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October 12, 2016

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SoftBank Cuts Cloud Service Deployment Times by Nearly 90 Percent With Network Virtualization, Automation, and Orchestra …

In the competitive market for network services, it’s getting harder for operators to stand out from the crowd. SoftBank, a Tier-1 service provider in Asia, is changing the game with automation, virtualization, and orchestration. Today, enterprise customers can select and tailor network service offerings for precisely what they need from SoftBank’s SmartVPN Web portal. With […]

September 21, 2016

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Model Driven Telemetry Straight from the Experts

There continues to be a lot of talk about automation and orchestration for carrier-grade workloads. However, these technologies can’t be fully leveraged until proper telemetry can be implemented. To shed some light on progress we’re making in delivering on network telemetry for we recently hosted a Cisco Knowledge Network webinar on the subject: How to […]

September 6, 2016

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Speed, Agility, Automation—It’s All Possible with Cisco NSO

For cloud service providers, the market landscape can look like an ocean of new opportunities—or an obstacle course with one difficult challenge after another. Both perspectives are legitimate: Network services have never been more in demand, and cloud providers who capitalize can unlock major new revenue streams. But customer expectations have never been higher. They […]

What’s So Special About Model-Driven Telemetry?

Telemetry and analytics are all the rage in networking today. The industry is abuzz with the potential unlocked by streaming vast quantities of operational data.  But what’s so special about “model-driven” telemetry? Models enable networking devices to precisely describe their capabilities to the outside world: what kind of data they expose (e.g. interfaces statistics, configuration […]

Why You Should Care About Model-Driven Telemetry

Co-written with Frederic Trate, Sr. Marketing Manager Let me start by asking you a couple questions: Does your network grow in size and complexity every year? Are you still largely operating your network manually? Do frequent customer complaints make you wonder if you really know what’s going on in your network? Do you often hear […]

Model-driven Programmability: The Rise of Network Automation

Software automation and data analytics are changing the face of computer networks. They are radically transforming how networks are built and operated. We are rapidly moving away from a world where a network operator manages tenths of network devices.  Instead, one individual can deploy and manage hundreds, thousands and tenths of thousands of complex network devices with […]

November 19, 2015

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Software Innovations for Cloud Scale Networking

Back in 2011, web pioneer Marc Andreessen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, entitled “Why software is eating the world”. I couldn’t agree more! First, let’s have a look at what’s going on in the industry at large. Every company in every vertical industry is facing unprecedented competitive pressure from new players making […]

May 4, 2015

TECHWISETV

Network Service Orchestration enabled by Tail-f

These engineers recognized that network management was full of increasingly complex ‘stuff’ being ladled over the top of our networks ignoring the root issues. They believed that a standardized data construct that could be used within any vendor, but it would be such a monumental undertaking that up to that point, nobody had tackled it. This significantly changes how services are created. It changes the focus from defining a configuration to defining a service. This is a capability that a business leader can understand and get behind.

February 18, 2015

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Making Programmable Networks Easier to Achieve (and for Free!)

The “P” in EPN stands for “Programmable,” as in “Evolved Programmable Network” and Cisco has just made the “P” easier to achieve to help drive services to the cloud. We’ve now contributed Basic ConfD, a free version of our powerful ConfD by Tail-f management agent software to the networking industry. Tail-f joined Cisco last summer […]