Posts about uCPE

ADVA and Intel recently announced that Ensemble Connector is now a software option for Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE. This means that users can buy an integrated and verified hardware-software solution that is ready to deploy for universal CPE (uCPE) applications. What does that mean for service providers, integrators, and enterprises? It means they can now buy a solution that they know will work in the real world ...

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Moving applications and data into public clouds is an easy way for enterprises to simplify cooperation among geographically dispersed teams and use compute and storage resources in a more efficient way. But those advantages come at a price. Transporting data from secured premises into the private cloud is risky, as is, sharing compute and storage resources with other stakeholders. The business advantages are difficult to weigh up against the risk, leading to time-consuming evaluations, and delaying a business step with huge potential Providers of public cloud services need to assure security and integrity of customer data if they want to get enterprises to move their data from enterprise sites and private clouds into public clouds ...

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Did you visit any of this year’s major communication conferences? If so, I’m sure you noted service providers and vendors talking a lot about the increasing relevance of the network edge. There’s a common understanding that powerful edge servers will soon be hosting virtual network functions and control processes in proximity to the customer or an enterprise appliance. But what might look like a logical complement to central clouds needs to be seen as a disruptive change to long-standing network design best practices, with complexity being centralized to create economies of scale and operational savings. So what created this shift in network architectural preferences and how will this unfold next year?
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Service providers are working to replace customer premises equipment (CPE) appliances with software running on a standard platform referred to as universal CPE (uCPE). They also want to minimize the steps required for setting up uCPE, both in the supply chain and at the customer site. In an ideal situation, the deployed uCPE would not require user intervention, and there would be no need for a technician on site. This is what we refer to as zero touch ...

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