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OPNFV Unveils Danube Release to Bolster Open Source NFV Adoption

OPNFV said its fifth platform release brings development and operations methodologies to the NFV space, and is a “turning point” for organization. The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV project launched its fourth platform release, dubbed “Danube,” which the organization said provides key...
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Support Builds for P4 to Boost NFV

In a world where network processors are viewed as a commodity, the assumption is that most innovation will be driven by software. But support is building for the P4 language to boost NFV, as chip specialists point to hardware improvements that will be key for more demanding applications in a...
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AT&T ECOMP initiative leans on DCAE for SDN, NFV goals

AT&T detailed the DCAE work within its ECOMP initiative as key to its goal of tapping SDN and NFV for greater control over network resources AT&T’s push into gaining software control of its network has led to a number of innovations for the telecom space, with one of the more recent...
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Introducing the new superheroes of the networking world...no, not me!

SDN and NFV may look like the new superheroes of the networking world, but they are only foundation members of an orchestra now playing a dynamic network symphony. Hybrid WAN's are one thing, but software defined or "SD-WAN's" are another. The key difference in my opinion; centralised control...
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How to Simplify Branch Networks with NFV

Enterprise network functions virtualization, or NFV, can simplify the network design, deployment, and reduce costs at remote branch sites. Many enterprise organizations have a problem: the proliferation of networking hardware at branch sites. A typical branch site might have a mix of devices to...
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What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Services

In the past, services have been the direct product of cooperative behavior of systems of network devices. The devices communicate with each other to learn network topology, status, and the location of endpoints in a process called "adaptive discovery." This collection of adaptive processes ties...
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Quantifying Benefits of Network Virtualization in the Data Center

Network virtualization (NV) in the data center promises to improve service agility, simplify network operations, and reduce capital expenditures. One of the biggest challenges for IT professionals is to quantify the return-on-investment required to justify the costs of network virtualization and...
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AT&T on Track to Virtualize 30 Percent of its Network Functions by End of 2016

AT&T continues to move down the virtualization path by transforming more of its hardware-based network functions into software by leveraging a mix of SDN and NFV. AT&T is on track to virtualize 200 functions in its network, which allows the telco to create a new set of services like its...
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Building a Next Generation Mobile Network Using Open Networking Technologies

SK Telecom envisions transforming itself into a platform company, making the mobile network as a platform where new services can be created and supported including traditional telco applications, media apps, streaming and IoT applications. “We need to transition the current telco infrastructure...
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U.S. Lab Considers SDN for Growing ESnet Research Network

Inder Monga of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is responsible for a U.S. Department of Energy network that's doubling in capacity each year. By 2020, the research network that connects scientists in the U.S. and Europe is projected to carry an exabyte of data each month. Monga, CTO at...
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