Network Functions Virtualization Articles

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

Red Hat Leverages Docker Containers for PaaS, Orchestration Solutions
Open source pioneer Red Hat today at its summit in Boston unveiled a flurry of new solutions including a platform as a service and a platform that enables container deployments to scale. - 06/24/2015

OneAccess: NFV is Pricier Than CSPs May Have Initially Envisioned
Network functions virtualization has moved into phase two, and phase one of the NFV discovery process left communications services providers with the realization that this approach to the network is expensive, and that they're going to need to delive… - 06/24/2015

Spark New Zealand Achieves Virtualized VoLTE, IMS and NFV with OpenCloud Solution
Mobile operator Spark New Zealand has joined the virtualization trend with a VoLTE proof of concept project. The company is using the Rhino Sentinel VoLTE Application Server from OpenCloud to create a fully virtualized VoLTE, IMS and NFV infrastructu… - 06/24/2015

Qosmos Appoints New Executives in Support of SDN and NFV Deployments
The prevalence of SDN and NFV technologies in network architectures has led to a number of expansions and enhancements within the industry. Deep packet inspection (DPI) and network intelligence specialist Qosmos has benefitted from the uptake and has… - 06/24/2015

Dialogic Says NFV Adoption Slow But Increasing
The so-called software telco movement is still in its infancy and, while it may be moving slightly slower than some may have thought it would, let's understand that implementing an entirely new philosophy toward telco infrastructure is a daunting und… - 06/23/2015

Uptake in Cloud Computing and Mobility Driving Major Growth in SDN and NFV Market
Cloud computing and virtualization are rapidly replacing legacy network infrastructure and as a result, a new breed of technologies are becoming mainstream. Heavy workflows that include streaming video and media can no longer be run efficiently and c… - 06/23/2015

AT&T Releases Open-Source Hardware Specs for NFV
AT&T is releasing into open source the specifications for the commodity hardware that it will use to run its network appliances, once it converts to a software-based network architecture. - 06/23/2015

Network Operators Set to Increase NFV and SDN Deployments
The latest report by Radiant Insights Inc on the NFV and SDN market sees the segment growing, which according to the company is being driven by the promise of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction. - 06/22/2015

NFV Growth Potential in Emerging Markets
A new report by Developing Telecoms examines the role of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in emerging markets. - 06/20/2015

AT&T Plans to Convert NFV Software, More to Open Source
Out at the Open Network Summit, a lot of talk about the future of network functions virtualization (NFV) took place, among plenty of other topics. AT&T was on hand, just one of three major organizations that mounted the stage to talk about the detail… - 06/20/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: ADVA, Corsa, Swisscom
It was a big week for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking news. Swisscom announced it has tapped NEC and NetCracker to help with its cloud network transformation, which will include NFV and SDN. And there was a wide array… - 06/20/2015

Study: 35 Percent of Telcos Deploying NFV in 2015
IHS has found in a survey that 35 percent of telcos planned to deploy Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) this year, according to CXO Today. - 06/19/2015

NFV and SDN Demo Showcased for Transforming Telecom Carrier Central Offices
The Open Networking Summit has drawn to a close this week in Santa Clara, CA, and there was certainly a lot to take in. This included a variety of announcements from the industry heavyweights who are active participants in Open Network Forum (ONF) ac… - 06/19/2015

NTT America Taps Jeffrey Bannister for New Enterprise Customer Growth
NTT America, part of larger organizations NTT Communications Corporation and NTT Group-which is itself a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader company-recently announced some exciting news in the form of a major roster change. The company appointed Jeffr… - 06/19/2015

Swisscom Looks to NEC and NetCracker for its Cloud Transformation
Telecom operators around the world are implementing the necessary infrastructure to deploy cloud solutions for their customers. While initially not everyone was onboard regarding cloud technology, today it is undeniably the engine that is driving inn… - 06/19/2015

Netronome Delivers 20x OVS Performance with Next-Gen Intelligent Server Adapter
Netronome, developer of high-performance networking solutions for cloud, data center, service provider and enterprise communications products, looks to improve the performance of SDN and NFV architectures with a next-generation intelligent server ada… - 06/19/2015

Virtualization and Cloud Driving Growth in Data Center Infrastructure Market
As the cloud computing realm grows exponentially and virtualization technologies like NFV and SDN gain prominence, the data center infrastructure market is also growing. New findings from Synergy Research Group indicate the market reached $114 billio… - 06/18/2015

VaultLogix Announces VaultLogix Advantage 12.01 with ImagePlus to Create Onsite Backups
VaultLogix, a subsidiary of InterCloud Systems, has announced the availability of the latest version of its VaultLogix Advantage cloud backup software. - 06/17/2015

Fujitsu Testing of ONOS Cardinal Release's Interoperability Successful
According to the ONOS Project, the typical network environment has several disadvantages that hold back the progress of technology. They are often expensive and complex. Customers that commit to a given vendor are often stuck with a proprietary syste… - 06/17/2015

Tata Consultancy Services Opens Center of Excellence in Hyderabad
Hyderabad was once known as the City of Pearls, and is still known as such in some circles today. Today, however, it's a pearl of the technology industry in India, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) added another pearl to the string with the opening… - 06/17/2015

Cobham Wireless Debuts NFV Test Bed for Service Providers
As service providers continue to roll out limited network function virtualization (NFV) trials, testing and proofs of concept (PoC) are a critical piece of the process-to ensure that everything works together and as expected, before putting live traf… - 06/17/2015

An SDN Tool for K-12 Education? Brocade, Elbrys and Tallac Have One in Mind
Some things just don't go well together on the surface, but actually mesh well when more deeply considered. A look at the software-defined networking (SDN) solution being posed by Brocade, Elbrys and Tallac suggests that bringing SDN to a market like… - 06/17/2015

Corsa Brings Metering, QoS to SDN Hardware Solution
Networks have two basic requirements: the ability to deliver the performance to move data quickly, and the flexibility to meet changing demands, according to Carolyn Raab, vice president of product management at Corsa Technology. Software-defined net… - 06/16/2015

ADVA Debuts NFV Family for Operators
With most major operators either now deploying network function virtualization (NFV) or planning to within the next few years, more vendor options that are specifically geared for telecom network architecture are coming to market. For instance, ADVA … - 06/15/2015

Qosmos Embraces Arno for NFV
Deep packet inspection company Qosmos last week announced its endorsement of Arno, an open source platform. - 06/15/2015

Dell Switches Support Pluribus Linux OS
Pluribus Networks is porting and supporting its Open Netvisor Linux operating system onto Dell's family of Open Networking 10G/40G switches. That includes the S6000-ON and S4048-ON Dell switches. - 06/15/2015

Business Led Networking: Into the Cloud
CIOs face complexity on two fronts when it comes to addressing problems that the network creates for the organization - the complexity of the IT environment and the complex mix of potential solutions to evaluate. - 06/15/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: Artesyn, ClearPath, NEC
Thirty-five percent of telecom carriers around the world plan to deploy network functions virtualization in 2015, and 48 percent of those surveyed expect to evaluate NFV this year, according to new research from Infonetics. - 06/13/2015

IHS: NFV Coming to 35 Percent of Surveyed Operators by End of 2015
2015 is going to be a big year for network functions virtualization (NFV), at least if the word from IHS' recent survey bears true. By the end of 2015, the survey revealed, fully 35 percent of organizations plan to put NFV in place, a move showing th… - 06/12/2015

Artesyn Embedded Technologies Releases MaxCore SDN/NFV Application Platform
For companies that want to jump into the field of applications that support software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, the development hurdles can be kind of big. Artesyn Embedded Technologies is trying to lower that barrier wi… - 06/12/2015

NEC Expands Reach With Two New SDN Switches
The company has 250 system installations already deployed around the world, and it is looking to introduce new levels of efficiency with the two switches by reducing the complexity of operation and increasing expansion capabilities. With SDN and NFV,… - 06/12/2015

OpenDaylight Aims for Carrier-Grade SDN
Software-defined networking (SDN) (and its cousin, network function virtualization (NFV)) is becoming a de facto heir to the networking future, although deployments are just now starting to appear in the commercial market. With the promise of elastic… - 06/11/2015

Comings & Goings: ClearPath Networks Adds Marc Cohn to Marketing Team
There's no denying that there's been plenty of growth in the field of network functions virtualization (NFV), thanks in no small part to its ability to save on costs while providing the same or even better levels of service than its alternatives. Cle… - 06/11/2015

AT&T Virtualizes Network Functions with Several Bold Announcements
As far as AT&Ts own NFV plans go, the company is focusing on DNS, network analytics, data platforms and edge routers this year, according to Andre Fuetsch, senior vice president of architecture and design, AT&T. The company will not be virtualizing T… - 06/11/2015

CORD, Could Help Move Telcos to SDN, Open Networks Faster
There are several important trends, telco desires and imperatives that are converging at the same time. On the one hand, over the top types are eating the telcos' lunch, so the telcos want to transform their networks so they're more like those of the… - 06/11/2015

HP Bolsters Print Security With New Software
Remember when the goal of just about every office around was to "go paperless" and conduct all business by email, by file transfer, and by PowerPoint presentation? That didn't exactly go so well in retrospect, and paper was, as it ever was, still a b… - 06/11/2015

Nectar, Cisco to Create the First UC-SDN, Self-healing Network
Network management and monitoring software developer Nectar Services recently announced that it will partner with Cisco to create an industry first: a unified communications-focused software defined network that will allow businesses to use UC across… - 06/10/2015

Cobham Wireless Introduces Pooled-Use NFV Validation Solution
The TeraVM elastic test bed was built to enable organizations to validate their NFV solutions in an environment that is shared, and therefore lower cost for all comers. Sharing test assets makes sense, Cobham notes, given that enterprises, services p… - 06/10/2015

ZTE Choose Radisys MRF Again: This Time It's Virtualized
Radisys Corp. and ZTE Corp. have a new integration deal that touches on some of the hottest technology trends of the day and aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for mobile network operators to deploy interactive HD audio and video ser… - 06/10/2015

Anuta Announces New Channel Partners to Deliver Its SDN Orchestration Solution
SDN service orchestration company Anuta Networks is seeing strong momentum with its channel partner program, having recently signed on a handful of new members. - 06/10/2015

Radware Provides its DDoS Technology for the New Cisco Firepower 9300 Appliance
The image most people have of a hacker is a lone teenager locked up in a room staring at the monitor typing away. While that still might be the case, the vast majority of today's security breaches are being carried out by organized criminal enterpris… - 06/10/2015

Cisco and HP Tied as Cloud Infrastructure Equipment Leaders
When it comes to powering the cloud infrastructure market, Cisco and HP are in a dead heat. The companies are tied for the enviable leadership position when it comes to equipment powering cloud IaaS, according to first quarter data from Synergy Resea… - 06/09/2015

Professional Services: Creating New Revenue Streams and High Margin Business for Channel
Value-addition is the name of the game in channel today. Margins are getting tight on hardware and as hardware costs fall, even these slim margins decline. With customers always asking for more from their solution providers, the need for specializati… - 06/09/2015

Mitel's Mavenir Mobile Division Receives Another NFV Accolade
Mitel has made headlines in recent months with various honorary recognitions, including its recent landing in Gartner's 'Magic Quadrant' for the second time in one year. In addition, today's reception marks the third time the company's Mavenir Mobile… - 06/09/2015

Telco Systems Unveils SDN Orchestrator
It's been a busy week for Telco Systems. Just yesterday the company unveiled a new multimodal demarcation device that can support software-defined networking deployments. Today the company came out with an orchestrator for SDN management. - 06/09/2015

OSS/BSS Has a Critical Part to Play as NFV and SDN Ramp Up
Service provider roles are changing rapidly in the brave new digital world, as they evolve beyond traditional network services. The key to success in today's over-the-top (OTT) driven, app-filled world is the ability to adapt, quickly, to deliver wha… - 06/09/2015

JDSU and Gigamon Team on Network Visibility and Automation
In a major move toward software defined networking (SDN) as well as network visibility and automation, Gigamon and JDSU have announced a new partnership and integration. JDSU is developing closed loop integration plugins for Gigamon's Software Define… - 06/08/2015

New Telco Systems Demarc Device Addresses SDN, More
Telco Systems today made available a new demarcation device that it says can help service providers as they transition to software-defined networking. - 06/08/2015

Research and Markets: CSP Legacy Back Office Systems Can't Handle Virtualization
There's a lot of discussion and work being done around network virtualization. When it comes to service providers like the telephone companies, that has to do with virtualizing network functions, which involves taking the functionality that has tradi… - 06/08/2015

The New IP: Getting Started in the Data Center
The New IP allows you to take evolutionary steps to achieve revolutionary results. So, where do you start? There are two basic components to a New IP network: The overlay and the underlay. Many feel that the overlay is a bit more complex than the und… - 06/08/2015

Report: The Upcoming Market for NFV, SDN & Wireless Will Be Huge
We all knew, at least on an anecdotal level, that the market for network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN), and wireless network infrastructure was going to be enormous. But a new report from SNS Research emerged, and … - 06/08/2015

NFV Zone Week in Review: HP, Huawei, Nokia
Some of the communications industry's biggest players this week had significant news in the network functions virtualization arena. - 06/06/2015

Open Platform for NFV Group Aims to Help Expedite Telecom Virtualization with Arno
The Open Platform for NFV effort, a collaborative project at The Linux Foundation, this week issued its first software release. Called Arno, this developer-focused release provides an initial build of the ETSI NFV architecture's NFV Infrastructure an… - 06/05/2015

QLogic Demonstrates New Breed of Ethernet Network at 25Gb
When it comes to connectivity, "more" and "faster" are two key points that most users crave. Improving that connectivity can lead to more efficient and effective environments, whether for work or play. QLogic Corp, meanwhile, recently brought a new b… - 06/05/2015

HP Announces Split is Effective in November
Hewlett-Packard has had the big split planned for quite some time, but now the company has actually announced a date when this particular split is going to go down: November 1, according to CEO Meg Whitman. The top executives have been looking for th… - 06/05/2015

Nectar Services Corp., SecureLogix Team Up to Secure Unified Communications
As more businesses adopt unified communications (UC) technology, security is becoming an important problem. Nectar Services Corp. and SecureLogix have teamed up with a solution that assures that UC traffic is authorized. - 06/05/2015