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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: ONOS, Verizon, XO


February 27, 2016

The big news of the week in Transforming Network Infrastructure was that Verizon moved to acquire XO Communications.

Verizon is investing $1.8 billion in the deal, which will enable it to expand its fiber and Ethernet footprint. That should enable Verizon to save $1.5 billion, the company said in announcing the deal, which is expected to close in the first half of next year.

Peter Radizeski, who is president of telecom consulting firm RAD-INFO Inc., and is a standing columnist for INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, in a Feb. 3 blog reported of rumors about a Verizon-XO combination.

“Rumors about about Verizon buying XO, mainly for its wireless spectrum,” Radizeski wrote. “Spectrum is the new beach front property.”

Transforming Network Architecture this week also reported that Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mellanox Technologies, which sells interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, have joined forces to improve performance on NFV networks.

Also this week the ONOS Project welcomed NoviFlow to the group. Transforming Network Architecture this week also talked about M-CORD, the mobile version of its CORD effort. ONOS is an open source community that provides a software-defined networking operating system. In December, the group released its Emu version, which addresses IP multicast and SDN-IP and uses cases including central office re-architected as a data center (CORD), packet/optical, service function chaining, and support for the Open Platform for NFV Project and OpenStack. CORD refers to an approach of providing infrastructure-as-a-service and networking services as tenant applications for this infrastructure.

Speaking of SDN, Netronome has partnered with Ericsson to demonstrate the use of its Agilio server-based networking platform that’s integrated with Ericsson’s Cloud SDN platform. Agilio serves to offload some work from the host server so it can support more applications by reducing the number of server resources required.



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