Network Agility

AI: Here Now and Delivering

Machines that think! AI was on the cover of Time Magazine with an image showing Rodin’s statue ‘The Thinker’ embodied as circuitry in a microprocessor.  It was the late 1980s and AI was an exciting field, promising to solve a whole new range of problems.  I had just joined the workforce with a major in […]

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2018 will be a banner year for ONAP

In the ongoing campaign to meet insatiable bandwidth demand, a telecom company’s best friend is network function virtualization— an initiative designed to lower costs and quicken the delivery of new services. As more carriers and vendors explore moving their network functions from traditional hardware-based appliances to cloud-based software, the question of how best to implement […]

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Failure Taught Us How to Succeed

Machines that think! AI was on the cover of Time Magazine with an image showing Rodin’s statue ‘The Thinker’ embodied as circuitry in a microprocessor.  It was the late 1980s and AI was an exciting field, promising to solve a whole new range of problems.  I had just joined the workforce with a major in […]

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Agile Lifecycle Management

Automation is key to operationalizing network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) and achieving the expected benefits such as higher service agility and lower operational costs. As clients make the NFV journey from basic network virtualization to dynamically orchestrating virtual network functions (VNFs) and ultimately to a cloud native network, they will need an […]

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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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A History-Changing Moment for the IoT – In Case You Missed It

This week the world crossed a threshold that many people going about their daily lives might have missed. That is, the Internet of Things, which has been touted as the greatest development to connect humanity since the internal combustion engine, went officially from theory to reality. The threshold came in the form of an announcement […]

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Reinvention is No Longer a Choice, It’s a Survival Skill

The barriers between industries keep falling and the game keeps changing. Today, companies are defined by the experiences they create, and are held to ever increasing expectations by their prospects and customers. Leaders confront these challenges by reinvention — creating a continual edge for their company.  You bring the inspiration and need for continual improvement. […]

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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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IBM joining ONAP Project to Accelerate NFV Adoption

Cloud-based networking with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) holds great promise for both service providers and enterprises, driving cost of out of the business while providing more agility in delivering new services to market.  Yet the adoption of NFV hasn’t always kept pace with the hopes of its supporters.  IBM’s CTO for Telecommunications, Craig Farrell, outlined […]

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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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