Sunday, January 29, 2017

Network Visibility 2017 - Level 3 Communications



Managing the customer experience has to be the highest priority for Service Providers, says Andy Huckridge, Director of Service Provider Solutions at Gigamon.  The next wave of software-defined services has started to roll.

Level 3 is keenly focused on the customer experience, says Adam Saenger, VP Product Development and Management, Level 3. The customer experience extends across a continuum of shop, buy, get, use, pay and renew.  Each step needs to be assessed.

Series produced by Converge! Network Digest and sponsored by Gigamon.




PTC'17: Next-Wave Network Interconnections - DE-CIX



2016 was an eventful year for DE-CIX with the launch of the fastest-growing Internet Exchange in Madrid, the widely-distributed exchange in New York, and a new presence in Istanbul, Marseille, and Palermo, addressing the future traffic exchange requirements for African and Middle Eastern networks.

In this video, Ivo Ivanov discusses the next advances for network interconnection. It's going to be an eventful year as DE-CIX brings to market new classes of network interconnections.

Filmed at PTC'17 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

https://youtu.be/LJptj7FaHWM


Ericsson Announces Support for OpenECOMP

Ericsson announced its supportive of AT&T's OpenECOMP initiative, saying it shares the vision of a modular and model-driven management and orchestration system with analytics and policy-based control. Ericsson wants to accelerate industry alignment in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) management and orchestration. To this end, Ericsson will support service providers who deploy OpenECOMP and work with AT&T to encourage industry alignment.

“Network Functions Virtualization is about developing software that enables the best usage of underlying common hardware platforms, while employing the agility and flexibility of a cloud environment. Ericsson, a global leader in NFV/SDN Infrastructure, Network Applications, and Management and Orchestration, is highly supportive of the open source development in this area, and Ericsson will continue to engage and drive the industry alignment, stated Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson’s Chief Strategy and Technology Officer.

Ericsson noted that  will continue to collaborate and contribute toward projects like OpenStack, Linux, OpenDaylight and OPNFV.

https://www.ericsson.com/news/170127-ericsson-supports-openecomp-management-orchestration_244010065_c

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