Posts about NFV

Communication service providers are adopting a range of approaches to 5G. Some are focusing on fixed wireless access as a substitute to copper or fiber transport. Others see huge opportunities in accessing sensors with new narrowband radio access technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M. There is also great value in end-to-end virtualization, aka slicing, for offering customized private mobile networks to enterprises and governments ...

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Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 01, 2018

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Imagine you have developed a video to promote network neutrality. As you upload it to a video server, the network does not establish the required connection. You want to know what the problem is, so you ask: “Hi network, what’s wrong?” The response comes as a surprise: “The content of this video conflicts with my interests; I do not want you to upload this video!” This is autonomous networking! The network has its own identity and agenda; it acts according to its own interests ...

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Telecommunications networks are undergoing radical and long-term change. It's a gradual process. But it's certain that the changes are accelerating and growing more extreme. The reason is simple: End users want to use the networks to do far more demanding and sophisticated things than before. Consider facial identification used to identify potential terrorists at airports. The network supporting such a system must serve up enough bandwidth and be close enough to databases to perform the task between the time a person checks in and boards the plane. It must do this many times a minute ...

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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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The data center interconnect (DCI) is emerging as a key element in the enterprise strategy to transition to a more digital-oriented business model, one that encompasses multiple data processing and storage sites on the cloud and the IoT edge. At the same time, however, static network connectivity both within the data center and over the wide area is becoming increasingly virtualized and software-defined, meaning that in the very near future organizations will take to managing and optimizing their DCI infrastructure as code ...

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