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SDN moves into the WAN - SDN Controller turns Packet Optical Network into IP VPN Engine

Posted on 16 July, 2014 at 7:55

A significant breakthrough in the progress of SDN into deployed Wide Area Networks was demonstrated in Tokyo in late May this year. UTStarcom demonstrated that its SOO SDN controller can turn its widely deployed MPLS-TP based packet optical platform into a provisioning engine not only for MEF Ethernet services but also for IP VPN services, both at IPv4 and IPv6. This allows traditional Layer 3 IP services to be delivered programmatically via an SDN controller over a packet optical transport platform with the associated cost and operational benefits. Another SDN application demonstrated was the capability for both dynamic and scheduled provisioning of bandwidth on demand services.

 

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Business Benefits of SDN and NFV for Service Providers

Posted on 17 June, 2014 at 20:30

Dr Frank Ruhl of Blue Ocean Networks presented on the business benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) at the SDN & OpenFlow APAC Congress in Hong Kong, June 2014. He also chaired a conference session and ran a debating session on the Business Benefits of SDN and NFV.

Blue Ocean Networks delivers Open Networking Workshop on SDN

Posted on 17 June, 2014 at 20:25

Blue Ocean Networks a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) presented a workshop on Service Provider applications of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) in Hong Kong in early June 2014.

Blue Ocean Networks at NFV Summit 2014

Posted on 21 March, 2014 at 3:40

Blue Ocean Networks will participate in a panel discussion of Telecom operators on the state of readiness of NFV at the NFV Summit 2014 in Paris.

SDN and NFV leadership bodies join in collaboration

Posted on 20 March, 2014 at 2:45

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the ETSI Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) group have announced a strategic collaboration on SDN for NFV. http://tiny.cc/w0azcx

This demonstrates the close synergy of SDN and NFV, where SDN service steering in particular becomes a key enabler for NFV.

MEF charters course for Carrier Ethernet based on SDN and Virtualisation

Posted on 20 March, 2014 at 2:40

Nan Chen, the president of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) outlined the evolution of MEF's Carrier Ethernet standards from the current CE2.0 to CE X which will be based on SDN and NFV virtualisation at the MPLS SDN World Congress 2014. The proposed MEF CE X standard will focus on 3 key trends using SDN and Virtualisation: Dynamic, Assured, Orchestrated networks.

Blue Ocean Networks joins Open Networking Foundation

Posted on 3 March, 2014 at 23:40

Blue Ocean Networks has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) as one of its latest start-up members.  ONF has been leading the standards and architectural framework development for the next network technology wave that leads to Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Blue Ocean Networks at OFC Conference

Posted on 19 February, 2014 at 2:45

Dr Frank Rühl, the managing director and founder of Blue Ocean Networks will be presenting at the Optical Fibre Communications Conference in San Francisco, 9-14 March 2014, as part of an international expert panel session on the hot topic of Transport SDN.


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