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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Containers, Aricent, Coriant & More

March 03, 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!

The week in transforming network infrastructure started with a special guest contribution to the community, which delved into the matter of containerization offering a compelling argument to choose it over virtualization. Citing education and maturity as two key reasons why containerization is overlooked, read the complete article HERE.

Ireland is a major technology hub, and the community explored exactly why this European nation is quickly becoming a leader in global technology. The emerald isle is far more than home to leprechauns, Guinness and the Blarney Stone, it is a digital destination. Find the complete breakdown on how and why this is HERE.

Aricent announced a partnership with packet-optical, IP and SDN solution provider Coriant. The result: the integration of the Aricent NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) framework to the support Coriant’s Transcend SDN Solution, providing network operators end-to-end NFV/SDN controls.  The pairing is taking aim at a market pegged for explosive growth in the coming years. “This partnership reinforces Coriant's commitment to open networking and industry collaboration to enhance its customers' service delivery capabilities in multi-vendor, multi-layer, and multi-domain environments,” explained Filipe Caetano, Vice President, Product Management, Coriant. All the details are HERE.

The network of the future is software-defined, there is no debate about that as technologies like NFV, SD-WAN and the like are taking flight but exactly how high is the ceiling for the SDN market? Well, recent research puts a figure of nearly $90 billion by 2024. Find full insight and analysis HERE.

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

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