Tag Archives: network function virtualization

Three Ways ASAP2 Beats DPDK for Cloud and NFV

Telecommunication service providers are betting big on technologies such as cloud and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to revamp their infrastructure. They are putting their cards on the table so that they can be more agile in new service creation, more elastic in on-demand service scaling, and achieve better economics in terms of infrastructure build-out. No […]

Fighting Distributed Attacks (DDoS) with Distributed Defense

Part 1: The DDoS Threat and Changing Landscape of Protection Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have been around for quite a while and their profile was raised again last month when Dyn Inc., one of the largest DNS provider sites, was hit with a very large scale (tens of millions of zombie agents) attack […]

Get Your Cloud Networking Done Right: Find Out How from Mellanox at OpenStack Summit Barcelona

You want your cloud network to be software-defined, but without compromising performance or efficiency. How about 25G, 50G or 100Gbps speed without glitches? How about earth-shattering DPDK or virtualized network function (VNF) performance? How about unleashing your NVMe SSD speed potentials with software defined storage? The hyperscale giants are doing all of this and more […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 3

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 2.   In part II of this SDN blog series, Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment, I discussed some of the technologies that can significantly improve total infrastructure efficiency, operational simplicity and deployment flexibility. In this blog, I […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 3.   Part 2: Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment In Part I of this SDN blog series, The -State-of-the-SDN Art, I reviewed the mainstream SDN deployments models and discussed the pros and cons of each model. In […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2 and Part 3.   Part 1: The State of the SDN Art Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a revolutionary approach to designing, building and operating networks that aims to deliver business agility in addition to lowering capital and operational costs through network abstraction, virtualization and orchestration. Conceptually, SDN […]

Mellanox Takes Home “Outstanding Components Vendor” Award

Unlike Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally won his first Oscar in 2016 for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations, Mellanox Technologies took home the title of “Outstanding Components Vendor” in the Light Reading 2016 Leading Lights Awards with our FIRST TRY. This award is given to the components vendor that stands out from its competitors, […]

Mellanox and Metaswitch Co-Present at OpenStack Summit on Cloud-Native NFV

OpenStack Summit Vancouver is around the corner, and I am very happy to have Colin Tregenza Dancer from Metaswitch to co-present with me on my session “Ahead of the NFV Curve through Truly Scale-Out Network Function Cloudification” in the Telco Strategies track on Thursday May 21st at 2:20PM.     I started talking to Martin […]

From Network Function Virtualization to Network Function Cloudification: Secrets to VNF Elasticity

According to a recent survey done by Light Reading, SDN/NFV was ahead of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) and gained the honor of being the hottest topic at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Why are people so enthused about SDN and NFV? Two key things: Agility and Elasticity. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) […]

Uncompromised COTS Performance for Network Function Virtualization

When I explain Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and why it is a great technology that can revolutionize Communication Service Provider (CSP) operational and business models, I often use the smartphone analogy. In the not-so-distant past, we used to carry a lot of gadgets and accessories such as GPS, cameras, cell phones, Walkman, Gameboy, and this […]