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,…