Network Functions Virtualization Articles

CliQr Lands New Certification with Cisco
Partner programs are a great way to let companies get access to new and different markets, while at the same time giving those partners new options for currently-established markets. Cisco has an impressively stocked partner program, and it's added a… - 02/10/2016

Coriant Extends 8600 Smart Router Series to Prepare for 5G Evolution
Global supplier of SDN-enabled transport networking solutions Coriant knows that 5G is coming and that much of the preparation for this will fall to the mobile backhaul network. As such, the company is building upon the robust capabilities of its nex… - 02/10/2016

SURF and Intel Introduce First Platform for NFV, WebRTC
Roughly eight months ago, SURF Communication Solutions launched its SURF-HMP comprehensive multimedia communications and processing platform to address interoperability challenges for WebRTC. Now, SURF has followed up on this announcement in an excit… - 02/10/2016

InterDigital Proof of Concept Could Boost Mobile Video Streaming Speeds
Mobile technology research and development company InterDigital has announced that ETSI's Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC) has officially accepting its proof of concept for ""FLIPS - Flexible IP-based Services." - 02/09/2016

Accedian Facilitates 'HD Network Visibility' with FlowBROKER
End-to-end network performance specialist Accedian has launched a disruptive new technology called FlowBROKER that enables what the company describes as "HD visibility throughout the network." In other words, FlowBROKER significantly enhances the eff… - 02/09/2016

6WIND Completes NFV Testing IPSec with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
6WIND, a networking software developer, recently announced that it has completed testing of its Turbo IPsec application on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant servers and Spirent load generators. The success of those tests means that 6WIND is r… - 02/08/2016

Israel Mobile Association NFV Effort Gains AudioCodes as a Member
AudioCodes is the latest addition to the Israel Mobile Association's NFV program. The company announced its membership in the effort earlier today. - 02/08/2016

Array Networks' vxAG Now Available on Amazon Web Services
Array Networks, a provider of application delivery networking solutions, recently announced that its virtual SSL VPN Secure Access Gateway (vxAG) is now available on the Amazon Web Services public cloud platform. Already supported on Microsoft Azure,… - 02/08/2016

To Protect All Assets, the DOD is Driving Innovation
When discussing the latest in technology innovation, we may not always think the U.S. government is on the forefront. Walk into a small town government office and a quick look around makes you think the age of innovation skipped over that location. Y… - 02/08/2016

The Potential of Passive DNS in Protecting Network Infrastructure
The number of attacks against Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure has grown in recent years, having increased by 200 percent since 2012. Exploiting this vulnerable infrastructure is a popular, and often very successful, tactic for causing disrupt… - 02/08/2016

Xilink Erects Investment Program, Funds TeraDeep
Xilink has established a program through which its venture arm will invest in promising companies in the cloud computing and network functions virtualization acceleration arenas. Among the company's first moves on this front is its investment in mach… - 02/05/2016

Rackspace, PLUMgrid in Joint OpenStack Venture
In technology, sometimes words and phrases take on a life of their own, but it's good to back up a little, to know where you've been before proceeding forward again. "OpenStack" is a good place to start. - 02/05/2016

Creanord Offers Service Assurance and Network Visibility Without Compromising Accuracy
The carrier and service provider industry is getting more competitive by the minute, and one of the crucial deciding factors of a certain company's success or lack thereof is, not surprisingly, network performance. In response to the perceived lack o… - 02/05/2016

Cloud, Security Top Priorities Says IDG
Long gone are the days of Nick Burns, your company's computer guy. IT as a whole is in the midst of a digital transformation, moving away from rigid hardware to more flexible virtual environments able to scale on a whim. This week, IDG Enterprise rel… - 02/05/2016

Polatis and Quali Partner to Deliver Fiber Layer Management
Polatis, a provider of all-optical switching solutions like its SDN-enabled hybrid packet/optical switch the Series 6000 Lite 48x48, has partnered with Quali, provider of cloud sandbox software for DevOps automation, to develop and deliver an integra… - 02/05/2016

InterCloud Now Offers Virtual Network Function Validation
Fresh off announcing a batch of new contracts totaling $1.3 million, InterCloud Systems has launched new industry-leading, vendor-independent, multi-vendor virtual network function (VNF) validation services. With this third-party VNF validation, serv… - 02/05/2016

AHL Renews Exclusive Contract with ExteNet for Wireless Network Infrastructure in Sports Arenas
ExteNet Systems, a company specializing in distributed networks for use by large customers such as wireless carriers and venues, has officially renewed its contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) to continue providing the organization with wir… - 02/05/2016

Big Switch Brings Freemium to SDN with Community Edition
Big Switch Networks has announced that it's applying the "freemium" business model to data center networking with its Community Edition. - 02/04/2016

Huawei Chooses Dynatrace for New SmartCare CEM Solution for Telcos
Customer experience has become a powerful differentiator across a broad range of industries, and being able to proactively monitor and manage performance is a key competitive advantage. This is particularly true in the crowded telecommunications indu… - 02/04/2016

Midokura Releases Updated MidoNet for Virtualization
To assist network operators as they attempt to build more fungible networks, Midokura this week unleashed version 5 of its Enterprise MidoNet virtualization solution. - 02/04/2016

Aryaka Launches SD-WAN ULTRA
Aryaka last week at NFV & SDN Expo launched its SD-WAN ULTRA service. This solution brings together cloud acceleration, a global private network, and WAN optimization. Businesses that use it can benefit from improved application performance, lower ca… - 02/04/2016

Don't Forget Networking Hardware So Soon
Network functions virtualization (NFV) promises to revolutionize the networking space by virtualizing the networking hardware used to control the network. NFV speeds up service delivery, helps with new service revenue, fosters low-risk innovation and… - 02/04/2016

Need for Orchestration Grows as Networks Become More Complex
In a recent press release, Tufin alluded to a Gartner report that explains the security problems enterprises and other large-scale network environments face. Whether facing a firewall with access control lists loaded with thousands of redundant or co… - 02/04/2016

Midokura Debuts Version 5.0 of Enterprise MidoNet
Network virtualization software maker Midokura has announced the latest version of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM), version 5.0. - 02/03/2016

InfoVista to Provide DoD Agency with Network Performance Solution
In today's digital environment, public and private organizations have to ensure the performance of their network is always functioning at an optimal level. This includes having a robust security system in place to protect the data being transmitted. … - 02/03/2016

Stratecast F&S Honors Huawei with Value-Added Service Award
Huawei this month garnered the 2015 Global Stratecast Value-Added Service Enabling Technology Leadership Award from Stratecast Frost & Sullivan. The company was lauded for its leadership and managed services related to cloud enablement and network se… - 02/03/2016

Metaswitch and VMware: A Fruitful NFV Partnership
Metaswitch, a developer of software for network operators, knows that it does not act alone. In the realm of software-defined networking, it must partner with other leading companies to properly deliver network functions virtualization (NFV) to its c… - 02/02/2016

Procera Networks Acknowledges Top Partners with Premier Partner Program
Procera Networks recently launched the Procera Premier Partner program, an elite partner designation that is awarded to highly skilled partners. In particular, these partners are those that deliver a higher level of service and support to Procera's c… - 02/02/2016

Microservice Use Rising in Tandem with Rapidly Changing Network Architectures
Cloud computing, the IoT and an explosion of connected devices and applications have changed the way solutions and services are being delivered. And recent advances in virtualization as well as increased uptake of SDN and NFV technologies and solutio… - 02/02/2016

ZTE, China Mobile Complete Round of Testing of IoT, NFV
ZTE, a developer of hardware and software for the telecommunications industry, including products that help move forward the Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced that it has partnered with China Mobile to complete tests of the pair's network … - 02/02/2016

Parallel Wireless Introduces Intel-Based Enterprise vRAN Solution
Parallel Wireless recently made an industry first with the announcement of a 3GPP-compliant, end-to-end enterprise virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution, the first such solution to be based on Cellular Access Point (CAP)/enterprise femto reference designs … - 02/02/2016

Netronome's Agilio Server Networking Platform Means New Power for Businesses
We all need a more powerful network, no matter what we're doing. We want access to all the biggest, newest, latest features, and we can't get there unless the network is up to snuff. Netronome is ready to supply that network, bringing out its new Agi… - 02/02/2016

Big Telcos Divest Cloud Assets, Aim to Focus on Complementary Offerings
Amazon Web Services pioneered cloud services, and although the tier 1 telcos invented and have a great history in networking, they have been struggling to catch up on this front. As a result, some of the largest and most well-known communications ser… - 02/02/2016

The New Realities of Testing in a Virtualized World
In case you missed it, the world is being virtualized. Well, at least the networks that increasingly connect people and things are going virtual, as network operators worldwide shift toward software-based networks, using Network Function Virtualizati… - 02/01/2016

HKNet Puts NFV to Use in Dedicated Internet Access Service
South Korea is perhaps one of the planet's true exemplars of Internet technology. With high average speeds and minimal restrictions on bandwidth use, it's easy to be jealous of South Korea's connectivity. HKNet Company Limited, meanwhile, recently pu… - 02/01/2016

HP Debuts Orchestration Manager for Easier NFV Management
Every telecom would like to roll out network functions virtualization (NFV). When provisioning time can be reduced by up to 95 percent with NFV, according to TBR research, adoption interest is high and rightly so. - 01/29/2016

OpenStack Leads the Way in NFV Deployments
The flexibility and agility from network functions virtualization (NFV) are leading telecoms throughout the world to fast-track the technology in a push to go from proof-of-concept to production. OpenStack is emerging as the platform of choice as tel… - 01/29/2016

Three Tips for Better NFV Rollouts
Proof of concept is evolving into actual deployment when it comes to network functions virtualization. Communication service providers (CSPs) have largely been engaged with testing and making the case for NFV, but this year the number of experiments … - 01/29/2016

The Role of SDN and NFV in 5G
During last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there was some discussion concerning 5G technology. Throughout the year, companies began to test their 5G technology with Chinese telecommunications company Huawei and Japanese mobile operator NT… - 01/28/2016

China Mobile Adopting NFV Solutions to Improve Telecommunications Structure
China Mobile is migrating systems into smarter and more agile networks. To do this, they are adopting the ZTE Corporation's Network Function Virtualization (NFV), as their means in optimizing networks to allow for faster speeds and better connectivit… - 01/27/2016

Juniper Networks Picks Up BTI Systems, New Edge in Cloud & Networking
New word from Juniper Systems is that the firm will soon have a real edge in the cloud and networking market as it has entered into an agreement to acquire BTI Systems, who is well-known in the field for cloud and networking tools. As a company blog … - 01/26/2016

BT Mobile Installs Openet NFV Platform for MVNO Business
Mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are fast becoming prime candidates for NFV adoption, taking advantage of its efficiencies and cost savings to get ahead in a rapidly growing and competitive market. BT Mobile has worked hard to differentiate it… - 01/26/2016

Netronome Debuts Agilio Server Networking Platform for Intelligent Data Offload
Businesses of all sizes are under pressure to increase networking efficiencies while lowering cost, all while dealing with ever-increasing volumes of data. Network functions virtualization (NFV) is rapidly becoming a popular way to achieve these goal… - 01/26/2016

Red Hat Spurs NFV Development in OpenStack
Red Hat has announced that it is promoting Network Function Virtualization technology in the OpenStack cloud computing platform. - 01/26/2016

OpenStack Issues New NFV Report
The OpenStack Foundation this week was trumpeting its success, saying it has emerged as the network functions virtualization infrastructure platform of choice, and releasing a new report on NFV adoption and business cases. - 01/22/2016

The Next 15 Years of SDN and NFV
Right now, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are still comparatively new technologies. Since no new technology is new forever, a new report from ReportBuyer's look at the future of NFV and SDN should prove e… - 01/15/2016

ADVA Optical Networking Acquires Overture
ADVA Optical Networking, a developer of communications software and manufacturer of associated hardware, recently announced that it has acquired Overture, a similar manufacturer of networking and telecommunications equipment. - 01/13/2016

Intel Closes the Deal with Altera, Part of a Broader Trend
Virtualization is clearly one of the leading new trends in networking today. In yet another development illustrating that fact, Intel has purchased Altera for $16.7 billion. The deal was finalized late last month. - 01/07/2016

Virtualizing Security to Protect SDN and NFV Networks from Inherent Vulnerabilities
Traditional telecoms networks are closed infrastructures protected by readily-available and mature security solutions. Today, the control plane is separated from the data plane on nearly all telecoms networks. This separation helps protect the networ… - 01/04/2016

How Virtualizing Security can Protect SDN and NFV Networks from Cyberattacks
Telecommunications operators and similar communications service providers are excited about the opportunities that Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) promise to provide. SDN and NFV technologies and their abili… - 01/04/2016

Spanish Operator Taps Affirmed Networks for vEPC
Aire Networks has chosen Affirmed Networks to provide it with a virtual evolved packet core solution, which will act as the centerpiece for its network functions virtualization strategy. The Spanish mobile network operator expects to lower its operat… - 12/14/2015

Carriers Can Leverage Big Data, NFV & SDN to Contend with Viral Internet Events
An article posted by SecurityWatch this week talks about the wildly popular YouTube video of Adele singing "Hello" and how unexpected viral videos like this could degrade other services - such as Internet-based home video monitoring services, like th… - 12/08/2015

SUSE Joins OPNFV Project as Platinum Member
Provider of interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions SUSE is joining the OPNFV Project as a Platinum member in order to advance open source NFV. This brings the number of Platinum OPNFV members to 20. Current Platinum members i… - 12/08/2015

Bat Blue Obtains Patent for Cloud-based Network Security
Bat Blue Networks, a developer of cloud-based security software, recently announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent for what it calls "network feature virtualization technology" that will find a home in the company's Unified Cloud Security sof… - 12/01/2015

Veteran Telecom Hardware Player Adax Discusses Significance of NFV
Any discussion on the future of telecom and mobility wouldn't be complete without factoring in network functions virtualization (NFV). Smart players in the legacy telecom and service provider hardware business understand the importance of NFV as netw… - 12/01/2015

Huawei and Wind River Finalize NFV Integration Test
The concept of network functions virtualization (NFV) was developed to accelerate the deployment of new network services by moving from propriety hardware appliances so they can run in software. - 11/30/2015

ADVA, Juniper, Time Warner Cable Demo NFV at MEF Event
ADVA Optical Networking, Juniper Networks, and Time Warner Cable Business Class were part of a network functions virtualization demonstration at GEN15, an MEF event that took place this week in Dallas. - 11/20/2015

ipoque Joins Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Ecosystem to Support NFV
ipoque, a company specializing in network traffic and subscriber analytics solutions, has joined Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand Ecosystem Program in support of NFV. The Rohde & Schwarz company works with operators to help them understand traffic patterns… - 11/20/2015

VMware Exec Discusses the Three Phases of NFV
Most people in telecom are now familiar with the term network functions virtualization. NFV has to do with powering networks using software running on industry-standard hardware so network operators can benefit from cost savings and become more agile… - 11/19/2015

New Metaswitch CEO Talks China, M&A, Vendor Lock-In, and the Coming Tsunami
The strengths of Metaswitch, a 34-year-old private company that provides software to help power service provider networks, include its engineering talent and other employees, its strong and loyal customer base, and its products. The company's challen… - 11/18/2015

Midokura Solution Tapped for Quanta Cloud Technology Cloud Center
Midokura, a company specializing if software network virtualization, has announced that the Quanta Cloud Technology Cloud Solution Center is showcasing is Midokura Enterprise MidoNet technology. - 11/13/2015

TIA to Launch First U.S. Vendor Neutral NFV Lab
Embracing the true spirit of network functions virtualization (NFV), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is launching a neutral lab where vendors and developers can come together to test their technology and solutions for interoperabili… - 11/12/2015

Overture, Partners Validate High Performance NFV Service Chaining
Service providers can and should walk away from proprietary hardware and software and embrace pure-play network functions virtualization, according to Prayson Pate. The Overture Networks CTO made this proclamation in a press release yesterday that an… - 11/06/2015

VirtualArmor Introduces CloudCastr NFV Architecture
Consulting company VirtualArmor this week unveiled CloudCastr, a prebuilt, prevalidated architecture that allows for the expedited design and deployment of cloud environments based on network functions virtualization. - 11/05/2015

Paper Identifies the Need for DevOps, New KPIs for Virtualized Environments
Nexius and The University of Texas at Dallas have developed key performance indicators that they say are bettered suited to the dynamic virtualized network that companies are now exploring implementing. The companies lay out those indicators in a new… - 11/04/2015

Juniper Networks Announces Cloud CPE Software-Defined Networking
Juniper Networks, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) services for enterprises, recently announced the inclusion of Cloud CPE into its portfolio. - 11/04/2015

Clavister Joins Wind River Ecosystem
Another day, another network functions virtualization ecosystem partnership announced. This time we're talking about Clavister joining the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem. - 10/28/2015

Allot Introduces Virtual Edition of Service Gateway
Allot Communications Ltd. has unveiled the Allot Service Gateway-Virtual Edition and a portfolio of pre-integrated services. The company is also promoting the fact that a new Tolly Performance Report verifies that a single instance of the Allot Secur… - 10/13/2015

Metaswitch Aggressively Helping Network Operators Embrace NFV and SDN
The past few months have been full of excitement and transition at Metaswitch but the company has retained its focus and dedication to promoting NFV and SDN among its network operator customers. The software solutions provider also brought on new CEO… - 09/24/2015

ONOS Loves the Drake
When it comes to software from the ONOS community, the bird is the word. The group proved that again this week with the latest release of its open source SDN Open Network Operating System - known as Drake. - 09/24/2015

OneAccess Networks Attempts to Put Light on the NFV Migration Path
The idea of network functions virtualization (NFV) is still a new one for a great many potential users out there, and though what's been heard of it so far is certainly noteworthy, there's still quite a bit of uncertainty and doubt out there. OneAcce… - 09/23/2015

GENBAND Driving NFV with a Growing Ecosystem Model
The ecosystem approach has been key to GENAND's success not only in the NFV world, but has also been a key driver of the success of its KANDY platform, which just celebrated its one-year birthday and has experienced tremendous adoption through its fi… - 09/21/2015

NFVZone Week in Review: ASOCS, Avi Networks, eASIC, Nexenta
Security, storage, speed, and silicon were four themes of our coverage this week in the NFVZone. - 09/05/2015

Huawei and Red Hat Team on Multi-Vendor Testing for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Huawei and Red Hat partnership focusing on accelerating Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) adoption. - 08/31/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: ADTRAN, CENX, GENBAND
I was at ADTRAN's Connect press and analyst event most of this week. Here's part of what I learned about the company's approach to network functions virtualization and software-defined networking. And here's a look at what's new with CENX and GENBAND… - 08/15/2015

ADTRAN Reaches 200-Gigabit Communities Goal
ADTRAN today announced that its customers have deployed gigabit broadband services in more than 200 communities. The company celebrated this milestone-which it says is an industry first-at its Connect Press & Analyst event taking place this week at i… - 08/11/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: KT, NEC, Samsung, SK Telecom
Another week, another study-or two, or three-on the expected growth of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking-or something related. - 08/08/2015

Masergy's Cloud Router Wins Stratus Award
Masergy Communications Inc.'s Cloud Router has garnered the 2015 Stratus Award from Business Intelligence Group for its network functions virtualization capabilities, the company announced today. It was the winner in the award's "Managed Service Prov… - 08/07/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: Allot Communications, ClearPath, Northbound Networks
If you pay even a bit of attention to what's new and what's next in the area of networks and services - and the fact that you're reading this indicates that you do - you already understand how very big and important network functions virtualization a… - 08/01/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: AT&T, Huawei, MontaVista
The network functions virtualization market is poised to grow to $11.6 billion in 2019, which is more than five times its current value of $2.3 billion, according to IHS. And NFV software will account for more than 80 percent of the market's 2019 val… - 07/24/2015

MontaVista Introduces New Platform for 5G, IoT, NFV
MontaVista Software LLC this weekend unleashed the Carrier Grade eXpress. This Linux-based platform can be leveraged to address 5G carrier infrastructure, Internet of Things devices, and network functions virtualization solutions. And it supports Doc… - 07/21/2015

The State of NFV
Whether it is 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) or mobile video, it feels like NFV has touched almost every facet of telecoms. With so much promise, yet few real-world deployments, what is the current state of NFV? And what should operators take into … - 07/20/2015

Cloud Servers Poised to Overtake Enterprise Servers
The cloud is set to be the sole driver for growth in server shipments, according to new research from Dell'Oro Group. The firm found that cloud data centers will be the sole growth driver for server shipments beginning this year. - 07/20/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: Ericsson, Huawei, Mavenir, Nokia, RADCOM, ZTE
Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Networks (which is buying Alcatel-Lucent) came out on top of the latest IMS Vendor Scorecard just published by IHS Infonetics, which put out the report this week. Diane Myers at the research firm said financial health and … - 07/18/2015

The Time for Mobile Network Operators to Move to NFV is Now
A new study conducted by industry research firm ACG and sponsored by Affirmed Networks and VMware was released this morning. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Study provides a detailed business case which outlines the benefits that MNOs can realize b… - 07/16/2015

Network Function Virtualization is Coming, but are Your Enterprise Customers?
Your company is likely virtualizing your data center and even extending that effort to branch offices, or in fact may have already done so. While there are costs savings, the real business value is the velocity and agility this facilitates-especially… - 07/13/2015

Improving Business Productivity Through Application-Optimized Networks
Choosing the right applications can make the difference between increased margin or missed goals, increased efficiency or poor productivity. But the right applications alone are not enough. - 07/07/2015

Masergy's Virtual f(n) Platform Offers New Tools for Business
For companies tired of having to work with network appliances and on-site administration of routing and firewall systems, Masergy has a new and powerful tool lined up: the Virtual f(n) platform. Companies bringing this tool into operations will be ab… - 07/01/2015

Telkomsel, Huawei Conduct Successful Demo of Mobile Service that Uses VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and NFV
Telkomsel and Huawei recently conducted a successful demonstration of a technology that combines Wi-Fi, VoLTE, and network function virtualization (NFV). It will allow users on phone calls to switch between Wi-Fi and 4G networks without dropping the … - 06/29/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: AT&T, Docker, Oracle, Red Hat
It was a busy week in the network functions virtualization arena - particularly relating to open source. That was due in part to the fact that Linux container company Docker was holding its Dockercon event in San Francisco while open source pioneer R… - 06/27/2015

Software Comes to the Telco Network: 2015 is the Year of NFV Acceptance
Only a few years ago, before NFV became the industry buzzword it is today, Metaswitch took a lead in driving the notion of a software-based telco as the future of network operators. In fact, the company helped TMC start its conversation around NFV at… - 06/26/2015

The Reality Behind SDN and NFV Myths
As of late, we are seeing demand coming from customers who are pushing for software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). The problem is that while operators agree that change is needed, not all are on board. There are th… - 06/26/2015

Arno Represents a New Open Source Opportunity to Bring NFV to Users
There has been one major shift in the air for many telecommunications firms, and it all revolves around a pair of three-letter acronyms: software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). But setting up SDN and NFV can be s… - 06/26/2015

Telcos Must Build from the Basement, Not the Roof, with NFV
The emergence of cloud computing and virtualization technologies, in addition to offering network operators and enterprises opportunities to improve their operational models, has also spawned a very significant startup community around them. That sig… - 06/26/2015

Oracle Introduces an Array of NFV Solutions
Oracle Communications this week unveiled four new products that address service providers' move to network functions virtualization. The solutions were announced at the LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. - 06/26/2015

EZchip Anticipates New Business from Large Data Centers, CSPs
EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. this week issued a press release talking about how the emergence of white box systems in carrier and data center networks will change how networking equipment is sourced and will expand opportunities for off-the-shelf mercha… - 06/25/2015

High Demand Created by SDN and NFV Presents Challenges for Operators
We are at a fascinating time when technology seems to evolve, change and mature at a much quicker pace than what we have been used to. The current demand is coming from customers who are pushing for software-defined networks (SDN) and network functio… - 06/25/2015

Canadian Organizations Commit $2 Million to SDN and NFV Commercialization Projects
The Canada Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) has teamed up with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on a number of network projects, including implementing SDN and NFV technologies. The organizations have committed $2 milli… - 06/25/2015

Leading Lights Awards for Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy and Best New Product for Mobile Goes to Brocade
Leading Lights has now been running its annual awards program, which is run by online publication Light Reading, for 11 years. It is considered to be the communications industry's leading awards program. Light Reading's reputation for fiercely indepe… - 06/25/2015

Masergy Deploys NFV at Network Edge to Improve Service Agility
Masergy is the latest service provider to embrace NFV, deploying carrier-class, pure-play virtualization at the edge of its network. The company announced it is using a combination of NFV solutions from Overture, Brocade, Fortinet and Intel in a dist… - 06/25/2015