Weekly roundup | Ciena network Insights | August 27, 2021
The demand for smarter networks at the edge has changed how network functions should be delivered. Mitch Simcoe explains why utilities should be leveraging virtualization to get critical operational benefits.
Vendor equipment swaps are typically complex from a technical as well as an operational standpoint due to the need to ensure network service continuity and stability during the transition process. Chris Antlitz details a real-world use case that involved multiple vendors and an aggressive timetable.
Our industry is still in the process of clearly defining what and where “the edge” is, with multiple stakeholders both competing and cooperating in this high-stakes race. This makes openness and automation vital for service providers to successfully manage and deliver new edge cloud services to end-customers, says Rick Hamilton, Senior VP of Blue Planet.