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Alcatel-Lucent and Intel working together to accelerate NFV
Alcatel-Lucent and Intel are working together to develop an NFV platform that delivers exceptional operational capabilities and performance, overcoming key challenges in the adoption of NFV. Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand orchestrates, automates, and optimizes virtual network functions across the service provider’s distributed network and data centers. It runs on Intel Xeon processor-based platforms that are optimized for virtualized environments requiring high packet throughput. This combination enables service providers to meet their business needs and ease their transition to NFV-based network infrastructure. Download our white paper, “Alcatel-Lucent* and Intel Working Together to Accelerate NFV.”
FEATURED USE CASE
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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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NFV Mashup Series #11
Whose neck do I ring? Developing accountable service quality metrics for NFV
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.