Posts about Big Data

Right now, we’re at the infancy in the development of a whole new layer of added business value. AI and especially deep learning have tremendous potential to improve network planning and operations. You can get dizzy thinking about how much data is collected and monitored each day in networks across the world, and yet the vast majority of it goes ignored. It’s only when some network failure occurs that we dig into our pile of data to understand what happened ...

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Network control and management is a complex task, incorporating cloud operations, core and metro transport, mobile fronthaul and backhaul connectivity all the way to user applications. Setting aside optimizations and assurance mechanisms, running applications on such a diverse and distributed infrastructure is a challenging task in itself. With localized and highly engineered network operational tools, it typically takes several days or even weeks for any changes, upgrades or service deployments to take effect ...

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Machine learning is ideally suited to systems with complex interdependencies. Learning patterns from virtually unlimited data lakes and using such insights for self-optimization sits at the core of machine-learning-based analytics solutions. Over-the-top digital players have capitalized on these solutions to offer differentiated services based on an intricate web of user actions, preferences and so on ...

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While optical DCI applications for disaster recovery and business continuity have been a well-established part of the DCI market for over 20 years, the past five years have seen a sharp rise in demand for optical connectivity to interconnect hyperscale data centers. In fact, a new market for high-capacity DWDM solutions has been created, primarily driven by the so-called FAMGAs - Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple - and requiring different functionalities and characteristics compared to the traditional WDM markets ...

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