Gartner sees software defined applications as a top technology trend for 2015

Last month, Gartner, Inc. published two very interesting reports.  The first report was based on research presented at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, in Orlando, where they identified the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015.  Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure was one of these trends. According to the report, Gartner believes that, “Agile programming of everything from applications to basic infrastructure is essential to enable organizations to deliver the flexibility required to make the digital business work. Software-defined networking, storage, data centers and security are maturing.” “Cloud services are software-configurable through API…

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Future trends in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services

Last week, I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in Montreal, Canada, that was also host to the Service Operations Summit which examined the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services. The speakers covered a wealth of topics, including: Ethernet service growth the enterprise perspective of the technical and operational challenges of deploying and maintaining networks that span numerous service providers the need for easing service delivery by automating parts of the processes involved and being able to…

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What is a Cloud Gateway?

A survey that Light Reading done among the carriers, clearly showed that there has been a major increase in strategic activity related to cloud services over the past year. More than 85% of telecom operators responded to this survey, said that their companies are either offering cloud services or are taking steps to offer them. Moreover a solid majority believes that telecom service providers have a competitive advantage in providing cloud services, because they control the network and can provide end-to-end SLAs. As enterprises and consumers access these new cloud…

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First open architecture platform – T-Metro 8000 Cloud Gateway

T-Metro 8000 provides industry’s first open architecture platform with best in class carrier Ethernet/MPLS density, scalability and price performance for cloud, mobile backhaul, and business services T-Metro 8000 offers answers to many of the challenges introduced by cloud based services including security, resiliency, low latency, load balancing, and SLA monitoring. Based on AdvancedTCA open architecture standards, the T-Metro 8000 Carrier Cloud Gateway comes with the award winning BiNOX operating system software supporting Hierarchal QoS (HQoS), hardware based wire speed OAM, load balancing, VPLS/HVPLS and L2VPN optimized capabilities. The open carrier-grade…

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Top technology trends to watch in 2012

In an effort to help you prepare for next year, we’ve looked into our crystal ball and asked our team to give us their predications of some of the trends we’ll see in 2012 and beyond. Mobile technology – With the growing need for more mobile bandwidth, we expect to see several changes. First, we expect C-RAN architecture (Click to download application note)  to come closer to standardization and may even start to see initial deployments. This will enable mobile providers to deploy base stations faster, and at a lower…

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Best Software Product at ATCA Summit

Telco Systems brings home ATCA Award for its BiNOX operating system which powers the Company’s ATCA T-HUB switch blades.  The award was presented at the ATCA Summit event, held in San Jose November 1 and 2. BiNOX is a carrier grade Real Time Operating System (RTOS) incorporated in the Company’s newest ATCA T-HUB4 switch blade.  BiNOX addresses the performance and scalability challenges for 40G applications such as LTE, security, cloud services, policy access control, IPTV, IMS and deep packet inspection. These new applications create highly variable bandwidth demands and traffic…

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Will cloud services promote IT?

An interesting insight offered by Forbes magazine in their article ,“Cloud Computing: Ticket to the Corner Office?”, cited a study that shows a majority of CIOs, 54%, believe that cloud computing has enabled them to spend more time on business strategy and innovation. Will cloud services enable IT to become more strategic and ultimately change the position of IT within businesses? It would be interesting to see if, as part of the move from enablers to drivers, IT people will influence how businesses can improve services to their employees and…

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