Tags: software-defined networking

Leveraging NFV and SDN for Network Slicing

Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV)...
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How NV Can Increase IT Agility

As organizations of all sizes seek to transform themselves into digital businesses, the need for an agile IT infrastructure becomes ever more acute. Network virtualization (NV) can increase IT agility, according to emerging case studies and user feedback. Here’s an example of one of the challenges...
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How to Eliminate Foundation Fatigue in Open Source Networking

Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco, says the OpenDaylight Project really propelled the Linux Foundation as the go-to host for open source projects related to network virtualization. But, he adds, people working in open source networking are now experiencing “foundation...
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Open Source Software & Security Are Key To 5G

 Open source software and security will be fundamental elements of 5G, according to top executives at the 2016 CTIA Super Mobility conference here. During yesterday’s opening keynote session, CTIA chairman and AT&T mobility president and CEO Glenn Lurie highlighted the role of open source...
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The CORD Project: Unforeseen Efficiencies – A Truly Unified Access Architecture

The CORD Project, according to ON.Lab, is a vision, an architecture and a reference implementation.  It’s also “a concept car” according to Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of tech staff at AT&T.  What you see today is only the beginning of a fundamental evolution of the legacy...
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Why Security Performance Will be Key in NFV

There is growing evidence that the data center is driving toward a more software-centric security model that will be core to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) technology. This new model means that security performance in NFV will be key. The cloud has...
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Open vSwitch Future Takes Shape

As core network virtualization technologies go, it’s hard to imagine one that is more strategic than Open vSwitch (OVS). OVS is now the network foundation for most VMware environments and deployments of OpenStack. Because of that dual role it’s only natural that OVS would become an open source ...
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Carriers Going All-In: How NFV And SDN Will Evolve The Telecom Industry

Service providers have historically relied on dedicated hardware to deliver their cloud-based functions. But software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are freeing up carriers to use virtualized appliances or less expensive hardware to deliver the same services. As...
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Navigating the Data Center Networking Landscape

System administrators today are tasked with creating a much smarter networking layer. One that is capable of keeping up with some of the most advanced business and IT demands. In a recent Worldwide Enterprise Networking Report, IDC pointed out that virtualization continues to have a sizable impact...
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Google, Samsung Join AT&T and Verizon in Independent CORD Project

Google and Samsung join AT&T and Verizon as partners in ONOS project’s CORD platform, which is set to be spun off as an independent open source project. The Open Network Operating System project’s central office re-architected as data center platform continues to gain momentum, with the Open...
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