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What's New in OpenStack in 2016: A Look at the Newton Release

OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release. In addition to the usual enormous number of...
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The Year in NV Trends for 2016

Is it ever too early for a Year in Review column? Didn’t think so. For this attempt, let’s take a look at the exciting trends in network virtualization (NV), as a mixture of open and proprietary technologies battle to be the cloud networking foundation of the future. On the competitive front, we...
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OpenStack Becomes a Standard Building Block for NFV

OpenStack is becoming the de facto standard for infrastructure orchestration for NFV deployment by leading Communications Service Providers (CSPs). CSPs are trading off the challenges of OpenStack implementations (e.g. immature technology and evolving standards) for the benefits of open source and...
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OPNFV Demonstrates How to Cut the Cord from Proprietary Hardware Designs

There are few things more frustrating than a dropped call. At the keynote during OpenStack Barcelona 2016 conference, the folks behind the Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization Project (OPNFV) demonstrated, in a most dramatic fashion, the resilience of Network Functions Virtualization...
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Software Defined Networking Fundamentals Part 1: Intro to Networking Planes

Explore Software Defined Networking Fundamentals today by downloading the free sample. Download Now Join us in this three-part weekly blog series to get a sneak peek at The Linux Foundation's Software Defined Networking Fundamentals (LFS265) self-paced, online course.  Virtualization, which...
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Trends in High Performance NFV

It’s clear that in the service provider space, using a standard cloud platform to deliver carrier-class applications may not be sufficient. Service provider applications such as virtual private networks (VPNs), VoIP, and other virtual network functions (VNFs) can’t always be delivered by a best-...
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The Quest for Container Networking Interoperability

It’s now apparent to most savvy IT professionals that microservices enabled by containers need to be joined at the proverbial hip to the ability to create microsegments using network virtualization (NV) software. Just how that’s going to happen is still a matter of debate. VMware, for example, is...
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Open Networking Summit

ONS brings together the networking industry ecosystem of early adopters, service providers, enterprises, disruptive and incumbent vendors, open source projects, leading researchers, business executives and investors to discuss breaking SDN and NFV developments for immediate impact to shape the...
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What are the Top NFV Risks for Carriers?

What are the risks of network functions virtualization (NFV)? As with any emerging technology, moving fast or picking the wrong components can do more harm than good. Let’s spend some time breaking down the NFV risks in building a virtual network. I have spent the few months gathering feedback from...
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Carriers Embrace Trial & Error Approach as NFV Becomes Real

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Telcos kicked off the SDN World Congress here with boasts about how un-telco-like they’ve become, influenced by software-defined infrastructure and the world of virtualization. Specifically, they’re starting to adopt software’s “agile” philosophy by being willing to proceed...
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