June 22, 2016
How I learned to stop worrying and trust my routes
If you are a network engineer, should you be apprehensive? After all, you still trust a 27-year-old mechanism – conceived in 1989 as a short-term so...
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June 16, 2016
NFV/SDN Reality Check: Where Are We?
“It’s nice to see the telecom industry move at less than a snail’s pace…” said Peter Jarich, vice president at analyst firm Current Analysis...
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June 8, 2016
Self-learning SDN
The significant victory of AlphaGo, beating the world champion Lee Se-dol at the Chinese board game Go, has fascinated the entire world. This was a...
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June 2, 2016
Open Source Software and SDN
Light Reading held its third Big Communications Event (BCE, formerly BTE) in Austin last week. Packet Design was a demo sponsor for the two-day event...
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May 26, 2016
Stay Up to Stay in Business – The Cause and Cost of Downtime
When everything else is done right, the only thing an enterprise has to do to stay in business is stay up. In other words, uptime or near-zero downtim...
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May 19, 2016
Driverless SDN? Not So Fast.
By some estimates, self-driving cars may soon make the industrialized world safer by replacing cars driven by sleep-deprived, drunk, aged, text-addi...
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May 10, 2016
Satisfying the New Service Delivery Normal with SDN Management
At Packet Design our main mission is to help operators better manage the complexity of running multi-service networks. Since applications have differe...
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May 5, 2016
Humor Therapy for Network Engineers
I have spent 25 years in networking and the network world. What I have found is that networking as a job, while rewarding in its never ending changes...
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April 27, 2016
Light Reading Shortlists Telecom Award Finalists in 27 Categories
Light Reading recently announced the finalists for its 2016 Leading Lights awards program, now in its 12th year. This year they chose the top product...
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April 26, 2016
Segment Routing with OpenDaylight Beryllium: A Packet Design How-to
OpenDaylight released Beryllium-SR1 on March 22. SR1 included a couple of major bug fixes, such as BUG-5453, which re-enabled the segment routing capa...
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