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MEF's long-in-the-works Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata API is nearing its first full-release date. LSO Sonata represents an intercarrier API set that purports to enable a...
Oracle Upgrades Its Cloud Marketplace For Rapid Provisioning Of ISV Solutions
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AT&T on the homestretch of virtualization goal
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Verizon adds Alibaba Cloud into its cloud ecosystem
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Industry Voices—Doyle: Managed SD-Branch to provide new options for distributed organizations
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Orange Business Services Builds ‘One-Stop Shop’ for SD-WAN
Orange claims the largest enterprise SD-WAN deployment in the world rolling out more than 1,500 sites with its Flexible SD-WAN service. Visit us at www.sdncentral.com for the complete article.
SD-WAN creates new security challenges
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ETSI unveils new standard for NFV deployment templates
While there are several anchors on the adoption of NFV architectures, standardizing VNFs has been one of the weightier issues. Last week the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)...
Verizon’s MEC gear gives it an ‘edge’ in latency
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The problems plaguing security point tools
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Service Provider SDN Deployments Near Universal, IHS Markit Finds
By the end of this year, 74 percent of the service providers said they will use SDN to deliver new services, while 65 percent will use it in operations and management operations.
In the Cloud, SD-WAN Provides Security at the Edge - Security Now
As businesses move to the cloud, remote locations are relying more and more on SD-WAN. However, this change means a different approach to security. Here's why enterprises should look to the edge.
Build security into your IoT plan or risk attack
The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer some futuristic thing that’s years off from being something IT leaders need to be concerned with. The IoT era has arrived. In fact, Gartner forecasts...
AT&T's Cloud Outlook Evolves Amid 5G Buildout
AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.
Report: Automation is driving the adoption of SDN by service providers
Driven by the need for automation and lowering capex, SDN usage by carriers continues to march forward, according to a recent IHS Markit survey.
Survey: Organizations are starting to embrace AI
According to a recent survey by Gartner, the number of enterprises that are using artificial intelligence grew 270% over the past four years and tripled in the last year. While the survey results...
Mobile, fixed and edge are ‘pillars’ of AT&T Business 5G strategy
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Q&A—Masergy CEO Parker on why SDN is a cornerstone to company's success
As the new CEO of Masergy, James Parker believes the company is well-positioned to serve its enterprise customers despite increased competition.