Kaloom Throws a Fabric Over Data Center Automation Kaloom says its software-defined fabric approach provides more flexibility than a more integrated model like DANOS.
Juniper Says Its SD-WAN Plan Includes More Service Provider Customers The company said it’s using service providers as its SD-WAN sales channel and banking on large managed services deals.
Telco Systems’ Arm-Based uCPE Costs Less Than Its x86 uCPE The NFV vendor says it can demonstrate more than 30 percent cost savings on Arm-based hardware. Telco Systems now has three different manufacturers for Arm boxes.
Will Cloud Security Expansion Lift Symantec Back Into the Black? After a disappointing first quarter Symantec needs these cloud security updates to boost its bottom line and clout with enterprise customers.
Radcom Lowers Guidance for 2018 Following Exec Departures, Rough Quarter In a business update conference call with investors the firm's CEO said Radcom is dealing with the challenges of a lengthy NFV sales cycle and the immaturity of the NFV ecosystem.
Netcracker Provides a Full-Stack NFV Service for Operators The turnkey model is designed to help service providers get into NFV without spending years to build their own telco clouds.
Smaller Telcos Can Connect to Public Clouds Via Tata Communications Transformation Services Tier 1 service providers have connected to public clouds with relative ease. But Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers are struggling to create this connectivity, according to Tata.
Radisys Will Use ETSI's MEC Standards for its Edge Software Platform Radisys says operators want a platform that supports specific applications. They don't want uncertainty about which platform to use.
Perhaps MANO Is Irrelevant for Virtualized Carrier Networks Good integrated CI/CD and an orchestrator like Kubernetes could negate the need for MANO.
Barefoot Preps for 5G and IoT With Its Tofino Chip and the P4 Language Paired with the P4 programming language, Barefoot’s Tofino chip gives users the freedom to design what the chip can do.
SD-WAN's Future Will Rest on the Universal CPE “The path forward is an open platform,” said Adva’s Prayson Pate, adding that an open platform will meet the full-potential of an agile and flexible SD-WAN.
Vodafone Picks Juniper’s SD-WAN for Its Enterprise Services Vodafone said Juniper’s Contrail Service Orchestrator is a key part of the platform because it provides customers with a self-service portal.
NFV’s Return on Investment Disappoints Some NFV Players “We had inflated expectations” because the promise was vendors could easily obtain commodity hardware and “throw some VNFs on it and it would make money," said a Masergy executive.
IDC Predicts Telecom VNF Market to Grow at a Compound Annual Rate of 45.4% Worldwide revenue for the telco VNF market in 2017 stood at only $2.5 billion.
Exfo Service Assurance VNFs Give ‘Eyes’ to ONAP With Amdocs NFV Integration Exfo is onboarding its service assurance VNFs into the Amdocs NFV software and services portfolio, which is powered by ONAP.
NFV Equipment and Software to Top $48B by 2023, Ovum Says Although Tier 1 operators are leading the way with NFV, the research firm says that it believes smaller operators will begin to see the benefits as well.
Intel’s Growing Chip Portfolio Stretches From Cloud to Edge Intel may be best known for its x86 server chips, but its growing silicon portfolio targets cloud and edge applications, as well as 5G.
Interconnection Bandwidth Skyrockets With 5G as an ‘Amplifier,’ Equinix Says SDN and NFV are contributing to the growth of interconnection because these technologies make it easier for customers to consume more bandwidth.
Barefoot Responds to the Demise of Marvell’s Programmable Chip Barefoot says its Tofino chip is used for more than just “niche” applications, and the P4 programming language gives it gravitas.
Cisco’s Open vRAN Alliance Says Its End-to-End System Is Ready to Roll The Open vRAN Alliance assembled products from different vendors to create an open vRAN system that can take the place of single-vendor RAN solution.
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