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Data Center Security: Micro-segmentation + Application Visibility = Strong Middle

Monday, September 19, 2016

Is perimeter defense sufficient for good data center security?As we know, data center perimeters are typically protected by firewalls and IDS/IPS. While these products are good at handling north-south traffic, in and out of the data center, they are not built for securing east-west traffic within the data center.This is becoming an issue because east-west […]

vCPE Services: Through Thick and Thin

Thursday, July 28, 2016

In my previous post I explored how deployments can mix thick and thin vCPEs to accommodate factors such as enterprise size, number of sites, connectivity constraints, etc. Two additional dimensions also play a key role in determining optimal deployment architecture:1. The nature of services being delivered2. The integration between services and the operator’s OSS/BSS environmentThe […]

CEOs: In the “Geek Era”, Human Bonds are Essential

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In our screen-saturated world where new methods of communication are thriving, it is paramount to reaffirm the key role of human relations. This is just as true in the business world, and every CEO should be committed to preserving and developing social ties.Screens, smartphones, tablets and computers have invaded our daily lives (as of September […]

YES! Encrypted Traffic Can Be Classified

Monday, July 11, 2016

Why is traffic encryption on the rise?Encryption on the public Internet is constantly rising, with current estimates showing that over 70% of traffic will be encrypted by the end of 2016(i). A few content providers (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix) are responsible for most of the encrypted traffic. This is globally a positive evolution toward […]

vCPE Offerings: Learning from Past Mistakes

Thursday, May 12, 2016

With OTT services for consumers, most operators have seen potential revenues “slip through” their networks; vCPE gives them the opportunity to capture and consolidate a bigger share of the enterprise market. But for that to happen, they have to offer flexible deployment options.There are two basic architectures for virtual CPE deployment: (1) a centralized cloud […]

vCPE: Crossing the Chasm in 2016?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Up to 15% of new enterprise network connections will use vCPE in 2016. This is what a majority of respondents indicated in a recent poll*. After having seen vCPE rise to the top of proposed NFV use cases and reading multiple articles about operators trials for such services, it looks like 2016 will be the […]

The New Winning Combination: Open Networking + Traffic Intelligence

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The telecom sector is undoubtedly poised to push for more technological enhancements – on software and hardware ends – as demand for data and mobile services, specifically digital services continuous to grow. Amid the many changes that are taking place across various network functions, open networking and traffic intelligence is set to experience some of […]

Don’t Try This at Home! Why Should DPI Be Left to a Specialist?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

There are some things you should NOT try to do yourself. Building and maintaining Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology is an example of something most companies should not try to do themselves.DPI and IP classification are key technologies residing inside modern networking equipment, used to optimize traffic, to measure quality of experience, or to protect […]

The Real CTOs of NFV: Jerome Tollet, Qosmos

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This interview is part of a series of interviews called The Real CTOs of NFV, by Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Overture.This interview of Jerome Tollet, Qosmos CTO, was published on LinkedIn Pulse on November 10, 2015.For other entries in the Real CTOs of NFV series, please click here.Author’s Note: There’s a […]

What Will Future Networks Look Like?

Friday, April 17, 2015

I regularly get this question and usually summarize my vision with the following points. I think future Networks will be: 1. Virtualized (SDN and NFV)2. Much more automated than today3. Built using components4. Leveraging open source frameworks The two first principles have been widely discussed within the networking industry, so let me focus instead on […]