Category Archives: Virtualization

Virtualizing the Radio Access Network

By: Doug Haluza, Chief Technology Officer, ZenFi Networks

ZenFiCurrently, there are more mobile-connected devices than people. The Internet of Things (IoT) will demand ever more network capacity. Mobile data traffic generated by these devices is predicted to increase nearly tenfold in the next five years. To address the explosive capacity demands of mobile traffic while keeping operating expenditure (OpEx) and capital expenditure (CapEx) in control, operators are virtualizing the Radio Access Network (RAN).

Telstra Extends Global Software-defined Networking Platform into the Optical Layer

TelstraIt is time for global network architecture to evolve, and by the end of next year, more than 10,000 enterprises across the globe will have deployed Software-defined Networking (SDN) in their networks.

Meet with iMPR and Its Clients at ITW 2014 in Chicago – Part II

In the second part of this series, we will introduce you to additional iMiller Public Relations clients attending the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago May 11-14, 2014.

Open-IXRepresentatives from the Open-IX Association, a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, will also be attending ITW 2014.  Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Open, IX, will also be participating in The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable.  Request a meeting with the Open-IX team by emailing openix@imillerpr.com.

Cloud Service Providers: The Subscription Economy is OVER; The Pay-as-You-Go Economy is HERE

BOSSlogo“The first wave of cloud services adoption focused on improving the efficiency of the IT department,” said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. “Over the next several years, the primary driver for cloud adoption will shift from economics to innovation.”

Service providers that support the next wave of cloud innovation must analyze their current subscription platforms to bill cloud services.  It is time to determine whether these platforms are capable of taking them into the Pay-as-you-Go (PayGo) economy.  Simply put, “subscription billing” is not, and will not, be sufficient enough to bill complex innovations developed from combining cloud services from multiple providers on a measured, PayGo pricing/billing plan.

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Webair Launches Open Network Access In the Cloud

Webair announced today that it is launching its latest service concept aimed at packaging carrier neutral cloud infrastructure with bundled hosting services, all in a simplified format that provides the many benefits of cloud computing with the advantage of complete carrier neutrality. The solution delivers truly transparent access from Cloud environments to thousands of transit and transport providers through a proprietary Cloud Cross Connect technology.

While technology adoption ripples through industry, the appeal of efficiency, cost savings, scalability and reliability are furthered with the flexibility and freedom of a cloud hosting environment, while providing total control over all network infrastructure and carrier choices.

The Premise

In the late 1990s physical data center infrastructure became disassociated from particular carriers. The result was increased competition among carriers, greater consumer choice among business owners, lower bandwidth costs and more reliable services. Then cloud computing came along and businesses faced decision points between the computing scalability of the cloud, or the network freedom of physical infrastructure

The Webair Carrier Neutral Cloud solution offers scalable cloud computing services with complete carrier neutrality, allowing clients the best of both worlds. Clients configure any combination of transit or transport providers to directly connect to their computing infrastructure. This allows businesses with already established carrier relationships to utilize them in a cloud deployment with a truly open access environment. Options to work with providers based on metrics that matter to their unique needs, such as latency, route preferences, proven stability, or cost are left to their own specification. Further, strategies to aggregate commitments and consolidate contracts can more readily be executed.

Barriers are removed and clients win the unique ability to custom build a truly multi-homed cloud environment using any carriers they prefer. Webair’s Carrier Neutral Cloud services are currently available in the NYC metro area. For more information, visit http://www.webair.com/webhosting-cloud-fusion.html or email sales@webair.com. Follow Webair on Twitter: @WebairInc and Facebook: www.facebook.com/WebairHosting.