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Blue Planet Blog

Embracing Innovation

I’m writing this on the long trip home to California from Singapore, where Cyan had participated in the 6th annual Carrier Ethernet APAC Conference – the largest Ethernet event in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. This year the show was also co-located with “SDN & NFV Asia”, a new event highlighting the exciting opportunities that software-defined networking and network functions virtualization present to regional network operators. As most of us have noticed over the past year, it’s a growing trend for telecom-related conferences to add an emphasis on SDN/NFV in order to capitalize on the intense interest surrounding these disruptive, rapidly emerging technologies.

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The Day Amazon Ended the Hardware-Defined Network

Amazon is one of those companies that does what they say. They recently completed their examination of SDN technologies and made their deployment decision moving away from vertically integrated, expensive systems in favor of standards-based systems and software.

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Real Progress Toward Virtualized Networks

I was at the ETSI NFV ISG (Industry Specification Group) meeting in Sunnyvale, CA a couple of weeks ago and it was exciting to see how quickly work on NFV has progressed. The inaugural meeting for the NFV ISG was held just 10 months ago in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Since then working-group members, operators and vendors alike, have collaborated and produced ISG-level specifications covering requirements, end-to-end-architecture, use-cases, and the framework for the recently announced proof-of-concepts.

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Blue Planet - Analyst Report / White Paper - (CTA Two-Column)

I was at the ETSI NFV ISG (Industry Specification Group) meeting in Sunnyvale, CA a couple of weeks ago and it was exciting to see how quickly work on NFV has progressed. The inaugural meeting for the NFV ISG was held just 10 months ago in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Since then working-group members, operators and vendors alike, have collaborated and produced ISG-level specifications covering requirements, end-to-end-architecture, use-cases, and the framework for the recently announced proof-of-concepts.

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Blue Planet - TM Forum / Edge Cloud - (Two-Column)

I was at the ETSI NFV ISG (Industry Specification Group) meeting in Sunnyvale, CA a couple of weeks ago and it was exciting to see how quickly work on NFV has progressed. The inaugural meeting for the NFV ISG was held just 10 months ago in Sophia-Antipolis, France. Since then working-group members, operators and vendors alike, have collaborated and produced ISG-level specifications covering requirements, end-to-end-architecture, use-cases, and the framework for the recently announced proof-of-concepts.

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