Posts about Zero Touch Provisioning

There’s more than one way to migrate a metro network from 10Gbit/s aggregated bandwidth to 100Gbit/s. At first, you might consider data center leaf/spine switches, expecting significant cost savings from volume-deployed devices. However, on second thought, there may be some concerns. Those devices are optimized for a very specific application, which doesn’t necessarily makes them the perfect solution for other use cases ...

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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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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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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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