The company was pretty revolutionary with its idea to layer SDN on top of multiple third-party transport before all the SD-WAN vendors conceived of this.
The big hyperscalers use field programmable gate array technology on standard servers in their data centers. But there’s a trend for other enterprises to emulate these hyperscalers.
The collaboration focuses on the three biggest container pain areas for enterprises: 1) networking; 2) visibility; and 3) security.
Cumulus already offers its NOS on lots of different hardware. But this is Lenovo’s first foray into the disaggregated switch model.
Both FirstNet and 5G require the company to "touch the towers," so a lot of the network upgrades help both initiatives.
In working with the ONF, Comcast is breaking with a long cable tradition of not sharing technology and innovation ideas with competitors.
Google's compute infrastructure is straining to keep up with data demands. The company is looking for "novel ways" to do more data processing. That might include cluster computing.
In 2019 the company will deploy these routers at several thousand towers to support its mobile 5G network.
A bunch of service providers from around the world are starting to implement ONAP code into their networks.
Bill Walker, director of network architecture and innovation with CenturyLink, said there are three business cases for NFV. The worst business case is for new technology that is not directly revenue generating.
The company uses AWS SageMaker Ground Truth to create natural language understanding models for customer service conversations.
The company is working with VMware on the new Amazon Outposts initiative. Considering VMware’s sister company Dell EMC makes hardware, this could have some interesting implications.
Part of its database build-out includes a new blockchain managed service.
The company announced AWS Ground Station to ingest and process data from satellites and send it to the AWS cloud.
Beyond the usual suspects, Alibaba's capex leapt in the quarter putting it ahead of many other hyperscale operators.