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Is Network Virtualization Right for You?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the cable industry, but the long-term implications of this trend are yet to be seen. Though modern physical infrastructure equivalents are currently the most efficient way of provisioning and optimizing singular services, these hardware-based environments lack opportunities for service providers to customize their networks and address the dynamic and fluctuating bandwidth requirements brought on by booming multimedia services like OTT and P2P content. Continue Reading

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Highlights from SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

As a product manager and engineer, I really enjoy attending the technology-oriented SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. It has a stronger technology focus than many other industry trade shows and it’s always a good opportunity to talk to the engineering teams from all of the operators and vendors in attendance. Our booth was very busy over the show’s three days, which was a direct reflection on the increased attendance levels at this year’s show. Continue Reading

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The Future of Software-defined Networks

Originally published in Billing & OSS World

 Software-defined networking (SDN) is a term that’s gaining traction in the tech world, and with good reason — it’s essentially a whole new way to define router operations on your network. SDN puts control into the hands of network engineers and administrators by letting them respond to changing business requirements in real-time. Essentially, in a SDN network, control is directly programmable and gives administrators more functionality than ever before. This is a giant leap forward from today’s static routing, which is not application-dependent and can be nearly impossible to change. Continue Reading

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What a Software-defined Network Means for You

I am somewhat of an atypical CEO. I come from an engineering background, and I’m a geek at heart. In the past, I’ve written a lot of code and developed some hardware gizmos. When any cool new technology comes out, I can’t help but get excited. Recently, I’ve been trying to spread the word about OpenFlow. This new development follows the software-defined network (SDN) movement that might worry some hardware manufacturers. Continue Reading

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