Vendors’ Value-Driven Solutions Define Success for Service Providers’ Business

Three mega trends in deployment of network infrastructure have been moving in the same direction for some time: virtualization of network infrastructures, network automation and cloudification of services and applications. These trends promise:Increase in capital efficiency, that is, squeezing more of a potentially underutilized asset (hardware or More...

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By Robert Haim On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Lenovo: Data Center Switch Solutions for Enterprise Data Centers

ACG Research conducted an economic analysis of several leading vendors of DC switches for private datacenters. The analysis included the total cost of ownership for different DC switches over five years. Specifically, More...

By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
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Security and Scale for Tomorrow’s Mobile Apps: TCO in Gi-LAN Firewall

With the promise of 5G on the horizon and the continued growth in the number of devices to be connected with IoT and user applications, network traffic bandwidths are expected to increase 40% annually. To meet these More...

By Robert Haim On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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The Business Value of Carrier-Grade NFV Infrastructure

Robert Haim of ACG Research performed the economic analysis for performance, high availability, and manageability advantages of HPE’s Helion OpenStack Carrier-Grade (HPE HCG) solution versus a competing enterprise-grade More...

By Robert Haim On Saturday, February 20th, 2016
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Business Case Analysis: Ericsson Router 8801 Distributed Subscriber Management

OTT traffic places huge demands on the backbone network. Three major trends are contributing to this: 1. Content moving towards 4K media streaming and requiring seven-times the bandwidth for each individual stream; More...

By Robert Haim On Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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Business Case Analysis on Hewlett Packard Enterprise SDN/NFV Based Approach to Gi-LAN Services

Robert Haim, business case analyst, conducted an analysis of a typical scenario that a service provider faces when migrating to a VMO based Gi LAN network to expand network scale. The scenario assumes an existing More...

By Robert Haim On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Business Case Analysis

Explosive traffic growth is stressing service provider’s business cases. New services including video streaming, cloud services and mobile broadband are driving network traffic demand at annual rates of 35 percent More...

By Robert Haim On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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Juniper Analyst Day Report: An ACG Market Impact

Juniper Networks’ full commitment to virtualization of the network was clear at the NXTWORK 2015. Juniper introduced Cloud CPE, a fully automated end-to-end NFV solution to enable its customers to implement a More...

By Ray Mota On Monday, September 14th, 2015
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Regardless of Technology, SPs’ Requirement Fundamentals Don’t Change

A basic tenet for infrastructure deployment for service providers and operators is to avoid introducing any platform, system or software that could potentially destabilize their network operation. For a consistent More...

By Robert Haim On Monday, September 14th, 2015
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ACG Research Talks Capex and Opex Challenges for NFV and SDN Deployments

ACG’s Robert Haim business case analyst, talks with RCR Wireless News about  the telecom industry continues push towards increased reliance on software solutions using virtualization technologies such as network More...