The move highlights robust plans for the carrier, though it could still lag behind rivals that are promising nationwide coverage in 2020.
The vendors say they have more than 50 communication service providers running live production mobile networks with Ericsson VNFs on VMware’s platform.
The company's software is designed to support SDN in core, aggregation, and provider edge networks, and complement SDN in other parts of a network.
The fabric is in trials with “two major wireless operators,” said Thomas Eklund Kaloom’s VP of marketing and strategy. It will enter production with operators and enterprises later this year.
The COMAC initiative is focused on delivering services over both mobile and broadband networks while supporting subscriber management and maintaining a consistent service experience without regard to the access technology.
Vendors including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista all recently introduced merchant silicon chips into the mix.
The investment is further validation that microsegmentation is real, and Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin admits that VMware deserves “quite a bit of credit” for legitimizing this technology.
Ciena anticipates that the Blue Planet Division will reach $50 million to $60 million in annual revenue during fiscal 2019, growing to $100 million to $120 million in 2021.
Red Hat and Affirmed Networks helped with the deployment. Turkcell is on track to have 40 percent of its voice and data services capacity virtualized by year-end.
JHComp, an ISP based in the Czech Republic, migrated from its legacy Vyatta vRouters to the 6WIND platform without having to reconfigure its SuperMicro white boxes.
The Fujitsu components are layered on top of a previous Shaw coax upgrade to provide network speeds in excess of 1 Gb/s.
It’s a smart move for the networking vendor. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by organizations worldwide by 2020.
The company uses agents to find data in virtual machines (VMs), routers, firewalls, and switches in an organization's data center and clouds. It will become part of Cisco’s Crosswork Network Automation portfolio.
The platform divides the two flows – the control layer and the data layer – and handles them in a way that makes sense for each.
Ed Meyercord noted a customer win against Huawei and said security concerns about the Chinese vendor are “creating an opportunity for us in the marketplace.”