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Key developments related to software-defined networking strategies and deployments.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/16/2018
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
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.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/15/2018
SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.
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.
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.
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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 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 Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/1/2018
Moving from legacy technologies like MPLS won't happen overnight, and operators need to find a way for legacy and new technologies to coexist in a hybrid WAN environment, said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/31/2018
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/30/2018
Organization kicks off its annual conference with three key announcements showing progress on multiple MEF 3.0 fronts.
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