• IDG Contributor Network: Networks for a yottabyte world

    8 days ago - By Computerworld

    The rate at which telecom networks are growing and changing is nothing short of fantastic. It's always risky to embrace a new paradigm, but for network carriers and customers, the risks of waiting could be greater. Network function virtualization and software defined networks represent a radical departure from the traditional way of building, managing and evolving telecom networks. It's often described as a switch from proprietary boxes to commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. While there is a potentially significant cost-savings in making such a switch, cost-savings is not the main driving...
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