Network Functions Virtualization Articles

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: ADVA, CENX, Ericsson, NEC
Next week is sure to be a big one for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, given Mobile World Congress takes place the first week of March. But several suppliers went ahead this week and announced planned demonstrations, … - 02/28/2015

Active Broadband Networks Takes Broadband Edge Processing Virtual
Active Broadband Networks has introduced a software-only forwarding engine for broadband edge processing. Called the Active Programmable Gateway, this virtual network function solution eliminates the need for edge routers, instead enabling broadband … - 02/24/2015

Tufin to Release Updated Version of Orchestration Suite Security Solution
Tufin recently announced that a new release of its Orchestration Suite, version R 15-1, would become available in March. The latest version of the product will be able to implement security policy across disparate networks and cloud environments. - 02/24/2015

ADVA Optical Networking to Showcase Advantages of Virtualization in Radio Access Backhaul Networks
More information about ADVA Optical Networking's technology can be found at the company's live demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2015, taking place Mar 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain. - 02/24/2015

Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core, Mobile Client Systems to Drive Interop's Voice Offerings
The growth of voice technologies like voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and voice over LTE (VoLTE) are well-known these days, and advancements in the field give users a better chance to take on the benefits of these new technologies. Interop Technologies, me… - 02/23/2015

Artesyn Embedded Technologies Brings Out Centellis OCP
Granted, for a lot of people out there, hearing the TLA (three-letter acronym) OCP brings to mind images of corporations unleashing horrible things on Detroit, but this time around, OCP has a whole new meaning thanks to Artesyn Embedded Technologies,… - 02/19/2015

ConteXtream: NFV Creates One of the Biggest Needs for SDN
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking are without a doubt two of the hottest trends in networking today. ConteXtream co-founder Sharon Barkai was at last month's ITEXPO Miami offering his perspective on these important tech… - 02/17/2015

SDN, NFV and Ethernet Fabrics -Three Cornerstones of The New IP
According to research analyst International Data Corporation (IDC) the ICT industry is undergoing accelerating transition to the 3rd Platform for innovation and growth. The first platform was the mainframe computer. From there we transitioned to the … - 02/17/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Ericsson, PacketFront, Talari
This week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking brought a cornucopia of news, including a big deal, new product news, and some interesting statements and positioning from vendors in this space indicating the potential fo… - 02/14/2015

Telecom Vendors Promote Alternatives to OpenFlow, OpenStack for NFV, SDN
OpenFlow and OpenStack are coming under fire by some telecom network equipment suppliers who say the technologies are not the answer for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking implementations by communications service provid… - 02/10/2015

Dialogic Talks WebRTC, NFV at ITEXPO
Dialogic is a company well-known in the industry for providing application developers and service providers with better performance and enabling communications media processing. - 02/10/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: OneAccess, Ericsson, OpenDaylight
Two of the largest emerging regions in the world are China and India. Both countries have been building out their LTE networks, which in turn has led to a lot of development in these areas. Many companies have begun to take an interest and are beginn… - 02/07/2015

OneAccess Tells NFV Story
When introducing new solutions to service providers like the telcos, which tend to be rather slow moving and have invested richly in their existing infrastructure and back office systems, it's a good idea to lay out migration paths that show how they… - 02/05/2015

Ericsson Looking at Three Year Restructuring Project
Ericsson has long been one of the top companies in the world but it is only just recently realized that the future of the company doesn't lie in North America but rather India, China and the EMEA. Technologies like SDN and NFV are becoming bigger and… - 02/03/2015

Kontron Adds to SymKloud Line, Adds PaaS Solution for ISV Validation
Kontron has come out with a new version of its SymKloud, as well as a related platform-as-a-service environment targeted at independent software vendors that want to use the technology to validate the performance of their applications. - 02/02/2015

Radisys Announces Release of TDE-1000 Load Balancer
The latest announcement from Radisys states one of the common problems with data plane applications. It says they must first understand and classify packet flows inside networks and that this often requires deep packet inspection or load balancing ha… - 02/02/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Net Neutrality, Dialogic, Global Capacity
This seems to be the week to discuss net neutrality. Is it possible to continue ensuring service quality amid all the discussions and speculation concerning net neutrality? Global Capacity and Saisei are two companies that feel the way is through ser… - 01/31/2015

Overture Announces Ensemble Service Intelligence Solution for NFV Environments
Overture has expanded its Ensemble Open Services Architecture (OSA) with the new Ensemble Service Intelligence offering. The solution provides analytics and big data technologies for gleaning actionable intelligence of service orchestration. - 01/30/2015

NTT America Shows ITEXPO 2015 The Power of ICT Solutions
Information and communications technology (ICT) services are a major part of everyday life, particularly when it comes to work. Considering how many fields fall under this broad umbrella term, it's hard to even consider an environment in which these … - 01/29/2015

Dialogic Predicts 2015 Tech Trends
While some industry analysts might still be consulting the magic 8 ball when it comes to 2015 technology predictions, Dialogic is already hedging its bets on the bleeding-edge technologies that will revolutionize the sector. Tim Moynihan, Vice Presid… - 01/27/2015

Can Net Neutrality be a Win/Win Scenario? Saisei is a Company That Believes it Can
We have heard a lot of discussions lately about net neutrality. Network neutrality is the idea that one's cellular, cable, or phone Internet connection should treat all websites and services the same. The problem is that big companies such as AT&T, V… - 01/27/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Software Telco Congress, Tektronix, Bell Labs
Network functions virtualization has become a clarion call for carriers, and its call to action is expected to grow stronger in 2015. - 01/24/2015

New Version of Bell Labs Energy Tool Addresses Apps, NFV, SDN
Bell Labs has come out with the second iteration of its G.W.A.T.T. energy gauging tool, which made its initial debut last April. This new version lets carrier know how new technologies like network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined … - 01/21/2015

Mobile World Congress 2015: NFV's Time to Shine
Mobile World Congress 2015 to highlight Network Functions Virtualization(NFV)move from trials to implementation. - 01/19/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: F5 Networks, Mavenir, Software Telco Congress
This week in network functions virtualization and software-defined networking saw Mavenir buy Ulticom, and F5 Networks reveal the findings of its survey on business applications and their relationship to NFV and SDN. Meanwhile, TMC and those interest… - 01/17/2015

Wheelings & Dealings: Mavenir's Purchase of Ulticom Signals LTE's Growing Diameter Demands
In a move to help its telecom carrier customers better address growth in mobile data traffic and VoLTE deployments, Mavenir Systems this week announced plans to buy Ulticom for a reported $20 million. The deal is expected to close this month. - 01/15/2015

NFV & SDN Week in Review: DigitalRoute, Logicalis, Metaswitch, Sonus
In what may be the biggest SDN-related news of the week, Sonus Networks yesterday announced it has acquired the software-defined networking assets of Treq Labs Inc. for about $10.1 million. - 01/10/2015

InfoVista's Five Step Model Gets Communications Service Providers Ready for SDN and NFV
Two major technologies that have had a lot of impact on the field of communications as we know it are network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). While much has been made of how these technologies work, and the kind o… - 01/08/2015

Influence of NFV on the Future of Network Monitoring
Network performance monitoring providers are experiencing pricing pressures from end-users and, thus, are seeking alternative ways to improve their offerings. As the network infrastructure is becoming more dynamic and increasingly virtualized than be… - 01/08/2015

2015: A Year of OSS Transformation, NFV Liftoff in Carrier Networks
Operational support systems will be transformed and network functions virtualization will achieve initial liftoff in communications service provider networks this year, according to Lars Mansson, senior director of product management and strategy for… - 01/07/2015

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Array Networks, IDC, Infonetics, OPNFV Project
There was a flurry of new this week in the network functions virtualization and software-defined networking arena. That included the introduction of yet another industry consortium addressing NFV, the publication of a new report on the platform marke… - 12/20/2014

AT&T Exec: 75 Percent of Our Network Will Be Virtualized by 2020
AT&T says it will kick virtualization efforts into high gear in 2015 with 75 percent goal for 2020. - 12/19/2014

ADC Vendor Array Networks Helps Launch OPNFV Project
There are so many industry groups forming around network functions virtualization and software-defined networking these days, sometimes it's hard to keep track of all of them. The latest entry to the list is the OPNFV Project. And Array Networks Inc.… - 12/17/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Fortinet, InterCloud, Juniper, OneAccess
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking remained in the white-hot spotlight on the networking stage throughout 2014. That would seem to bode well for NFV and SDN in 2015. But the CMO of OneAccess indicates there's a storm bre… - 12/13/2014

NFV: Time to Get Back to (Virtual) Reality, for the Sake of Operators
NFV has been voraciously hyped and with good reason; there is much to get excited about. The potential benefits to operators and communication service providers (CSPs) of enabling a virtualized and service oriented network environment are vast: incre… - 12/09/2014

Red Hat and Huawei Team on OpenStack NFV Solutions for CSPs
Promotion of network functions virtualization (NFV) for cloud environments is the focus of a new global partnership between Huawei and Red Hat. The companies are working together to foster OpenStack-based cloud deployments and accelerate collaboratio… - 12/08/2014

Choosing Agility over Performance: Networking Strategies for Future Business Needs
The networks in use 10 years ago weren't so different from those we use today, which is surprising given that the performance we expect from them now is exponentially greater than in the past. Whereas the IT manager's greatest challenge was once conn… - 12/08/2014

InterCloud, Juniper Demo Benefits of NFV
The move to software-centric solutions isn't the only important recent change at Juniper Networks. The company's CEO resigned unexpectedly last month. Shaygan Kheradpir, who in addition to holding the CEO post had also been a director at Juniper, was… - 12/08/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Artesyn, DataCore, HP, Intel, JDSU, KEMP, Saisei
Network functions virtualization and software-defined networking continued to gain momentum this week, with new contracts, new partnerships, and new solutions being unveiled. Also this week, a research firm that had earlier cautioned the move to SDN … - 12/06/2014

6WIND Demos Virtual Accelerator Running on HP Gear
6WIND this week at HP Discover in Barcelona demonstrated its Virtual Accelerator operating at 240gbps wire speed. It was on an HP server running an IP Router Virtual Machine. - 12/05/2014

ADC, Load Balancing Company KEMP Comes Aboard the Intel Ecosystem
The Intel Network Builders Ecosystem continues to expand. The newest member of the pack is load balancer software company KEMP Technologies. - 12/03/2014

Artesyn's Centellis 8840 Amps Up Hardware Support for NFV, SDN
One of the key benefits of moving to new and more software-centric models leveraging network functions virtualization and software-defined networking is to enable network operators to run things on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. But some applicat… - 12/03/2014

JDSU Puts NFV, SDN to the Test
JDSU is addressing the move to virtualized computing environments with the introduction of a new solution called TrueSpeed VNF. The TrueSpeed VNF software can be deployed anywhere in the network to help service providers resolve customer complaints r… - 12/03/2014

NetNumber Joins ETSI NFV Group
The ETSI NFV Industry Group that got the whole network functions virtualization ball rolling has a new member. NetNumber today announced it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute group. - 12/02/2014

ZTE Joins OPNFV as Platinum Member
The Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization, OPNFV, is a new, open-source reference platform where developers interested in the proliferation of NFV can gather to contribute information to standards that seek to ensure open-source component… - 11/24/2014

Operators will Increase Service Intelligence with Radware's NFV-capable ADC to Portfolio
The ebb and flow of traffic patterns - whether predictable or not - has created a software-first mentality with data center and networking infrastructure - the NFV era, so to speak - where the ability to capitalize on virtualization allows operators … - 11/24/2014

Dorado Supports NFV MANO in Redcell Service Management Suite
The new NFV management and orchestration capabilities, which Dorado refers to as MANO, allow Redcell to also manage NFV-defined virtual network functions and software-defined networking capabilities. That means service providers can manage both physi… - 11/24/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Extreme Networks, MEF, Radisys, Vitesse, Wedge
The impending convergence of carrier Ethernet with network functions virtualization, software-defined networking, and some new thing called lifecycle service orchestration will create what Metro Ethernet Focus President Nan Chen this week was promoti… - 11/22/2014

Lawrence Livermore Lab Evaluates New HPC Cluster
Applied Micro Circuits Corp., Cirrascale, and Red Hat have joined forces to provide a high-performance computing cluster to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. - 11/21/2014

Could Cloud Network Defense Mean a New Source of Security?
Security, these days, is perhaps one of the-some might even say the-most important functions that anyone who deals with computers, regardless of size or purpose, can undertake. As such, there are plenty of options to bring to the table when it comes … - 11/21/2014

Does Carrier Ethernet + Internet = The Third Network?
LSO is a whole other concept, addressing the headaches and disconnects between SDN, NFV, and the bane of many a service provider, the Operation Support System (OSS) and Billing Support System (BSS) components. It encompasses the areas of fulfillment,… - 11/21/2014

Mahindra Comviva Taps Radisys
Mahindra Comviva is using Radisys Corp.'s T-40 Series Ultra Platform. The former company is leveraging the technology in its Mobile Data Platform, which provides policy control enforcement, policy charging and rules, and mobile Internet gateway funct… - 11/17/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Corsa, Dell'Oro, Juniper
Things just keep getting more interesting for the routing and switch vendors as they continue their moves to capture market share in the new software-centric, virtualized world. That seems to be especially accurate for Brocade, HP, and Juniper Networ… - 11/15/2014

New Dell'Oro Group Study Offers Five-Year Outlook on NFV
Network functions virtualization is a hot new technology that the tier 1 telcos are embracing to enable them to benefit from industry-standard hardware rather than more costly appliances, and to move to more flexible and software-centric architecture… - 11/13/2014

HP, Nokia Partner on NFV
HP and Nokia Networks have joined forces to deliver a telco cloud solution that aligns with the principles laid out by the ETSI network functions virtualization group that got the NFV ball rolling. - 11/12/2014

SDN and NFV to Drive Huge Growth in Virtual Security Appliances
There's been quite a bit of growth lately in both software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), mostly because these are comparatively new technologies that are starting to find a place in the overall ecosystem. But on… - 11/11/2014

New Report Delves into the World of Carrier NFV, SDN
New research from ReportsnReports.com offers a lay of the network functions virtualization and software-defined networking land - providing details on infrastructure provider and telco strategies on this front, an examination of key ecosystems, and a… - 11/11/2014

Time to Rethink SDN and NFV Performance
Virtualization-aware appliances provide the bridge between the networks of today and the software-based models of the future. The real-time insight provided by virtualization- aware appliances using analysis acceleration enables event-driven automati… - 11/10/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Brocade, Juniper, Midokura
It was a busy and exciting week in the world of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, populated with news that included yet another move by Brocade to poach engineering talent from its rivals, and an open source challenge … - 11/08/2014

Comings & Goings: Brocade Lures Another Important Engineer
Brocade continues to shake up the world of networking. The company is now ranked No. 2 in the enterprise network and communications space, according to Infonetics Research data released in July. And Brocade has been a leader - both in the enterprise … - 11/06/2014

Juniper Virtualizes the MX Router, Aims to Help Carriers Operationalize NFV
The third tenet of Juniper's news today involves the introduction of Junos DevOps capabilities. The Junos Continuity feature enables new enhancements to be added without requiring OS updates. Juniper also has integrated Junos with various configurati… - 11/06/2014

Juniper Virtualizes the MX Router, Aims to Help Carriers Operationalize NFV
Juniper Networks today unveiled a virtualized version of its flagship MX edge router, introduced something called the Contrail Cloud, and added some features for easier configuration and management of new NFV- and SDN-based environments. - 11/06/2014

Radware Launches ADCs
Radware this week launched a pair of application delivery controllers - one a software-only solution and the other an appliance - for use in large enterprise data centers and mobile carrier networks. - 11/04/2014

The Next Big Thing
You have to admit that you've got at least one thing in mind when going to an industry trade show. You want to find out what's happening out there and what's cool. You wonder: "What's The Next Big Thing?" - 10/28/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: More Product Launches & German Transportation Firm Taps IBM
Suppliers can introduce an array of new products and partnerships, but things really get interesting is when clients put those solutions into action, so we'll start there with our NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review this week. - 10/25/2014

Hetnet's New Network Management Software Brings Together the Old and the New
Hetnet Software is yet the latest company to unveil a product that enables service providers to do network management across physical and virtual, and legacy and next-generation environments. The new software is called HetnetPM. - 10/23/2014

QualiSystems, Empowerd Networks Team Up to Test Automation and NFV Solutions
Automation solutions expert QualiSystems made the official announcement this Tuesday that it would be forming a partnership with Empowered Networks, a Canadian Systems Integrator that develops network services for data centers and laboratories across… - 10/22/2014

Luxoft Launches NFV Orchestrator SuperCloud
Luxoft Holding, Inc., a provider of software development services, has announced the launch of SuperCloud, a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) orchestration platform designed to transform traditional network services infrastructure into NFV. - 10/20/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: New Solutions, More Proof Points Reinforce the Potential for Widespread Adoption of These Technologies
The hits just keep coming for network functions virtualization and software-defined networking. And I mean that in a good way. - 10/18/2014

Dialogic and Novacap TMT Arrive at Definitive Merger Agreement
Dialogic Inc. and Novacap TMT, an investment fund focused on technology, media and telecommunications and part of Canadian private equity firm Novacap Group, have arrived at a definitive merger agreement that will enable Novacap to buy Dialogic. - 10/17/2014

SDN, NFV Gains Traction for Small Cell Backhaul
Respondents suggest they might shift as much as 20 percent of backhaul traffic from the macrocell network to small cells of some type by 2018. And it is those new network elements where one might expect SDN or NFV deployments to happen, as adoption w… - 10/16/2014

Telco Systems Introduces Virtualized Firewall and Router TelcoApps
The vFirewall application leverages Check Point firewall and security technology to allow service providers to centrally manage and create vFirewall instances as needed. It enables service providers to sell this capability as a service as well. - 10/15/2014

Dell Announces NFV Platform, Starter Kits
Dell has introduced Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and starter kits for telecommunications carriers. - 10/15/2014

Amdocs Intros NFV Orchestrator, Aligns Policy Solution with ETSI Work
We've long been hearing from telecom equipment and software companies about the need for facilities-based service providers to better monetize their assets. - 10/15/2014

Brocade, VMware Join Forces on Network Virtualization, Software-Defined Data Center
Two of the biggest movers and shakers on the software-defined networking and virtualization front have come together to address network virtualization and the software-defined data center. Brocade and VMware today announced a collaboration to enable … - 10/14/2014

Penguin to Resell Midokura OpenStack Solution
Penguin Computing has forged a deal to resell Midokura's network virtualization solution in North America. - 10/07/2014

Application Identification Meets Network Functions Virtualization
There is a great deal of talk about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) today. This article will provide a high-level overview on virtualization, then address several implications of NFV via a question-and-answer format, and how application identi… - 10/07/2014

NetNumber Joins Intel Network Builders Program
NetNumber is now a member of the Intel Network Builders program, which aims to help create an environment that encourages further adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking solutions. More specifically, the Intel Net… - 10/07/2014

Allot Communications Demos Virtualized Traffic Detection Function
Some of the world's large wireless communications infrastructure providers, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and NEC, have recently announced virtualized versions of their Evolved Packet Core solutions, some of which are now in carrier trials and a … - 10/06/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Cisco, Compass-EOS, Many Others Unveil New Offerings
Product introductions are coming fast and furious in a NFV and SDN realms as of late. - 10/04/2014

Sonus Takes Diameter, Policy & Routing Solutions Virtual
Sonus says it is the first to market with a virtualized Diameter solution. The Diameter solution is based on the technology Sonus got via its February acquisition of Performance Technologies. - 10/02/2014

Cisco Adds Cloud VPN and Security Services to Evolved Services Platform for Service Provider
Features of the new security solution include nonstop, real-time monitoring for preventing malware, attacks and worms. The service supports event management through advanced monitoring as well as identification, alerts and issue mitigation and the ab… - 09/30/2014

Radisys Introduces New Platforms to Improve SDN and NFV Deployments
As more consumers and organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, the CapEx and OpEx for data centers are getting higher. Center operators are doing all they can to improve the efficiency across the board and save money wherever they can. This in… - 09/29/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: AT&T, Other Service Providers Move Forward with SDN
The biggest news on the SDN frontier in the past few days is AT&T's pronouncement that it will go commercial with its Network On Demand SDN solution starting this year. - 09/27/2014

Carriers Embrace NFV, SDN for Network Agility, Ammo to Address OTT Threat
Carriers are scrambling as they see over-the-top services such as Skype and WhatsApp eating into their revenues. Indeed, OTT players have captured 30 percent of voice traffic in seven years, and now service provider voice growth is around 3 percent p… - 09/26/2014

Czech Cloud Company Employs Juniper Contrail
Czech Republic-based cloud computing company tcp cloud is using Juniper networks' Contrail controller to automate and do orchestration of its network, which includes physical and virtual network elements and embraces the software-defined network visi… - 09/23/2014

Telecom Announces On-demand Software-Defined Networking System
A pilot program for Network on Demand has been operating at the University of Texas at Austin since June. By the end of this year, AT&T says, it will be rolling out the service for companies within Austin, and it intends to follow up that rollout wit… - 09/22/2014

NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review: Brocade Buys Vistapointe, NTT Powers Honda Network
This week NFV and SDN saw Brocade purchase Vistapointe, Honda Motor Co. tap NTT, and Telefonica reveal an R&D effort with Cisco. Here's a quick rundown of some of the details. - 09/20/2014

Brocade Acquires Network Visibility, Analytics Technology Assets from Vistapointe
Brocade has acquired Vistapointe visibility and analytics solutions for mobile network operators in an all cash transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. - 09/16/2014

Kontron Now Part of Wind River Titanium Cloud NFV Ecosystem
Whenever a new solution is introduced in the marketplace, organizations that use the technology establish standards for best practices to ensure it is being delivered properly. Wind River provides a commercial network functions virtualization (NFV) s… - 09/16/2014

Week in Review: Nokia, Radisys Help Keep NFV, SDN Momentum Going
The service provider market is also embracing network functions virtualization and SDN in a real way, as noted last month by Infonetics. Up to three quarters of the operators participating in the recent Infonetics routing study expressed plans to mov… - 09/13/2014

Radisys Introduces Intel Xeon-based SDN, NFV Hardware
Radisys Corporation has announced a couple of new Intel Xeon-based products for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) applications. - 09/09/2014

Software Driving Cellular Improvements
If last week's buzz out of IFA was "new mobile hardware," the word this week at CTIA has to be software, software, software. More specifically, software leveraging the increasing power of smartphones to simplify devices and improve network performanc… - 09/09/2014

Nokia Networks to Launch First Cloud-based VoLTE Platform
Nokia Networks has announced plans to deliver the first commercial "carrier-grade" telco cloud. The company stated the launch will utilize network function virtualization (NFV) to function as a voice over LTE (VoLTE) platform. - 09/08/2014

Nokia Expands Telco Cloud with VoLTE, Orchestrator, More
Nokia, which has issued a flurry of announcements leading up to next week's CTIA event, today came out with four more news items - all of which relate to its Telco Cloud strategy. - 09/04/2014

NTT Continues Path of U.S. Expansion
That would seem to include NTT Communications Corp.'s October 2013 $350 million investment for an 80 percent stake in RagingWire Data Centers. That deal, NTT Com disclosed, more than doubled NTT Com's data center space in the U.S. - 09/03/2014

EXFO Address Cloud, Virtualization with Xtract
Just a month after unveiling an infrastructure performance suite addressing visibility for virtualization, EXFO Inc. has unveiled another solution to help network operators manage their networks in the age of the cloud and virtualization. - 08/28/2014

Active Broadband Networks Introduces SDN-based Broadband Gateway
The new Software-Defined Broadband Network Gateway from Active Broadband Networks promises to "dramatically reduce" the cost and complexity of broadband service delivery. - 08/28/2014

Getting Visibility into Software-based, Virtual Networks
Customer experience. Network functions virtualization. Software-defined networking. These are some of the buzzwords and hot new technologies we keep hearing about. - 08/27/2014

New cPacket Solution Addresses Both the Physical and the Virtual
The introduction of virtualization within networks promises new agility and more functionality at lower costs, but it can also create new challenges in terms of network visibility and control. - 08/21/2014


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