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Why I’ll Always Be an Andy Grove Fan

Martin Lund | Apr 29, 2016 1:00:00 AM

Silicon Valley sadly lost a respected and revered leader with the death of Andy Grove in March. The co-founder and former CEO of Intel was an inspiration to generations of technologists and business leaders, including me.

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Metaswitch Joins NEC Netcracker SDN Partner Space Ecosystem

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Wait, there’s another NFV ecosystem? Yes, of course, ecosystems and partnerships are critical for accelerating the growth of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). No single company has all of the answers and expertise when it comes to virtualization and software-centric networking, and the more partners and ecosystems we can work with, the better. That’s why Metaswitch is pleased to become the latest member of the NEC/Netcracker SDN Partner Space ecosystem.

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Metaswitch, HPE and Intel Deliver Virtualized VoLTE

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Collaboration, partnerships and ecosystems are all vital to the development of network functions virtualization (NFV). Virtualization marks a radical departure from the way networks have traditionally been built, using dedicated, vendor-specific hardware, and there is not one individual company that has all of the expertise needed to deliver an NFV solution. That’s why ecosystems and partner relationships have become so important as the industry transitions to NFV.

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What's in your future? No tarot cards required at #m4um16

Steve Gleave | Apr 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

We all know that NFV/SDN is going to transform the ways in which networks will be built.  And we've all heard that these trends will deliver benefits of cost-efficiency, and flexibility and ...  Unfortunately, the industry narration seems a little stuck at this point, dominated mostly by ecosystem testing, proofs of concept and people arguing that "NFV is real and here are some examples to prove it."  Well, that and 5G.

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NFV is No Longer a Science Experiment

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The pace of NFV development has picked up dramatically over the last year. Virtualization seemed like a science experiment for most network operators this time in 2015. But just one year has made a big difference, and today, NFV is getting into production at many operators worldwide.

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Forums Collide

Steve Gleave | Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Love this.  In 2011, we had a Metaswitch Forum themed "the Power of M" where we looked at many ways in which words beginning with the letter M were powering network operators' business.  A project being "driven" by our keynote speaker was recently laid out in the spirt of this year's theme "new models for network operators."

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Apollo 13 anniversary this weekend.  Gene Kranz at Forum next month. #goosebumps

Steve Gleave | Apr 15, 2016 10:42:28 AM

Brilliant article on the BBC today, looking at an often unrecognized decision that saved the crew of Apollo 13.  17 April is the anniversary of the crew's safe return, and the article provides a good perspective on 1 out of 3 decisions made in the early planning stages that ultimately meant the crew could be brought home safely. Picking either of the other 2 options would almost certainly have ended in death.

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Forum 2016 is only thirty three days away

Steve Gleave | Apr 13, 2016 5:36:12 PM

Being in Marketing, I normally like writing headlines.  Only when it comes to this one, the sense of anticipation that Forum brings is somewhat tempered by the amount of work that I know it takes.  This year, I'm more convinced than ever that it will be worth it.

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Collaboration Is Key to Virtualization

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Since the network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem is so broad and diverse, partnerships and collaboration among vendors have been crucial to the development of virtualization for network operators. Partners work together to test their solutions, resolve any problems and help to accelerate the adoption of NFV by demonstrating what’s pragmatically possible.  

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Metaswitch Perimeta Wins 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award for Service Provider Mobile

Micaela Giuhat | Apr 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Metaswitch is very pleased to have been named a winner of a Visionary Spotlight Award from Beka Publishing and ChannelVision Magazine for the second year in a row. Metaswitch was recognized for the Perimeta virtualized session border controller (vSBC), which led the pack in the “Service Provider Mobile” category.

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