Blogs

Routing & Switching

In this syndication we analyze use cases, deployment environments, technology developments, product offerings and uptake by service providers of products in multiple categories of the global market for IP/MPLS/Ethernet-based routing and switching products. ...

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May 28, 2021

The carrier routing and switching market saw a year-over-year recovery, growing 17%. Driving this growth is backhauling and core routing upgrades. Use cases, such Open RAN, are giving a new set of vendors a strong entry point into the mobile market. The cell site router market continues to grow ...

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Oct. 28, 2020

2020 has been quite a year. The unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on modern society has made clearer than ever the importance of connectivity, and the vital role the Internet plays in our daily lives - especially for enterprises. But the new normal we are all experiencing is only the start of a bi ...

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Oct. 8, 2020

The communication industry is moving to an open disaggregated, multi-vendor approach. Industry initiatives such as OCP, O-RAN, DDC and TIP are taking that direction. CSPs such as AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink have been advocating their white-box disaggregated approach for quite some time. T ...

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Sept. 10, 2020

Are disaggregated networks based on white-boxes difficult to operate? The critics of the disaggregated network always argue that these kinds of networks, which are based on different software and hardware, are hard to deploy and operate. These factors may imply that the network is difficul ...

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Sept. 10, 2020

  Defining Basic Disaggregation in Networking Disaggregated Networking is not a new concept, but Complete Disaggregated Networking is. Before understanding Complete Disaggregation, let’s define what disaggregation is in networking or what I call the basic disaggregation. Any wh ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), a promising new technology that brings optimization, visibility and flexibility into the WAN environment, has been experiencing significant growth. Our research shows that the top use cases for SD-WAN are Internet connectivity to cloud-based applicat ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions, Cisco, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss Cisco’s recent announcement of software solutions for CloudScale networking. Cisco worked with web-scale and service providers to identify their network priorities; across the boar ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Dennis Cox, chief product officer of Ixia, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss the need for true 100% visibility. Today, many vendors claim to provide 100% visibility, but many drop packets and create blind spots in your application performance. Understand what is needed for true visibility a ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Sanjay Munshi, Senior Director of Product Management at Brocade Communications, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss Brocade’s significant new network visibility product announcement: carrier-grade, physical and virtual network packet brokers, virtual TAPs, an SDN based session director and a ...