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Mike Elrom

Network Control System (NCS) Maturity

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NCS Maturity Model SDN is a game changer for the industry, but a major challenge is how do organizations move their networks from monolithic vendor proprietary infrastructure to a software abstracted network. NCS (Cisco/Tail-f Network Control System) is a solution from one of our preferred partners that has begun to pave the way. We see NCS as a bridge to SDN. NCS is a vendor agnostic configuration platform that provides a central point for network automation. For more information on NCS, please visit: http://www.tail-f.com/network-control-system. The benefits of a software abstracted…

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The SDN/NFV App Store

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We are in the beginnings of a wave of software controlled network engineering and network virtualization concepts being introduced to the network.  We are also beginning to see the benefits manifested through the implementation of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As these technologies continue implementation providers will reap tremendous gains in elasticity, agility, and velocity. To properly leverage this new architecture, traditional IT programmers are collaborating with Network Engineers and Network Engineers are experimenting with their newly acquired software development skills. The end result of this collaborative effort…

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The “Non-Order” Order

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Customers spend most of their day with network access through computers, smart phones, tablets, and, in the not so distant future, even the devices around them in the home…like light bulbs, refrigerators, and the like. With everything being self-serve these days it’s beginning to be expected that service providers get with the times and offer the “Non-Order” Order. So, just what is a “Non-Order” Order? It’s the instant fulfillment of what the customer wants, which means much more than that buzz-phrase that has been so popular in the past, Zero…

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