Posts about Disaggregation

Inflexible and monolithic transport network solutions are little use when it comes to meeting the agile connectivity requirements of the cloud, 5G and IoT. Networks must be able to respond immediately to changing bandwidth needs. Complex network planning and time-consuming, failure-prone manual provisioning processes are no longer an option. Networks need to support and eventually replace slow processes with automation and intelligent control ...

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The ultimate dream is fully automated, autonomously operated networks. For now, though, the operational reality looks quite different. Today’s communication service providers (CSPs) have to manually plan and build networks, and their field services teams need to go onsite to manually install and configure network elements before services can be activated, frequently only after some test procedures have been successfully run ...

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New cloud services, the internet of things and the evolution of mobile networks towards 5G are driving capacity needs in the metro to unprecedented levels. In an effort to overcome bandwidth bottlenecks, reduce cost and ensure scalability, more and more network operators are now turning to flex-coherent technologies. Total capacity and lowest cost per bit are two critical metrics in the metro. That's why software-defined, flex-coherent optics - which can efficiently carry 100G, 200G and even up to 600G of capacity on a single wavelength - are so important for metro applications ...

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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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