The Emerging Control Hierarchy for Service Provider SDN-Enabled Networks

This white paper examines how the control hierarchy for SDN networks is converging toward a three-tier structure, with a service orchestrator, a network controller, and multiple domain controllers. The benefits are plenty, including faster innovation, a stable ecosystem of collaborating parties, and flexibility to replace building blocks with minimal effort and without vendor lock-in.

Sedona Systems’ NetFusion Maps Networks, Then Automates Services

In an article published  on January 22, SDxCentral managing editor Linda Hardesty writes: “Sedona Systems is all about helping service providers “fully discover” their own networks, according to Sedona CTO Ori Gerstel, whom SDxCentral spoke to in late 2017. “It’s surprising how little some service providers truly understand their network.” Sedona’s NetFusion technology provides an automated…

Network Intelligence – The Essential Foundation for Network Automation and a Powerful Tool for Revenue Growth and Operational Efficiency Improvement

Automation is one of the big rising stars of networking. It has attracted huge industry interest of late, with Light Reading dedicating a whole category to the topic and many industry events, including Layer123’s SDN NFV World Congress, hosting significant automation tracks. Carriers are building requirements around it in their RFP processes, and analyst firms…

Questions Every Service Provider Should Ask When Evaluating IP/Optical Network Controllers

Selecting the right IP/optical network controller is critical for end-to-end service delivery. There is no room for capability gaps in the solution and we encourage you to carefully consider your options. We suggest asking suppliers the following questions to determine whether the solution can truly deliver comprehensive, accurate visibility and control in a real-world multilayer,…