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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing

2015 Hot Interconnects Summary Part II – Huawei, Brocade/Deep Machine Learning, SD-WAN

Introduction: In this second of a multi-part series on the Hot Interconnects 2015 conference, held in Santa Clara, CA August 26-28, 2015, we cover: Huawei’s open source activities, Deep Machine Learning and its application to networking (from Brocade’s Research Dept), and Software Defined WANs (which is a much broader topic than SDN for WANs). The […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Software Defined Network

IDC Directions 2015: Major Network Transformations Needed to Adopt to 3rd Platform

Introduction: Network realignment was a very hot topic at IDC Directions 2015 last Wednesday in San Jose, CA. We review selected presentations that cover the types of new mobility and cloud network transformations that will reside on the 3rd platform (cloud, mobile, social business, big data/analytics). The major wide area network (WAN) transformation needed is […]

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Alan Weissberger

Viodi View – 09/19/14

The best part of conferences are the face-to-face meetings. Next week’s NTCA Fall Conference will provide ample opportunities to meet with Viodi View readers and viewers. One operator I am looking  forward to meeting with is Paul Bunyan Communications. PBC’s had a blockbuster announcement yesterday about their all-fiber, GigaZone offering, which provides symmetric Gigabit speeds at […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Networking Software Defined Network

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

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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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Software Defined Network

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

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 […]