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Managing and Securing the WAN is a Struggle for Companies

In December, Versa sponsored an independent survey conducted by Dimensional Research  of 308 network professionals across five continents at organizations with 1,000-plus employees. The goal of the research was to capture how companies manage and secure their networks across branch locations. The...
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security vulnerabilities
Open source vulnerabilities are set to increase in 2017, says Black Duck Software.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime undetected Mac malware exposed, and more! Read our digest for the recent stories you need to hear: 1) The Linux Foundation and Amdocs are partnering up to...
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Mobile Edge Computing Creates ‘Tiny Data Centers’ at the Edge

One key element of 5G is likely to be Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), an emerging standard that extends virtualized infrastructure into the radio access network (RAN). ETSI has created a separate working group for it — the ETSI MEC ISG — with about 80 companies involved.  “MEC uses a lot of NFV ...
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Open-O webinar
Learn more about OPEN-O and rapidly evolving open orchestration landscape in the upcoming webinar on January 17, 2017 10:00a – 11:00a PST.

Why Open Source is Rising Up the Networking Stack in 2017

With 2016 behind us, we can reflect on a landmark year where open source migrated up the stack. As a result a new breed of open service orchestration projects were announced, including ECOMP, OSM, OpenBaton, and The Linux Foundation  project OPEN-O, among them. While the scope varies between...
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IHS Markit: 70% of Carriers Will Deploy CORD in the Central Office

Seventy percent of respondents to an IHS Markit survey plan to deploy CORD in their central offices — 30 percent by the end of 2017 and an additional 40 percent in 2018 or later. The findings come from IHS Markit’s 2016 Routing, NFV & Packet-Optical Strategies Service Provider Survey. The...
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VMware Joins Open-O to Pursue its Telco NFV Strategy

VMware joined the Open-O project today as a premier member. The open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation works to enable end-to-end service orchestration via network functions virtualization (NFV) over both software-defined networks (SDN) and legacy networks.  As a premier member, VMware...
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OpenStack Administration
This part of our ongoing series which accompanies the Essentials of OpenStack Administration course looks at some design concepts and services shared by typical cloud solutions. Download the full sample chapter now.

Essentials of OpenStack Administration Part 4: Cloud Design, Software-Defined Networking and Storage

Start exploring Essentials of OpenStack Administration by downloading the free sample chapter today. DOWNLOAD NOW There are a number of open source cloud solutions such as Eucalyptus, OpenQRM, OpenNebula, and of course, OpenStack. These implementations typically share some design concepts, and...
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OPNFV Summit 2017

The OPNFV Summit brings together developers, end users, and communities working to advance open source Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Learn more
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2016 SDN Trends: The Year of the Software-Defined WAN

In 2015, the networking world was abuzz about software-defined WAN and its potential. The buzz remained -- and perhaps intensified -- throughout 2016, as more enterprises deployed SD-WAN technology and the potential became reality. It comes as little surprise, then, that SD-WAN was a consistent and...
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Top 3 NFV & SDN Open Source Trends in 2016

The first few years of open source work on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) were defined by some nebulous goals. But this year, three clear trends emerged from the haze. First, the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) became really...
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