Fan of Sequels? DDC V2 Makes Network Operations Even Simpler

Sequels are sometimes considered redundant. Merely a ~two-hour yawn that adds little value if any to the original piece. An...

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Why I Hate It When My Vendor Is Losing Money…

Exactly 20 years ago, in 2002, I was heading the engineering department of an Israeli ISP.  One of our main projects...

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How to Choose Your Next Carrier-Grade Networking Vendor

Availability and performance continue to be key differentiators for service providers, especially in the business sector. Yet the need for...

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Fusing Components into Network Solutions at Fÿuz

Just got back from attending Fÿuz, the annual TIP summit in Madrid, and it was all that I expected and...

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Networking Nightmares! Ghoulish Growth, Creepy Costs and Spooky Supply Chains

Halloween is not only a dark and stormy night for telling scary stories, but also a good time to reflect...

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But What Does “Run Networks Like Cloud” Actually Mean?

Yes and no!   Yes, I do work as the procurement and vendors manager in one of the most innovative network technology...

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Overcome Supply Chain Issues for Network Service Providers

A robust and competitive supply chain is of vital importance to service providers in general, and their procurement teams in...

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Cost Avoidance and Cost Savings with DriveNets Network Cloud

A cost is a cost is a cost, right? Well, not exactly. Procurement people differentiate between “cost savings” and “cost avoidance.”...

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Make Your Procurement Team Shine with DriveNets Network Cloud

In the past it was discussed how DriveNets can make your CFO happy. Now, I would like to take a...

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Your Next Network Outage Can Be Shorter!

I hate outages – not only professionally, but also personally. In fact, during my (too) many years in the networking world,...

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The People Behind DriveNets: Scott Robohn

“So, when I had a conversation with a customer, and he asked me ‘Could you just put your OS on...

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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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Networking Talent and Market Disruption

More and more leaders in the networking industry agree that networks need to evolve. Be less hardware-dependent and more software-based, so...

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IT? NT? CT! A New Type of Skill Set

Wait. What? ...

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Being Spotted on the GigaOm Radar

The research firm GigaOm recently conducted a survey covering NOS (network operating system) offerings from 17 different vendors targeting the...

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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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The People Behind DriveNets: Gil Rom

“When this little startup was appearing at our customers then I realized that we’re in big trouble,” explained Gil Rom...

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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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Overcome Challenges at the Telco-Edge!

At MPLS SD & AI Net World 2022 in Paris, my colleague Lx Renner presented a session on ‘Building a...

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Telecom TV Panel Explores Disaggregated Networking

DriveNets chief marketing and product officer Inbar Lasser-Raab recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Telecom TV on disaggregated...

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How Disaggregation Won

The idea of open networking and disaggregation has been the goal of buyers of networking hardware and software for a...

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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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Breaking the Ceiling for Better Networks: Our Hands-on Experience (Part 2)

During the past couple of years, a lot has happened in the telecom market. Covid-19 helped accelerate the market’s awareness...

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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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