Posts about Openness

The current spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has caused major disruption to supply chains. Manufacturers are shifting production from China to other countries. The situation highlights the risks of a single-source strategy. One bit of good news is that truly open network functions virtualization (NFV) provides a path to reducing risk through the power of choice ...
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Posted by Arthur Cole on September 12, 2019
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Networking has long relied on proprietary architecture, particularly on the transport layer. The thinking behind this is that while single-vendor solutions tend to be more expensive, they are also more reliable and easier to manage than a collection of interoperable boxes.

But this attitude is quickly coming to an end as new technologies and new data networking requirements fuel demand for open and disaggregated solutions ...
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Vodafone has successfully completed a live network trial in Spain with the Facebook-designed Voyager optical “whitebox” as part of its work with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). An increased demand for data is driving the need for more scalable and cost-effective infrastructure. To solve that challenge, telecoms operators need a combination of connectivity and scalable and cost-effective fiber-based infrastructure ...

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While optical DCI applications for disaster recovery and business continuity have been a well-established part of the DCI market for over 20 years, the past five years have seen a sharp rise in demand for optical connectivity to interconnect hyperscale data centers. In fact, a new market for high-capacity DWDM solutions has been created, primarily driven by the so-called FAMGAs - Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Apple - and requiring different functionalities and characteristics compared to the traditional WDM markets ...

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The internet of things (IoT) is pushing the enterprise network edge to new boundaries. With data soon to be streaming back and forth between legions of user devices across the globe, the edge will blow right past the cloud and even the micro data centers that will foster this widespread connectivity and extend all the way into our homes, businesses and even our bodies ...
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