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CloudBand, Red Hat and Intel: Leading the Journey to Power NFV Operations

Openness and collaboration is key to making NFV a reality. Alcatel-Lucent is working with two great companies Red Hat and Intel, to make NFV deployable at scale. Listen to Dor Skuler and representatives from Red Hat and Intel discuss this joint collaboration.


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Cloud-based Load Balancer

Load balancers are typically part of the overall application delivery controllers. They are used to distribute workloads across multiple servers to optimize resource usage, improve resiliency, reduce response times and maximize throughput. They redirect incoming requests based server load to prevent overloading any single server and are a great tool to defend against distributed denial of service attacks. Load balancers typically are used within data centers between the firewall and application servers.[...]


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Lean #NFV – Coming Soon To A Network Near You

Lean #NFV – Coming Soon To A Network Near You

In the past couple of years we’ve seen the NFV vision rapidly evolve from the operators’ “I have a dream”, to the vendors’ “yes we can”. And now is the time to finally “just do it”. But are we really ready for actually “doing it”?

A lot has been said around the disruption that NFV brings to “the way operators operate”. Some may even claim that NFV will rise or fall on the operators’ ability to successfully manage this change. But hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day and even after 2,000 years it is still being developed (although I must admit that whenever I’m in Rome I hardly ever see any construction sites…). The way operators operate is something that can, and most likely will, evolve over a long period of time. So as I see it, no excuses there: operators can start deploying “lean” NFV right away! Lean, in terms of VNF complexity and scale. The most important thing is to make that crucial (and may I add, historic?) step: out of the lab, and into the real world.

By: Ido Miran