Orchestration

Network Functions Virtualization is Poised to Drive Innovation and Change in the Metro Service Edge

Apr 21, 2014 by Mark Durrett

Overture Mark DurrettCommunications service providers (CSPs) have begun actively evaluating network functions virtualization, or NFV, as a way to reduce costs and accelerate service innovation.  NFV represents a bold step towards software-defined services and programmable networks, and one that will impact all aspects of the communications industry for years to come.

NOTE: This article originally appeared under the title of "Network Functions Virtualization - it's Here" in OSP Magazine.

5 Predictions for 2014

Jan 13, 2014 by Prayson Pate

Sometimes wrong but never in doubt, here are my predictions for networking in 2014.

 

 

 

Update from TIA 2013 - The Future of the Network

Oct 14, 2013 by Prayson Pate

The Federal government may be in a partial shutdown but TIA 2013 "The Future of the Network" was up and running last week in Washington DC.  Here are some observations from the show.

 

 

 

What Does Orchestration Mean for NFV?

Oct 7, 2013 by Prayson Pate

The term “orchestration” is used frequently in discussions about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  What does orchestration mean for the cloud data center?  What additional requirements are imposed by NFV?