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Cloud ‘recipes’ to drive distribution  

A half decade back, ‘cloud’ loomed as a dark menace over the channel community: large cloud vendors would either sidestep the ‘trusted advisor’ in favour of a direct relationship with the end customer, or channel members would fall prey to a desperate ‘survival of the fittest’ selection that would winnow out all but the few […]

Craig McLellan, CEO, ThinkOn Inc.

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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