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New SDN OS aims to conquer carriers, then competitors  

  In this companion piece to his exploration of adoption hurdles for network virtualization in carrier and service provider networks, Kevin Fogarty considers some of the SDN solutions now on offer to help this segment modernize network environments. Specifically, he examines “ONOS,” a new open source SDN operating system designed for the carrier/service provider by […]

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Joel Stone, VP, global data center operations, CenturyLink

Setting the bar on data centre best practices

In data centre economics, design is half the battle. Site location, deployment of modular build, state-of-the-art facilities technologies and high efficiency IT equipment have filtered down from the hyperscale sites to inspire new levels of computing productivity for the enterprise. The other half of the war is waged on the management front, where operational process […]


Reconciling the carrier SDN paradox 1

How does advanced technology go mainstream? In the article below, Kevin Fogarty deals with this (new) age old question in the context of network virtualization in telecom carrier and service provider networks. If SDN for the enterprise is still a puzzle for many, complexity in these environments – due, as Fogarty points out, to sheer […]

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Vitamin Y: a new home for Lenovo Canada  

Context: Lenovo cut the ribbon on new headquarters located in Markham, Ontario last week. Designed to house an expanding workforce in a collaborative work environment, the 37,000 square foot is contained on the building’s ground floor and features equal parts designated workstation and open concept, flexible use meeting space to support 200 workers. The office […]

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