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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August 8, 2016
Internet Routing 101: Tiers, Peers, and More (Part 2)
This is the second part of a two-part blog post. You can view part 1 here. Service Provider Interconnection BGP alone cannot deliver traffic originati...
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July 27, 2016
Packet Design CEO Video: Enabling Self-Healing, Self-Optimizing Networks
Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood recently recorded a short video for Light Reading discussing what we do, why we are different, and how we have parlay...
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July 17, 2016
SDN Adoption, Obstacles, and Apps: Latest Research.
Last week I presented the results of the TechValidate survey of network operators we commissioned on the extent and impact of routing issues in the WA...
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July 12, 2016
It’s not the network! Or is it? It depends whom you ask.
Perception may be reality, but it depends on whom you ask. Network practitioners and managers/executives have quite different ideas of the extent and...
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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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February 10, 2016
EMA: Network Management Tools Must Evolve for SDN
Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently published a comprehensive research study on “Managing Tomo...
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February 3, 2016
Enabling Self-Healing, Self-Optimizing Service Provider Networks: Part 3 of 3
This last installation of our series will cover the challenge of architecting SDN controllers and how a management platform can help provide the anal...
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January 20, 2016
Enabling Self-Healing, Self-Optimizing Service Provider Networks: Part 1 of 3
Service providers cannot live by automation alone. Many see Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as a panacea...
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