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Ray Le Maistre
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, LightReading, 4/18/2014   Comment now  
The development of new OSS tools for deployments of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities needs to encompass the physical network as well as service management, something that's not happening currently, warns a new report from Heavy Reading.
Paul Korzeniowski
Paul Korzeniowski, Contributing Editor, 4/16/2014   Comment now   4 comments
Service provider datacenter equipment is getting smaller and denser. Rather than traditional configuration issues, malfunctioning power systems are emerging as a major cause of network and system downtime. In addition, energy now costs as much as networking hardware itself over the life of the device. So, service providers are looking for better ...
Most recent post, Paul Korzeniowski, 4/18/2014 4:07:42 PM
Good point. Many organizations are so busy running to get the next app up or the...
Sarah Reedy
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, LightReading, 4/15/2014   Comment now   8 comments
The trend towards moving operations to the cloud in the cellular world is starting to catch on with WiFi networks as well, offering new opportunities for network operators looking to offer managed services.
Dan O'Shea
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, LightReading, 4/11/2014   Comment now   7 comments
The recent discovery of the Heartbleed security vulnerability in OpenSSL has prompted many web companies to jump out with immediate analysis of how their sites might be affected, along with potential fixes.
Sarah Reedy
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, LightReading, 4/9/2014   Comment now   4 comments
In the wireless world, there always seems to be at least 12 vendors pitching different solutions for whatever type of functionality an operator is looking to implement. That's why it's interesting when you come across an operator that says it had to -- or chose to -- pave its own way with a new offering.
Ray Le Maistre
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, LightReading, 4/8/2014   Comment now   3 comments
As if communications service providers didn't have enough incentive to rethink and possible revamp their business and operational support systems, here's another: The digital lifestyle trend is, it seems, not just for consumers, but is having an impact on corporate requirements as well.
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WiFi Floats to the Cloud
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, LightReading, 4/15/2014
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Time to Merge IT & Facilities?
Paul Korzeniowski, Contributing Editor, 4/16/2014
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