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Monitoring innovations in CDN, CDN Federation, Cloud, SDN, Security, Caching, Load Balancing, Video/DRM delivery strategies & tools
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Telecom Industry and Vendors Unite to Build Common Open Platform to Accelerate Network Functions Virtualization | Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the founding of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). OPNFV will be a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services.


Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are part of the overall industry shift towards network and application virtualization. Together they are expected to dramatically change the networking landscape, allowing providers to deliver new services to their customers more quickly while significantly reducing both operating and capital expenditures. These technologies bring both cloud computing and Information Technology (IT) capabilities and benefits into the telecom industry, enabling new levels of flexibility and business growth opportunities for providers. Service provider applications have different demands than most IT applications, so an open platform integrating multiple open source components and ensuring continuous testing for carrier-grade service performance is essential to this transition.


OPNFV will establish a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform that industry peers will build together to advance the evolution of NFV and ensure consistency, performance and interoperability among multiple open source components. Because multiple open source NFV building blocks already exist, OPNFV will work with upstream projects to coordinate continuous integration and testing while filling development gaps.

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The Future of the Data Center

The Future of the Data Center | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

We’re in the midst of a revolutionary shift in the enterprise data center that has not been seen in decades. At its core, this shift is being driven by the rise of “soft” infrastructure. Virtual machines and virtual networks and storage can be provisioned and reconfigured rapidly and in a highly automated way, rather than being limited by the constraints of hardware infrastructure that was built for a much less dynamic environment. The “software-defined data center,” as it is commonly known, has business repercussions that go well beyond transforming data center technology. It has shaken long-term alliances between technology giants. Vendors are scrambling to reposition themselves to best exploit this new era of soft IT.

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Case Study: The Google SDN WAN

Case Study: The Google SDN WAN | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

How has this pioneering deployment shaped up over two years? Jim Wanderer, director of engineering, platforms networking, Google, reveals all.

 

There's intense curiosity about Google's inter-datacenter SDN [Software Defined Networking] deployment using OpenFlow. That's hardly surprising given that OpenFlow is so recent and has, on the one hand, been unfairly dismissed by some as an academic exercise yet to bear fruit, while on the other we have here an example of not only a large-scale deployment by a giant among Cloud service providers, but also one that has already clocked up two years of operational experience.

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Edgeware Consolidates Video Delivery With Unified Caching and Software Defined Networking

At TV Connect, Edgeware is demoing the Orbit Unified Server Software running on two hardware platforms. In addition to Edgeware's existing Orbit 3020 hardware platform, this includes Edgeware's latest Orbit 3080 platform, providing up to 80Gbps aggregate throughput per rack unit to both networks from a single set of caching servers. Edgeware's Convoy Software provides all control and management for both delivery types from a single, virtualized application running in a shared data-center or private cloud. By creating a centralized, logical view of all network resources, this SDN architecture enables operators to dynamically provision capacity and to optimize video session routing for the highest-possible quality of experience (QoE) regardless of any rapid change in the mix of video services. A key example for prioritizing is live streaming to premium sports customers.

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SDNCentral Infographic: SDN market to reach $35B by 2018

SDNCentral Infographic: SDN market to reach $35B by 2018 | CDN Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
SDNCentral, Plexxi, & Lightspeed Venture Partners infographic details business impact of software-defined networking: an SDN market exceeding $35B in 2018
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