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AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud

10/11/2017
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DENVER, 10/11/2017 Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T. In support of this new approach, AT&T is submitting its hardware designs to the Open Compute Project including, most recently, its XGS-PON hardware.
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Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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10/12/2017 | 1:23:52 PM
Re: Interesting insight
Interesting point, I'm glad you called attention to it. I hadn't thought of things like that. 

Tom Anschutz always makes me think...
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10/12/2017 | 12:55:51 PM
Interesting insight
Great interview!

Tom made a subtle point at the end that I think upends the automation discussion. A lot of people - including me, up until now - think of automation procedurally, like a script. Tom is saying no, it's functional, more like a dependency tree.

The industry is going have to get their heads wrapped around all the implications of what amounts to a different paradigm for telecom software. We might not even have to talk about "automation". It's going to take a lot of educating.

 

-- Dan Grossman
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