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  • Lifecycle Service Orchestration: A Real World Example

    Lifecycle Service Orchestration: A Real World Example

    By Joan Engebretson Nothing helps explain abstract concepts like a real-world example. And considering that The Third Network is based on abstract concepts, some readers may find the archive of a recent Bright Talk webinar very helpful in understanding The Third…
  • MEF Mobilizes on Lifecycle Service Orchestration

    MEF Mobilizes on Lifecycle Service Orchestration

    By Joan Engebretson The MEF has mobilized resources throughout the organization to tackle various aspects of lifecycle service orchestration –the management and control capabilities that will underlie The Third Network, MEF’s vision for the future of networking that aims to combine…
  • Clarity Out Of Complexity - MEF-CECPs Are Unifying Global Communications With A Common Language

    Clarity Out Of Complexity - MEF-CECPs Are Unifying Global Communications With A Common Language

    A decade ago Nan Chen, MEF President, famously predicted that there would soon be one common business language right across the globe: “Not English. Not Mandarin. But Ethernet.”  Who would have guessed how rapidly this prediction would come true? Today,…
  • The Third Network and Network-as-a-Service

    The Third Network and Network-as-a-Service

    By Joan Engebretson When the telecom industry first started talking about software defined networking (SDN), a commonly cited goal was bandwidth on demand – the ability of customers to increase or decrease the speed of a connection as needed through…
  • YANG Modeling Plays Key Role in SDN and The Third Network

    YANG Modeling Plays Key Role in SDN and The Third Network

    By Joan Engebretson A modeling language created several years ago by the IETF as part of a next-generation SNMP project has found a new role – supporting software defined networking and The Third Network. The modeling language, known as YANG for…
  • Emerging SDN/NFV Market Serves Up Plenty Of Challenges For Carrier Ethernet Providers

    Emerging SDN/NFV Market Serves Up Plenty Of Challenges For Carrier Ethernet Providers

    By Annie Lindstrom A significant number of network operators are beginning to deploy Software Defined Network/Network Functions Virtualization (SDN/NFV) solutions to make services and associated applications easier to manage, grow and monetize - as well as to improve the customer…
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