Friday, April 7, 2017

What's Next for SDN? Think Software Defined Capacity



What's Next for SDN? While SDN has done a great job of virtualizes services at the higher layers of the OSI model, software defined capacity allows operators to turn up the amount of capacity at the transport layer.

Presented by Mark Showalter and Amrit Hanspal. Filmed at #ONS2017 in Santa Clara, California.

See video:  https://youtu.be/LNRa_N1dam0



Zayo appoints Andrew Crouch, formerly Level 3, as president and COO

Zayo Group, a provider of communications infrastructure services with a network spanning North America and Europe, announced the appointment of Andrew Crouch as president and chief operating officer, effective April 27, 2017.

Mr. Crouch will become a key member of the Zayo executive management team with responsibility for overseeing the company's business operations. He will be based in Denver, Colorado and report to Zayo chairman and CEO Dan Caruso. The current president and COO, Chris Morley, will continue with Zayo during a transition period.

In his new role, Andrew Crouch will oversee Zayo's global Communications Infrastructure business, which comprises the fibre solutions, transport, enterprise networks and colocation segments, as well as the Allstream business.

Mr. Crouch has previously served in roles with a number of carriers, most recently as regional president of EMEA with Level 3 Communications, in which position he also was responsible for the company's global accounts division. Mr. Crouch joined Level 3 in 2001 and during his time with the company served in a number of executive positions in the marketing, product and commercial organisations, including as regional president of North America and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Crouch served with British Telecom and Concert Communications, a joint venture between British Telecom and AT&T.

In February, Zayo announced the appointment of Steven N. Kaplan and Emily White to newly created positions on its board of directors. Mr. Kaplan is the Neubauer family distinguished service professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Ms. White most recently served as the COO at Snapchat, and prior to that held leadership roles at Facebook and Google.

With the addition of Mr. Kaplan and Ms. White, the Zayo board increased to nine members, including eight independent directors.

http://www.zayo.com

Italy-based Enter partners with Megaport

Enter, a provider of network and cloud services based in Italy, announced a partnership with Megaport (USA), a subsidiary of Australia-based Megaport. a provider of software defined networking (SDN), to enable near-instant access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem via Megaport's global interconnection network.

Through the agreement, enterprise and carrier customers connected to the Megaport network in Amsterdam and other Megaport-enabled locations worldwide can directly connect to Enter's cloud platform.

Enter Cloud Suite is claimed to be the first European OpenStack-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. ECS enables orchestration of servers, storage, networks, DNS and CDN via a graphical interface or API. The scalable solution can be delivered autonomously or as a fully managed, turnkey solution featuring design, set-up, migration and ongoing maintenance and support. Enter Cloud Suite serves as the cloud platform of 52 European institutions, including the European Parliament and Court of Justice.

The OpenStack-based Enter Cloud Suite was launched in 2012 and is available in Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Enter delivers connectivity, data centre and Internet solutions in Europe, the U.S. and Asia Pacific leveraging its IP backbone that spans key PoPs across Europe, as well as New York and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the agreement, Belle Lajoie, EVP, Asia Pacific at Megaport, said, "Enter customers can consume elastic bandwidth for connectivity across the globe, enabling the customer to adjust the bandwidth consumption as their business requirements change… Megaport's software defined network also enables direct, instant and scalable access to its global ecosystem of service providers (and) connectivity to Internet exchange services throughout Europe".

Telia Carrier Activates PoP in Berlin

Global wholesale services provider Telia Carrier announced it has added a new point of presence (PoP) that enables connectivity services for a growing economic sector in Berlin, Germany via the Carrier-Colo data centre, owned by I/P/B/, which offers connectivity and IP services to international, national and regional start-ups, carriers, cloud and content providers.

Located between Frankfurt, Germany and Warsaw in Poland, the new PoP follows Telia Carrier's recently launched low latency DWDM route, the Frankfurt - Warsaw Express, and will meet increasing demand for connectivity in the German capital.

In partnership with I/P/B/, a local ISP, Telia Carrier is able to serve start-ups, as well as established and international businesses wishing to establish a presence in Berlin. The data centre facility hosts the highest number of networks and fibre connections in the region. Telia Carrier noted that it has already brought a number of customers online, and expects to add more leveraging its relationship with I/P/B/.

The Carrier-Colo facility, located near Potsdamer Platz in the centre of Berlin, is designed to support carrier-lass colocation and IP interconnection services. The data centre serves as a hub between West and East Europe on route to the east and emerging markets.

http://www.teliacarrier.com/


  • Recently, Telia Carrier announced it had established two new PoPs in St. Petersburg, Russia in response to growing customer demand. The new facilities, Miran and Selectel, are intended to support IP transit, Ethernet and wavelength services at rates up to 100 Gbit/s, in particular for content providers and operators within Russia and the Baltic states.
  • In January, Telia Carrier announced its new route extending 900 km from Stockholm, Sweden to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, Estonia. At the same time the carrier stated it had upgraded multiple submarine cables across the Baltic Sea using coherent Flex-Grid technology to add capacity, lower latency and enable the delivery of 100 Gbit/s and higher rate services to carriers, content and cloud providers in the Baltics, Russia and beyond.

FirstLight Provides Dark Fibre for Wireless Carrier in New England

FirstLight, a fibre bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and northern New England, announced a long-term dark fibre contract with a major wireless carrier for the implementation of a new metropolitan CRAN ring throughout Manchester, New Hampshire, Biddeford, Maine and Burlington, Vermont.

FirstLight stated that the fibre networks have been designed to support additional small cell deployments across smaller, Tier 2 and 3 markets throughout the region. In addition, the service provider's solutions are also available to enterprise customers along the newly built routes in New England.

The company noted that small cell technology is advancing as wireless carriers seek efficient solutions able to deliver network management and greater network capacity as traffic increases. While noting that mobile carriers have to date focused on expanding infrastructure in metro markets and the rural and remote market for small cells is in its early stages, FirstLight stated that according to industry estimates deployments will increase from around 8,150 units in 2014 to 87,644 units by 2020.

The company believes that the recent deployment in New England demonstrates that wireless carriers are beginning to turn their attention to Tier 2 and 3 markets, where they will build out non-macro cell site network infrastructure to support traffic growth and prepare for the future evolution to 5G.

FirstLight noted that this agreement is the latest in a number of projects completed throughout its footprint that will bring fibre-based connectivity to macro and non-macro sites for multiple wireless carriers.

FirstLight recently announced that owner Oak Hill Capital Partners had completed the acquisition of Sovernet Communications and combined the operations of the two companies. Sovernet offers high-capacity network transport, broadband Internet, data centre and voice services in Vermont and New York leveraging a network spanning approximately 3,300 fibre route miles in New York and 1,300 fibre route miles in Vermont.

Combined with the previous acquisitions of Oxford Networks and Finger Lakes Technologies Group, FirstLight has a regional network comprising around 12,000 route miles of fibre across six states and connecting to Montreal, Canada, with more than 5,000 lit locations, 7,000 on-net locations, access to 20,000 near-net locations and 12 data centres.

http://www.firstlight.net

Thursday, April 6, 2017

CORD Overview with Guru Parulkar



Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office.

In this video, Guru Parulkar provides an overview of the project, which is housed at ON.Lab.

See video:  https://youtu.be/SJr64HJscq8




M-CORD Innovations - Interview with China Unicom



China Unicom is one of the world's largest mobile service providers by subscriber base and an active member of the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) project, which combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity hardware to create a transformative network platform.

In this video, Pingping LIN, M-CORD Technical Leader at On.Lab, interviews Dr. Xiongyan TANG, Director of Network Technology Research at China Unicom.

See video: https://youtu.be/SP3cC0ojrLM




M-CORD Demo - Optimized Core for IoT




Mobile CORD (M-CORD) offers the potential to serve as the optimized core for IoT applications. Rishi Maulick, Architect for Radisys, walks us through a demo.  Key capabilities shown include MME disaggregation, Connectionless GW, and Core Slicing.

See video: https://youtu.be/ngj6YIdQw10


Windstream expands metro fibre network, launches fixed wireless service in Detroit

Windstream, a provider of communications services to consumer and business customers, announced a major expansion of its metro fibre network in Detroit to provide the business community with advanced fibre and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects more local data centres and commercial buildings with the operator's national fibre network.

Windstream's latest expansion of its local metro fibre network and the launch of fixed wireless service will connect its national fibre network to key data centre campuses and commercial buildings in the Detroit metro area. The expanded connectivity will give companies direct access to markets across the country, as well as to Windstream's portfolio of enterprise-class data, voice, network and cloud services.

The expansion in Detroit will increase both the footprint of the operator's network and the range of services available, including fixed wireless service, unified communications, managed services, network security, network solutions and cloud services.

Windstream noted that the project in Detroit is part of a national initiative to expand its local metro fibre infrastructure designed to support customers in sectors such as banking, financial services, education, healthcare, government, hospitality and retail. In addition to Detroit, Windstream has announced plans to expand its metro networks in cities including Charlotte, Nashville, Richmond, Little Rock, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Dallas, St. Louis and Cleveland.

Windstream operates core transport solutions over a local and long-haul fibre network that spans approximately 147,000 miles across the U.S.

Earlier this year, Windstream announced the availability of its new software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution based on technology from VeloCloud. The SD-WAN solution is designed to offer customers greater network flexibility and scalability together with optimised performance and lower costs.

http://www.windstream.com

ADVA introduces FSP 150 Pro VMe pluggable server for NFV

ADVA Optical Networking has launched its new FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4), designed to remove the risk of introducing virtualisation and helps service providers to quickly and cost-effectively implement NFV.

The new FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) solution is intended to simplify NFV deployments leveraging a hot-swappable, pluggable server that allows NFV rollout as and when needed. In combination with hardware-assisted NFV infrastructure support functions, the latest addition to ADVA's Edge product family offers a cost-effective way for service providers to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) in response to customer demand.

The new pluggable modular server can also be integrated with the ADVA Ensemble portfolio to support distributed NFV deployments using embedded cloud functionality to enable greater security and scalability.

The ADVA FSP 150 ProVMe (P2.4) is a multi-technology solution that supports multi-layer business service demarcation and VNF hosting. The solution combines virtual and physical network functions to enable low-latency forwarding and enhanced performance.

Hardware-assisted support functions include tunnelling technologies and service assurance, which serve to liberate compute resources for revenue-generating services and help service providers to offer a range of demanding applications more efficiently. Specifically, VNF monitoring functionality is implemented in hardware to enable server-independent service assurance, providing information for managing and optimising the NFV infrastructure.

ADVA noted that these features offer a key differentiator for the ADVA FSP 150 ProVMe series and have been verified in independent EANTC testing. In March, ADVA announced that the EANTC had validated the capabilities of the FSP 150 ProVMe solution. The EANTC tests showed that the edge NFV device could minimise added latency and that hardware-assisted support functions, such as synchronisation and service assurance, could be activated without using compute resources.

Describing the new product, Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations at ADVA, said, "By adding a pluggable server directly into the demarcation device, service providers can choose exactly when they want to roll out VNFs to customers… this technology has been engineered to align capital costs with actual revenue".

http://www.advaoptical.com/

ECI selects Microsemi as Primary OTN Provider

Microsemi, a provider of semiconductor solutions, announced that ECI has appointed the company as its primary OTN solutions provider, and recently selected the DIGI-G4 fourth generation products for its Apollo family of packet optical transport platforms.

Microsemi's DIGI OTN processors are designed to enable ECI to leverage a single software development model to address diverse end market hardware configurations, helping to reduce R&D costs and speed product development.

Microsemi noted that despite the rapid adoption of packet services, client services are often at rates of 10 Gbit/s and below, requiring OTN switching to make the wide deployment of 100 Gbit/s optical connectivity cost-effective. In addition, cloud service providers require high capacity, low latency connectivity between geographically distributed data centres. ECI's Apollo solution uses Microsemi's DIGI OTN processors to address these challenges and meet a range of market requirements.

The DIGI offering enables ECI to deliver solutions including: high-density 100/400 Gbit/s capacity client and line-side cards for P-OTPs; multi-terabit OTN and packet/MPLS switching platforms; fabric-less switching platforms for metro networks; 100 Gbit/s transponders and muxponders; and wavelength and sub-wavelength level encryption solutions.

Microsemi's DIGI family of OTN processors have been implemented in service provider and hyperscale data centre WANs worldwide, with the DIGI-G4 designed to address the needs of 400 Gbit/s designs while consuming a claimed 50% of the power per 100 Gbit/s port of other solutions. DIGI-G4 can also support encrypted 100 Gbit/s OTN connections for a new generation of software-defined networking (SDN)-ready solutions.

The Microsemi OTN processors also provide the capacity, security and flexibility required for line cards within packet optical transport platforms (P-OTPs), ROADM/WDM and data centre interconnect (DCI) platforms. Combined with a field-hardened SDK, the integrated DIGI solution provides a common hardware and software platform for multi-terabit OTN packet optical equipment.

Microsemi claims that the common software architecture for DIGI OTN processors allows OEMs to reduce the development cost for multiple 100 and 400 Gbit/s hardware platforms by over 25%.

Further key features of the DIGI-G4 solution include: single-chip 4 x 100 Gbit/s solution for OTN switched line cards; 100 Gbit/s gearbox for connection to CFP2/4 and QSFP28 transceivers; high density 10/40/100 Gbit/s multi-service support, including Ethernet, IP/MPLS and SONET/SDH; 25 Gbit/s granularity framer to DSP interface enabling line rates to match programmable modulation capabilities in coherent DSPs; multi-chip Interlaken interconnect for compact chassis DCI applications; OTN-SDK with adapter layer software.

https://www.microsemi.com/\

BICS deploys Coriant Groove solution in key European metro markets

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled packet optical networking and DCI solutions, announced that Brussels-based BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, is deploying the Coriant Groove G30 network disaggregation platform across its pan-European network.

Deployment of the Coriant solution is designed to enable BICS to cost-efficiently address the growing demand for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metro area markets including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Marseille. Coriant stated that BICS selected the Groove G30 based on its high density, low power consumption and plug-and-play system architecture that allows cost-efficient scaling of the platform.

BICS is specifically utilising the Groove transmission solution to support the delivery of metro-based high-capacity, low latency point-to-point services, including 10 Gbit/s, coherent 100 Gbit/s and OTU4. Initial deployment of the Groove solution commenced in Marseille, where it is now carrying live traffic. Further deployments are planned for Brussels, Frankfurt, London and other key European metropolitan markets over the coming months.

Coriant's Groove G30 platform is designed to provide programmable, high speed and secure bandwidth while offering low power consumption, high density and flexibility. The stackable solution can support up to 3.2 Tbit/s of throughput in a compact, pluggable 1 RU form factor and features a programmable DWDM line interface for optimising bandwidth and performance at transmission rates from 100 up to 400 Gbit/s in metro, regional or long-haul transport and DCI applications.

Coriant noted that it recently enhanced the Groove solution with the open, plug-and-play short reach CFP2-ACO optical layer that is claimed to enable 3x the density versus comparable solutions, as well as providing greater configuration flexibility including support for coherent and direct detect optical layer applications.

Over the past few months, Coriant has announced the selection of its Groove G30 solution by companies including Windstream and PacketFabric in the U.S.

Recently, BICS and Retelit, a provider of infrastructure and data services, announced a joint connectivity solution spanning Europe and, via a landing station in Bari, Italy, provide connectivity to Singapore and Hong Kong on the AAE-1 subsea cable system.

http://www.coriant.com

TIM teams with Ericsson for 5G field testing in Turin

Italy's TIM announced that furthering its efforts to implement 5G technology it is starting the first field tests in Turin and will demonstrate the technology in the city on 5G Day at its Open Lab innovation and development centre.

The Torino 5G project, instituted by TIM through an agreement signed in March with the Turin municipal authority, will allow TIM to carry out early trials of 5G technology in a metropolitan environment by the end of 2018 to help accelerate the creation of a next generation mobile network. TIM expects that Turin will become the first city in Italy to have a 5G mobile network.

Under the agreement TIM plans to install, starting in 2017, more than 100 small cells in the main areas of the city, including around the Polytechnic University and University of Turin.

On 5G Day TIM, in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson, will demonstrate for the first time speeds of up to 700 Mbit/s downstream and up to 75 Mbit/s upstream over its live mobile network. TIM plans to launch services offering up to 700 Mbit/s speeds in the coming months, following the upgrade of the 4.5G network that is currently underway in key cities and when suitable smartphones become available. TIM noted that it previously achieved a data rate of 500 Mbit/s on its commercial 4.5G network.

The initiative in Turin is regarded by TIM as an opportunity to define the scenarios and directions and to implement the first 5G trials worldwide. Some of these applications have featured in live demonstrations at TIM's Open Air Lab in collaboration with Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and SEiKEY.

TIM noted that it is supporting the definition of the requirements for the 5G standards and is working with standardisation groups and consortia and participating in international projects. As part of this effort, in 2016 TIM signed a 5G for Italy agreement with Ericsson.

In March this year, TIM announced that Turin would become the first city in Italy to gain a 5G network, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the municipality of Turin. TIM stated that by 2018 Turin would become the site of its first 5G technology trial in a metropolitan area, with the project will include the gradual extension of the new mobile broadband infrastructure to the municipal urban area, with the aim of covering the entire city by 2020.

At that time, TIM stated the planned trial in Turin will involve up to 3,000 users, who would have access to high transmission speeds, as well as new experimental services and applications provided by the city administration over the 5G network.

http://www.ericsson.com

Open-Silicon unveils Interlaken Chip-to-Chip Interface Supporting 1.2 Tbit/s

Open-Silicon, a supplier of system-optimised ASIC solutions and founding member of the Interlaken Alliance, announced the release of its eighth-generation Interlaken IP core, providing support for up to 1.2 Tbit/s bandwidth and up to 56 Gbit/s SerDes rates with forward error correction (FEC).

Open-Silicon's high-speed ch
ip-to-chip interface IP is based on an architecture that is designed to be flexible, configurable and scalable, making it suitable for high-bandwidth networking applications such as routers, switches, framer/MAC, OTN switch, packet processors, traffic managers, look aside processors/memories, data centre and other high-end networking and data processing systems.

Open Silicon's latest 8th generation Interlaken IP core specifically delivers:

1. Support for bandwidth of up to 1.2 Tbit/s and up to 56 Gbit/s SerDes data rates.

2. Improved flexibility via the ability of a single instance of the core to have multiple configurations, for example, a single 1.2 Tbit/s interface or four 300 Gbit/s interfaces, selectable at power-up.

3. Multiple user-data interface options, including 128 bit or 256 bit wide with one, two, four or eight segments.

4. SerDes width support for 8, 10, 16, 20, 32, 64 and 80-bits.

Open-Silicon's 8th generation Interlaken IP is available immediately.

http://www.open-silicon.com/

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Momentum Builds for Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, which unites two major open networking and orchestration projects, AT&T's open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), opened its code for community collaboration. The ONAP code base is production-ready and in use. Developers are invited to access it at https://git.onap.org


ONAP also announced new Platinum member Reliance Jio; Silver members Ciena, Microsoft, New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. and Wind River; and Associate member Open Networking Foundation.

The ONAP Governing Board members have elected the following individuals to serve in key roles:

  • Chair: Chris Rice, Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs
  • President: Yachen Wang, Deputy Director of the Network Technology Department at China Mobile Research Institute
  • Treasurer: Vincent Danno, Director Wireline Standards of the Innovation Technical & Marketing at Orange corporate

“We’re excited to see how developers and others in the industry contribute to the ONAP code,” said Chris Rice, ONAP Chair and Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs. “Today is an important day for ONAP and open networking. Collaboration is key in open source projects and we’re looking forward to the community’s efforts to harden the production-ready code.”

Yachen Wang, ONAP President and Deputy Director of the Network Technology Department at China Mobile Research Institute, commented: “On behalf of ONAP members, I would like to welcome the new members to the team. We anticipate close collaboration that will further the automation of SDN and NFV networks, and will enable all the community to take advantage of the best architectural components and implementation from ONAP.”

http://www.onap.org

OPNFV Hits a Milestone - the Blue Danube Release

The OPNFV Project, an open source project that was launched two and a half years ago to facilitate the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) components, announced its fourth platform release - Danube.

“Danube represents an evolutionary turning point for OPNFV,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “It brings together full next-gen networking stacks in an open, collaborative environment. By harnessing work with upstream communities into an open, iterative testing and deployment domain, we’re delivering the capabilities that truly enable NFV, and that is very powerful.”

Key enhancements available in OPNFV Danube include:

  • Foundational support and introduction of capabilities for MANO: Integration between NFV Infrastructure/Virtual Infrastructure Manager (NFVI/VIM) with Open-Orchestration (Open-O) platform (now ONAP); instrumentation of NFVI network telemetry to support Service Assurance and other use cases; multi-domain template support (Domino project); and translation features between YANG and Tosca modeling languages (Parser project).         
  • Enhanced DevOps automation and testing methodologies bring a fully integrated CI/CD pipeline, the creation of Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS) to enable dynamic provisioning of lab resources, the introduction of stress testing into the OPNFV test suite, and a Common Dashboard that provides a consistent view of the testing ecosystem.
  • Focus on NFV performance including acceleration of the data plane via FD.io integration for all Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding (FastDataStacks project), and continued enhancements to OVS-DPDK and KVM. The release also sees a renewed focus on performance test project activities through virtual switch testing (VSPERF project), root cause analysis for platform performance issues (Bottlenecks projects), initial compute subsystem performance testing to lay the groundwork for Benchmarking As a Service (QTIP project), and storage subsystem performance testing (Storperf project).    
  • Key NFV architectural enhancements, including the ability to dynamically enable and configure network control through integration with OpenStack Gluon and increased reliability and test cases that support multi-site and High Availability (HA) work.
  • Feature enrichment and hardening in core NFVI/VIM functionality such as IPv6, Service Function Chaining (SFC), L2 and L3 Virtual Private Network (VPN), fault management and analysis, and a continued commitment to support multiple hardware architectures, as well as traditional hardware OEMs, whitebox, and open source hardware through collaboration with the Open Compute Project.

“We’re seeing the culmination of over two years’ of collaborative work from across the community really come together with the release of OPNFV Danube,” said Tapio Tallgren, lead software architect in Mobile Networks Architecture & Technology, Nokia, and chair of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee (TSC). “Things like real foundational support for MANO, OPNFV’s sophisticated testing, and DevOps and CI/CD model propel the project into a more robust industry platform for advanced open source NFV.”

The next OPNFV release, labelled ‘Euphrates,’ will include even more vigorous features and capabilities.

https://www.opnfv.org

MEF Demos LSO Analytics using PNDA



MEF demonstrated a reference implementation of LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) analytics using Platform for Network Data Analytics (PNDA), a Linux Foundation project. PNDA aims to eliminate complexity by integrating, scaling and managing a rich set of open data processing technologies and by providing an end-to- end platform for deploying analytics applications and services.

MEF worked within its OpenLSO Analytics initiative to demonstrate both open source and closed source versions of MEF members’ LSO products integrated with PNDA. This reference implementation illustrates how big data analytics (BDA) can be used within the MEF LSO Framework to intelligently automate network resources in real-time and proactively deliver service assurance for demanding applications in complex networking environments.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with The Linux Foundation to advance LSO analytics,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. “A key goal of LSO is to enable service providers to transition from a silo-structured BSS/OSS approach toward end-to- end orchestration that unleashes tremendous agility and service velocity. BDA is essential to this vision, enabling rapid operational and business insight that can be used to drive behavioral changes in the network to dynamically optimize the customer experience.”

“The Linux Foundation is pleased to share a common vision with MEF on the critical role that open source big data analytics can play in accelerating the transition to more agile, assured, and orchestrated services,” said Marc Cohn, VP of Network Strategy, The Linux Foundation.

PNDA was first demonstrated in connection with MEF’s OpenLSO Analytics project during the MEF16 LSO Hackathon in November 2016, with PNDA providing performance analytics for services provisioned by LSO. The demo illustrated how PNDA makes it possible to bring together multiple datasets which previously would have been in separate silos, add service context from LSO, then enable rapid prototyping and development of analytics applications.

http://www.MEF.net
http://pnda.io

See video: https://youtu.be/w9IUpFIAO2k


What's Next for SDN? Cisco's Dave Ward



So what's next for SDN? Cisco's Dave Ward gives us a perspective in 2 minutes.

 See video: https://youtu.be/VgRgkV8_iHA


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