Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Enabling the Mobile Ecosystem with Leading-Edge Technology - Lu Chang

Mobile is a fast moving industry, both from the consumer point-of-view and the service provider point-of-view, says Lu Chang, Sr. Director, Mobile Products at Marvell. Here he discusses the mobile ecosystem.

Marvell has been in the mobile sector for some times, starting out building 3G products and later expanding into multi-mode 2/3/4G and LTE. The company works closely with service providers around the world to enable the next generation of smartphones and tablets.

See video: https://youtu.be/fO3vvS2I20k

Marvell Powers Samsung’s Galaxy J1 LTE Smartphone

Marvell is supplying its PXA 1908 processor to power Samsung’s Galaxy J1 LTE Smartphone, says Allen Leibovitch.

It is a 64-bit architecture with integrated LTE modem supporting 5-mode operation.

See video: https://youtu.be/L3HwcpUtRMs

Marvell Partners with Google’s ATAP to Support Project Ara

Allen Leibovitch discusses Marvell's partnership with Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) Group to support Project Ara.

Specifically, Marvell can provide the processor, the LTE and the Wi-Fi, enabling a new round of innovation in handset technology.

See video: https://youtu.be/DwpxApc_rUs

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chuck Robbins to Succeed John Chambers as Cisco CEO

Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as Cisco's Chief Executive Officer effective July 26, 2015, the end of the company's current fiscal year. Robbins was also elected to the Board of Directors of Cisco, effective May 1, 2015. John Chambers will assume the role of Executive Chairman on July 26, 2015, and will continue to serve as the Chairman of Cisco’s Board.

Robbins joined Cisco in 1997 and most recently served as Cisco’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, leading the company’s global sales and partner team that drives $47B in business for the company. Cisco said he has played a key role in the development of Cisco's security and collaboration businesses and was a sponsor for the Sourcefire and Meraki acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS), Mathematical Sciences, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I joined Cisco 17 years ago because I wanted to be a part of a company where I believed the possibilities were limitless. Today, I am even more convinced that Cisco is that company,” said Chuck Robbins. “Over the past 20 years, John Chambers’ vision and leadership have built Cisco into one of the most important companies in the world; a company fiercely committed to delivering for its customers, shareholders, partners, and employees. The opportunity that lies ahead for Cisco is enormous, and the ability to lead this next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating.

John Chambers has served as CEO of Cisco since January 1995, having joined the company in 1991 as the head of sales.


Ciena to Acquire Cyan for $335 Million

Ciena agreed to acquire Cyan for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $400 million (or approximately $335 million net of cash).

Cyan, which is based in Petaluma, California, supplies its carrier-grade BluePlanet SDN/NFV software and Z-series packet-optical platform to carriers and large enterprises. Cyan's Blue Planet provides service orchestration, automation, SDN control, and multi-vendor management capabilities. The company claims over 150 deployments by network operators since its introduction in November 2012. The Z-series is a scalable, COTS-based P-OTP family that converges Carrier Ethernet 2.0, DWDM, ROADM, OTN and SONET/SDH for metro and regional networks. It new N-Series Open Hyperscale Transport Platform (OHTP) is designed for large numbers of 100G connections between data centers over campus or metro regional distances.

Cyan was founded in 2006 and has approximately 260 employees worldwide. FY 2014 revenue amounted to $101 million.

Ciena said the acquisition bring orchestration and control software that is vendor-agnostic and best-in-class. Ciena is looking to build an expanded ecosystem of VNF partners. Cyan's metro packet/optical hardware business offers a complementary base of key customers.

“Ciena is transforming networks by applying web-scale technologies for delivering greater efficiency, network automation and agility while driving the industry toward an open ecosystem,” said Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. “The addition of Cyan accelerates the availability of a complete solution for our customers to deliver virtualized networks and services on-demand.”

“Since launching the first Z-Series packet-optical products in 2009, Cyan has introduced the world’s first integrated packet-optical platform, the world’s first deployment ready multi-vendor SDN controller and NFV orchestrator, and the world’s first disaggregated “bright box” optical system. Innovation is core to our business, and our innovation has always been focused on helping customers transform their networks. Joining forces with Ciena, another clear innovator in the networking space, will accelerate this transformation," stated Mark Floyd, chairman and chief executive officer, Cyan.

Cyan also reported that revenue for the first quarter of 2015 grew to $36.0 million, up 89 percent when compared with $19.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 and up 18 percent when compared with $30.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2014. GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $52.9 million, or $1.11 per share, compared to a net loss of $17.8 million, or $0.38 per share, in the same period last year and a net loss of $15.0 million, or $0.32 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014.



  • In March, Cyan confirmed that CenturyLink is preparing to launch NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and small and midsized business (SMB) customers based on Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator. Specifically, CenturyLink will use Cyan’s Blue Planet orchestration for their Programmable Services Backbone (PSB), its platform that for next-generation virtualized services to its customers.  Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator bridges multiple technologies to instantiate virtual network functions (VNF) from multiple vendors. Blue Planet will add these virtual network functions to CenturyLink’s network for quickly providing software-enabled services and ubiquitous service coverage to CenturyLink’s broad set of customers.

    Cyan said its Blue Planet software can instantiate and control virtual functions, coordinate with physical and virtual network resources, and interconnect virtual functions (i.e., vFirewall, vDPI, vEncryption, vRouter, vDNS, etc.) to achieve service chaining. The programmability of the Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator allows carriers like CenturyLink to onboard and define new services through a flexible template-based architecture. The open architecture of Blue Planet’s NFV Orchestrator enables rich, multi-vendor environments within the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI), including support for different cloud management software and physical servers.

  • In June 2014, CenturyLink sponsored an ETSI NFV ISG-approved proof of concept (PoC) solution based on RAD’s dedicated customer-edge D-NFV equipment running Fortinet’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Certes Networks’ virtual encryption/decryption engine as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) with Cyan’s Blue Planet system orchestrating the entire ecosystem. The companies said their D-NFV allows the placement of VNFs where they will be both most effective and least expensive, including at the customer edge.  Cyan's Blue Planet can orchestrate both NFV and multi-vendor Ethernet services.
  • In October 2014, Cyan significantly extended the reach of its Blue Planet SDN platform by adding the ability to provision and manage Ethernet services across Cisco ASR a nd Juniper MX routers.

    Blue Planet SDN-based control over Cisco and Juniper equipment is based on access to standards-based interfaces such as CLI and NETCONF/YANG.  New element adapters being introduced this quarter use Link-Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) to auto-discover Cisco network, including all nodes, connections, and the overall physical layer topology.  Platforms supported include the Cisco ASR 901, ASR 903, ASR 9000 and ME 3600 platforms, as well as the Juniper MX960, MX480, and MX2010 platforms. Blue Planet functionality allows customers to automate, manage, inventory, and provision Ethernet services across networks built with these devices.

Level 3 Launches SDN-based Adaptive Network via ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure.

Level 3 Communications introduced SDN-based Adaptive Network Control Solutions via ExpressRoute to Microsoft Azure. The service is designed to help enterprises move applications and workloads from on-premises data centers to the cloud.

Adaptive Network Control services include:

  • Enhanced Management - provides visibility into and analytics of key network performance characteristics like latency and packet loss on an end-to-end, site-by-site basis
  • Dynamic Capacity - which gives customers the ability to scale their bandwidth by up to three times on demand or automatically based on scheduled events or utilization triggers.  

Level 3 said its SDN-based network functionality is ideal to support a variety of use cases in Azure, including scheduled backups for disaster recovery, managing large ad hoc IT workloads and handling seasonal volume growth.

"Traditional private networks typically provide fixed amounts of bandwidth with minimal insight into performance," said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3. "Now enterprises can take advantage of Level 3's Enhanced Management and Dynamic Capacity for Microsoft Azure, giving them the ability to seamlessly and instantly adjust their bandwidth needs as well as garner important network data that can help inform their future network decisions. This new approach to managing bandwidth helps enterprises significantly increase operational efficiencies and performance, which are critical components to a company's long-term success."


Equinix to Offer Direct Access to Office 365 via Equinix Cloud Exchange

Equinix will begin offering private, managed connections to Microsoft Office 365 via Azure ExpressRoute through the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

The service bypasses the public Internet, thereby providing lower latency and better security for enterprise customers accessing Office 365. Equinix expects to offer the service in 15 markets worldwide starting in Q3 of this year.

Equinix first launched its partnership with Microsoft in April 2014, and today offers direct connection to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in 15 markets globally via the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

“By offering direct access to Office 365 on Cloud Exchange, we are helping our enterprise customers get the most out of their cloud investments. Private access to Office 365 results in lower latency and higher performing connections, thus providing business grade performance and the end-user experiences that enterprises are demanding with their adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications,” stated Chris Sharp, vice president, cloud innovation, Equinix.

“Office 365 customers have been asking for direct connectivity to Office 365 since Azure ExpressRoute launched last year, and we’re pleased that Equinix will be among the first to offer it through Cloud Exchange. With network performance as predictable as a customer’s own on-premises environment, ExpressRoute for Office 365 is like having the full Office 365 productivity solution in your own datacenter," said Mike Schutz, GM of cloud platform, Microsoft.


Marvell's Weili Dai - “Smart Me” for Smart Life, Smart Lifestyle

Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell Semiconductor, highlights the company's 20th anniversary, including its on-going innovations in mobile, memory architecture and software. Marvell supplies a full-range of semiconductors for PC, mobiles, #IoT, consumer, etc.

 The next decade will bring many more innovations, says Dai, including a breakthrough called Final Level Cache, which fundamentally changes memory architecture, bring super-computing memory performance to smaller systems. In terms of corporate, Marvell is pursuing a vision called Smart Lifestyle and is developing its "Kinoma" software framework for IoT applications.

See video: https://youtu.be/RqKev-7nsX4

Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report

Now in its 8th year, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report has expanded to include input from over 70 organizations, including top law enforcement agencies, says Bryan Sartin, Director of RISK Team at Verizon Enterprise.

Here is a quick summary of findings: 96% of incidents follow only 9 patterns. The top 3 threats are POS attacks, cyber-espionage and crimeware. Upwards of 4 out of 5 intrusions involve the use of stolen or easily-guessable credentials. Simple two-factor authentication significantly mitigates this risk.  This year's report also looks at mobility and the BYOD phenomenon.

See video: https://youtu.be/e8W8YJNhPSk

The full report can be accessed here: http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2015/

Microsoft Intros Azure Data Lake

Microsoft introduced Azure Data Lake, an enterprise wide repository of every type of data collected in a single place prior to any formal definition of requirements or schema.


  • HDFS for the Cloud: The Azure Data Lake is a Hadoop File System compatible with HDFS enabling Microsoft offerings such as Azure HDInsight, Revolution-R Enterprise, industry Hadoop distributions like Hortonworks and Cloudera all to connect to it.
  • Petabyte files, massive throughput: The goal of the data lake is to run Hadoop and advanced analytics on all data. Azure Data Lake has no fixed limits to how much data can be stored in a single account. It can also store very large files with no fixed limits to size . The design can handle high volumes of small writes at low latency making it optimized for near real-time scenarios like website analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics from sensors, and others.
  • Enterprise ready:  Azure Data Lake leverages Azure Active Directory as well as providing data replication to ensure high durability and availability.


EMC Intros "The Beast" - XtremIO 4.0 for All Flash Arrays

EMC unveiled XtremIO version 4.0, a non-disruptive free software upgrade to XtremIO v3.X all-flash arrays for enabling larger configurations, expanded on-demand capabilities and consolidated workloads.

EMC said XtremIO 4.0 will transform data center applications with breakthrough in-memory copy services, enabling entire workflows to be streamlined and automated from the storage through the hypervisor and into the application. XtremIO 4.0 Highlights:

  • Enhanced Data Protection – XtremIO supports powerful scale-out replication based on best-of-breed EMC RecoverPoint software. Data on XtremIO arrays can be replicated to other XtremIO arrays or any array supported by RecoverPoint. XtremIO replication delivers up to one-minute Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), even when replicating at data center scale with flash-array levels of workload and data change rates.
  • Bigger, Faster Clusters – EMC is introducing a new 40TB X-Brick building block, which is double the density of previous XtremIO systems. In addition, XtremIO clusters now scale up to eight X-Bricks with 16 N-way active controllers (up from 12), capable of delivering petabytes of effective capacity in a single rack through inline data reduction and space-efficient copies.
  • Online Expansion – XtremIO arrays now can be non-disruptively expanded for performance and capacity, with automatic rebalancing and no application downtime.
  • Application Automation – XtremIO's copy data management functions are integrated into key enterprise application management stacks such as VMware, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange to automate rich use cases, including the scheduling, attachment and expiration of space-efficient copies to application hosts.
  • Multi-Array Management – XtremIO 4.0 allows single pane of glass management for multiple XtremIO clusters from a common XtremIO Management Server (XMS).
  • More Powerful Interface – XtremIO 4.0 introduces extended historical reporting, maintaining two years of operating history, as well as sophisticated tagging and search functionality for handling large numbers of provisioned volumes, hosts and snapshots. It also boasts improved built-in reporting capabilities.
  • More Scalable – XtremIO 4.0 supports more hosts per array, more X-Bricks per array and more snapshots than before.
  • Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 3.0 – With XtremIO and the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 3.0 offering, customers can now consolidate all mission-critical workloads and their non-production lifecycle copies into their Hybrid Cloud with Tier 0 Storage and Copy Services. This enables some of the most compelling hybrid cloud use cases like Database-as-a-Service and SAP-as-a-Service.

EMC noted that in the 18 months since becoming available, XtremIO has risen to become the fastest-selling product in company history and the market's top-selling all-flash storage array according to IDC.


EMC Advances Data "Protection Everywhere" Strategy

EMC announced major updates to its data protection portfolio, including solutions to provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud and in the data center.

The rollout includes a new purpose-built backup appliance, the Data Domain DD9500, with high-performance specs:

  • 58.7 TB/hour performance, more than 1.5x faster performance than the nearest competitor, ensuring Data Domain can handle even the most demanding data protection requirements.
  • 1,728 TB usable capacity, 4x greater than the nearest competitor, enabling organizations to gain greater consolidation for data protection workloads and lower TCO.
  • Data protection for Big Data applications including support for the leading Hadoop and NoSQL deployments: Pivotal HD Enterprise Business Data Lake, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, and Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture.

EMC is also introducing software-powered data protection solutions:

  • ProtectPoint Software Enhancements – EMC ProtectPoint software enables direct backup from primary storage to Data Domain and delivers 20x faster performance than traditional backup. This new version also natively integrates with Oracle, SAP and IBM DB2, giving application owners and DBAs direct control of backup and recovery from their native utilities.
  • Cloud Data Protection – just two quarters after acquiring Maginatics, EMC delivers CloudBoost for seamlessly connecting customers' existing EMC data protection solutions to elastic, scale-out cloud storage such as EMC ECS™. Spanning by EMC expands born-in-the-cloud application data protection with Spanning Backup for Office365.
  • Software-Only Data Domain - Project Falcon will enable customers to quickly and easily deploy Data Domain software in a variety of new deployment models for the ultimate in flexibility, including remote office protection, cloud providers offering Data-protection-as-a-service, storage integrated data protection, and web-scale protection storage.


ARRIS Debuts Service Provider Wi-Fi Platform

ARRIS introduced a new Service Provider Wi-Fi solution for extending residential Wi-Fi services outside the home with a centrally managed, coordinated service.

ARRIS's Service Provider Wi-Fi Systems Design and Integration combines key service components— Authentication Authorization and Accounting (AAA), policy enforcement, web portals, wireless access gateways, radio resource management, access point controllers, and access points—for delivering a single, unified customer experience regardless of device, location or transport technology.

The company said it is able to fit into operators' delivery network and back-office systems as a result of its integration with Aptilo Networks, Benu Networks and Ruckus Wireless. The combined platform leverages Aptilo's service management platform, Benu's wireless access gateway, and Ruckus carrier-class, Smart Wi-Fi access points and control systems to provide a scalable, global platform for new Wi-Fi service delivery.

The Aptilo Service Management Platform centralizes user authentication, billing, policy enforcement, and captive portals to the operator's cloud, supporting a wide range of Wi-Fi business models. Benu's wireless access gateway enables seamless mobility between access networks, terminating tunnels from Wi-Fi access points and providing a consistent user experience across the network. Ruckus ZoneFlex access points as well as their SmartCell™ Gateway (SCG) and virtual SCG (vSCG) carrier scale WLAN controllers provide carrier-class Wi-Fi access plus self-organizing and self-optimizing capabilities, and are available in a broad range of indoor and outdoor models, including wall-plate units designed specifically for the MDU and hospitality sectors.

"ARRIS is inventing the future of broadband by meeting service providers' needs today, while anticipating how they will evolve," said Dan Whalen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Services, ARRIS. "Wi-Fi, as a service, is crossing over into the carrier space, and we're committed to keeping each of our customers ahead of the curve. We partnered with Aptilo, Benu, and Ruckus to deliver a new Service Provider Wi-Fi solution that provides a scalable and customizable solution that can evolve with the changing landscape."


Sunday, May 3, 2015

OpenStack Kilo Adds Support for NFV, Bare Metal Provisioning

The latest "Kilo" version of OpenStack released last week emphasizes the growing stability of core services, better driver compatibility and an extension of the platform to fit workloads with bare metal and containers.

"The ability to scale and operate efficiently is critical when you want to offer large data center footprint via services for mission-critical workloads. OpenStack Kilo delivers a robust set of enhancements and tooling to deploy and operate compute, storage and networking resources at scale. Kilo is the most robust, fully production hardened release of OpenStack, and we’re looking forward to putting it to work," said Subbu Allamaraju, chief engineer, cloud, eBay Inc.

Key New Features in OpenStack Kilo:

  • Nova Compute: Kilo offers new API versioning management with v2.1 and microversions to provide reliable, strongly validated API definitions. This makes it easier to write long-lived applications against compute functionality. Major operational improvements include live upgrades when a database schema change is required, in addition to better support for changing the resources of a running VM.
  • Swift Object Storage: Erasure coding provides efficient and cost-effective storage, and container-level temporary URLs allow time-limited access to a set of objects in a container. Kilo also offers improvements to global cluster replication, storage policy metrics and full Chinese translation.
  • Cinder Block Storage: Major updates to testing and validation requirements for backend storage systems across 70 options ensures consistency across storage choices as well as continuous testing of functionality for all included drivers. Also, users can now attach a volume to multiple compute instances to enable new high-availability and migration use cases.
  • Neutron Networking: The load-balancing-as-a-service API is now in its second version. Additional features support NFV, such as port security for OpenVSwitch, VLAN transparency and MTU API extensions. Additional architectural updates improve scale for future releases.
  • Ironic Bare-Metal Provisioning: Kilo sees the first full release of the Ironic bare-metal provisioning project with support for existing VM workloads and adoption of emerging technologies like Linux containers, platform-as-a-service and NFV. Users can place workloads in the best environment for their performance requirements. Ironic is already used in production environments including Rackspace OnMetal.
  • Keystone Identity Service: Identity federation enhancements work across public and private clouds to support hybrid workloads in multi-cloud environments.
  • For technical details or more information on specific project updates, see the complete Kilo release notes. Top contributing companies to the Kilo release include Red Hat, HP, IBM, Mirantis, Rackspace, OpenStack Foundation, Yahoo!, NEC, Huawei and SUSE.


HP Supports OpenStack Kilo for Cloud Computing

HP made multiple technical contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release, including new converged storage management automation and new flash storage technologies to support flexible, enterprise-class clouds.

HP said its storage contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release focus on two strategic goals: supporting application-centric, automated, converged storage management; and, helping make environments that use Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) server virtualization technology truly enterprise-ready.

These contributions enable the following new capabilities:

  • Evaluator Scheduler—improves management productivity and increases resource efficiency by automatically assigning storage resources to meet incoming requests based on workload requirements.
  • Adaptive Flash Cache—reduces the overall cost of delivering I/O-intensive workloads in cloud environments by allowing “flash caching”—the use of flash capacity as a virtual extension to storage system DRAM cache.
  • Thin Deduplication with Express Indexing—drives up capacity utilization and increases the life of flash drives used for virtualized workloads by 75 percent via data compaction using inline, block-level deduplication.
  • Manila files services—allows HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage to serve both block and file workloads in open cloud and hybrid environments using a single, cost-optimized pool of storage that occupies one third less space.

“Enterprises today struggle with the ‘all-in-one’ cloud model because they don’t use a single operating system or database software or management tool,” said Eileen Evans, HP Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Software, Cloud, and Open Source. “HP’s approach is to support a flexible hybrid cloud infrastructure with open source technologies as its core DNA, and this includes a commitment to supporting OpenStack technology at the storage layer.”


DOCOMO's +D Initiative Aims for Co-Creation of New Services

NTT DOCOMO outlined a medium-term vision to widen the scope of its business and collaborate with new partners for valued-added networking services.

Under the +d (pronounced "plus d") initiative, DOCOMO will share its extensive business assets with partner companies for streamlined collaboration. Services co-created through such efforts will be branded with unified names that begin with the letter "d." DOCOMO will strive, together with its partners, to empower customers in ways that enable them "to realize more affordable, enjoyable and convenient lives."

The alignment of service brands under the "d" banner will include a unified docomo Point system (dPOINT), a docomo Premier Club membership program, a Docomo credit card service (dCARD), and a common docomo customer ID (dACCOUNT).  Docomo is hoping this approach can be adopted in a variety of fields, including medicine, agriculture, education, local governments, etc.

In view of its 2020 planning, Docomo expects its forthcoming 5G deployments will pave the way for partners to develop innovative services around its platform.


Concurrent Intros Software-defined Storage based on Ceph and Linux

Concurrent, which specializes in high-performance Linux and storage solutions, introduced a software-defined storage solution featuring an open-source Ceph-based object storage that supports the more demanding performance requirements of mission-critical applications.

Concurrent’s storage platform offers modular scaling, open hardware integration, on-the-fly capacity upgrades, and self-healing capabilities. Support is included for the latest disk drive and solid state storage technologies to enable ultra-high density configurations and scalable storage complexes reaching exabyte capacity levels. The system also includes an intuitive system dashboard and support for industry standard open interfaces such as OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3, HTTP, and FTP for easier installation, integration, and maintenance.

Concurrent’s object storage solution is powered by Concurrent’s open source, real-time Linux operating system, RedHawk, which boasts extremely low-latency operation, advanced tuning capabilities, and real-time determinism for guaranteed results. RedHawk and its associated optimization tools improve application performance by unleashing the untapped potential of commercial x86-based hardware platforms.

“Concurrent serves industries and customers that demand uncompromising performance, reliability, and flexibility,” said Derek Elder, President and CEO of Concurrent. “With our core Linux and storage expertise, we have developed a no-compromise software-defined storage architecture that satisfies the mission-critical performance requirements of a wide range of markets. With several large customers already signed up to deploy our new object storage solution, we are off to a great start and we look forward to continued progress as we approach the broader market.”


Infonetics: Virtualized Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) to Take Off

The market for deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions deployed as a virtual network function (VNF) will grow at a 66 percent compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2019, according to a new report from Infonetics.


  • The FCC has released its net neutrality rules in the US, but the issue is far from resolved and court challenges are underway; regulations in Western Europe are under reevaluation as well and the topic is rearing its head in emerging markets
  • The focus of the deep packet inspection market is shifting toward use cases such as video optimization, granular charging, network security and content connectivity
  • In machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, DPI technology is being used to enable better identification of traffic generated by connected devices and mitigate its impact on the network
  • Sandvine and Allot are neck-and-neck in the race for the DPI market share lead, followed by Cisco and Procera.

“As operators evaluate likely targets for virtualization as part of a larger network functions virtualization strategy, DPI is a clear target, though ongoing concerns around performance and capacity will constrain the market for virtualized DPI in the short term,” said Shira Levine, research director for service enablement and subscriber intelligence at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS.


AT&T Expands Footprint of Business Fiber Internet Service

AT&T is now offering its Business Fiber Internet service in more than 180 U.S. cities at speeds of up to 300 Mbps, with plans to offer symmetrical 1 Gbps service soon.  The service is not available in all commercial buildings.

“Business owners constantly tell us that they need blazing fast Internet speeds to stay ahead," said Tom Hughes, vice president, AT&T Small Business. "AT&T Business Fiber in more than 180 cities helps give companies just that. The ability to upload and download at the same high speed allows companies to work faster with customers, partners and suppliers."


AWS Adds SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA

Amazon Web Services has added a Quick Start reference deployment for the new SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA in-memory database.

The deployment builds on the existing SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start, which makes use of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.  The solution is launched via a AWS CloudFormation template.