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Is Cloud Infrastructure Swallowing Up NFV?

by Jim Machi

Apr 11, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Service Providers want the infrastructure to be able to scale up (and down), they want to move CAPEX to OPEX, and they want lower overall costs.  In other words, they want the same benefits, the same end game as “True NFV,” but possibly obtain this from running an infrastructure Virtual Machine in a cloud such as Amazon EC2.

And voila, we have telecom infrastructure running on Amazon web services.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud

Cloud-Based Telecom Infrastructure Evolves

by Jim Machi

Apr 4, 2017 10:21:18 AM

There is no doubt that telecom infrastructure is moving to the cloud.  Over the past 20 years, the move from purpose built hardware to software running on COTS servers has yielded measurable benefits to service providers, such as lower costs and improved serviceability.  The next natural step forward from COTS is running the software-based infrastructure in the cloud because additional benefits will continue. 

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud

Actionable Data VS Big Data – Knowing the Difference for Smarter Decision Making

by Miguel Lopes

Mar 31, 2017 11:07:08 AM

The cloud brought us the age of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). We solved the compute and storage problems (became cheap) and managed to scale resources at a snap of a finger or with a couple lines of code. We can now store unmeasurable quantities of information and make educated decisions based on that…or can we?

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things, Communications Application Development

The New Guard in Telecom: Amazon and Facebook

by Jim Machi

Mar 28, 2017 9:40:49 AM

Mobile World Congress, for me, has always been a combination of looking forward towards our future while at the same time reflecting on the massive changes I’ve seen in this industry.  I mean, years ago, who would have thought that Microsoft today would be both a large service provider and  an enterprise PBX behemoth via Skype for Business / Lync? (And I remember when Microsoft insisted Lync or whatever they called it back then was NOT a PBX.)  More recently we’ve seen Facebook and Amazon respectively become huge movers and shakers.  I saw it all in full force at MWC.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud

What’s Going on at MWC 2017

by Jim Machi

Feb 28, 2017 2:44:42 AM

I’ve been at Mobile World Congress one day so far.  Here's what I've seen in terms of messaging.

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Topics: Events, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things

Riding the Media Processing Waves

by Vince Puglia

Jan 11, 2017 10:54:52 AM

'The Third Wave' by Steve Case is a good read from a discernibly credible individual (AOL being a key disrupter of its time) where he analyzes the evolution of the internet and how companies wanting to do business in today's connected world need to adapt and re-think where & how it is done. This got me thinking about where & how the media processing has evolved over the years and has rode its own 'waves' to where we are today.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

Scoring My 2016 Predictions

by Jim Machi

Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things

Unlocking Media Server Cloud Deployments

by Alan Percy

Nov 14, 2016 5:09:34 PM

This week Dialogic announced general availability of Dialogic® PowerMedia® XMS Release 3.2, a significant upgrade of the company’s media server/media resource function (MRF), delivering key capabilities for NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud deployments, with expectations that the new cloud capability will accelerate adoption across network operator, over-the-top (OTT), and enterprise markets.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, NFV/SDN & Cloud

NFV Needs to Get Out of the Muck

by Jim Machi

Nov 1, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Almost two years ago, this Heavy Reading whitepaper came out. Today, NFV MANO is still an issue that is holding back NFV.  Don’t get me wrong, the concept of an orchestration layer to manage different VNFs from different vendors is good.  The promise of best of breed VNF software being plugged into an overall NFV solution is great.   We are just not there yet.  Not even close.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud

The Role of Collaboration in Advancing IPX Services

by Thomas Schroer

Oct 26, 2016 2:00:00 AM

The IPX concept has been around for a while, but at the Carriers World/IPX conference held recently in London, there was still talk about the slow the rate of adoption for IPX services and what should be done to address the problem. One way to think about the IPX is that it provides premium inter-carrier service offerings.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, IPX, Internet of Things

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