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 Tim Doiron On Monday, October 10th, 2016
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Orchestrating Dynamic Enterprise Services

Overcoming the Challenges of SD-WAN and vCPE Mass Deployment: An ACG White Paper In order to adapt to changing customer expectations and increasing competition from a new generation of cloud and content-based service More...

By Robert Haim On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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The Business Values of Network Visibility Solutions

Today’s increasing network complexities require tools that offer detailed visibility into the network traffic. These tools enable the IT team to increase its awareness of the traffic characteristics and potential More...

By Robert Haim On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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The Business Value of an Integrated NFV Infrastructure

Communication service providers’ modus operandi for competing in today’s dynamic market environment is to accelerate time-to-market for services demanded by their subscribers while minimizing the cost More...

By Robert Haim On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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The Business Value of Agility

Infrastucture and service agility require the right tools, and one important tool is operations support system, which allows CSPs to reduce time-to-market and lower the cost of new service creation and deployment, 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 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...