#networkfunctionsvirtualization

July 16, 2018

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Why Cisco SD-Branch is better than a ‘white box’

Enterprise and service providers are redesigning the branch WAN network to consolidate network services from several dedicated hardware appliance types into virtualized on-demand applications running on software.

February 15, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Building networks for the future

Virtual networks need to be built on solid foundations. Once these are in place, use cases can take them to the next level It’s clear to service providers that their customers are now looking for a new kind of service – one that’s fast, flexible, and can be adjusted on demand to suit their needs. […]

February 14, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Telecom operators: Supporting tomorrow’s business through flexible virtual networks

Service providers are at a junction – they can either drift into irrelevance, or join the fast-moving digital world The business world has changed – and digital companies are leading the transformation. One successful business powering the new digital future is Amazon, through Amazon Web Services, its on-demand cloud computing service. And Google is also […]

February 13, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Growth or decline? Why there’s no middle ground in the new digital era

Making small changes to legacy systems isn’t enough – it’s time to leap into the virtual future Thanks to rapidly developing trends like the growth of the cloud, online video and the Internet of Things (IoT), the way we use the internet is changing fast. The Cisco 2015 Global Cloud Index forecast predicts that in […]

February 10, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Delivering innovation to Service Providers: Virtualisation

The world is going digital. And networking is going virtual. For service providers, it’s both a challenge and an opportunity. It all starts with shifting customer demands. Consumers want more video. Businesses want services on demand. And by 2020 there will be an estimated 24 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things – smart […]

February 9, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Telecom and Network Operator: Keeping things simple for you and your customers

The growth of the IoT and new customer expectations are making networking more complex. Carried out effectively, virtualisation can help service providers overcome this challenge, enabling them to get closer to their customers The recent launch of Google Home, the smart speaker and virtual assistant that rivals Amazon’s Echo device, underlines the rapid growth of […]

February 6, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

How to make sure Network virtualisation works?

Done carelessly, network virtualisation can have the opposite effect to what’s intended. Considering the network as a whole makes it possible to provide agile services while retaining carrier class reliability Networking is changing fast, as customers come to expect more agile services, delivered from the cloud, and consumable on mobile devices. And as the world […]

February 3, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Enabling agile network services through virtualization

Customers are increasingly expecting flexible, on-demand services. Changing your network through virtualisation is key to being able to meet these demands These days, people’s lives are busier and less predictable. Circumstances change quickly, and plans can be adjusted just as fast. To meet this situation, we are seeing huge growth in on-demand services provided through […]

February 2, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Telecom operator: Planning your virtualisation journey

In the future, service providers are likely to use more complex network models, with orchestration used to draw together diverse physical and virtual elements More and more telecom operators and IT service providers are deciding to go digital, as the benefits of being able to offer customers bespoke, flexible services become increasingly clear. The companies […]