What open solutions are all about and how NFV is where the ‘rubber meets the road’

There is a lot of talk about “open solutions” and NFV in the telecom industry. TelecomTV televised an interview with Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems, to better understand these terms and where the market is heading. The interview, entitled “Closing the loop with OSS & BSS Systems,” was conducted by Guy Daniels, the Editorial Director of TelecomTV during the GEN15 event in Dallas in November, 2015. This is what Efrati had to say. Open Solutions Open is an overused term. Everybody speaks about open, and to be honest, we…

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Industry’s first quad-technology demarcation device introduced by Telco Systems

Telco Systems announces the release of the industry’s first quad-tech demarcation device, T-Marc 3308. This product is a cost-effective and flexible solution for communication service providers that paves a smooth migration path from existing Ethernet operations to tomorrow’s intelligent networks keeping our customers at the forefront of communication services. T-Marc 3308 combines the four technologies of IP Layer 3, CE 2.0, MPLS and Software-Driven Networking (SDN) and comes with IP Layer 3 capability and is MEF-certified to smoothly support service providers as they operate over Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet 2.0.…

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Can an ATCA switch be used for SDN?

Software-Defined Networking’s vision is to separate the network’s control plane from the data plane and to encourage two layers of equipment: (1) simple, “bare metal” switches throughout the network running OpenFlow/NETCONF and (2) centralized SDN controllers to manage the data path. The controllers constitute the smart engines that carry a virtually unlimited quantity of Ethernet links to connect the simple switches running along the data path. The SDN controllers participate in a network that supports OpenFlow and NETCONF capabilities. They also reserve room for high-level applications such as load balancers and…

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Telco Systems presents the new EdgeGenie Orchestrator for managing D-NFV deployments

The year is drawing to a close but the Telco Systems’ team has been busier than ever this month introducing the new SDN/NFV product – EdgeGenie Orchestrator™. EdgeGenie Orchestrator is the upgraded Telco System’s management system with added controller and orchestration modules. New system is set to manage Distributed NFV (D-NFV) deployments including virtual machine initiation, configuration and maintenance, service attachment and chaining, and virtual network function resilience. It also provides an OpenFlow southbound interface as well as NETCONF and YANG support, enabling simple SDN implementation and integration with other…

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