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SDN network
Javier Benitez discusses Colt’s SDN and NFV solutions, focusing on current development efforts and future plans.

How One Service Provider Developed On Demand Network Services with SDN and NFV

IT virtualization has radically changed the face of compute, storage, and network services in data centers and beyond. In response, Colt -- a network and communications service provider -- back in 2015 began developing a program that has transformed the way the company offers network services to...
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NFV vs. VNF: What's the Difference?

NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions.  Networking professionals sometimes use the terms virtual network functions, or VNF, and network functions virtualization, or NFV, interchangeably, which can...
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ETSI is Bullish on the Results of Its First NFV Interoperability Tests

The European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) recently put on a plugtest event in Madrid, Spain, where 35 commercial and open source implementations were tested for interoperability, and it saw promising results as released in its report. For features like network service on-boarding,...
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IT Automation Best Practices for Network Engineers and Architects

Software-defined networking (SDN) for L2 and L3 (layer two and three) networking and network function virtualization (NFV) for L4-L7 network services have remained elusive for many IT departments due to the lack of maturation of the technology or specialized skills needed to implement them. But,...
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The Logical Happens: Open-O Merges with ECOMP

We’ve noted in the past that two Linux Foundation open source projects seemed to be working on similar things: The Open-O project and open source ECOMP. Today, the Linux Foundation announced that the two groups are merging. The new name for the combined group is the Open Network Automation Platform...
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Why Upstream Contributions Matter when Developing Open Source NFV Solutions

When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows...
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Open Networking Summit
Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA, brings enterprises, carriers, and cloud service providers together with the networking ecosystem to highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking. Check out the full conference schedule.

AT&T, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Visa, and More to Speak at Open Networking Summit 2017

The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and session highlights for Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. ONS promises to be the largest, most comprehensive and most innovative networking and orchestration event of the year. The event brings enterprises,...
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What's the Difference Between NFV Automation and NFV Orchestration?

NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint. NFV automation and NFV orchestration have overlapping and interrelated capabilities, which are essential to the deployment of virtual network...
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Open Networking Innovation Forum
The Open Networking Innovation Forum will facilitate a dialogue around the opportunities and challenges facing open networking acceleration and open source business models.

Open Networking Summit to Hold Private “Think Tank” Event for Industry Leaders

An elite group of networking industry executives, investors and entrepreneurs will meet behind closed doors for a think tank discussion at Open Networking Summit (ONS) this year. The intimate, invitation-only Open Networking Innovation Forum will facilitate a frank and open dialogue centered...
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NFV Interoperability Testing Needs to Accelerate

Many service providers have deployed network function virtualization (NFV) software but few have the tools in place to orchestrate and manage NFV software from multiple vendors. To foster interoperability, a series of initiatives and services have been launched to help organizations determine what ...
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