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Prayson is a thought leader and evangelist for network functions virtualization, helping communication service providers and mobile operators create virtual environments optimized for agility and profit.

Posted by Prayson Pate on December 10, 2019
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With a new year and the start of a new decade only three weeks away, it’s time to look forward. What developments can we expect to see in the world of network function virtualization (NFV) in 2020?

After years of acquisitions in the SD-WAN space, there was a pause in 2019. But the overall churn continued. The biggest news was ADTRAN entering the market with their SD-WAN offering. I think that 2020 will be much more active. There are still too many SD-WAN players, and I predict some will go away – either through acquisitions or fire sales ... 
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Posted by Prayson Pate on December 05, 2019
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After working on network functions virtualization (NFV) for seven years, I’m happy to see it succeeding in the marketplace. Why has it taken so long, what’s changed, and why do I say it’s winning? The driver for NFV was to bring the power of the cloud to the telco network. Specifically, telcos wanted to be able to leverage the technologies that were enabling rapid growth by the cloud providers (e.g., Amazon, Azure, Google and IBM) and over-the-top players (Netflix, Facebook, etc.), including ...
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Posted by Prayson Pate on June 10, 2019
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Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the host application driving transformation at the edge of the network. Enterprises and telcos are replacing closed SD-WAN and other appliances with virtualized software implementations running on universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), which is often standard servers from leading manufacturers ...

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ADVA and Intel recently announced that Ensemble Connector is now a software option for Intel® Select Solutions for uCPE. This means that users can buy an integrated and verified hardware-software solution that is ready to deploy for universal CPE (uCPE) applications. What does that mean for service providers, integrators, and enterprises? It means they can now buy a solution that they know will work in the real world ...

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