As enterprises look for new and better ways to connect branch offices and data centers, SD-WANs have emerged as a $6 billion market opportunity. Lee Doyle of Doyle Research explains why SD-WAN services are so attractive to enterprises, and what...
Enterprises are looking to solve real-world issues and rein in escalating IT costs. They’re demanding new and innovative services and deployment options from their service providers. D-NFV gives service providers new tools to meet the ever-changing... test2
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolving network approach that enables the replacement of expensive dedicated hardware devices such as routers, firewalls and load balancers with software-based network appliances that run as virtual... test2
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a network architecture approach that enables the network to be intelligently and centrally controlled, or ‘programmed,’ using software applications. This helps operators manage the entire network consistently and ... test2
Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) replaces the proprietary infrastructure of the traditional central office with open software and commoditized hardware building blocks. test2
LightRiver, together with Ciena, leverages software and services to deliver new levels of programmability and agility for a web-scale world.
In the move to SDN and NFV architectures, model-driven templating plays a pivotal role in helping develop and deliver new services more quickly, says Abel Tong of Ciena's Blue Planet division. Here's what they are and how they are used with Ciena...
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