Masergy is giving its business customers another option to protect their data for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) connections between applications and end users.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.
CenturyLink has made another step in its virtualization journey by introducing a new fully managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution.
At the recent TIA 2016 trade show, a group of service providers including CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications gathered on a stage to talk about transitioning to SDN and NFV. What was striking about the panel was how all three operators were concerned about making SDN and NFV reliably work in their networks.
AT&T just rolled out Wi-Fi calling to its first Android handset last week, but the operator is already routing more than 4 million calls a day over Wi-Fi.
Barefoot Networks, an emerging SDN vendor, emerged out of stealth mode with over $130 million in funding to speed the vendor's market entry.
DALLAS-- CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications are chasing the SDN and NFV path for their networks, but the challenge for embedded providers in making this transition is maintaining reliability, particularly for business customers.
DALLAS-- AT&T says that is on track to virtualize even more of its network functions onto software this year, a sign that it's inching closer to meeting its goal of virtualizing 75 percent of its network by 2020.
It's not Radisys' only customer, but it's a pretty big one for being the first one it's given clearance to identify publicly: Verizon is using the Radisys FlowEngine Intelligent Traffic Distribution System as part of its SDN-enabled platform.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- While other services providers like AT&T and Verizon are talking about shifting toward an SDN/NFV infrastructure at the same time they're moving to 5G, Sprint hasn't been as aggressive about linking the two.