Thursday, September 15, 2016

HPE and Arista Extend Partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a new strategic partnership with Arista Networks to provide secure Hybrid IT solutions built on their software-defined data center infrastructure portfolio.

Specifically, beginning in November, HPE will begin selling Arista's switching products directly to HPE customers and partners.

This partnership expands on the existing HPE Converged Architecture agreement that focused on building application workload reference architectures as part of our HPE Converged Architecture ecosystem.  This partnership was first announced last June.

Moving forward, HPE said Arista will be its preferred networking partner in Data Center Networking as an infrastructure foundation for HPE’s software-defined infrastructure solutions.

The company noted that the addition of Arista switches to its current HPE FlexFabric and Altoline product lines enables it to address a wider variety of data center networking customer use cases and requirements.

HPE also said it will continue to invest in and position its existing solutions in the specific segments they serve best – namely traditional data centers (FlexFabric) and white box, enterprise and service providers data centers (Altoline).

https://www.hpe.com/us/en/newsroom/news-archive/featured-article/2016/09/HPE-and-Arista-Networks-extend-their-partnership.html


Arista Adds Telemetry Features with HPE, SAP, Veriflow and VMware

Arista Networks is rolling out new telemetry and analytics capabilities for cloud networks.

The new Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) and CloudVision provides visibility into network workloads, workflows, and workstreams on a network-wide basis.

Key features include:

  • Instantaneous event-driven streaming of every state change, providing improved granularity compared to traditional polling models.
  • State visibility from all devices in the network, including configuration, counters, errors, statistics, tables, environmentals, buffer utilization, flow data, and much more.
  • CloudVision Analytics Engine for storing state history and performing trend analysis, event correlation, and automated alerts. The basis for both real-time monitoring and historical forensic event investigation.
  • New Telemetry Apps for the CloudVision Portal, including the Workstream Analytics Viewer, providing simplified visualization of network-wide state for faster time to resolution.
  • An open framework, built on standard RESTful APIs as well as OpenConfig-based infrastructure, providing a point for integration into a variety of partner solutions and customer-specific infrastructure.
  • Expansion of existing EOS Telemetry Tracer capabilities across device, topology, virtual machine, container, and application components.

“The automated network operations in today’s cloud networks are dependent on both a highly programmable software infrastructure as well as deeper visibility into what the network is doing. Legacy approaches to visibility fall short of these cloud requirements,” said Ken Duda, CTO and Senior Vice President, Software Engineering for Arista Networks. “The Arista state-streaming approach provides an open framework with unprecedented levels of completeness and granularity for network state information. Our CloudVision platform harnesses streamed network state to provide customers of all types with clearer real-time and historical visibility into their network.”

Arista said its partner ecosystem can leverage many benefits of this new telemetry solution via access to the network-wide state through common API’s at multiple integration points. Arista’s partners can access the network state either streamed directly from the devices or from the central state repository within CloudVision. The Arista CloudVision Telemetry solution is endorsed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, Veriflow and VMware.

https://www.arista.com/en/company/news/press-release/1463-pr-20160822

Facebook Picks New Mexico for 7th Data Center

Facebook will build its 7th global data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

The company's other data centers are in Prineville (Oregon), Forest City (North Carolina), Luleå (Sweden), Altoona (Iowa), Fort Worth (Texas), and Clonee (Ireland).

The new facility, which will be powered by 100% renewable energy, will be one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world.

https://www.facebook.com/LosLunasDataCenter/?pnref=story


  • Los Lunas is located about 40 km (25 miles) south of Albuquerque at an elevation of 1,480 meters (4,856 ft).

Orange to Join AT&T’s Open Source ECOMP Effort

AT&T, which recently announced plans to contribute its Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform to open source, announced that Orange is now planning to test the platform for creating and managing its own software-defined network. Orange is the first telecom company to join AT&T’s ECOMP effort. The carriers have agreed to collaborate on open source and standardization initiatives to accelerate the standardization of SDN and NFV.

AT&T plans to release ECOMP as open source software in conjunction with the Linux Foundation.

“ECOMP is a stake in the ground. It’s a declaration that networks of the future will be software-centric, that they’ll be faster, more responsive to customer needs, and more efficient,” said Chris Rice, Senior Vice President - Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design, AT&T. “Orange’s decision, as one of the leading international carriers in the world, is a great endorsement of that approach.”

“The analysis we conducted of ECOMP currently shows it to be highly agile and comprehensive, a testament to the commitment that AT&T has shown to address the key challenges that global service providers all face,” said Alain Maloberti, Senior Vice President Orange Labs Network at Orange. “We jointly believe that a platform like ECOMP needs a strong and dynamic open source community to drive industry adoption, and we will work with AT&T to create a community to develop a reference software platform for automated network orchestration and management. We plan to start experiments with ECOMP firstly in a lab environment, to be followed by a field trial as part of our On-Demand Networks program.”

http://www.att.com
http://www.orange.com

Amdocs to Serve as Integrator for AT&T’s Open Source ECOMP


Amdocs will serve as integrator for telecom companies and cloud developers who want to use AT&T’s ECOMP platform to build their own software-centric network services. ECOMP is the service orchestration system that powers the AT&T software-defined network (SDN). Earlier this month, AT&T confirmed that it is committed to releasing ECOMP into open source. Amdocs said it will help companies deploy that open source software into their own...

AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand Internationally


AT&T announced the launch of its Network Functions on Demand service in 76 countries and territories, including: AMERICAS – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic,Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela ASIA PAC – Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines,Singapore, South...

AT&T Commits its ECOMP Service Orchestrator to Open Source


AT&T confirmed that it is committed to releasing into open source its current Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform, which is the service orchestration system that powers the AT&T software-defined network (SDN). AT&T said ECOMP is mature, feature-complete, and tested in real-world NFV deployments. The company believes open source ECOMP will bring maturity to SDN and become the industry standard for orche

DE-CIX Opens Internet Exchange in Dallas

DE-CIX has inaugurated its newest carrier and data center-neutral Internet exchange in Dallas, Texas.

DE-CIX is located at Infomart, the main carrier hotel in Dallas, located at 1950 Stemmons Freeway. This location offers the highest density of data centers, carriers and ISPs.   DE- CIX will provide peering exchange services throughout this community and, ultimately, to an even larger community of networks and data centers beyond 1950 Stemmons.

“Being the first Internet exchange of its kind in the Dallas market, we anticipate strong demand from content networks, Internet service providers, regional ISPs and enterprise customers,” notes Ed d’Agostino, vice president, DE-CIX North America Inc. “Our initial research shows that there is tremendous need for a neutral Internet exchange that provides access at data centers throughout the area, thus providing a reliable, quality interconnection and peering point to a broader segment of the market.”

https://www.de-cix.net/





Mirantis to Acquire TCP Cloud for Managing Continuous Upgrades

Mirantis agreed to acquire TCP Cloud, a start-up headquartered in Prague that specializes in  managed services for OpenStack, OpenContrail and Kubernetes. Financial terms were not disclosed. TCP Cloud has about 30 employees.

Mirantis said the deal will support its initiative with Google and Intel to enable OpenStack on Kubernetes by enabling it to continuously deliver OpenStack to customer data centers.

Mirantis plans to integrate TCP Cloud’s technology with its OpenStack release to provide a public cloud experience on customer premises. The design pattern for managing computing infrastructure in MK.20, commonly referred to as managing infrastructure-as-code, is also used today by top public cloud vendors like AWS, Google Compute Cloud and Microsoft Azure to maintain their clouds. Beginning in the next version of Mirantis OpenStack, MK.20 will become part of Mirantis’ Fuel software for deploying and managing OpenStack and related open source infrastructure software.

“The model for delivering infrastructure employed by traditional vendors is fundamentally misaligned with modern software development patterns. Disruptors of the digital era push new code to production multiple times a day, while traditional enterprise vendors ship infrastructure as packaged software once every few years and require forklift upgrades,” said Alex Freedland, Mirantis CEO. “Mirantis empowers enterprises to embrace the new, continuously delivered infrastructure model on their terms. TCP Cloud’s technology and expertise helps us accelerate that vision.”

“Mirantis and TCP Cloud share a vision of building open source software, and continuously delivering it to digital enterprises,” said Adam Scotnicky, TCP Cloud CEO. “By acquiring TCP Cloud, Mirantis will have increased influence in key open source communities and broader expertise in continuously delivered infrastructure. This powerful combination will help customers like AT&T and Volkswagen build software faster, and emerge as winners in the digital economy.”

https://www.mirantis.com/
http://www.tcpcloud.eu/

Nokia Opens Cloud Design Center in UK

Aiming to extend its cloud partner ecosystem, Nokia inaugurated a global Cloud Design Center in Fleet, UK. The new facility incorporates an integrated multi-vendor IT and telco cloud platform upon which Nokia will test, validate and demonstrate new services. The delivery of the cloud will be managed at various regional centers.

Nokia also announced the launch of its Prime Integration Services, under which it will act as the single point of contact, working in a development and operations (DevOps) based approach, to design and build open, standardized multi-vendor cloud networks tailored to meet operators' specific needs.

Along with the Cloud Design Center, Nokia has also launched its new 'cloud wise care services', providing:

Care software validation and testing services tailored to an operator's network environment to ensure network quality is maintained and customers are not impacted during upgrades.
Cloud monitoring services, offering a comprehensive package of network monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting from the Nokia Global Delivery Centers or by providing a cloud 'expert as a service' at the operator's premises.

http://company.nokia.com/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Facebook Offers its Load Balancer in Open Source

Facebook is putting its home-grown DHCP load balancer into the Github open source community.

The DHCP load balancer, which was developed over the summer and is now in production use in Facebook data centers, sits behind Facebook's anycast VIP and is used to source a list of DHCP servers from a file. The project is called dhcplb.

https://code.facebook.com/posts/1734309626831603/dhcplb-an-open-source-load-balancer/

Nutanix S1 Filing: Quarterly Revenue at $139.8 million

For its most recently fiscal quarter ended 31-July-2016, Nutanix recorded revenue of $139.8 million, according to a recently updated Form S-1 registration statement filed with the SEC ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).

Nutanix provides a next-generation enterprise cloud platform that "converges traditional silos of server, virtualization and storage into one integrated solution and can also connect to public cloud services."

Some additional highlights from the S1 filing:

  • The company recorded a net loss of $126,127,000 for fiscal 2015, and a net loss of $84,003,000 for fiscal 2014.    
  • Average billings growth of 20% on a quarterly basis for the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from $60.8 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014.
  • Average revenue growth of 17% on a quarterly basis for the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from $46.1 million in the three months ended October 31, 2014 to $139.8 million in the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Average total end-customer growth of approximately 22% on a quarterly basis over the last eight fiscal quarters, which grew from 782 end-customers as of July 31, 2014 to 3,768 end-customers as of July 31, 2016. 
  • 657 new end-customers acquired during the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Adjusted gross margin percentage of 61% in the three months ended July 31, 2016.
  • Dell has accounted for "a meaningful portion" of Nutanix total billings over the past few fiscal quarters. This OEM relationship could be at risk given the recent Dell-EMC merger.
  • Super Micro Computer and Avnet provide contract assembly and testing for Nutanix.


The full filing is here:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1618732/000119312516707549/d937439ds1a.htm

Nutanix Files for IPO

Nutanix has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.

Nutanix is seeking to list its Class A common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "NTNX.”

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as lead book-running managers, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC will act as book-running managers for the proposed offering. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated; Needham & Company LLC; Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.; Pacific Crest Securities, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Piper Jaffray & Co.; Raymond James; Stifel; and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. will act as co-managers.

http://www.nutanix.com

Nutanix Raises $140 Million for Converged Data Center Solutions

Nutanix, a start-up based in San Jose, California, announced a $140 million Series E funding round at over a $2 billion valuation.

Nutanix offers a Virtual Computing Platform, which integrates compute and storage into a single solution for the data center. Its web-scale software runs on all popular virtualization hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and open source KVM, and is uniquely able to span multiple hypervisors in the same environment.

The latest round brings Nutanix's total funding to $312 million.

http://www.nutanix.com


  • In June 2014, Nutanix announced an OEM deal under which Dell will offer a new family of converged infrastructure appliances based on Nutanix web-scale technology under an OEM deal announced by the firms. The companies said the combination of Nutanix’s software running on Dell’s servers delivers a flexible, scale-out platform that brings IT simplicity to modern data centers.
    Specifically, the new Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances will be built with Nutanix software running on Dell PowerEdge servers.

Ixia and Viavi Debut 400GbE Test System with Forward Error Correction

Ixia is working with Viavi Solutions to showcase the world’s first public interoperability demonstration of a test system running bi-directional 400GbE line rate traffic with RS-544 Forward Error Correction (FEC), as currently defined in the IEEE 802.3bs draft standard.

The demo, which will be shown at next week's ECOC 2016 conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, will show full interoperability of independently developed MAC, PCS, and RS-544 FEC IP by each company, including the critical FEC element that enables 400GbE error-free data packets to be carried over fiber links, on readily available hardware components.

The companies said this demonstration is intended to show that it is now possible to successfully bring products to market that interoperate in accordance with emerging 400GbE standards and are ready for adoption by network equipment manufacturers as well as companies that need to move forward with their 400GbE implementation.

Ixia’s full portfolio of network infrastructure test systems, including the 400GbE test system, offer the same send/receive capabilities on all speed ports, with packet lengths as small as 49B, which is smaller than the minimum Ethernet frame size. It is also capable of sending and receiving a single 400GbE line rate flow at any packet size.

Viavi’s Optical Network Tester (ONT) has been proven in lab testing of 100G components, and now has the industry’s first 400G support to include FEC and PAM4 modulation. Pioneers of the high-speed network ecosystem now have a comprehensive, integrated platform for design, development, and validation of 400G technologies including CFP8 pluggable 400G optics.

“It is a very exciting time in high speed networking technology, and we are delighted to work together with Ixia to demonstrate the first stages of a vibrant and healthy 400GbE ecosystem,” said Paul Brooks, 400G technology lead, Viavi Solutions. “We are all committed to helping our customers successfully bring 400GbE products to market with the confidence that they can interoperate and perform to expectations.”

http://www.ixiacom.com
http://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us

Radisys Intros MediaEngine Transcode Resource Function with Virtualized Option

Radisys introduced its MediaEngine Transcode Resource Function (TRF) for enabling service providers to to deploy transcoding as an adjunct function that scales independently from, and complements existing legacy network elements, such as session border controllers (SBCs) and media gateways. The key idea is to decouple transcoding from legacy network elements.

Radisys’ MediaEngine Transcode Resource Function (TRF) products is offered in both an optimized hardware platform and as a virtualized network function (VNF).

The hardware version is available as the MediaEngine TRF-12000, which offers advanced IP media transcoding and transrating capabilities with the scalability and proven reliability required to meet the needs of the world’s largest service providers to deliver HD voice and advanced video services.

The MediaEngine Virtualized TRF (vTRF) delivers carrier-class transcoding in a software-only offering with performance-tuned virtualization support, compatibility with NFV architectures, and cloud deployment capabilities. Radisys’ vTRF can be deployed on any Intel-based server and supports VMWare, KVM, Openstack and deployment in public clouds including Amazon EC2.

Key capabilities for both the MediaEngine TRF-12000 and vTRF:

  • Support for a broad range of audio codecs including EVS – the newest HD audio codec used in mobile networks, Opus for Over the Top and WebRTC applications, and video codecs such as VP8 and H.264
  • Flexible control interface integration options, including SIP (RFC 3261) B2BUA in-line call control, and SIP (RFC 4117) for transcoding under the control of third-party Telephony Application Servers (TAS) or Call Session Control Function (CSCF) control
  • Advanced voice quality enhancement (VQE) features, including acoustic echo cancelation, noise reduction and packet loss concealment

“Just as we did over 15 years ago when we pioneered the media server/MRF market, our new transcoding solutions help improve network architectures, allowing communications service providers to drive down their costs and increase their ability to adapt to ever-changing market and technical requirements,” said Grant Henderson, vice president, MediaEngine and Corporate Marketing, Radisys. “Our new TRF products offer communications service providers a new, more cost effective way to deploy transcoding, while accelerating their transition to software-centric networks.”

Radisys is now shipping TRF and the company said the solution has been deployed by leading communications service providers in North America and Asia.

http://www.radisys.com/mediaengine/solutions/transcoding

Extreme Networks Buys Zebra's WLAN Business

Extreme Networks will acquire Zebra Technologies' wireless LAN (WLAN) business for $55 million in cash.

Extreme said the acquisition will strengthen its end-to-end, wired and wireless software-driven networking solutions and complements its vertical market focus.

Zebra will continue to offer customers a complete end-to-end solution – from mobile computers and scanners to specialty printers, RFID, software and services – for identifying, tracking and managing critical assets, people and transactions.

"Combining Zebra's WLAN technologies and marquee retail, transportation and logistics, and hospitality customers with Extreme Networks' wired and wireless capabilities, recognized as visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, creates the industry's number three WLAN enterprise campus powerhouse," said Ed Meyercord, President and CEO of Extreme Networks. "WLAN is the fastest growing segment in the networking industry. Our heritage of delivering innovative and pioneering technology is reinforced with today's announcement, underscoring our commitment to providing customers worldwide with unified visibility and control across their wired and wireless networks."

"The WLAN business is an ideal fit with Extreme Networks as a pure play networking company, and we are proud of our WLAN employees for the contributions they have made to Zebra and will make in the future," said Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Zebra Technologies.

https://www.zebra.com
http://www.extremenetworks.com/

ADTRAN Acquires Commscope's Fiber Access Portfolio

ADTRAN has acquired CommScope's key fiber access products, technologies and service relationships. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The key components of the acquisition include:


  • Active EPON and 10G-EPON product platforms, which include infrastructure and customer premises equipment that deliver CableLabs DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) certification – ADTRAN will now sell, support, and develop these product lines for new and existing MSO customers; and
  • Radio Frequency over Glass (RFoG) product line, including patented optical beat interference (OBI) mitigated versions. ADTRAN said it plans to leverage this HFC and FTTP bridging technology to help customers deliver high-bandwidth services and applications in specific situations, including rural and low-density greenfield deployments.


“The transition of these active product lines to ADTRAN sharpens both companies’ focus to benefit our customers and the cable industry as a whole,” said Jim Hughes, CommScope’s vice president of North American MSO sales. “As a global leader in fiber optics for wired and wireless networks, CommScope will continue providing passive PON solutions to the MSO and service provider market, including its optical closures, optical terminals and drops, and other passive accessories, along with its robust portfolio of innovative fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings.


http://www.adtran.com/index.php/adtran-acquires-commscope-s-mso-fiber-access-active-systems-portfolio

Amdocs Acquires Three Companies Focused on Customer Experience

Amdocs has acquired three three privately-owned companies that are focused on improving the customer experience for communications services:

Vindicia: offers software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription management and payment solutions. Vindicia helps digital enterprises to onboard customers and process payments for digital content, over-the-top (OTT) entertainment, online subscriptions and on-demand services.

Brite:Bill:  focused on transforming the customer bill into a unique, customer-centric engagement channel. Brite:Bill's technology and services transform invoices into a personalized, digital, interactive billing experience in the channel of the customer's choice. The invoice's customized and engaging design reduces customer confusion around the bill, thereby cutting service provider costs around inbound inquiries, and also provides an engagement opportunity for service providers to promote new services.

Pontis: provides contextual digital engagement solutions. Pontis's real-time decisioning and learning technology enables service providers to offer their customers personalized contextual interactions relevant to where that individual customer is in their journey with the service provider. Pontis helps service providers determine the next best action for customer engagement and then to offer the customer, across outbound and inbound channels, the most appropriate service at the right time and the right touch point.

"Communication and media service providers, including those with over-the-top offerings, are transforming to capture the world of on-demand services and digital immediacy. When combined with business-driven analytics behind the scenes, this ensures a simplified, intuitive and engaging customer experience," said Eli Gelman, Amdocs Management Limited president and CEO.

"These acquisitions, alongside Amdocs' existing platforms which include multi-channel, digital care and commerce, customer management and big data analytics solutions, position Amdocs as the market leader to help communication and media providers on their journey. I am excited by these companies joining Amdocs, as their cloud-based technologies will augment Amdocs' rich offering and shorten our time to market," Gelman continued.

The three similarly priced companies were acquired for a combined amount of approximately $260 million in cash, net, and may be subject to certain adjustments including small earnouts.

http://www.amdocs.com

Zayo Appoints Amanda Tierney as EVP of Network Connectivity

Zayo Group Holdings appointed Amanda Tierney as executive vice president of Network Connectivity, a role in which she will be responsible for the wavelengths, Ethernet, IP and SONET Strategic Business Units.

Tierney joins Zayo from Charter Communications where she served as vice president of Commercial Marketing. Prior to Charter, she held leadership positions during her nine-year tenure at Level 3 in customer care, market management, strategy, wholesale and large enterprise.

http://www.zayo.com

New Jersey Fiber Exchange Deploys Coriant Groove DCI

The New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is deploying the Coriant Groove G30 DCI Platform in its carrier-neutral colocation facility.

NJFX is a Tier 3, carrier neutral colocation campus that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet. The 64,800-square-foot data center facility provides direct connectivity to international submarine cable systems via private backhaul solutions.

http://www.coriant.com
http://www.NJFX.net

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brocade's New SLX 9850 Router for Data Centers Packs 230 Tbps

Brocade introduced its next-generation data center routing solution designed for high-density 10/40/100GbE interfaces and featuring advanced visibility and automation capabilities.

The Brocade SLX 9850 delivers 230 Tbps non-blocking chassis fabric capacity that can support up to four million routes, two million full-color statistics and two million policies.

The new router features a unique 1.5 RU modular line card designed for the highest density and scale. It leverages the embedded Brocade SLX Insight Architecture for pervasive network visibility. The SLX 9850 also takes advantage of BROCADE WORKFLOW COMPOSER to provide server-based, DevOps-style network automation that integrates across IT domains for end-to-end workflow automation.

Commercial deliveries begin in Q4 2016.

"Customers tell us that they need networking solutions that not only address their immediate requirements, but that will sustain the next several generations of port speeds and densities, while delivering advanced capabilities to help deeply analyze network traffic as well as automate network operations," said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group, Brocade. "The Brocade SLX 9850 routing solution was designed to address these needs with an innovative, extensible architecture providing organizations with maximum platform longevity, combined with advancements to deliver unparalleled network visibility and automation."

http://newsroom.brocade.com/press-releases/brocade-delivers-innovative-new-routing-solution-designed-for-the-digital-era-nasdaq-brcd-1276754#.V9jK-JgrJhE


Nokia Expands its AirScale Portfolio

Nokia announced its AirScale RNC - a cloud-based 3G radio network controller.

The product is in trials and will be commercially available during the first quarter of 2017.

Nokia is also extending its portfolio of ultra-lean and efficient AirScale radios. New radios supporting additional paired and unpaired frequency bands will meet more operators' multiple technology radio access network demands:


  • Nokia AirScale RRH 4T4R B40 160W for 2300 MHz (Band 40), with the highest transmit power in its category at 160W, can provide support for up to 100 MHz of unpaired spectrum and will allow operators in parts of the globe, including China, India, the Middle East and Africa, Europe and North America, to grow network capacity and data rates massively with 4.5G Pro.
  • Nokia AirScale RRH 2T2R B28 120W for the Asia Pacific Telecommunity band (APT) 700 MHz (Band 28) supporting operators in parts of the world including India, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe. This thinnest full-band radio at 73mm offers world-leading macro site compactness, allowing network coverage to be dramatically extended to close the digital divide and acting as a foundation for multiband carrier aggregation of 4.5G Pro.
  • Nokia AirScale RRH 2T2R B11 120W for 1500 MHz (Band 11) is available in the advanced market of Japan. With the lowest power consumption and highest transmit power of 120 W, it will enable the lowest total cost of ownership for Japanese operators as they expand their networks with coverage and capacity for 4.5G Pro.
  • The new Nokia Services portfolio for the AirScale Cloud RAN and AirFrame Data Center will assist operators in accelerating the planning, design, roll-out and operations of their cloud-based radio access networks. 


"The journey to 5G can be smoothed by choosing the right technology path. With 4.5G Pro and cloud-based radio access networks, operators can leverage scalability and flexibility as they start to provide 5G-like use cases on top of LTE, taking user experience to the next level. Also, with prime examples such as the launch of the first true cloud-based RNC and the expansion of our AirScale radios and services portfolio, we are showing that Nokia is leading in this space, enabling customers to evolve in the most cost-effective and timely way," stated Frank Weyerich, head of Mobile Networks Products at Nokia.

http://www.nokia.com

Mushroom Networks Advances its SD-WAN with VNF Studio

Mushroom Networks introduced VNF (Virtual Network Function) Design Studio software, a curated library of modular, drag-and-drop components to help service providers and large enterprises build their software-defined WANS.  The software helps admin optimize their WAN and the performance of their cloud services for their organization’s specific needs and application traffic profile.

Mushroom Networks, which supplies a range of Broadband Bonding solutions, said its new VNF Design Studio, Mushroom Networks makes virtual network functions available on an "a la carte" basis. For example, a CIO can have a VNF that dynamically and automatically steers VOIP/SIP traffic around network problems caused by high latency, jitter and packet loss, and in parallel have another VNF to support cross-traffic and latency optimization for “chatty” applications.

“In the era of distributed computing and the software-defined data center, the bottleneck for cloud services at the enterprise branch office has become the WAN. And for organizations that are relying on mission-critical cloud services over a distributed geography, ensuring the performance of those services is paramount,” said Cahit Akin, founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. “VNF Design Studio extends the programmability benefits of the software-defined data center all the way to the branch office. Our VNF Design Studio gives network admins even more flexibility and power by enabling them to very easily and quickly create custom WAN overlays specific to their own requirements.”

https://www.mushroomnetworks.com

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