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How Open is Open Source? Watch Out for Hidden Hooks.

How Open is Open Source? Watch Out for Hidden Hooks.

Among the pain points we hear from our Service Provider customers, vendor lock-in—and the pricing and flexibility constraints that come with it—tops the list. It’s the reason so many standards...

Lumina SDN Controller Release: Keeping Pace with OpenDaylight

Lumina SDN Controller Release: Keeping Pace with OpenDaylight

The industry has long identified the importance of open source in transforming to more agile, multi-vendor networks. Whether leveraging open source to regain c ontrol of network innovation and b ...

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The Strange Case of the Hole in the 5G Core and the Missing Startups

Last week saw the Mobile World Congress event in Los Angeles – an industry jamboree to celebrate all things telecom and mobile. This year, however, behind the public announcements and excitement...

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Getting Your Head Out of the Labs: SDN PoC to Deployment

Service Providers know what’s coming down the road; Network Automation to create composable infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking and Programmable Data Planes. The past five years have...

Open Source 101: How to RFP an Open Source Project

Open Source 101: How to RFP an Open Source Project

Last week we highlighted some lessons learned on starting open source projects in your organization. In support of providing a springboard for your dive into open source, we need to address...

Open Source 101: Where Should You Start?

Open Source 101: Where Should You Start?

So you’ve decided to embrace open source in your organization. You’re sold on the big-picture benefits of open software: Eliminating vendor lock-in. Tapping the innovation and problem-solving...

Open Source 101: Tapping into the Value of Open Source

Open Source 101: Tapping into the Value of Open Source

In last week’s blog Open Source 101: Why Bother? we highlighted why the Service Provider community is looking to open source to solve some of their network challenges. This week, we’ll continue...

Open Source 101: Why Bother?

Open Source 101: Why Bother?

Not long ago, if you walked into a service provider organization and asked what people thought about open source, you’d get a lot of blank stares. You might run across engineers playing around...

Investing in Open Source Business Models

Investing in Open Source Business Models

Interest in evaluating and investing in open source startups is on the rise again after a dip in the past couple of years. There is a huge shift toward using open source platforms, particularly in...

Don’t Be Afraid of Open Source

Don’t Be Afraid of Open Source

Open source is arguably one of the hottest trends in tech these days and in the networking space specifically. This week we heard about IBM’s huge acquisition of Red Hat, and recently we’ve seen...