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What Are the Leading Software Platforms for NFV Infrastructure?

As service providers report a number of successful production deployments of network functions virtualization, it is important to consider the infrastructure beneath it all -- and the available options. The leading software platforms for NFV infrastructure are OpenStack and VMware's vCloud NFV....
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Crypto Tokens: A Breakthrough in Open Network Design

Today, tech companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple are stronger than ever, whether measured by market cap, share of top mobile apps, or pretty much any other common measure. These companies also control massive proprietary developer platforms. The dominant operating systems — iOS and...
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Open source harmonization
Figure 4 from a new Linux Foundation white paper on networking harmonization depicts the high-level goals for harmonization that are already under consideration by The Linux Foundation, standards development organizations, and open source communities.

New Linux Foundation White Paper: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in SDN

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time. lf_standardsopensource_whitepaper_042517_cover.jpg The Linux Foundation This year’s...
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Game of Nodes: Network Operators vs. Cloud Operators

There’s a whirlwind of information on the topic of network commoditization. Seriously. Just search in your favorite search engine for “SDN,” “NFV,” or “telco cloud.” You will find dozens of open source projects, communities, forums, architectural definitions, standards, standard bodies, news...
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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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CORD Partners with xRAN to Bring SDN to the RAN

The Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source project is partnering with the xRAN Foundation. The two groups plan to work on a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. Apparently, the xRAN Foundation is a new standards group that was formed in...
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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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China Mobile
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies.

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would...
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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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A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

... To be fair, all enterprise solutions will, by default, create a lock-in as once they are deployed they are very difficult to replace. The benefit of open source is not that it removes lock-in altogether; instead of being wed to single vendor and a single technology, one is connected to a...
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