-based, cloud-native solutions at scale. The new release is based on our wealth of virtualization experience that comes from overcoming issues and bringing the benefits of NFV to live service provider and enterprise networks over the last three years ...

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Service providers are working to replace customer premises equipment (CPE) appliances with software running on a standard platform referred to as universal CPE (uCPE). They also want to minimize the steps required for setting up uCPE, both in the supply chain and at the customer site. In an ideal situation, the deployed uCPE would not require user intervention, and there would be no need for a technician on site. This is what we refer to as zero touch ...

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