Carrier network News
August 15, 2016
An Enterprise Management Associates study examining WAN SLA performance found that companies need to be more proactive in how they keep tabs on their service providers.
April 19, 2016
Carrier adoption of software-based network functions will lead to better virtual CPE for enterprise branch networks.
February 16, 2016
Brocade unveils a vEPC product aimed at carriers that want to provide Internet of Things connectivity over LTE networks.
August 21, 2015
In this week's SN blogs, analysts discuss Docker, the real value of an industry certification and the capabilities of a new Linux project aimed at virtualized environments.
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NFVi (network functions virtualization infrastructure) is a pool of virtual and physical resources that enables the deployment of virtual network functions in carrier networks. Service providers use NFVi to create environments that enable NFV. Continue Reading
Hybrid WAN connects a geographically dispersed telecommunications network by sending traffic through the public Internet VPN and a traditional WAN service. Continue Reading
Content delivery networks, or CDNs, have been available since the '90s but have evolved to improve access to Internet-based video, business-critical applications and online transactions for customers using any kind of device. While CDNs still provide content distribution, aggregation and management, next-generation CDNs now offer critical capabilities like content optimization, improved security, CDN analytics, monitoring, digital rights management and video streaming.
The CDN market is predicted to grow dramatically. This three-part guide explains the technology's growing importance and how enterprises can benefit from its use. We look at the traditional uses of CDNs, the new missions CDN providers are taking on, and we compare its capabilities with traditional cloud services.
Understanding how CDN works with emerging technologies like software-defined networking and network functions virtualization is also important for networking professionals, especially when it comes to making multimedia content available via mobile connections.
This is vital information for network pros, whether they've yet to embrace content delivery networks or need to understand the latest capabilities.Continue Reading
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For service providers considering a networking gear upgrade, white box switching plus SDN in the data center and NFV in the core offer scalability, lower cost and better margins. Continue Reading
Organizations looking for the best way to deploy SIP trunks can look to their Carrier Ethernet. Michael Brandenburg explains the benefits of SIP Metro Ethernet services. Continue Reading
Facing two network market truths, carriers must focus on metro networks with big pipes connecting cloud data centers at the edge to keep costs in line with incoming revenue. Continue Reading
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Taking a few simple steps can help strengthen the relationship between your WAN carrier and IT management. Continue Reading
Juniper Networks has introduced a compact peering router aimed at service providers looking to speed up content delivery. Continue Reading
Oracle plans to use its demonstration project from a TM Forum conference to help NaaS companies design hybrid network products using zero-touch provisioning. Continue Reading
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In part two of a three-part series, an expert looks at how hybrid VPNs are impacted by the shift from private services to the public Internet. Continue Reading
With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading
What are last-mile communications, and what services make the most sense for businesses to adopt? Telecommunications expert Matt Brunk explains. Continue Reading