Cisco Goes Back to School With Tetration
From the Founder | 3/5/2018 | 1 comment
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
The Revolution Will Be Automated
From the Founder | 10/10/2017 | 17 comments
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
The Autonomous Network Is the Endgame for Telecom
From the Founder | 8/31/2017 | 19 comments
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder | 4/19/2017 | 45 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
NFV: Coming, Ready or Not!
From the Founder | 4/19/2016 | 5 comments
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Interviews with leading executives at Colt, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Nokia, ZTE, Ericsson and Heavy Reading.
Testing Times for Our Industry
From the Founder | 11/3/2015 | 9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
Huawei Opens Back Door Into US
From the Founder | 8/21/2015 | 68 comments
Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
From the Founder | 7/20/2015 | 6 comments
Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about Arista's CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
Nuage Networks on Operationalizing SDN
From the Founder | 7/15/2015 | 1 comment
Nuage Networks CEO Sunil Khandekar talks to Steve Saunders, Light Reading's founder and CEO, about the need for management tools that correlate the SDN overlays and IP fabric underlays to improve the operation of SDN.
Mellanox & the 100GigE Revolution
From the Founder | 7/13/2015 | 7 comments
Mellanox has shaken up the data center market with a new range of Ethernet switching products that are ready to meet customers' open source needs.
Are You Ready to Rock?
From the Founder | 5/1/2015 | 20 comments
Then pick up your axe, put on your spandex trousers and get yourself down to Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE). Kerrang!!!
My Ericsson Epiphany
From the Founder | 4/8/2015 | 3 comments
The Swedish vendor has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, adjusting to the demands of next-generation communications companies.
Think Outside the White Box
From the Founder | 3/16/2015 | 7 comments
Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
New IP: Bigger, Better
From the Founder | 2/23/2015 | 11 comments
The New IP is actually bigger even than business. Like another hugely important tech that Light Reading is digging into right now, the New IP has the potential to change the world by fundamentally advancing what it is possible for people to achieve with communications.
My Moment of Telecom Clarity
From the Founder | 10/6/2014 | 44 comments
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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