What is the Value of Network Hardware Consistency?

When asked about the number of spare stock-keeping units (SKUs) related to a single router chassis, what would probably be...

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How Does Network Innovation Improve the Operational Experience?

When I first joined the Air Force, its zero-mistake policy struck me as particularly strict. Even if the technical ground...

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2022: Changing the Networking Industry

The festive season is such a great time for reflection. 2022 was certainly a year of growth and important news for...

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Oops, We Did It Again!  What Makes DriveNets the Company of the Year

Like me, many of you have probably worked for several companies, which hopefully were positive experiences that left you with...

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Can Network Disaggregation create a true elastic network?

When I was a young radio access network (RAN) engineer at Orange, the air interface looked like magic. But as...

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Is There an Afterlife Following the “End of Life” Notice?

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon an “end of life” (EoL) notification released by one of the incumbent...

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The Emergence of the New Network Edge

There is a lot of discussion about that elusive “network edge” and what that means as enterprises and service providers...

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Why the Cloud Doesn’t Matter

… and what does this have to do with the NYC subway system? Cloud technology services look like they’ve always been...

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Network Sustainability Bites…

There are lots of topics discussed today under the term “sustainability.” I will try to touch a few network-related “flavors”...

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Scaling Out Your Network, Without Headaches, by Scaling

When thinking about scaling out your network, infrastructure and services, a big headache is usually what comes into mind. We live...

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Don’t Let Your Network End Up Just a “Dumb Pipe”

“It’s all pipes! What is the difference?!” argued George, in one of my all-time favorite Seinfeld episodes. This is  a phrase...

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Do You Have a Woodpecker in Your Network?

Recently I had the opportunity to meet astronaut Don Thomas, who from 1994 to 1997, served on four space shuttle...

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5 Takeaways from MWC 22

5G, metaverse, cloud, people and more It’s been three years! Three long and strange years since I was last in Barcelona...

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5G: Is There a Killer “App” on the Loose?

A good murder mystery unfolds backwards. The timeline of both crime and investigation is reconstructed as it goes forward. The great ones...

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Breaking the Ceiling for Better Networks: Our Hands-on Experience (Part 3)

Hands-on experience never ends.  And even though some people may have negative reactions to it, truth is that it brings...

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Network Capacity and Service Growth: The Struggle

It’s time to look at this *struggle* in a different way, and solve it like hyperscalers… or better yet, like...

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Network Brightness on the Edge of Town?

It’s been noted a few weeks ago that singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen sold his music rights to Sony Entertainment...

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Network Transformation Predictions from the Experts

“Looking ahead” became the new norm for today’s society, as we adapt and adjust to the ever-evolving reality around us....

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Don’t Settle. Make a Difference.

You know those situations when it’s just clear that, a moment later, the scene will change? For me, it is...

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Are You in Control of Your Network?

Enes Kanter plays center position for the famous Boston Celtics basketball team. He is a Swiss-born, Turkish immigrant to the...

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Radical Network Change: from Future Plans to Actual Deployment

Sterling Perrin, one of the top analysts in the telecom sector, carried out an in-depth research with network operators around...

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A Slice of Cloud: Implementing Network Slicing with Network Cloud

Network slicing is much more than just a fancy name for VPN… While this is a concept introduced decades ago, it...

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Up & Beyond: The Evolution of Network Operating Systems

Microsoft recently announced their new Windows 11 Operating System (OS) upgrade, encouraging users to “utilize the power of the cloud...

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How to read a sponsored TCO analysis

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – the easy (and the hard) way TCO analysis is the right tool to evaluate the...

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KGPCo Study: Network Cloud vs Monolithic Solutions – The Operational Results

In some of my previous posts, I focused on the advantages and benefits of applying disaggregation to high-scale networks. Now,...

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It’s the Data Plane, Stupid!

Control and user plane separation (CUPS) has been around for a while. In any type of network, current networking and...

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How Can You Enhance Your Networking Skillset?

Networks are back on the world’s technology map. But the brains, arms and legs behind them, the service providers’ network...

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What is Network Cloud?

“Network cloud” has become a buzz phrase lately. This is happening as operators and cloud providers realize that the way...

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Highly Available Network Infrastructure – DriveNets Network Cloud solution

When building a network infrastructure for mission-critical traffic, “carrier grade” means high availability Many years ago, when coming to define what...

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Drivenets Network Cloud is Becoming the Industry Standard

How TIP proposed an architecture similar to DriveNets Network Cloud when seeking to solve traditional network challenges. I sometimes run an...

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