Creating Agility & Efficiency at Scale: The Economic Advantage of Open Architecture Platforms in NFV Deployments

Analysis of alternative platform designs in a Tier 1 installation highlights simpler, more agile design with an estimated five-year TCO of 53% and 3x faster activation of new service offerings than more tightly bundled alternative Paul Parker-Johnson recently completed a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) study, underwritten by Big Switch Networks, Dell More...

by Paul Parker-Johnson | Published 7 months ago
By Ray Mota On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


The proliferation of Internet of Things  end-points and the connectivity required for various verticals and solutions is exacerbating the profitability challenge for service providers and will continue to do so More...

By Tim Doiron On Monday, October 10th, 2016

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

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 Paul Parker-Johnson On Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Accelerating the Transformation to Virtual Network Services

The relentless pace of innovation is driving developers and service providers to redefine how they bring applications and services to users. Users’ demand for new applications is forcing a transformation away More...

By Karen Grenier On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Business Case for a Common NFV Platform

The potential of NFV to improve service agility and reduce total cost of ownership requires an approach that allocates hardware, software, and human resources to meet the requirements for all services in an on-demand More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Building Networks as Agile as the Cloud

In the past two to three years we have experienced a surge in creative efforts and developments producing the components needed for SPs’ networks to become as agile and efficient as the cloud applications they More...

By Karen Grenier On Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Forecast of Residential Fixed Broadband and Subscription Video Requirements

Residential fixed broadband usage has evolved from static search and information retrieval to multimedia content delivery on a wide variety of devices. The move from broadcast service, which is multicast across More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Nuage/ALU on the VNS Solution in an SP Context

Accelerating time to deployment, enabling differentiation, achieving policy continuity for services and applications from the endpoint to the cloud, and streamlining operations with the same automation and elastic More...

By Paul Parker-Johnson On Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Becoming an Agile Operator in a Globally Connected World

G​rowth in application uptake and related traffic volumes are outpacing the ability of legacy platforms to keep pace. Providers are aware that they not only need new solutions but also need new models ​for how More...