Digital Transformation is steering development in a decidedly software defined direction, as rigid architectures of the past are giving way to agile, on-demand and automated deployments and services driving industry into a new era. A shining example of some of today's innovation is in Web-scale networking. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in Web-scale networking: Time for the Week in Review!
Ciena says it’s providing both of the above for enterprises and operators as they take on the sometimes-scary task of network transformation. For example, the company offers professional services to provide organizations with guidance as they move from legacy packet networks and adaptive and automated networks. A deeper dive into the subject is HERE.
Getting access to the space to install radios and other gear is a long-standing concern for cellular network operators. So, in a push to make their locales more attractive for 5G investment, some agencies and lawmakers are doing their best to make rights-of-way acquisition as pain free as possible. That’s particularly important with 5G deployments, which are expected to include a greater number of small cells. More on the matter is HERE.
Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) Global Carrier announced enhancements to the Deutsche Telekom network, specifically deploying the Ciena WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to improve and extend bandwidth services. “Ciena’s expertise in the optical network realm has been invaluable as we continue to find ways to enable these services for our international carrier customers. As we are upgrading our network we provide the agility and flexibility to support the new high-powered applications that are disrupting the market,” Bertold Frech, Head of Carrier Enterprise Services, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier explained.
Data center interconnect is a key use case and driver of spending in networking today. Indeed, global interconnect bandwidth is poised to exceed 8,200T by 2021, according to the Equinix (News - Alert) Global Interconnection Index. To address this opportunity, vendors have introduced compact, modular systems that are purpose-built to allow for massive scalability. These solutions can also help network operators reduce their cooling, power, and real estate costs. Read on HERE.
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