In the business of solving technical problems, knowledge is money and better knowledge derived from social collaboration means more money in our customer's pocket. How? When support engineers openly share what they know, other support engineers can learn from that knowledge and find a root cause faster, which means more uptime in our customer’s network. And as we all know, uptime means more revenue for our customers.
As you may have read, SDN is the next big thing in network control. SDN provides multi-layer network control and promises more dynamic and operationally simplified control over networks and services.
One of the most exciting parts of SDN is the potential for programmable network control, where operators can customize network behaviors. The ultimate goal of SDN initiatives is to enable new services and utilize network resources more efficiently. To date, most of the effort in SDN has been within the data center and focused on Layer 2 and above devices. More recently, focus has begun to include networks outside the data center, specifically transport networks.
I have some exciting news to share about Tellabs' future. On Tuesday, Marlin Equity Partners completed its acquisition of Tellabs. Marlin’s news release is available here.
Recognizing the changing role of a library in the Internet Age, San Diego has built a new Central Library that’s ready for whatever the future brings. Since most information arrives electronically, rather than in printed form, high-bandwidth Internet and data connections are vital for libraries to serve patrons fully.
In an earlier blog, I explained that MEF CE 2.0 will accelerate the maturing of wholesale Ethernet market. As service providers rush in to align their Ethernet service offerings with the new CE 2.0 standard, many are beginning to ask the following question: what technology should I choose to transport these services?
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