Thursday, May 12, 2016

Video: MEF - Delivering the Third Network Vision - #ITW2016

The MEF has defined its Third Network Vision for Agile, Assured and Orchestrated services worldwide.

How to deliver on this vision?

In this video, Nan Chen, President of the MEF, talks about three initiatives underway to make it a reality: (1) defining Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), (2) define new Third Network services (3) define an Open LSO or open connectivity service.

Video: Equinix - The Big Drivers - #ITW2016

Direct Connect to major cloud providers is one of drivers for enterprises, says Jim Poole, VP of Ecosystem Business Development at Equinix.

The growth of the Cloud Exchange business is another, along with the multi-cloud phenomenon, and the increasing need for enterprises to adopt a multi-location data center strategy. Finally, there is the idea of bringing the major subsea cables directly in data centers.

Filmed at this week's International Telecoms Week (#ITW2016) in Chicago.

Corsa Debuts Open Programmable Switch/Router

Corsa Technology, a start-up based in Ottawa, introduced its new Corsa DP2000 open programmable switching and routing platform for 10G and 100G subscriber-level networking, on-demand services and real-time network tuning.

The Corsa DP2000 allows network architects and operators to use APIs to dynamically partition the hardware into independent virtual SDN switches or routers operating at line-rate.

Corsa said its advanced traffic management and QoS features enable network operators to fine-tune traffic paths to ensure individual customers, subscribers or services receive their appropriate bandwidth and throughput.  In addition, per flow statistics for all traffic is available, offering unprecedented real-time network insights at the most granular level and enabling any manner of predictive traffic management or security.

Key capabilities of the new DP2000 series includes:

  • True network hardware virtualization enabling logical L2 and L3 network services via SDN programmatic control
  • Subscriber-level internet scale networking with per flow traffic engineering and advanced traffic management
  • Real-time network insights with per-flow traffic monitoring statistics
  • Multi terabit throughput with switch stacking
  • Open SDN programmability at multiple abstraction levels
  • The DP2000 series is scalable from 100G to 2.4T of throughput. 

“The DP2000 series is the first switching and routing platform to offer open programmable networking on a platform where you can dynamically slice a single physical switch into virtualized line-rate switching and routing instances that can support 100G of throughput. What compute has been doing for years, we now make possible at the core of the communications network," said Bruce Gregory, CEO of Corsa Technology. “We built this solution with WAN and metro applications in mind, because it is here that network architects are struggling to handle exploding volume and diversity of traffic and where our multi-context hardware virtualization has a huge impact.”

Virtustream Joins AT&T NetBond Ecosystem

AT&T will begin providing NetBond highly secure access to Virtustream’s Enterprise Class Cloud and Cloud Storage services.

Virtustream is an enterprise-class cloud provider and EMC Federation company. They provide cloud solutions that help global companies and public sector organizations migrate and manage mission-critical workloads in the cloud.

“We’re helping businesses get more value out of the cloud services they already use. They have a new choice to simplify network management and provide more control using the AT&T network,” says Andy Daudelin, vice president, AT&T Cloud and Cloud Networking. “Our leading network is the foundation for all our integrated cloud solutions. The performance and scale of our network provides businesses and their employees the ability to access key Virtustream services more securely from nearly anywhere and at any time.”
Virtustream joins 14 other leading cloud providers in the NetBond ecosystem. The ecosystem provides NetBond users single portal-access to more than 20 leading cloud services.

  • AT&T NetBond partner services include: Salesforce, Box, HP, VMware, Amazon Web Services, SoftLayer, Blue Jeans Network, Sungard Availability Services and Equinix.

AT&T Lands $75M DoD Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded a contract valued at $74.6 million over five years to AT&T.

AT&T will provide highly secure telecom services that support U.S. senior leadership communications between select Department of Defense aircraft and ground stations across the continental U.S. and around the world. “We’re proud to provide communications services to help defend our country,” said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Global Business – Public Sector Solutions. “When the mission is vital and national security is at stake, our nation’s leaders count on the AT&T network.” - See more at: