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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: ONF, Cloud, DCI & More


February 10, 2018

Digital transformation has taken hold, driving a new era of innovation in the data center and beyond. Starting with the transformation of network infrastructure and ending with the user experience, change is in the air. And with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in network transformation news: Time for the Week in Review!

Members of the ONF announced plans this week to run Edge Cloud demonstrations at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Putting CORD POD technology to work, future-forward performance will be on display. "Ciena is serving as prime integrator for this bold demonstration featuring over a dozen substantial innovations. We helped to pull together and verify the various technology elements into this comprehensive proof-of-concept that illustrates the art of the possible on democratization of wireless and wireline access networks with open, programmable platforms for multi-access edge networking," said Steve Alexander, CTO of Ciena. Complete coverage is HERE.

The cloud is here to stay, and recently released Cisco Global Cloud Index hammers this point home. Expecting cloud data center traffic to hit the 19.5 zettabyte mark annually by 2021, making up 95 percent of the data center load by the same year. TMC’s Paula Bernier brings you all everything you need to know HERE.

A special guest contributed article from Cloud Spectator Vice President of Cloud Consulting, Eric Marks made the case for cloud portfolio management. This transformative technology has hit the maninstream. And with exploding adoption, and the realization of a SaaS-tastic world it is imperative to have one’s ducks in a row.

MarketsandMarkets unveiled its forecast for the DCI market, and it’s safe to say growth is on the horizon. The report expects a CAGR of more than 10 through 2023, taking the space to a valuation of $6.41 billion. All the details are HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things transforming network infrastructure! See you next week!



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