Web-scale networking continues to woo at every turn. The future is now, and when it comes to the network there is no time to dawdle. From orchestrating network performance to managing subsea cabling the spectrum is vast, but with the weekend upon us there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in Web-scale networking: Time for the Week in Review!
Speaking of the future, leading off this week was news from Web-scale whiz Ciena with the announcement of Liquid Spectrum. The Liquid Spectrum product suite will meld best in breed software with hardware components to compose the future of Web-scale. “There was a time when network operators could easily predict their network traffic demands and capacity needs at any given time. But we’ve entered a new world with new rules where networks are more complex and mobile and cloud applications can disrupt overnight. With Liquid Spectrum, we are sharing our full vision and blueprint for the way future optical networks should be built to tackle the challenges of the next 10 years and beyond,” explained, Steve Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ciena. Everything you need to know is HERE.
We know that network strain is on the rise. Our cloudy reality and SaaS-tastic preferences are pushing network operators to the brink. But take a look at subsea cabling, for instance. With smart data, traffic management cable capacity can be doubled. TMC’s Tracey Schelmetic explains the benefits of smart data traffic management HERE.
When a group that consists of Amdocs, China Mobile, Ciena, Deutsche Telekom, Dell EMC, Ericsson, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Infosim, NEC/Netcracker, Nokia, Orchestral Networks, Telefonica, and Viavi Solutions gathers in the name of innovation it’s time to pay attention. These industry leaders joined forces in the name of network automation, creating the project called Zero Touch NSM – that’s right NSM stands for network service and management. TMC’s Paula Bernier offers complete insight and analysis on the endeavor HERE.
Keeping network service management in focus, it must be a priority moving forward. In specific, improved network automation is necessary to experience the full complement of benefits from software defined and virtual technologies. “Automation is the future of network management,” said Dr. Kim Kyllesbech Larsen, SVP Technology Economics and Transformation at Deutsche Telekom. “As an industry, it is essential that we come together to find a solution to the issues that are hindering the automation of operations and network and service management functionalities.” Complete exploration of the matter is HERE.
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