News and blogs

Topic: Software Defined Networking (SDN)

3 reasons to deploy applications built on microservices
While microservices architectures are nothing new to webscale companies, the network operator community is only now getting to grips with what it ...
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All Abuzz about ONAP
We’ve seen some big changes this year in the realm of management and orchestration (MANO) for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software ...
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Are You Ready for NFV?
When it comes to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN), it is no longer a question of “if,” but rather “how” ...
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Deterministic, Time-Sensitive Networking for IoT
Having read my post on the Path Computation Element, “Pixie Dust and Unicorn Stuff,” and finding only one small error [see the footnotes for ...
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Metaswitch Joins NEC Netcracker SDN Partner Space Ecosystem
Wait, there’s another NFV ecosystem? Yes, of course, ecosystems and partnerships are critical for accelerating the growth of network functions ...
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The missing link: VNF to SDN
NFV and SDN both play key roles in the ongoing evolution of telco networks to support flexible, programmable and composable services on a generic ...
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FD.io Takes Over VPP and Unites with DPDK to Accelerate NFV Data Planes to Outright Nutty Speeds
On the realization that I was not about to quit these blog posts any time soon, my inbound marketing manager felt obliged to impart some worldly ...
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Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! BGP, MPLS, Segment Routing and PCE!
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t
When it comes to monitoring communications network traffic, “now you see it, now you don’t” is the last phrase any network operator wants to hear. ...
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SBCs Set to Shine as Virtual PoP Stars
When session border controllers (SBCs) are implemented as software-based virtual network functions, a world of opportunities opens up for network ...
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The Missing Link: Service Function Chaining and Its Relationship to NFV
I remember that ‘aha’ moment when I first heard about Service Function Chaining (SFC). It was that realization that, along with NFV, I was witnessing ...
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Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors: Can P4 Fix OpenFlow?
The report of my death was greatly exaggerated. If OpenFlow were as melodramatic as Mark Twain, it may well have uttered those words back in mid-2012 ...
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