By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/16/2018
Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/14/2018
Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/14/2018
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 11/14/2018
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/14/2018
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/14/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/13/2018
Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/13/2018
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2018
Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/12/2018
Fahim Sabir, Colt's director of architecture and development for Colt on Demand, explains how the use of blockchain can help to automate specific manual processes and save hundreds of working hours.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/9/2018
CenturyLink is moving to 'as-a-service' model to support enterprise use of multiple cloud platforms, says Andrew Dugan, who is now the carrier's CTO.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/8/2018
Despite his high-speed name, Telecom Italia's Giuseppe Ferraris is concerned about any 5G business case based entirely on providing faster mobile connectivity to consumers.
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