Technology

Stanford President John Hennessy Educating SBU Alumni on Broad Range of Topics

March 23, 2014
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Stanford president John Hennessy and fellow Stony Brook alum, Alan Weissberger at the March 2014 Stony Brook Alumni Northern California Chapter meeting.

Moderator’s Comment: I would like to express my utmost gratitude to Professor Hennessy for our 1 hr 35 minute conversation on March 2, 2013, at the SBU Alumni Northern California meeting in Palo Alto, CA.  The Professor treated the audience to an enlightening seminar on many diverse and interesting topics that spanned education, technology and…

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AT&T Outlines SDN/NFV Focus Areas for Domain 2.0 Initiative

March 21, 2014
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AT&T''s vision of a user-defined cloud experience.

Introduction:  The White Paper As previously reported*, AT&T’s future Domain 2.0 network infrastructure must be open, simple, scalable and secure, according to John Donovan, AT&T’s senior executive vice president of technology and network operations. * AT&T’s John Donovan talks BIG GAME but doesn’t reveal Game Plan at ONS 2014   But what does that really mean? …

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NTT Com Leads all Network Providers in Deployment of SDN/OpenFlow; NFV Coming Soon

March 15, 2014
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Diagram of how NTT Com is helping customer Yamaha Motor reduce ICT costs via cloud migration.

Introduction: While AT&T has gotten a lot of press for its announced plans to use Software Defined Networking (SDN) to revamp its core network, another large global carrier has been quietly deploying SDN/OpenFlow for almost two years and soon plans to launch Network Function Virtualization (NFV) into its WAN. NTT Communications (NTT-Com) is using an…

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AT&T to Test All-IP Phone Network in 2 U.S. Cities

February 28, 2014
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An image of a typical VoIP adapter.

AT&T will begin pilot testing all-digital IP phone networks in West Delray Beach, Florida, and Carbon Hill, Alabama, as part of the U.S. carrier’s push to move away from legacy switched telephone networks (PSTN and POTS) in favor of all-IP delivery of voice, data and video. AT&T’s announcement: Testing the Next Generation of IP Networks, states that…

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Virtually Networked: The State of SDN

An image of a cloud as a metaphor for SDN.

We have all heard about hectic activity with several initiatives on network virtualization. The potpourri of terms in this space (SDN/OpenFlow/OpenDaylight etc.) are enough to make one’s head spin. This article will try to lay out the landscape as of the time of writing and explain how some of these technologies are relevant to independent…

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