Rethinking Core Economics of Network Growth

With growing broadband traffic projections, service providers are forced to balance network capacity and operational costs constantly. This white paper from Alcatel-Lucent quantifies the operational cost advantages of the Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS in relation to traditional core routing alternatives in the form of a financial study. Read More

Roundup: Cisco’s Approach to SDN

The announcement of Cisco’s Open Network Environment, the networking titan’s strategic response to the emergence of software defined networking (SDN) prompted reactions from analysts and tech watchers around the web. Here’s a roundup of notable analysis and commentary. Read More

Cisco Launches Open Network Environment


Cisco this week introduced its approach to network programmability, Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE). Intended as a response to current approaches to software-defined networking (SDN), Cisco ONE includes a set of platform APIs, agents and controllers, and overlay network technologies. Read More

Roundup: Enthusiasm Builds for IPv6 ‘Launch’


Enthusiasm is building for World IPv6 Launch Day on Wednesday, when a consortium of major players in Internet infrastructure says parts of their infrastructure will begin supporting IPv6. What does this “launch” really mean? Here’s our review of some of today’s noteworthy links discussing this week’s event. Read More

Helpful Resources for the IPv6 Transition


This Wednesday is IPv6 Launch Day, which marks the unofficial kickoff for the Internet transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Here are some Industry Perspectives columns on the topic that may prove helpful to companies and providers working on the IPv6 transition. Read More

Roundup: VMware, Cariden, Juniper

Juniper advances Mykonos security software, Cariden introduces network analytics solution, VMware vSphere 5.0 has achieved Common Criteria certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4. Read More

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces New Core Routers


Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has unveiled new core routers designed to allow network operators to embrace the rapid adoption of ‘cloud’ applications, the explosion in video traffic, widespread use of smartphones and tablets and prepare the core of their networks for the next decade of growth. Read More

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