Optical Data Center Interconnect: Hot and Highly Competitive

As we get ready to travel to San Diego, California, for the 2018 OFC Conference and Exhibition March 11–15, I have been reflecting on the data center interconnect (DCI) market and thinking about what we might see at OFC this year. Although the overall optical networking market struggled through the first three quarters of 2017, the optical DCI use-case, More...

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By Karen Grenier On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Cisco: Promoting Scalability and Simplicity with Segment Routing

Sumeet Arora, SVP, Cisco, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, talk about segment routing and how it leverages the distributed intelligence of the network and centralized optimization to enable applications. Key discussion More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Cisco’s DOCSIS New Licensing Model Realigns Economic Incentives

Cisco’s elastic pricing model for DOCSIS licenses brings much needed disruption to the cable industry As cable operators race to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth in the last mile, they continuously More...

By Karen Grenier On Monday, December 18th, 2017

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By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Economic Benefits of Session Smart Routing in SD-WAN and Cloud Networks

128 Technology is delivering an SD-WAN solution that is clearly differentiated from the competition. Where traditional SD-WAN has delivered incremental benefit on legacy infrastructure, 128 has built a disruptive More...

By Liliane Offredo-Zreik On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Cable Operators’ Opportunity in Augmented Reality

As Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter and Jim Hepplemann, CEO of PTC, put it in their recent webinar (which was also highlighted in multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review), “we live in More...

By Ray Mota On Monday, December 4th, 2017

ACG Research 3Q17 Vendor Financial Index: Four Vendors in Low-Risk Category

Solid revenue outlook, high operating margins and other factors put Adtran, Arista, Cisco and Juniper into low-risk category ACG Research has released its 3Q 2017 Vendor Financial Index report, which delivers independent More...

By Karen Grenier On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Simplifying Telco Cloud the Contrail Way

Juniper Networks‘ Vice President Sumeet Singh and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, talk about the enhancements to Juniper’s Contrail Cloud and its support services offering, which helps service providers address More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Spotlight on the Busine$$ of SD-WAN

Paul Parker-Johnson, Practice Lead Cloud Virtual Systems Infrastructure, ACG Research, gives the opening address (sponsored by Layer123) at the SDN + NFV World Congress in the Hague, which focused on business case More...

By Stephen Collins On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Powering Intelligent Network Services with Real-Time Visibility, Analytics and Automation

Cloud-native applications and services are highly dynamic and distributed across hyperscale, software-driven, virtualized application and network infrastructure. Continuously shifting traffic flows and bandwidth More...