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NFV-The Ephemeralization of Networking as we know it – huh?

By Dave Corley on Thursday, August 07, 2014

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983 inventor, architect and engineer of the Geodome and first electrical car) said “I began to realize we were in acceleration in human affairs… that a new world was coming in.  We were going from track to trackless, from wire to wireless… to ephemeralization”. Fuller’s coined “ephemeralization” as the ability of technological advancement to do “more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing”.  He used Henry Ford’s assembly line as an example of how ephemeralization can continuously lead to better products at lower cost with no upper bound on productivity. Fuller saw ephemeralization as an inevitable trend in human development.  I have to apply this as a great example of what we’re seeing in the transformation of networks as we know it with the advent of SDN and NFV solutions coming to life.

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Charles Babbage – The True Father Of Virtualized Networking?

By Richard Platt on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Charles Babbage, the Victorian Oxford fellow, is the unlikely pioneer of today’s sophisticated networking technology. Babbage was unconventional as an intellectual because he held a firm conviction that scientist and engineers owe their first allegiance to real life – not speculation. Widely regarded as the father of computer science, Babbage was praised by his contemporaries for having created the first “smart machine” – his famed Analytical Engine. Babbage would no doubt be intrigued by the evolution of his practical philosophy as exemplified in modern networking technology today – specifically the advent of virtualized networking. I think Charles Babbage would agree that “virtualized networking” will for years to come occupy a central role in simplifying the complex tasks needed to function in a “virtualized world”. Who said you can’t judge the future by the past?

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Virtualized Networks: a Game-Changing Opportunity for MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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According to ACG Research, the SDN-enabled hardware space will exceed $707 million this year and reach $13.3 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, the market for SDN software in managed service provider (MSP) networks will be valued at $2.3 billion by 2018.

Virtualized networks have the potential to deliver benefits beyond the expected and to provide previously unavailable opportunities, especially for MSPs and their small to medium business (SMB) customers. MSPs have found it a challenge to provide SMBs with IT services that would suit their limited budgets without reducing their own profitability. But, with virtualized networks, there is the opportunity for MSPs and their SMB customers to obtain significant operational savings and reap tremendous benefits.

In a March 18th Redmond Channel Partner Webinar titled, “Virtualizing the Network Edge – A Virtual World of New Opportunities and Profitability,” Netsocket’s director of product management, Dave Corley, will discuss those benefits in detail.

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NFV-The Ephemeralization of Networking as we know it – huh?

By Dave Corley on Thursday, August 07, 2014

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983 inventor, architect and engineer of the Geodome and first electrical car) said “I began to realize we were in acceleration in human affairs… that a new world was coming in.  We were going from track to trackless, from wire to wireless… to ephemeralization”. Fuller’s coined “ephemeralization” as the ability of technological advancement to do “more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing”.  He used Henry Ford’s assembly line as an example of how ephemeralization can continuously lead to better products at lower cost with no upper bound on productivity. Fuller saw ephemeralization as an inevitable trend in human development.  I have to apply this as a great example of what we’re seeing in the transformation of networks as we know it with the advent of SDN and NFV solutions coming to life.

Read more»

Charles Babbage – The True Father Of Virtualized Networking?

By Richard Platt on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Charles Babbage, the Victorian Oxford fellow, is the unlikely pioneer of today’s sophisticated networking technology. Babbage was unconventional as an intellectual because he held a firm conviction that scientist and engineers owe their first allegiance to real life – not speculation. Widely regarded as the father of computer science, Babbage was praised by his contemporaries for having created the first “smart machine” – his famed Analytical Engine. Babbage would no doubt be intrigued by the evolution of his practical philosophy as exemplified in modern networking technology today – specifically the advent of virtualized networking. I think Charles Babbage would agree that “virtualized networking” will for years to come occupy a central role in simplifying the complex tasks needed to function in a “virtualized world”. Who said you can’t judge the future by the past?

Read more»

Virtualized Networks: a Game-Changing Opportunity for MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

According to ACG Research, the SDN-enabled hardware space will exceed $707 million this year and reach $13.3 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, the market for SDN software in managed service provider (MSP) networks will be valued at $2.3 billion by 2018.

Virtualized networks have the potential to deliver benefits beyond the expected and to provide previously unavailable opportunities, especially for MSPs and their small to medium business (SMB) customers. MSPs have found it a challenge to provide SMBs with IT services that would suit their limited budgets without reducing their own profitability. But, with virtualized networks, there is the opportunity for MSPs and their SMB customers to obtain significant operational savings and reap tremendous benefits.

In a March 18th Redmond Channel Partner Webinar titled, “Virtualizing the Network Edge – A Virtual World of New Opportunities and Profitability,” Netsocket’s director of product management, Dave Corley, will discuss those benefits in detail.

Read more»