Telco Global Solution Exec - Network Transformation

Zero touch is not an option at any level

Zero touch operations for today’s networks and the emerging world of virtualized networks is as much about people and process as it is about technology. Today’s emerging networks are increasingly complex, and they can’t function simply by extending the practices of yesterday’s network operations. More and more, we are finding that clients are challenged to move beyond Day 0 deployment […]

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The case for automation beyond imagination

The need for service providers to virtualize their networks has never been more urgent. Every year, the business reality becomes clearer: a network built on hardware alone simply can’t scale at a competitive cost. For years, however, service providers have only taken small steps to address this pressing issue through short-term deployments and limited proof-of-concepts. […]

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Creating a Cognitive Network

Recently, on a trip to a major Asian city, I found myself working with our driver to navigate a city I did not know in incredibly heavy traffic that made a 5 minute trip a 30+ minute saga.  I knew where we were, I knew where we wanted to be, and using finger pointing, head […]

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Reinventing Networks – Cognitive Service Operations

Cognitive Service Operations – Bringing cognitive and service innovation together with network operations to drive value in cloud-based networking! What a great opportunity this has been to take a glimpse in this series at unifying operations support systems (uOSS). We’ve touched on two of three key areas and now we get to talk to a […]

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Agile Network DevOps – Applying Cloud Innovation to the virtual network!

Cloud brings to the network a set of capabilities beyond virtualization.  Cloud opens an opportunity of innovation for network.  Cloud opened for IT more than optimization of delivery through virtualization.  Cloud opened an ability at scale in IT to innovate that is called Agile DevOps.  Applying this to networking opens more value from cloud-based networking, […]

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Reinventing Networks: Service Lifecycle Management

“To unify or not to unify OSS….. is there an option?” Reinventing networks in a virtual age requires rethinking the operation support system (OSS).  It requires a unification of OSS.  The keystone driving this unification is the focus on the life of a network service or the service lifecycle and the management of it throughout […]

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Reinventing Networks: Unifying OSS

Last week we talked about reinventing networks and the need to “Commit, Adapt, and Innovate….Incessantly”. Reinventing networks with Cloud-based Networking using NFV/SDN compels you to think across multiple dimensions of the opportunity at the same time. We are seeing three layers of discussion occurring in this reinvention. First, in the infrastructure, much good work through […]

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Reinventing Networks: Commit, Adapt, Innovate

“Commit, adapt, innovate”….sounds very avant-guard, techie and leading edge.  However, over the holidays at the end of the year I was able to take some down time enough to get to the point of simply being able to find a moment or two to read, ponder, and ‘connect dots’.  I sometimes find reading in  completely […]

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Outthink the network with the help of Dynamic Operations

I departed on a trip recently for work after not traveling for a few months. It was an odd rhythm in the summer for me compared to the past number of years. I realized as I traveled across the ocean I normally overlook a number of things as I journey. The same may be true […]

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Cloud-based networking transformation: Enabling a foundation for network virtualization

While clients are moving into production with the network transformation coming from the technology shift with Network Functions Virtualization/Software Defined Networks (NDF/SDN), they notice that this is more than a technology implementation.  As we review with more clients how they are moving beyond Proof of Concept (POC’s) in the world of enabling cloud-based networking with […]

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Cloud Based Networking: the Digital Disruption Continues

Service providers are rapidly taking up plans to shift to gain the advantages of the cloud in the world of the network. Cloud based networking using NFV/SDN technologies allows for the speed, performance, and innovation of the cloud to transform the business of networking. However, setting up a new function or service in a virtual […]

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The Cognitive Journey in the network has begun. It’s time to Outthink the Network

The network is virtualizing – and so the Cognitive Journey has begun. A few years ago we talked about NFV/SDN “science projects” going on and how the functions of the network could virtualize and be dynamically linked together reducing time, effort and speeding to market rapid innovation. The shift has occurred and many vendors are now having […]

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