Some pros, cons and requirements for NFV
Let’s dive a little into what network function virtualization (NFV) means for telecom providers. Firstly, let’s start with the basics. NFV was born in 2012 when the ‘NFV Call to Action’ document was introduced. Now, 9 years later we have become familiar with the term as well as the technology. For instance, we know now […]
5G and cloudification
The 5G technology enables us to transmit and receive data up to 100 times faster and more reliable than 4G. This doesn’t only speed up everything you use 4G for but it opens up a complete new mobile world, enabling the Internet of Things and resulting in a multitude of new devices connected to the […]
Why Edge Computing is the logical addition to your Unified Telecom Cloud
As you might know, I am not really font of overhyped buzzwords derived from logical technical terms and solutions already used for many years. It looks like a lot of businesses could not operate without buzzwords, as they are internal shortcuts that make perfect sense to people informed of the context. But the issue with […]
Open infrastructure from a xennial point of view
Having dealt last week with how millennials see open cloud infrastructure, I got a lot of reactions that not all millennials think alike. That of course is true. But some generalization can sometimes add a nice perspective on things. So as a follow up, I dove into xennials and their stands on open infrastructures. […]
We are Dutch! Great? But what does that mean for you?
As a person that wasn’t really Dutch but was born in The Netherlands, I have experienced the Dutch culture both from the inside and from the outside. This has allowed me to put things into perspective and analyse it. First of all, the culture of the Netherlands is very diverse, reflecting regional differences as well […]
Building an Open Infrastructure Unified Telecom Cloud; what it means for you.
Telecom companies face quite a few challenges these days especially regaining market share in relation from public cloud providers. They are adopting fast to become tech-centric and front running companies: think of the technical migration from 4G to 5G and moving cloud computing to their customer at the ‘edge’ of the telco networks. This […]
10 steps for successful software delivery
Last week I spoke to David Worsell, VP Europe of Tarmac (www.tarmac.io). A company that designs, builds, scales and supports software. They are located in several countries from where they offer their services. I found this conversation interesting because our services are complementary. Fairbanks builds and supports open cloud infrastructures, whereas Tarmac offers the design […]
SDN, NFV and VNF. Powerful acronyms maybe, but let me explain them a bit.
Last week I was explaining some open infrastructure components to a client and therefore also some network concepts like SDN, NFV and VNF functionalities. At some point I realized I was talking too much abbreviations; IPv6, BGP, OKD, RHEL, RHEV, ZFS, MANO, SDN, NFV and VNF. Pfff, let’s dive into the meaning first before scattering […]
6 Reasons why telecom providers migrate from proprietary to open solutions.
Building an open source telecommunications infrastructure is highly attractive to telecommunication enterprises. Both for operators in low ARPU markets where cost reduction is imperative, as for telco’s aiming to gain more control over their ability to innovate and differentiate. In the last couple of years we have seen a huge migration by telecommunications providers […]
Disruptive Hybrid Cloud Management and Cloud Migration
More than ever before, businesses are increasingly using cloud platforms to speed up innovation, reduce costs, enhance reliability, to avoid risking data loss and increase flexibility. Among the various types of cloud models you can choose, there’s one that ensures optimal cost-efficiency, performance, and flexibility: the hybrid cloud. It has fast become the de facto […]