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Autonomous Vehicle View – 10/05/14

October 5, 2014
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Image showing what a vehicle might look like without a steering wheel.

[Note: This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive.] L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right Los Angeles, the city that grew up around the…

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Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security & Summary-Part 2

September 25, 2014
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An example of what the NFV Framework looks like from the Orange perspective.

Introduction: This second article on Light Reading’s NFV-Data Center conference summarizes telco keynote speeches from Orange and NTT-America. We then look at security challenges and wrap up with our summary and conclusions. Part 1. on the Heavy Reading NFV survey results and CenturyLink keynote may be read here. Orange Keynote: Christos Kolias, Sr. Research Scientist,…

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Highlights of Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center Conference-Part 1.

September 23, 2014
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Inside a typical data center.

Introduction: The telco data center¹(DC) is likely to be the first place network operators deploy Network Virtualization/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  That was the opening statement at the Light Reading conference on NFV and the Data Center, held Sept 16, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.  A network virtualized data center was defined by the conference host…

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Autonomous Vehicle View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
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A bumper sticker showing the lighter side of Silicon Valley.

This is a biweekly round-up of some of the articles on autonomous vehicles that elicited commentary from this author. Note, with all the buzz about autonomous vehicles, this list isn’t comprehensive. If the model for autonomous vehicle is a service model, however, where the car is owned by a service provider (e.g. Google), then more…

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AT&T’s “SDN-WAN” as the Network to Access & Deliver Cloud Services

September 18, 2014
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AT&T's vision of a network enabled cloud. Image courtesy of AT&T.

Introduction: For several years, we’ve wondered why there was so many alternative WANs used and proposed to access and deliver cloud computing and storage services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) for public, private, and hybrid clouds. The list includes: the public Internet (best effort), IP MPLS VPN, other types of IP VPNs, Carrier Ethernet for Private…

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