Posts about Disaggregation

Disaggregation and breaking up of monolithic systems are supposed to bring flexibility, deliver access to inexpensive products and prevent vendor lock-in. This is why network disaggregation is high on the agenda of cloud and network service providers and why openness as the key catalyst is gaining a lot of interest. 

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Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
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There’s some interesting discussion in our industry on the merits of open, disaggregated/decomposed systems versus vertically integrated solutions. Some argue for a far reaching disaggregation as a means to create full flexibility, while others outline the benefit of pre-integrated sub-systems. I’d like to look at this question from a very different perspective. Evolutionary processes have proven to be very powerful at optimizing complex systems. Let’s have a look at what they can teach us ...
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2015 was a big year for network functions virtualization (NFV). In recent months, the technology has made a lot of progress in its journey from the blackboard to real world implementation. We've seen NFV move from theoretical discussion to lab testing and public demonstrations. Now, as it stands ready to take its next step from demo to deployment, here's my forecast for the top five NFV trends in 2016. 1) We’ll See Major Progress in the NFV Technology Lifecycle - Leading communication service providers (CSPs) will start to make more solid commitments to NFV. Those who haven’t already done so will begin to run major projects to explore how NFV can be used to improve network efficiency by reducing hardware diversity and increasing the level of automation. Service providers with existing data centers will favor central hosting of virtualized network functions, while edge NFV will be the entry strategy for CSPs that have focused on connectivity services so far ...


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Here's my Real CTO conversation with Jerome Tollet of Qosmos. Prayson: Jerome, thank you for joining me today. Qosmos has been heavily involved in NFV from almost the very beginning as one of the members of CloudNFV. Tell me a little about Qosmos’ role in the NFV transformation. Jerome: Indeed, we have been in the NFV space since the beginning. We specialize in DPI (deep packet inspection) and IP classification software. Our technology identifies application flows to prioritize traffic and analyze usage.
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