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…

Accelerating Evolution to Automated Service-Aware SDN-Controlled Networks – A Pragmatic Three-Phase Approach

Service providers globally are converging on a control model to achieve the significant goal of automating service creation and assurance from data centers, through the network, to customer premises equipment. In this model, a centralized network controller delivers end-to-end network abstraction, automation, and service awareness, thus considerably simplifying the work of service orchestrators. Realization of…

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,…

Sedona Closes Round B Funding: Press Roundup

Our announcement about raising $13.6M in round B funding has attracted plenty of attention. It was kick started in a blog item by Marcin Hejka, Vice President of Intel Capital. Announcing Intel’s investment in three Israel companies, Sedona being one of them, Hejka wrote that Sedona, “Is improving the connectivity of the world’s networks and the efficiency…

The Road to SDN: One Step at a Time

In a recent interview, Google’s Head of Datacenter Fabric and Inter-DC Networking, Vijoy Pandey, urged service providers to stop waiting for SDN/NFV standards to emerge. Instead, he advised, “Just go ahead and build this stuff… start deploying a few things, and you’ll see the benefits right away.” Well, I couldn’t agree more. The words SDN and NFV have…

OFC 2016: Multilayer Restoration Takes Center Stage

We went to OFC 2016 with very high expectations. After all, we were about to demonstrate in Anaheim, California, the world’s first multilayer, multivendor automatic restoration of a fiber cut. Nevertheless, we were overwhelmed by the responses of operators, vendors, and analysts. In our booth and outside it, multilayer control was a major theme in…