November 15, 2016
The Current and Future Status of MPLS Network Traffic Engineering – Part 1
Segment Routing is gaining steam among the service provider community for its simplicity, especially as they adopt SDN for centralized control. In thi...
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November 7, 2016
The Rush to Multi-Layer Orchestration
Many service provider wide area networks (WAN) are comprised of an IP/MPLS and an optical transport layer. The latter can be used to offload certain t...
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November 1, 2016
Into the World of Routers: A 2-Man Play in One Act
Starring: ASBR 101: A router with Reliable Communications ASBR 22: A router with Aricent Networks The Players: The Gods: Aricent Networks’ Network T...
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October 25, 2016
A Closer Look at Version 16 of the Explorer Suite
We launched version 16 of the Packet Design Explorer Suite last week with some great new troubleshooting and traffic engineering features and enhancem...
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October 20, 2016
New Explorer Suite Adds Support for Segment Routing, Enhances Troubleshooting
Network operators receive up to 20,000 trouble tickets per month but are only resolving 20% of them. Segment Routing is becoming increasingly popular,...
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October 18, 2016
A Community of Network Engineers, Operations Pros & Executives
We are excited to welcome customers from all over the globe to Dallas this week for our North America Customer Symposium (following NANOG 68)! As netw...
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October 12, 2016
YANG Mount with OpenDaylight Boron: A Packet Design How-to
In addition to its day job being a chemical element with symbol B and atomic number 5, Boron is the fifth release of OpenDaylight (ODL), the leadi...
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October 6, 2016
SD-WAN Is Not WAN SDN
With its ability to create self-healing, self-optimizing networks at lower costs, SDN is causing an evolution in the network world. SDN can help servi...
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September 28, 2016
Orchestration – Get Ready for the Platform Revolution
TM Forum has published a new report, “Orchestration: Get ready for the platform revolution,” that examines the state of orchestration in service...
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September 20, 2016
Life in the Control Plane: Network Change Management
Packet Design’s use by many of the world’s largest service providers and network operators gives us the opportunity to see how they operate. We ge...
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