Posts about MANO

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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Layering is a well-known strategy for security. By using layers, we increase the difficulty of penetration and reduce the impact of a failure at any given layer. Here are some guidelines for applying layered security to universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) deployments. The uCPE layers include the platform layer (including management, virtualization, and networking), the application layer, and the management and orchestration (MANO) layer. As a reminder, uCPE consists of software virtual network functions (VNFs) running on a standard operating system hosted on a standard server. An ideal uCPE deployment supports a multi-vendor multi-component construction, underscoring the need for security at multiple layers ...

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ADVA Ensemble team members participated in the first ETSI NFV Plugtests™ event sponsored by Telefonica in Madrid earlier this year. More than that – they and the Ensemble MANO and VIM products excelled. Why? A big part of the reason is experience – not just that of ADVA, but of all of the participants ...
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Open Networking Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, California, was a great show with interesting people and eye-opening talks on the relevance of open source software, open hardware and disaggregation. In short, we’re facing a fundamental shift in how we integrate and operate networks ...

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I often say that network functions virtualization (NFV) brings the power of the cloud to the networking world. NFV can also be used to drive additional revenue by enabling operators to augment connectivity services with NFV hosting services. Let’s take a look at how this can work. NFV Deployed in the Access Network: I’ve spoken frequently about how Masergy has deployed NFV at its customer sites to enable innovative and dynamic services. Oftentimes, these customers are in far-flung locations, and the use of NFV reduces the number of devices on site down to one server ...
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